Wiliam Smith College first-year Mia LaPlante was named the United Collegiate Hockey Conference Women’s North Rookie of the Week today.
A Framingham, Mass., native, LaPlante had two goals and two assists for four points in a 3-0-0 week for William Smith. On Tuesday, in a 5-3 victory over Morrisville, she had a goal and an assist. She opened the scoring 19 seconds into the game, the second fastest goal to start a game in program history. In the third period, LaPlante set up Emily Martino’s goal that gave the Herons a 3-1 lead at the time. On Saturday night, she added a goal and an assist in an 8-0 victory over King’s. LaPlante is the first Heron to record a goal in each of her first four games.
LaPlante is tied for the team lead with four goals through five games this season. With two assists, she has six points this season.
William Smith wrapped up the week with a 4-1 victory over Wilkes at The Cooler. The Herons are 5-0-0 to start the season for the second straight year. William Smith will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 16, when it heads down Seneca Lake to take on third-ranked Elmira. Faceoff at the Murray Athletic Center is scheduled for 3 p.m.