HAMILTON – Danielle Serdachny of Colgate Women’s Hockey was named to the Patty Kazmaier top 10, announced by the USA Hockey Thursday morning.
The Patty Kazmaier was established in 1998 and is presented annually to the top NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey player. Named after the late Patty Kazmaier, players have been selected off their on-ice performances, individual and team skills, sportsmanship, performance in clutch moments, character, competitiveness, and love for hockey.
For the second time in program history, Serdachny was named to an exclusive list of athletes for the greatest individual trophy in women’s hockey. Jessie Eldridge ’19 was the first Raider to be named to the final 10 for her 54-point performance in 2018-19.
The Edmonton, Alberta native has scored 22 goals and 43 assists for 65 points throughout the season. Serdachny ranks second in the nation in points per game with 1.76, assists per game with 1.16, and third in game-winning goals with 6.
Serdachny has etched her name into program history three separate times this season. She now holds the record for career points with 172, career assists with 115, and points in a season with 65.
The senior captain made her national team debut for Team Canada in December as Serdachny took part in Games 3 and 4 in the USA vs. Canada Rivalry Series. In the midst of Game 4, Serdachny netted the overtime winner in heroic fashion to even the series 2-2.
Head Coach Greg Fargo on Danielle Serdachny
“Danielle Serdachny’s impact as a Colgate Raider transcends her impressive skills on the ice. She has helped set new standards in our hockey program and upholds the values of sportsmanship and service with unwavering commitment. Danielle’s passion and reverence for hockey inspire her to positively impact her teammates, the wider community, and future generations of female hockey players. Her dominant play this season is a testament to her commitment and love for the game along with her fierce competitiveness. Danielle is a true champion who puts her team first, embodying the qualities of leadership, dedication, and sportsmanship that make her a worthy recipient of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.”
The list will be narrowed down to the final three on March 8th announced by USA Hockey with the final winner being announced on March 18th during The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award ceremony in Duluth, Minn. days before the kickoff of the frozen four.
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