PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Senior forward Courtney Moriarty (Estero, Fla./Northfield Mount Hermon) of the Plattsburgh State women's ice hockey team has been named a finalist for the 2018-19 Laura Hurd Award, which is given annually to the best NCAA Division III women's ice hockey player in the country.
Moriarty earned 2019 Northeast Women's Hockey League (NEWHL) Player of the Year honors, as she ranks 15th in Division III in points per game (1.34). She has 39 points total this season on 17 goals and 22 assists, and she ranks among the program's all-time leaders in game-winning goals (second, 22), goals (fifth, 78), points (sixth, 146), power-play goals (sixth, 21) and shorthanded goals (tied for sixth, 5).
Moriarty also was a First-Team All-NEWHL selection for the second time in as many years this season and earned NEWHL Tournament MVP honors after recording three points on a goal and two assists against SUNY Cortland in the NEWHL Tournament championship game.
Sponsored by the American Hockey Coaches Association, the Hurd Award honors the memory of former Elmira College standout Laura Hurd. A 2005 graduate of Elmira, and a four-time All-American, Hurd died in an automobile accident shortly after graduation. She was the recipient of the AHCA Player of the Year Award in 2005.
The recipient of this year's Hurd Award will be announced this Thursday evening during the student-athlete banquet at the NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship at St. Thomas.