STORRS, CT (January 21) University of Connecticut sophomore defenseman Laura Stosky (Edmonton, Alberta) has left the womens ice hockey program, it was announced by head coach Heather Linstad Tuesday afternoon.
"Laura came to me before the teams short holiday break expressing concerns about staying at the University due to the distance from home (Edmonton, Alberta)," said Linstad. "After her return from break, Laura made an effort but has now realized she would be better suited closer to home. After speaking with the team yesterday, she will leave campus before the semester begins this week."
Stosky has appeared in 58 games for Connecticut as she leaves halfway through her second season. Stosky has recorded nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points, leading defensemen in scoring both seasons. In her freshman year, she was named to the 2001-02 ECAC Eastern League All-Rookie Team and has been a top blueline player for the Huskies since her arrival.