Syracuse defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo is the College Hockey America Defenseman of the Month for the second time this season. The Mississauga, Ontario native earned the award for her performances in Syracuse’s six games in November. DiGirolamo scored four goals and had four assists during the stretch that included a sweep of RIT and a series split against Penn State in league play and a pair of non-conference losses at Vermont.
DiGirolamo had a three-point game at RIT, marking her 18th-career multi-point game, which ranks seventh in Syracuse history. She ranks eighth on the Syracuse career points record list with 84 and seventh on the career assists record list (53).
The graduate student is the leader of the Syracuse defense that is ranked 15th nationally and second in the CHA in shutouts. She is a member of the Orange power play unit that ranks 10th nationally and second in the CHA for goals, and 17th nationally and second in the CHA in percentage, and the ‘Cuse penalty kill unit that ranks 15th nationally and first in the CHA.
DiGirolamo also earned the CHA Defenseman of the Month for October and has been the league’s Defenseman of the Week three times this season.
2021-22 Syracuse CHA Honors
Oct. 4 – Abby Moloughney, Forward of the Week
Oct. 11 – Arielle DeSmet, Goaltender of the Week
Oct. 18 – Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Week
Oct. 18 – Madison Primeau, Rookie of the Week
Oct. 25 – Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Week
October – Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Month
Nov. 8 – Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Week
Nov. 8 – Sarah Marchand, Rookie of the Week
Nov. 22 – Mae Batherson, Defenseman of the Week
Nov. 22 – Arielle DeSmet, Goaltender of the Week
Nov. 22 – Victoria Klimek, Forward of the Week
November — Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Month
Syracuse will host Princeton for another home-and-home series at Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday, Dec. 10th (6 pm) and Sat, Dec. 11th (2 pm), concluding the first half of the 2021-22 season. The Orange will resume the season in January traveling to Pittsburgh for Battle in the ‘Burgh tournament. The games will be streamed on Cuse.com.
50 YEARS OF SYRACUSE WOMEN’S ATHLETICS
Orange alumni, fans and friends are invited to share in a year-long celebration of 50 years of Syracuse University women’s athletics. Events and special recognition of all female student-athletes who have donned the Block S to represent Syracuse University and the Athletics Department since 1971-72 will be held throughout the 2021-22 seasons. As we celebrate this history, we acknowledge those who have gone before us to set the standard we strive to achieve today so we can pave the way for the future. We reflect on the history of women in sport, admire their sacrifices, recognize their contributions and accomplishments, and honor their legacy.
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