Eight From No. 12 Women's Hockey Take Home a Program Record 10 All-UCHC Honors – Utica University Athletics


ROCHESTER, NY – Eight members of the No. 12 Utica University women’s hockey team have been selected to UCHC All-Conference teams, as announced by the conference on Wednesday.


Erica Sloan (Potsdam, NY/St. Lawrence Steel) had a phenomenal season which earned her UCHC Player of the Year and All-UCHC First Team honors. The senior led the UCHC with an incredible 44 points including recording at least one point in 24 of the team’s 27 games this season. Her 44 points are tied for seventh most in program history in a single season. Sloan also ranks top-ten in single season history in points per game, goals per game, and total goals. The Potsdam, NY native was second in the conference with 24 goals and third with 20 assists. These are Sloan’s second and third All-UCHC honors after receiving first team honors last season. 


Angela Hawthorne (Santa Clara, CA/Meijer) had a historic season and arguably the best goaltending season in program history to net her UCHC Goaltender of the Year and All-UCHC First Team honors. The junior posted a 16-2-3 record with six shutouts, 476 saves, a .960 save percentage, and allowed just 20 goals in over 1200 minutes played. The Santa Clara, CA native’s 16 wins is tied for the most in a single season in program history. Her .960 save percentage is currently .18 better than anyone in a single season in program history and her .96 goals against average shattered her previous program record of 1.22 which she set last season. Hawthorne’s six shutouts is just one behind the most shutouts in a season. These are Hawthorne’s fourth and fifth All-UCHC honors after receiving All-UCHC First Team and UCHC Goaltender of the Year honors last season.


Dave Clausen won UCHC Coach of the Year after leading the team to back-to-back 20-win seasons and its first UCHC Championship game in program history. The veteran led the team to a 22-2-3 including a 17-1-2 conference record and .900 win percentage. The team boasted an incredible 23 game point streak during the season. Clausen led the team to a comeback 2-2 draw against No. 7 Hamilton College and the team to the two seed in the conference. Clausen has the team red hot right now as the team beat Lebanon Valley 4-0 in the UCHC Quarterfinals and then beat Manhattanville 7-1 in the Semifinals. It is Clausen’s second UCHC Coach of the Year honor after being named UCHC Co-Coach of the Year in 2020-21. 


Georgiana Santullo (Woburn, MA/Boston Shamrocks/Woburn High School) turned in another fantastic season with plenty of points to earn UCHC First Team honors. The graduate student led the conference in assists with 26, was second with 42 points, and was fifth with 16 goals. The Woburn, MA native recorded at least one point in 22 of the team’s 27 games and recorded multiple points 11 times. Her best performance included a ridiculous six points against Neumann on January 27 where she scored one goal and had an incredible five assists. This is Santullo’s third All-UCHC honor with the veteran already having All-UCHC First Team and UCHC Player of the Year under her belt.


Madison Novotny (Wesley Chapel, FL/Northwood School) was an incredible defender this season and earned UCHC First Team honors. She was a great presence on the elite Pioneer defense which is ranked third nationally in scoring defense and is eight in penalty killing percentages. The junior also has fantastic play making and recorded nine assists with three goals this season. Novotny’s best offensive game came on November 19 against Stevenson where she recorded one goal and two assists. This is Novotny’s third All-UCHC honor after earning All-Rookie honors in 2020-2021 and All-UCHC First Team honors last season. 


Holly Silva (Boston, MA/Worcester Academy) was another premier defender and netted UCHC Second Team honors. Silva was another lockdown defender and was a huge piece of the elite Pioneer defense and its ability to limit shots on goal and break up scoring opportunities. Silva had a career year offensively where she recorded 16 points with five goals and 11 assists. The senior had five multi-point outings and her best offensive game came against Lebanon Valley on February 4 with one goal and two assists. This is Silva’s first time earning All-UCHC honors after her best season to date.


Carly Stefanini (Framingham, MA/Brooks School) turned in another successful season and was a UCHC Honorable Mention. The junior had a fantastic season with 37 points with 12 goals and 25 assists. She is tied for ninth in the conference in goals and is second in assists and fourth in points. Stefanini recorded at least one point in 21 of the team’s 27 games including two outstanding four assist games this season. This is Stefanini’s third All-UCHC honor and her second-straight season earning honorable mention.


Tess Barrett (Tewksbury, MA/St. Mark’s) had a wonderful freshman campaign and was named to the UCHC All-Rookie Team. The Tewksbury, MA native recorded 11 points with two goals and nine assists this season. Barrett has been known for her nifty play making including on December 2 against Alvernia where she made a fantastic move and had a beautiful backhanded goal that tucked just under the bar.


No. 12 Utica will travel to Rochester, NY on Saturday to play Nazareth College for the UCHC title. Puck drop is set for 4 p.m.



Players Mentioned

#32 Angela Hawthorne G 5′ 2″ Junior Business Management

#17 Madison Novotny D 5′ 3″ Junior Health Studies-Physical Therapy

#87 Georgiana Santullo F 5′ 5″ Graduate Student Psychology-Child Life

#15 Holly Silva D 5′ 1″ Senior Cybersecurity

#6 Erica Sloan F 5′ 5″ Senior Public Relations and Marketing

#81 Carly Stefanini F 5′ 8″ Junior Criminal Justice

#76 Tess Barrett D 5′ 3″ Freshman Biology Players Mentioned

#32 Angela Hawthorne 5′ 2″ Junior Business Management G

#17 Madison Novotny 5′ 3″ Junior Health Studies-Physical Therapy D

#87 Georgiana Santullo 5′ 5″ Graduate Student Psychology-Child Life F

#15 Holly Silva 5′ 1″ Senior Cybersecurity D

#6 Erica Sloan 5′ 5″ Senior Public Relations and Marketing F

#81 Carly Stefanini 5′ 8″ Junior Criminal Justice F

#76 Tess Barrett 5′ 3″ Freshman Biology D
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