William Smith College first-year Julianna Gong was named the United Collegiate Hockey Conference Women’s North Division Rookie of the Week by the conference office today.
Gong led the Herons with five points on four goals and an assist in a 2-0-0 week for William Smith in conference play. On Saturday against Lebanon Valley, she recorded a career-high three points, notching two goals and an assist in a 6-0 victory. Gong scored the game’s second and fifth goal of the game. She added an assist on Gina Scibetta’s goal late in the first period. The next day, Gong had a pair of goals in a 5-2 win over Chatham. She scored a power-play goal in the second period and then added an empty-net goal late to ice the game for William Smith. Gong has scored two goals in three of the Herons’ last four games.
Gong has played in all 18 games so far this season. She is tied for second on the team with 18 points on seven goals and 11 assists.
William Smith will be back in action this weekend when it hits the road to begin a four-game road trip. The Herons will take on Neumann on Friday, Jan. 31, and Manhattanville on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Valiants and Knights are first and second, respectively, in the UCHC South Division standings.