UND senior forward Jocelyne Lamoureux is a top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, which goes to the women’s player of the year.
But something tells me that Jocelyne probably wasn’t real elated when the announcement happened on Thursday afternoon. That’s because her twin sister, Monique, was left off the list.
Jocelyne, who was a top 3 finalist last season, ranks third nationally in scoring with 71 points in 34 games. For her career, she has 275 points — the most ever scored by anyone who played in the WCHA.
Three finalists will be announced Thursday, March. 7.
Monique’s omission is surprising being that she’s the first defenseman since Harvard’s Angela Ruggiero in 2003-04 to be in the top 10 nationally in scoring (Ruggiero won Patty Kaz that year). Monique has averaged 1.96 points per game in 25 games at the blue line this year, which is a WCHA record. The second best ever is 1.38.
Top 10 Patty Kazmaier finalists
Megan Bozek, D, Minnesota
Hannah Brandt, F, Minnesota
Alex Carpenter, F, Boston College
Kendall Coyne, F, Northeastern
Brianna Decker, F, Wisconsin
Jillian Dempsey, F, Harvard
Brianne Jenner, F, Cornell
Amanda Kessel, F, Minnesota
Jocelyne Lamoureux, F, North Dakota
Noora Raty, G, Minnesota