SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A pair of Orange student-athletes are in the College Hockey America (CHA) spotlight this week for their performances against Union and #3 Colgate. Graduate student Jessica DiGirolamo earned the CHA Defensemen of the Week and freshman Madison Primeau earned CHA Rookie of the Week honors.

DiGirolamo set the Syracuse record for points by a defenseman with an assist at #3 Colgate. She has 77 career points (27 goals and 50 assists). During the three-game stretch last week DiGirolamo also had eight shots on goal and seven blocks. She is the 10th defensemen in CHA history to record 50 career assists.

Primeau scored a goal in each of Syracuse’s games, including her first collegiate goal against Union. She scored again when the Orange played at #3 Colgate, and then recorded one goal and one assist in Syracuse’s game against Colgate at home. Her three-game goal streak ties for ninth in the Syracuse record book. Primeau won nine faceoffs in the three games.

The Orange will kick off CHA play at Lindenwood on Friday, October 22nd (3 PM) and Saturday, October 23rd (1:30PM) at Centene Community Ice Center.  The games will be streamed live on

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