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Three Players Earn WHEA Season Awards

Natalie Snodgrass named to the Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team (PC: Steve Slade).
Natalie Snodgrass named to the Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team (PC: Steve Slade).
Feb. 28, 2018


STORRS, Conn. -
Three players on the UConn women's ice hockey team have earned Hockey East awards for the 2017-18 season, as announced on Wednesday morning by the league office. 

Senior Leah Lum won the Sportsmanship Award, sophomore Briana Colangelo took home Best Defensive Forward and freshman Natalie Snodgrass was selected to the Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team, after their outstanding performances for the Huskies this season.

All three players made major impacts for UConn (15-13-9), especially in the second half of the season when the team qualified for the Hockey East postseason after a slow start. UConn knocked-off second-seeded Providence this past weekend in a three-game series at Schneider Arena.

The Sportsmanship Award is the first end-of-the-season league honor for Lum since her freshman year, when she earned a place on the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. Since then, her leadership on and off the ice led to this honor.

Lum is one of only three players in program history to reach the 100-point mark, which she achieved in a win over Merrimack on Feb. 17. She ranks third all-time in points (100) and is tied for second in assists (58).

Colangelo repeated the success she had from her freshman year, posting 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) and a team-best 22.9-percent shooting percentage. She was named WHEA Player of the Week back on Oct. 16.

Last season, Colangelo had 25 points, including a team-high 16 assists. Her solid play this year at the center forward position led to a +9 rating - second-best on the team - and she has seven multi-point games this season. Her faceoff percentage of 58.9 is fourth-best in Hockey East.

Snodgrass had a breakout freshman year, leading UConn in points (35) and goals (19), while tying for second in assists (16). She is a three-time selection as Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week and ranked second in scoring among all Hockey East freshmen, behind only Boston College's Daryl Watts - who was named WHEA Scoring Champion.

The dynamic first-year forward had 11 multi-point games and a team-best four multi-goal contests. A native of Eagan, Minn., Snodgrass is following in the footsteps of her sister, Emily, who played four years at UConn and graduated in 2015.

Seven-seeded UConn is playing top-seeded Boston College on Saturday in the Hockey East semifinals at Matthews Arena, with puck drop at 1:30 p.m. NESNplus will provide coverage of the game, with a tape delay airing scheduled for 10 p.m.