DiGirolamo and Marchand Earn CHA Awards


SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Graduate student Jessica DiGirolamo and freshman Sarah Marchand are on the College Hockey America (CHA) award winner list this week. DiGirolamo is the league’s Defenseman of the Week for the third time this year and Marchand is the CHA Rookie of the Week. Syracuse swept RIT in a weekend series, beating the Tigers 3-2 in overtime on Friday and 7-0 on Saturday.

DiGirolamo extended her streak of games with a goal to four in the RIT series. She scored a goal in both games and added two assists in the 7-0 win on Saturday. The Mississauga, Ontario native has 18 career multi-point games, which ranks seventh in Syracuse history. She has 84 career points, which ranks eighth on the Syracuse record list, and 53 career assists, which is seventh all-time at Syracuse. DiGirolamo also earned the CHA Defenseman of the Month for October.

Marchand scored two goals and had one assist in the two games against RIT, including the game-winning goal in overtime on Friday. She scored a power play goal and had an assist, her first career multi-point game, in the victory at RIT on Saturday. She also won 12 of 24 faceoffs. The Belle River, Ontario native has recorded at least one point in the last four games and eight of 11 contests this season.

2021-22 Syracuse CHA Honors

Oct. 4Abby Moloughney, Forward of the Week

Oct. 11Arielle DeSmet, Goaltender of the Week

Oct. 18Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Week

Oct. 18Madison Primeau, Rookie of the Week

Oct. 25Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Week

Nov. 2Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Month

Nov. 8 – Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Week

Nov. 8 – Sarah Marchand, Rookie of the Week

The Orange will play at Cornell at Lynah Rink on Tuesday, November 8th (ESPN+) and will return home to host Penn State in a weekend series on November 19th and 20th.

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