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Division III Hockey: Gabby Petrill Named To NESCAC All-Conference Team

March 04, 2004
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For immediate release - March 4, 2004
Contact: Will Tomasian
Sports Information Director
Connecticut College
(860) 439-2501
wgtom@conncoll.edu

New London, Conn.--Connecticut College sophomore goalie Gabby Petrill of Greensburg, PA has been named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference Team. For the second straight season, Petrill was tabbed as a second team selection.

Petrill enjoyed tremendous success on the ice in her sophomore season. She leads all Division III goaltenders with 853 saves and has now amassed 1,609 stops in her first two years at Connecticut College. A graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion, MA, Petrill led the Camels to their first post-season NESCAC Tournament appearance in the seven-year history of the program.

In her first playoff game at Middlebury College, Petrill set a conference tournament record with 49 saves in net. Earlier this season, Petrill set a school record with a 59 saves performance against Bowdoin College. Petrill has tallied 40 saves or more in 10 of her 48 starts. This season, Petrill finished the year with a 3.63 Goals Against Average and a .905 save percentage.

"For a young team there is nothing better than knowing there´s a strong goalie behind us at all times," head coach Kristine Steele stated. "Our team feeds off Gabby. Her stats are outstanding but only show half of what she brings to our team. It´s apparent to our team and our opponents that Gabby has one of the biggest hearts in college hockey. That´s what makes her the goalie and the person that she is."

Ranked among the most selective private liberal arts colleges in the nation, Connecticut College has an enrollment of 1,800 men and women from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and 56 countries. The college is particularly known for interdisciplinary studies, innovative international programs, paid internships, and a wide range of student-faculty research opportunities. Founded in 1911, the college operates under an 81-year-old honor code and has no Greek system. The scenic 750-acre campus is managed as an arboretum and overlooks Long Island Sound. For more information, see www.conncoll.edu. Connecticut College is located at 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

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