WALLINGFORD, Conn. - Senior Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont.), an assistant captain on the Clarkson University Women's Hockey team, was awarded the 2014 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award today at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn. The award, in its 17th year, is presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey.
Rattray was named the winner of the award during the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Ceremony and Brunch, as part of the NCAA Women's Frozen Four weekend hosted by Quinnipiac University. She was chosen for the honor from a group of three finalists, including Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn./University of Minnesota) and Jillian Saulnier (Halifax, Nova Scotia/Cornell University).
The senior has put together an incredible season as she has helped guide the Golden Knights to their most successful campaign in the program's 11-year history. Rattray has tallied 64 points this season, including 28 goals and 36 assists. She recorded a pair of helpers in Clarkson's 5-1 victory over Mercyhurst in the Frozen Four semifinals on Friday evening and will lead the Green and Gold into the Frozen Four National Championship game against Minnesota tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 pm at High Point Solutions Arena on the campus of Quinnipiac University.
"Jamie Lee is the definition of hard work paying off," said Matt Desrosiers, co-head coach of Clarkson University. "The energy she brings to every practice and game is unmatched and is infectious to the rest of her team. She embodies everything the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award represents; a top performer in the country, competitiveness, performance in the clutch, personal character, and most importantly a true passion and love for the game of hockey."
Rattray was the first Knight ever to earn ECAC Hockey Player of the Year honors earlier this season, and was recently named a First Team All-American. She leads the nation with nine power-play goals and has recorded a point in 30 of 40 games this year. She is the all-time leading scorer for the Knights, tallying 179 career points in 145 games. Her 76 goals and 103 assists are tops in program history.
Away from the rink, Rattray has been active in the Clarkson women's hockey team's participation with the Lil' Knight Club, which volunteers with youth hockey players in the area. She also helped paint the Helping Hands building in Potsdam, N.Y., and has assisted in fundraising for the Dalton Guyette Memorial Award, which is given annually to provide opportunities to less fortunate children near Clarkson's campus.
She becomes the 8th winner from ECAC Hockey, as Harvard has had six winners and Brown has had one. The award was first given out in 1998.