STORRS, Conn. -
Rising senior forward Justine Fredette (Winnipeg, Man.) has been named the captain for the 2017-18 UConn women’s ice hockey team, while rising senior forward Leah Lum (Richmond, B.C.) and rising junior defenseman Jaime Fox (Unionville, Ont.) have been named the alternate captains.
“We are excited to name our captains for the upcoming season,” said UConn head coach Chris MacKenzie. “The team has input into this decision and Justine, Leah and Jaime were recognized by their peers.”
Fredette, a psychological sciences major at UConn, was the fourth-leading scorer for the Huskies in 2016-17 with 16 points. For her career, she has 16 goals and 47 points. She also served as co-captain last season.
“Justine continues to bring a tireless work ethic and dedication to our team,” said MacKenzie. “She has shown steady growth throughout her career.”
Lum, a sports management major, was the leading scorer on the team last year with 29 points on 18 goals and 11 assists. For her career, she has 32 goals and 61 points. Lum was also second on the team last year with 113 shots and named team MVP.
Lum also recently received national recognition when she was named the national winner in the sport of women's ice hockey as an Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sports Scholar by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.
“Leah had a breakout season in 2016-17,” said MacKenzie. “Her extra work and performance level earned the respect of her teammates.”
Fox, an accounting major, had 13 points last season and took 49 shots.
“Jaime will do a great job serving in this role,” said MacKenzie. “She brings a consistent performance level and positive attitude every day.”