2011 CHA Women's Ice Hockey Tournament

2010–11 College Hockey America women's ice hockey season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 2010
through March, 2011
Regular Season
Champion Mercyhurst Lakers
' Mercyhurst Lakers
Runners-up Syracuse Orange
Season MVP Meghan Agosta
Top scorer Meghan Agosta
Tournament champions Mercyhurst Lakers
  Runners-up Syracuse Orange
Ice hockey seasons
← 09–10
11–12 →

The 2010–11 College Hockey America women's ice hockey season marked the continuation of the annual tradition of competitive ice hockey among College Hockey America members.


  • August 2: Former NCAA All-American player Sabrina Harbec will join the Syracuse Orange coaching staff for the 2010-11 season.[1]
  • August 27: Mercyhurst Lakers player Meghan Agosta was announced as a finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2010 Sportswoman of the Year Team Award. It is awarded to the top female athlete (NCAA, Olympic, professional) who has demonstrated exceptional play in helping her team win a championship.[2]
  • September 28: In the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll, the Mercyhurst Lakers have been voted as the pre-season Number 3.[3]


College Hockey America Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Rank School 1st place votes
1 Mercyhurst 4
2 Syracuse 1
3 Niagara 0
4 Robert Morris 0
5 Wayne State 0


Date Opponent Location Score Goal scorers
Sept 25 Mercyhurst vs. Wilfrid Laurier Erie, PA 7-0, Mercyhurst[5] Cassea Schols, Pamela Zgoda, Kelley Steadman, Lauren Jones, Christie Cicero, Samantha Watt, Kylie Rossler

Season standings

Overall Conference
#5 Mercyhurst†* 27 22 5 0 44 144 54 11 11 0 0 61 15
Niagara 28 9 14 5 23 41 68 12 6 4 2 23 26
Syracuse 28 11 13 4 26 71 79 10 5 4 1 23 23
Robert Morris 29 5 19 5 15 59 117 13 2 8 3 26 49
Wayne State 26 8 16 2 18 51 70 12 1 9 2 19 39
USCHO.com Division I women's poll
  • Rankings based on number of wins in the conference

Regular season

News and notes


  • October 1: Mercyhurst Lakers player Meghan Agosta joined Jesse Scanzano as only the second Mercyhurst player to have 100 career assists. She picked up the assist in the second period of the game against WCHA team St. Cloud State.[6]
  • October 1: By tying Northwestern in the season opener, it marked the first time that the Syracuse Orange started the season unbeaten.[7] Stefanie Marty had two goals in the game. Northeastern featured her twin sister Julia Marty. It was the first time the sisters had ever played against each other in their NCAA careers.
  • October 8: With a 4-2 defeat of New Hampshire, the Orange is off to its best start in program history (1-0-1). In the win, senior transfer Ashley Cockell scored her first career goal for the Orange.[8] Freshman goaltender Kallie Billadeau made 26 saves as she played in her first game for the Orange.
  • October 15: Bailey Bram registered two assists, including her 100th career point, in a game against the Bemidji State Beavers. She became the 11th Lakers player to crack the century mark in the 4-0 win.[9]
  • October 16: In a 7-1 win against Connecticut, Isabel Menard recorded the first hat trick in Syracuse Orange women's ice hockey history (and added an assist).[9]
  • October 16: Dayna Newsom of Robert Morris accumulated a game-high three points (goal and two assists) against Northeastern. She tied her career high and it was her second multi-point game within the first five games of the season.[9]
  • As the Lakers went 6-1-0 in October 2010, Christine Bestland scored four goals, including two in a 7-3 defeat of the Robert Morris Colonials. In addition, she had six as¬sists. In her first game as a Laker, she scored a goal. She registered points in five of the seven games played and finished the month with a plus/minus rating of +13. For her efforts, she was recognized as College Hockey America’s Rookie of the Month.[10]



  • January 15: Bailey Bram registered two goals and four assists for a career-high six points as Mercyhurst defeated Brown 12-0. Mercyhurst notched 12 goals in a game for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.[11]
  • January 21–22: Meghan Agosta recorded five points on two goals and three assists in a two-game sweep of Robert Morris. With the five point effort, Agosta is now just seven points away from breaking former Harvard player Julie Chu’s mark of 285 points to become the NCAA all-time points leader.[12]


  • On February 4, 2011, Meghan Agosta became the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women's hockey history with three goals and one assist in Mercyhurst College's 6-2 win over Wayne State in Erie, Pennsylvania.[13] Agosta's four points gave her 286 career points, one more than ex-Harvard forward Julie Chiu's record of 285 set in 2006-07. Agosta, who also owns the record for most short-handed goals and game-winning goals, added three assists in the Lakers' 3-1 win over Wayne State on February 5.[14]
  • February 25, 2011: Meghan Agosta scored her 151st career goal to become all-time leading goal scorer in NCAA history. She accomplished this in a 6-2 victory over the Robert Morris Colonials women’s ice hockey program at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. She surpassed Harvard's Nicole Corriero, who set the record at 150 during the 2004-05 season. The goal was scored on the power play at 15:18 of the second period with the assist going to Bailey Bram. She later added her 152nd goal in the third period.[15]

