SYRACUSE, N.Y. –Buffalo State’s Emma Ruggiero (Amherst/Sacred Heart) was named the Northeast Women’s Hockey League (NEWHL) Player of the Week following a five-point outburst in two games against Cortland.
The senior health and wellness major recorded her first collegiate hat trick and added an assist in a 5-2 win over the Red Dragons on Friday, and scored the Bengals’ lone goal in a 1-1 tie on Saturday.
Ruggiero leads the NEWHL with nine goals in nine games played this season and is third in the league with 11 points. Her nine goals has already surpassed her previous career-best of seven set last season.
Buffalo State will next host Franklin Pierce for a pair of non-conference games this Friday and Saturday.