Mar. 12: St. Lawrence University women's hockey captain Marianna Locke has been named ECAC Hockey's nominee for the 2009 Sarah Devens Award. The award, which is a joint honor by ECAC Hockey and Hockey East, is presented annually to a player who demonstrates leadership and commitment both on and off the ice.
Locke would be the third St. Lawrence player to win the prestigious award, whose winner receives a post-graduate scholarship of $10,000. Rachel Barrie and Lindsay Charlebois won the honor in 2003 and 2004, respectively.
"Marianna is truly the consummate student-athlete, as she is a fantastic day-to-day leader who operates with no agenda," said St. Lawrence head coach Chris Wells. "She has been an ambassador for St. Lawrence University women's hockey not only on campus, but throughout the North Country and ECAC Women's Hockey League."
Locke, a native of Brasher Falls, NY, has been an intricate member of the St. Lawrence University community since her arrival on campus. In her four seasons with the Scarlet and Brown, she became the 15th player in University history to score over 100 career points while helping her teams reach four consecutive NCAA Tournaments. She is a two-time ECAC Hockey Player of the Week winner and is in the top-five in school history in both power play and game-winning goals.