National rankings

Week of WCHA school USA Today poll USCHO poll
September 27 Mercyhurst 3
October 4 Mercyhurst 3 [16]
October 11 Mercyhurst 1
October 18 Mercyhurst 3
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15
November 22
November 29

In season honors

Players of the week

Throughout the conference regular season, College Hockey America offices names a player of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week
October 5 Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst[17]
October 11 Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst[18]
October 18 Isabel Menard, Syracuse[9]
October 25 Jill Szandzik, Wayne State[19]
November 1 Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst[20]
November 8 Bailey Bram, Mercyhurst[21]
November 15
November 22
November 29
December 6
December 13 Meghan Agosta [22]
January 3
January 10 Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst[23]
January 17 Bailey Bram, Mercyhurst[11]
January 24 Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst
January 31 Jess Jones, Mercyhurst[24]
February 7 Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst[25]
February 14 Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst[26]
February 21 Ashley Cockell, Syracuse[27]
February 28 Isabel Menard, Syracuse
March 7 Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst[28]

Defensive Players of the week

Week Def. Player of the week
October 5 Hillary Pattenden, Mercyhurst
October 11 DeLayne Brian, Wayne State
October 18 DeLayne Brian, Wayne State
October 25 DeLayne Brian, Wayne State
November 1 Not awarded
November 8 Not awarded
November 15
November 22
November 29
December 6
December 13 Hillary Pattenden, Mercyhurst
January 3
January 10 Hillary Pattenden, Mercyhurst
January 17 Jenni Bauer, Niagara
January 24 Jenni Bauer, Niagara
January 31 Hillary Pattenden, Mercyhurst
February 7 Hillary Pattenden, Mercyhurst
February 14 Hillary Pattenden, Mercyhurst
February 21 Jenni Bauer, Niagara
February 28 Kallie Bilodeau, Syracuse
March 7 Kallie Bilodeau, Syracuse

Rookies of the week

Throughout the conference regular season, College Hockey America offices names a rookie of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week
October 5 Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris
October 11 Christine Bestland, Mercyhurst
October 18 Sadie St. Germain, Syracuse
October 25 Not awarded
November 1 Christine Bestland, Mercyhurst
November 8 Not awarded
November 15
November 22
November 29
December 6
December 13 Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris
January 3
January 10 Christine Bestland, Mercyhurst
January 17 Christie Cicero, Mercyhurst
January 24 Christine Bestland, Mercyhurst
January 31 Christine Bestland, Mercyhurst
February 7 Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris
February 14 Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris
February 21 Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris
February 28 Margot Scharfe, Syracuse[29]
March 7 Kallie Bilodeau, Syracuse

Monthly Awards

Player of the Month

Month Player
October Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst
December Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst
January Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst[30]
February Jesse Scanzano, Mercyhurst[31]

Defensive Player of the Month

Month Player
October DeLayne Brian, Wayne State
December DeLayne Brian, Wayne State
January Hillary Pattenden, Mercyhurst
February Hillary Pattenden, Mercyhurst

Rookie of the Month

Month Player
October Christine Bestland, Mercyhurst[10]
December Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris
January Christine Bestland, Mercyhurst
February Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris


2011 CHA Women's Ice Hockey Tournament

March 5
Championship Game
March 6
1  Mercyhurst 3[32]  
4  Robert Morris 1  
    1  Mercyhurst 5
  3  Syracuse 4
2  Niagara 0
3  Syracuse 1[33]  

Postseason awards

  • Meghan Agosta was named CHA Tournament MVP
  • Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst, CHA Player of the Year
  • Ashley Harper, Mercyhurst, Top Scholar-Athlete in College Hockey America[34]
  • Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris, CHA Rookie of the Year
  • Hillary Pattenden, Mercyhurst, 2010-11 CHA goaltending champion
  • Michael Sisti, Mercyhurst, CHA coach of the year

First Team All-CHA

  • Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst
  • Jenni Bauer, Niagara[35]
  • Vicki Bendus, Mercyhurst
  • Cassea Scholls, 2010-11 First Team All-CHA selection
  • Pamela Zgoda, Mercyhurst

Second Team All-CHA

  • Bailey Bram, Mercyhurst
  • Erica Owczarczak, Niagara
  • Hillary Pattenden, Mercyhurst
  • Jesse Scanzano, Mercyhurst
  • Jill Szandzik, Wayne State[36]

CHA All-Rookie team

  • Christine Bestland, Mercyhurst
  • Cari Coen, Wayne State
  • Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris
  • Kristen Richards, Niagara


  • Meghan Agosta, Mercyhurst, First Team selection[37]

See also


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