Providence Women's Ice Hockey Names Team Captains

Sept. 28, 2010


Providence College women's ice hockey Head Coach Bob Deraney announced his captains today (September 28) for the upcoming 2010-2011 season. Senior forwards Jean O'Neill (Strafford, Pa.) and Alyse Ruff (Tualatin, Ore.) will serve as co-captains. Senior defenseman Amber Yung (Rockville, Va.) and junior goaltender Genevieve Lacasse (Scarborough, Ontario) will be the assistant captains.

O'Neill is coming off her finest season in a Friar uniform. An assistant captain a year ago, O'Neill played in all 35 games, scoring 14 goals with 16 assists. Her 30 points placed second on the team behind current junior Ashley Cottrell (Sterling Heights, Mich.) Her effort earned her Hockey East Second-Team All Star recognition. For her career, O'Neill has earned 55 points in 102 games.

Ruff was equally consistent last season. Her 12 goals and 15 assists placed third on the team in scoring. She was particularly dangerous on the power play, tying for the team lead with six goals against opposing penalty kills. Ruff is also a three-time member of the Hockey East All-Academic team.

Yung spent part of the offseason representing her country. The defenseman played for the Team USA-Under 22 team in a series against Canada. While wearing black and white, Yung has played in 106 collegiate games and has posted 35 points. Last season, she was a Hockey East Second-Team All Star, the runner-up for conference's Defenseman of the Year award, and a member of the Hockey East All-Academic team.

Lacasse also has represented her nation, playing for Team Canada's Under-22 squad this past summer. This month, she took part in Hockey Canada's Evaluation Camp, considered the first step in choosing the national team that will represent Canada during the upcoming season. Last season with the Friars, Lacasse started every game, sporting a brilliant 11-5-5 record in conference play. She was also recognized with Conference Second-Team All Star status. As a freshman, she was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year.



Providence begins its regular season on the road this weekend, visiting Robert Morris on October 2 and 3. The first regular season home game is October 9, when St. Lawrence comes to town for a 2 p.m. face-off. Tickets are available by calling the Providence College ticket office at 401-865-GOPC.

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