HAMDEN, Conn. – Head coach Rick Seeley has announced that incoming senior defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) has been named captain for the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team for the upcoming 2012-13 season.
"Regan is a natural leader," head coach Rick Seeley said. "She is an exceptional person and people just seem to gravitate to her. We knew when we recruited her that she would, at some point, be our captain. She leads by example but when she has something to say, everyone listens. We have been very fortunate to have great leaders since our arrival at Quinnipiac and Regan will have no problem living up to that expectation."
Boulton fills the role as captain following one of her best seasons as at Quinnipiac. She evolved into one of the league's top defenders during her junior season, finishing third on the squad overall (and first among Quinnipiac defenders) with a career-high 21 points. Her 13 assists were also a career-high, as she ranked fourth overall in the respective category.
Among all ECAC Hockey players, she ranked tied for first with five power play goals and was tied for second in league power-play points (10). Her 16 points in ECAC Hockey action had her tied for fourth overall among defensemen, as her 21 total points ranked her tied for eighth among league players.
Boulton's first-career game-winning goal came against Princeton on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 during the team's 3-0 shutout victory. The win was also a monumental victory for Quinnipiac, as its seventh-straight victory was the longest such streak in program-history.
The captain looks to lead Quinnipiac towards another successful season, as the Bobcats (19-16-2, 12-8-2 ECAC Hockey) finished in sixth place and made it to the ECAC Hockey Semifinals for the second consecutive season, during 2011-12.