EASTON, MASS. (September 23, 2022)- Stonehill College ladies’s ice hockey head trainer, Tara Watchorn has introduced graduate ahead, Katie Sonntag because the crew captain and junior ahead, Paige Whaley because the assistant captain.
“I’m honored to announce the program’s first-ever captains going into our inaugural season,” mentioned Watchorn. “It’s a historic moment and we are fortunate to have Katie Sonntag and Paige Whaley lead the way. Paige is a natural at thinking ahead and organizing the group, while Katie’s passion, professionalism, and consistency will be just what this young team needs. It’s an absolute pleasure to work alongside them and the leadership group, to help define what it means to be a Stonehill Women’s Ice Hockey player.”
Sonntag hails from Hailey, ID, and is a switch from Union College. During her time at Union, Sonntag performed 3 years in 97 video games and tallied 8 objectives whilst shelling out 9 assists (17 issues). Her easiest season got here throughout her freshman yr when she completed with 9 issues (4 objectives, 5 assists). Sonntag was once named to the ECAC All-Academic Team 4 occasions (2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22). Prior to collegiate hockey, Sonntag was once a member of the Pursuit of Excellence (Candian Sports School Hockey League) the place she totaled 40 issues in 57 appearances.
Whaley comes from Carlisle, Ontario, and prior to now attended Mercyhurst University. In her two seasons with the Lakers, Whaley performed in 37 video games and dished out one lend a hand whilst blockading 4 pictures. Her easiest season was once her sophomore yr when she performed in 20 video games and dished out one lend a hand whilst recording 3 blocks. Prior to her taking part in collegiate hockey, Whaley performed for Appleby College and was once named the crew captain, and gained Conference of Independent Schools Athlete Association gold two years in a row. She additionally was once a member of the Brampton Canadettes the place she was once a part of the provincial championship crew and performed within the Esso Cup whilst being named Most Sportsmanlike Player of the event.
Stonehill will make its long-awaited debut as a member of the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) which options Franklin Pierce University, Long Island University, Post University, Sacred Heart University, Saint Anselm College, and Saint Michael’s College.
After webhosting an exhibition recreation in opposition to the University of Moncton on the Bridgewater Ice Arena Saturday, September 24, at 5 p.m., Stonehill formally begins its inaugural common season agenda with a house and residential weekend collection with Hockey East member, University of Connecticut on Friday, September 30 in Storrs, Connecticut, at 6 p.m. adopted via the Skyhawks authentic house opener in opposition to the Huskies on Saturday, October 1, on the Bridgewater Ice Arena at 5 p.m.
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