Two women's hockey players honored by NESCAC

#26 Nancy Loh '22 and #16 Taegan Blackwell '19 (Josh McKee photos)
#26 Nancy Loh '22 and #16 Taegan Blackwell '19 (Josh McKee photos)

Hamilton College's Nancy Loh '22 (Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius HS) was voted the 2019 NESCAC Women's Hockey Rookie of the Year and the Continentals' Taegan Blackwell '19 (Fairfield, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) made the all-conference team on Tuesday, Feb. 26 when the NESCAC announced its annual award winners.

All-NESCAC Team release

Loh is the third Hamilton player that has been named the conference's rookie of the year and the team's first since 2010. Blackwell, who was placed on the second team, picked up all-conference honors for the first time. She is one of 13 players on the all-NESCAC team.

Loh leads the conference in first-year scoring and is second among all players in points with 25. The forward is second with 15 assists, tied for third with 10 goals and tied for second with four power-play tallies. She posted five goals and seven assists in 16 regular-season conference games.

Blackwell is tied for eighth in defenseman scoring with 10 points on a goal and nine assists and she's tied for fifth with eight power-play points. Blackwell has five goals and 22 assists for 27 points in 93 career games with the Continentals.

Loh and Blackwell lead Hamilton (16-7-2 overall) into the 2019 NESCAC Women's Hockey Championship semifinals this weekend at Williams College. The third-seeded Continentals take on No. 2 seed Middlebury College at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. Hamilton has set a program record with its 16 wins this season and are in the conference semfinals for the first time since 2007. The Continentals have won four straight and six of their last seven.