ELMIRA, N.Y. — For the 27th time in its illustrious history, the Elmira College women’s ice hockey team will boast an All-American, as announced by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA). Following a breakout junior season, Emma Crocker ’21 was selected as a CCM/AHCA First-Team All-American.
It marked the third consecutive season a Soaring Eagle has garnered All-America accolades, while Crocker becomes the 20th first-team recipient in program history.
Crocker, who guided Elmira to its third consecutive United College Hockey Conference (UCHC) regular-season and tournament title, adds All-America honors to her already highly-decorated junior campaign.
The Abington, Massachusetts, native was previously named the United College Hockey Conference (UCHC) Player of the Year, an All-UCHC First Team honoree, a UCHC All-Tournament Team recipient, and was also tabbed as one of seven finalists for the Laura Hurd Award, given annually to the top NCAA Division III player in the country.
Elmira’s do-it-all forward had a breakout season to say the least, as she produced career highs in points (44), goals (21), assists (23), power-play goals (7), and game-winning goals (6). Crocker’s 44 points were 16 higher than her previous career high, a mark she reached as a sophomore, while her 21 goals were 12 better than the prior mark set during her freshman campaign. Additionally, Crocker entered her junior season with just one power-play goal to her name, before netting seven this season.
She logged multi-point performances in 14 of 25 games and scored two or more goals in five games this season. Additionally, her impact on the outcome of games was undeniable, as the Soaring Eagles went 14-1-0 in games in which Crocker found the back of the net.
Nationally, Crocker finished the season tied for first in game-winning goals (6), third in points per game (1.57), seventh in goals per game (0.75), seventh in power play goals (7), and 13th in assists per game (0.82).