ROCHESTER, N.Y. — After guiding the Elmira College women’s ice hockey team to a pair of lopsided wins and a fourth consecutive United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) regular-season title, senior Jess Adams ’21 was selected as the UCHC Player of the Week for the second time this season.
A native of Holliston, Massachusetts, Adams was lethal in two conference wins against Chatham University over the weekend. She amassed nine points on three goals and six assists.
In a 12-0 win over the Cougars in the first of two games, Adams racked up a program record-tying six assists. The six assists from Adams placed her in a four-way tie for the EC record, joining the likes of Laura Hurd ’05, Charissa Gawant ’05, and Ashley Ryan ’15.
Then, in a 6-0 road win the following afternoon, Adams produced a hat trick to cap the regular season. Of her three goals, one was the game-winner, and the other was scored shorthanded.
The nine-point weekend was just the latest in a monster season for the senior forward. In just 11 games, Adams owns a team-leading 26 points on nine goals and a team-high 17 assists. She ranks third in the country in points, trailing the nation’s points leader by a mere eight points with 10 fewer games played. However, Adams paces Division III skaters with a 2.36 points-per-game average.
Adams and the Soaring Eagles begin their quest for a fourth straight UCHC Pat Thompson Trophy this Thursday, April 1, when they host Neumann University in the quarterfinal round. The puck is set to drop at 7:00 p.m. at the Murray Athletic Center in Pine Valley, New York. Fans can follow the quarterfinal action with live video, stats, and a live audio feed.