Eight Women's Hockey Student-Athletes Named To Hockey East All-Academic Team

June 14, 2010

Eight Providence College women's hockey student-athletes were named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team on Monday, June 14. Seniors Colleen Martin (Woburn, Mass.) and Arianna Rigano (Malden, Mass.), juniors Leigh Riley (Lexington, Mass.), Alyse Ruff (Tualatin, Ore.) and Amber Yung (Rockville, Va.), sophomore Lauren Covell (Akron, Ohio) as well as freshmen Jessica Cohen (Anchorage, Alaska) and Jessica Vella (Pickering, Ont.) each earned Hockey East All-Academic Team honors. To qualify for the all-academic team, a player must earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher in each of the two academic periods during which she was actively competing. PC had the fourth highest amount of student-athletes make the all-academic team in the eight-team conference.

Martin was named to the all-academic team for the first time in her career. The sociology major earned a 3.36 cumulative GPA in the two semesters. On the ice, Martin played in all 35 games and recorded nine points on one goal and eight assists. For Rigano, it marked her second consecutive all-academic honor as she earned a 3.37 GPA in sociology. Rigano also played in all 35 games and totaled 14 points on seven goals and seven assists.

Riley, who recorded a 3.37 GPA in elementary/special education, earned her first selection to the all-academic team. Riley played in 35 games and finished the season with one goal and four assists for five points. Ruff has been an all-academic performer for three consecutive seasons. The accounting major recorded a 3.37 GPA. Ruff finished third on the team in scoring with 27 points on 12 goals and 15 assists. For her efforts, she was named to the All-Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star Team. For Yung, it marks her second consecutive season that she has earned all-academic accolades. The biology major recorded a 3.05 GPA. Yung played in 35 games and notched 14 points on five goals and nine assists. For her efforts, she was named to the All-Hockey East Second Team.



Covell, who earned all-academic team honors for the second consecutive season, earned a 3.04 GPA. She played in 35 games and amassed nine points on nine assists.

Two freshmen round out the list of honorees. Vella, who recorded the team's highest GPA (3.57), played in 21 games and recorded five goals and seven assists for 12 points. Cohen finished with the second highest GPA (3.55). She played in 34 games and finished fourth on the team with 19 points (six goals, 13 assists).

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