Canada's Daryl Watts named top player in U.S. women's college hockey
Torontonian becomes 1st freshman to win Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award
Toronto's Daryl Watts, a freshman forward at Boston College, captured the 2018 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award as the top player in U.S. college women's hockey.
History is made: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BCEagles?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BCEagles</a> freshman forward Daryl Watts is the 2018 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PattyKaz?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PattyKaz</a> winner! <a href="https://t.co/a9d6wo0i3b">pic.twitter.com/a9d6wo0i3b</a>—@BC_WHockey
Watts became the first freshman to claim the honour. Victoria Bach of Milton, Ont., and Loren Gabel of Kitchener, Ont., senior forwards with Boston University and Clarkson University, respectively, were the finalists.
"I've been fortunate to coach some very elite players in my career at BC and Daryl Watts has put herself in that category after just one year," said Boston College head coach Katie Crowley. "Her statistics prove she's the most dynamic player in the country and rank her with the best players in NCAA history.
"Daryl has set a new standard, not just for young players, but all players."
Daryl Watts wins the 2018 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PattyKaz?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PattyKaz</a> Memorial Award! <a href="https://t.co/dthkSxnb7e">https://t.co/dthkSxnb7e</a> <a href="https://t.co/2gi2OFsHTZ">pic.twitter.com/2gi2OFsHTZ</a>—@usahockey
Watts, a two-time member of Canada's under-18 national team, was U.S. college hockey's scoring leader with 82 points (42 goals, 40 assists). The 18-year-old received the Cammi Granato Award as Hockey East's top player and also earned outstanding rookie honours.
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