Kelly Babstock Named CCM/AHCA All-American; Becomes Program's First Ever to Receive Honor

HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac women's ice hockey's senior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario), the program's all-time scoring leader and catalyst for the last four seasons, can now call herself an All-American. The Bobcats' do-everything forward was named a 2013-14 CCM Hockey Women's Division I Second Team All-American after leading her team to the best season in program history with a 22-6-9 record and a trip to the ECAC Hockey Semifinals. Babstock was one of 12 players honored from a list that included six from the ECAC Hockey, four from the WCHA, and one each from the CHA and Hockey East.

Babstock finished the 2013-14 season with 49 points including 19 goals and a single-season program rec ord 30 assists. She finished the season with the 8th-most points of any player in the nation and 4th-most in the conference. Her +32 plus/minus rating this season tied for the best mark in her career while she finished as one of just seven player in the nation to be ranked in the Top 10 in points per game, Top 20 goals per game and Top 10 assists per game. She led the team with 13 multi-point games, all of which ended in victories for the Bobcats.

Her intensity at the faceoff dot never wavered throughout the season as she led the country, winning 66 percent of her faceoff opportunities. Babstock's scoring was the key indicator of the team's success as all 26 games in which she picked up a point didn't result in a Bobcat loss (21-0-5). She also either scored or assisted on 50 percent (49-of-98) of the Bobcats' 98 goals throughout the season, a percentage that was the highest for any single player in the nation. A First Team All-ECAC Hockey honoree, two-time ECAC Hockey Player of the Week, Quinnipiac's Female Athlete of the Month for November and 2013 Nutmeg Classic MVP, Babstock closed out her transcendent four-year career in grand fashion.

The highest scoring player that the program has ever seen, Babstock finished her four years at Quinnipiac with 203 points (95 goals, 108 assists). Already the only 100-point scorer in Quinnipiac women's ice hockey history, Babstock closes out her career with her hands on every offensive single-game and career scoring record. She is also just the third player in Quinnipiac ice hockey history (male or female) to reach 200 career points, finishing behind Chris Cerrella '01 (205 points) with the 2nd-most career points scored at Quinnipiac.

Having never missed a game in her four years (147 games played), Babstock leaves behind an impressive resume that includes being a four-time all ECAC Hockey performer (3-time First Team, 1-time Second Team), 10-time ECAC Hockey Player of the Week, 22 multi-goal games, seven hat tricks and now newly shrined All-American.

CCM/AHCA Women's Division I All-American First Team

Player

Position

Year

School

Hometown

Alex Rigsby

 G

SR

Wisconsin

Delafield, Wis.

Erin Ambrose

 D

SO

Clarkson

Keswick, Ontario 

Rachel Ramsey

 D

JR

Minnesota

Chanhassen, Minn.

Hannah Brandt

 F

SO

Minnesota

Vadnais Heights, Minn. 

Jamie Lee Rattray

 F

SR

Clarkson

Kanata, Ontario 

Jillian Saulnier

 F

JR

Cornell

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 


CCM/AHCA Women's Division I All-American Second Team

Player

Position

Year

School

Hometown

Emerance Maschmeyer

 G

SO

Harvard

Brudernheim, Alberta

Alyssa Gagliardi

 D

SR

Cornell

Raleigh, N.C.

Milica McMillen

 D

SO

Minnesota

St. Paul, Minn.

Sarah Lefort

 F

SO

Boston Univ.

Ormstown, Quebec

Kelly Babstock

 F

SR

Quinnipiac

Mississauga, Ontario

Christine Bestland

 F

SR

Mercyhurst

Brunkid, Manitoba


Contact: Maxx McNall; maxx.mcnall@quinnipiac.edu