Saturday morning, USA Hockey will announce the 2018 winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award, given annually to the top player in Division I women’s college hockey. Boston College freshman Daryl Watts is one of the three finalists for the Patty Kaz — an honor that has never gone to any freshman or a sophomore in the 20 year history of the award.
It would be a historic achievement.
Sr. Victoria Bach, Forward, Boston University
Jr. Loren Gabel, Forward, Clarkson University
Fr. Daryl Watts, Forward, Boston College
The 2018 Patty Kazmaier Award Ceremony & Brunch, with the announcement of this years Patty Kazmaier Award winner:
The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey. Other selection criteria include outstanding individual and team skills, sportsmanship, performance in the clutch, personal character, competitiveness and a love of hockey. Consideration is also given to academic achievement and civic involvement.
The McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota
Brunch begins at 10:30am EDT (9:30am CDT). After a short intro, speeches, and player backgrounds, the winner of the award will likely be announced sometime around 11:30am EDT.
HOW TO WATCH:
The event will be streamed live at PattyKaz.com. The stream will start shortly before the ceremony.
Read up on Daryl Watts’ Patty Kaz candidacy here. She’s considered a front-runner, but given that no freshman or sophomore has ever won the award, it would be a historic achievement should she win.