Colucci and Morrisette Earn NEHWA All-Region Accolades

Colucci and Morrisette Earn NEHWA All-Region Accolades

BOSTON, Mass. – For only the second time in program history a pair of Beacons have earned All-New England Hockey Writers Association honors as junior defenseman Bri Colucci (Lancaster, N.Y.) and senior forward Jane Morrisette (Pembroke, Mass.) were each named to the All-Region list.

The duo joins Samantha Fallon and Moe Bradley '15 as the only Beacons to be honored by the Association, which honors the top Division II and III women's hockey players in New England. 

During her senior season, Morrisette was the Beacons top goal scorer and point earner with 14 and 18 respectively.  She also had four assists to her name as well, as she helped to lead UMB back to the NEHC title game, for the second time in the last three seasons.  The Pembroke native was the Beacons go-to forward on special teams as she finished with three power play and three shorthanded goals.  Her three shorthanded tallies tied her for most in DIII in 17-18.  Her team-leading five game-winning goals had her sitting tied for fifth in the country.  Of the 28 games she appeared in, Morrisette recorded at-least one point in 15 games, including a stretch of seven straight contests. In the home-home series with Salve Regina University, Morrisette registered a pair of goals and had the game-winners in both victories.  She would then record her final-point of the year, a goal, in the 5-2 win over Salve in the quarterfinal round of the NEHC Tournament.

For Colucci, she had a standout junior season as one of the Beacons top defenseman.  Not afraid to go to goal, the New York native ended the year third on the team with 13 points, and was tied for the team lead in assists with 10.  She also finished second on the team in blocked shots with 36.  All three of her goals were scored on the power-play, with one also going as a game-winner.  One of her best offensive games came on December 2 when she recorded a goal and an assist in the 4-3 loss to the Wildcats.  She would later tally two assists and finished with a +2 rating in the 5-3 win over New England College in February.  Her lone game-winning goal was scored in the NEHC Tournament semi-final game when the Beacons defeated Castleton University by the final of 2-1 to advance to the program's second championship game ever.