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Lum Earns Spot On WHEA Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team

Leah Lum is UConn's first All-Rookie Team member since 2008
March 4, 2015

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - UConn women's hockey defenseman Leah Lum has been named to the Women's Hockey East Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team, the WHEA announced on Wednesday (March 4). Lum becomes the seventh Husky in program history to earn an All-Rookie nod from the league and first since 2008.

This season, the blue-liner from Richmond, British Columbia is fourth on the Huskies in points with a 4g-15a-19p scoring line. Her 19 points place her sixth among all WHEA defensemen and seventh in rookie scoring in the league. She is also top-30 nationally in both defensemen and freshmen scoring.

Lum started her rookie season on a high note, scoring her first collegiate goal and adding two assists for a three-point outing in the season opener against No. 10 Minnesota Duluth. She also had a multi-point outing with two assists, including one on the game-winner, on Jan. 10 against Vermont. She followed that up with a three-assist performance at Maine on Feb. 22 for the lone playmaker recorded by a Husky this season.

Skating on UConn's top D-pairing alongside assistant captain Caitlin Hewes (Stillwater, Minn.), Lum has recorded at least one point in 14 contests and played in all 36 games for the Huskies. Eight of her 15 assists have come on the power play, helping to spur a unit that clicks on 17.6 percent of man-advantage opportunities. Also a key penalty killer, Lum has helped the Huskies to a WHEA-leading 54.1 percent combined special teams mark, fifth in the country. UConn's penalty kill is second in Hockey East and 11th nationally at 85.5 percent.

Also announced in the first batch of WHEA awards was Rebecca Fleming (Newton, Mass.) coming in as a runner up for the league's Sportsmanship Award. Fleming holds a 7-7-14 scoring line this season and scored an overtime game-winner in the WHEA Quarterfinals at Maine on Feb. 28. Fleming has skated in all 36 games this season and been penalized only twice.



UConn (11-17-8), owner of the nation's fourth longest unbeaten streak (five games, 4-0-1), returns to the ice on Saturday, March 7 for a WHEA Semifinal tilt against top-seed and No. 1 Boston College (32-1-2). Puck drop from Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Memorial Rink in Hyannis, Mass. is set for 1:30 p.m.

2015 Hockey East Awards (Full All Star Teams will be announced March 6)

Sportsmanship Award: Beth Hanrahan, Providence

Runners-Up: Rebecca Fleming, UConn, Katy Massey, Maine

GLADIATOR Best Defensive Forward Award: Marie-Philip Poulin, Boston University

Runner-Up: Haley Frade, Providence

Best Defenseman: Emily Pfalzer, Boston College

Runner-Up: Shannon Doyle, Boston University

ARMY ROTC Three Stars Award: Alex Carpenter, Boston College

Runner-Up: Kendall Coyne, Northeastern

SQUAD LOCKER Scoring Champion: Alex Carpenter, Boston College

Runner-Up: Kendall Coyne, Northeastern

Goaltending Champion: Katie Burt, Boston College

Runner-Up: Meghann Treacy, Maine


G: Katie Burt, Boston College

D: Megan Keller, Boston College

D: Leah Lum, UConn

F: Victoria Bach, Boston University

F: Denisa Kří?ová, Northeastern

F: Rebecca Leslie, Boston University

F: Tori Sullivan, Boston College