Abby Kuhns ’19, a senior defender on the Hamilton College women’s ice hockey team, was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women’s ice hockey player of the year for the 2022–23 season.
Kuhns is only the second defender to receive the award, which has been presented annually since 2002. She finished the regular season with 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists). Six of her goals came on the powerplay. Kuhns ranked second in the conference with 30 blocked shots. Last year Kuhns was named to the All-NESCAC First Team.
Kuhns’s teammate at Loomis Chaffee, Avery Flynn ’19, who is a senior defender at Amherst College, was named to this season’s All-NESCAC Second Team after a 20-point season (5 goals, 15 assists). Flynn’s Amherst team is currently ranked No. 4 in the country among Division III schools and sits at the top of the NESCAC seedings for postseason play.
You can read the full press release from the NESCAC online to learn more about postseason awards.