ROCHESTER, NY Sophomore goaltender Ali Binnington
(Oakville, Ontario/Mississauga Chiefs)
of the RIT women¹s hockey team was named to the 2013 CoSIDA/Capital One
At-Large Academic All-Region team on Monday, May 20. She will now be
eligible for Academic All-American honors, which will be announced in
June. Binnington, a finance major, has a 4.0 grade-point average.
Binnington enjoyed an excellent sophomore season for RIT in 2012-13,
appearing in 28 games, recording an 11-10-4 record. She finished among
the national leaders with a 1.93 goals against average (13th nationally)
and .928 save percentage (tied for ninth nationally). She also recorded
six shutouts, tied for third in all of Division I. Binnington was the
College Hockey America Goaltender of the Month in January and was a
four-time Goaltender of the Week selection.
In 26 games, Binnington allowed two goals or less 19 times. She made a
career-high 43 saves in the CHA Semifinal against Syracuse and stopped
at least 25 shots in a game 11 times. From Dec. 15 to the end of the
season, Binnington recorded a microscopic 1.56 goals against average and
.942 save percentage over the final 17 games. She recorded shutouts
against Yale, Brown, Robert Morris, Penn State, and two versus Sacred
For her career, Binnington is 21-10-4 with a 1.67 goals against average,
.930 save percentage, and eight shutouts. Last season, she was 10-0-0
with a 0.95 goals against average and .942 save percentage in helping
RIT win the 2012 NCAA Division III National Championship.
The Tigers enjoyed a tremendous first season at the Division I level in
2012-13, finishing with a .500 record (16-16-1) and advancing to the
semifinals of the College Hockey America Postseason Tournament. RIT
finished tied for third in the CHA standings and won its first two
postseason contests as a Division I program.