February 22nd, 2011 | Sports

YDN Player of the Week: Jackee Snikeris ’11

Jackee Snikeris ’11, Yale’s senior goaltender on the women’s hockey team, is this week’s YDN Player of the Week for her heroics during a 1-0 shutout of Quinnipiac on Friday and for her stellar hockey career which came to an end on Saturday afternoon with a loss to Princeton.

On Friday, Snikeris posted 35 saves en route to her 16th career shutout, a school record. Snikeris’ remarkable performance kept Yale in the hunt for an ECAC Tournament bid and marked yet another memorable game in Snikeris’ career.

Snikeris owns the Yale career record in save percentage (.931) and goals against average (2.12), ensuring her place in the history books as one of the best netminders in Yale hockey history. This season, she played her best in the most crucial moments, as her team battled for a playoff spot, posting three shutouts in her final seven games, stopping 202 of 211 shots during the stretch with a .957 save percentage and a 1.27 goals against average.

Snikeris is currently a nominee for the Kazmaier Award as the most outstanding player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey and a nominee for the ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year Award.