Three Syracuse players earned College Hockey America weekly awards for their performance in a sweep of Lindenwood. Graduate student Victoria Klimek is the CHA Forward of the Week, graduate student Jessica DiGirolamo is the Defenseman of the Week, freshman Madison Primeau is the Rookie of the Week. The Orange extended their win streak to five games and moved into a tie for first place in the CHA with the pair of victories.
Klimek earned the honor for the third time this season after scoring the game-winning goals in both wins. She had three goals and one assist in the weekend series. Klimek is tied for 5th in CHA in goals/game (.36), tied for fifth with two game-winning goals, and tied for ninth in power play goals (2). She has scored a point in each of the last three consecutive games and four of the last five, including three multi-point games. Klimek ranks 18th on Syracuse’s career scoring record list with 69 points, including 37 goals and 32 assists.
DiGirolamo, who won the award for the fifth time this season, set the Syracuse record for assists by a defenseman in the first game in the series. She had two helpers in the 6-1 win, giving her 59 in her Syracuse career. She now owns the Syracuse career records for points, goals and assists by a defenseman. It was her 21st multi-point game, which ranks sixth in the Orange record book. DiGirolamo’s 91 career points is eighth in Syracuse history.
Primeau, who earned the award for the second time this season, scored a pair of power play goals in Syracuse’s 6-1 win on Friday for the first multi-goal game of her career. In her first season with the Orange, she has 11 points, including nine goals and two assists. Primeau is tied for fifth in the CHA in goals per game (.36), tied for fourth in power play goals (3), tied for fourth in shot percentage (.180)
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
Nov. 2 – Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Month (October)
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
Nov. 30 – Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Month (November)
Dec. 6 – Victoria Klimek, Forward of the Week
Jan. 3 – Shelby Calof, Defenseman of the Week
Jan. 3 – Arielle DeSmet, Goaltender of the Week
Jan. 3 – Abby Moloughney, Forward of the Week
Jan. 4 – Lauren Bellefontaine, Forward of the Month (December)
Jan. 24 — Abby Moloughney, Forward of the Week
Jan. 24 – Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Week
Jan. 24 – Arielle DeSmet, Goaltender of the Week
Jan. 24 – Sarah Marchand, Rookie of the Week
Jan. 31 – Victoria Klimek, Forward of the Week
Jan. 31 – Jessica DiGirolamo, Defenseman of the Week
Jan. 31 – Madison Primeau, Rookie of the Week
Syracuse will travel to Penn State for a series at Pegula Ice Arena on Friday, Feb. 4 (6 pm) and Saturday, Feb. 5 (2 pm). The games will be streamed on Big10+.
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.