Boston College Women’s Hockey once again has one of the top plays in women’s college hockey, as defender and Olympic Hero Megan Keller was named to the Patty Kazmaier Final 3 by USA Hockey on Thursday afternoon.
2019 is the third year that Megan Keller was named to the Patty Kaz final 10, but her first year to make it to the final 3. It’s been a long time since a defender has been so impressive as to make it this far, as there haven’t been any defenders in the final three of the voting since 2013. This is the fifth time an Eagle has made it into the final three, putting Keller on a list with some pretty elite company.
BC can now claim five Top-3 finalists in program history: Kelli Stack in 2011, Alex Carpenter in 2015 (winner) and 2016, Daryl Watts in 2018 (winner) and now Keller.#WeAreBC | #Keller4Kaz pic.twitter.com/iBqzm6VQiQ— BC Women's Hockey (@BC_WHockey) February 28, 2019
She’s re-written the Hockey East record books this season for blueliners, setting league records for points and goals in a season by a defender. Nationally, she leads all defenders is just about every category (by quite a bit) and sits in the top 12 in scoring among all skaters with an 18-23—41 line as a D.
The 2019 Patty Kazmaiaer Award winner has already been determined, as the final three is just an announcement of the top three vote getters among the final vote from the top ten. The winner will be announced at the 2019 Women’s Frozen Four on March 23rd in Hamden, CT.
Congratulations to Megan Keller, and good luck as she looks to bring home BC’s third Patty Kaz!