Rollins honored at Herons' awards banquet


GENEVA, N.Y. — Senior defender Laura Rollins, of Dummerston, was presented the women's ice hockey team's Coach's Award at the annual William Smith Athletics Banquet.

A captain, Rollins played in all 28 games this season. She had a career-high 17 points on two goals and 15 assists. On the defensive end of the ice, she had a team-high 39 blocked shots. She was a key member of William Smith's penalty kill that ranked 12th in the nation, killing off 88.6 percent of its opponent's power-play opportunities. Rollins had a pair of assists in wins over Neumann and King's.

Rollins played in a program record 104 games during her career. She had six goals and 34 assists for 40 points. Rollins is fifth on William Smith's career assists list and ninth on the points list. The Northfield Mount Hermon grad also earned the Joseph N. Abraham Memorial Training Award.

The William Smith women's ice hockey team finished the season with an 18-8-2 overall record. The Herons won their first two playoff games in program history before falling to Elmira in the UCHC Championship game. William Smith set program records for wins (18), goals (117), assists (191), and points (308) this season. The Herons were one of nine teams in Division III to score 100 goals.



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