March 2, 2017
Columbus, Ohio—Both Jincy Dunne and Kassidy Sauve have been named to All-WCHA teams after spectacular seasons for Ohio State. Sauve was named to the All-WCHA Second Team and Dunne was named to the Third Team as well as the All-Rookie Team.
Sauve started all but one game for the Buckeyes this season and put up some historic numbers between the pipes. Her 1,135 saves and .942 save percentage are both Ohio State records for a single season and her saves total puts her sixth in NCAA history. She posted six shutouts this year as well to bring her career total to 12, which ties a program mark. Three times this season she has been named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week.
All season long she was the most tested goalie in the country; she finished the 2016-17 season with 1,205 shots faced in addition to her save totals, both of which were over 100 more than any other goaltender. Sauve consistently faced more shots than any other netminder in the NCAA and she was consistently excellent. When you take into account that she missed all of last season recovering from surgery on both of her hips, it only makes her accomplishments that much more incredible.
Playing in her first season of college hockey, Dunne did not disappoint. The only freshman to make an All-WCHA team this season, she appeared in all 37 games for Ohio State. She tallied four goals and 10 assists while blocked 75 shots, which is the most among all freshmen nationwide as of this writing. Dunne was named WCHA Rookie of the Week after the team’s series sweep of Penn State and she was also named Rookie of the Month for January.
The last time Ohio State had two All-WCHA players was the 2013-14 season when Kari Schmitt and Sarah Schmitt were named to the second and third teams, respectively. This is also the third season in a row that OSU had an All-Rookie performer; Lauren Boyle was named to that team last season and Sauve the year before.
Both Dunne and Sauve were also named to the WCHA’s All-Academic Team, where they were joined by seven other teammates: Jessica Dunne, Maddy Field, Julianna Iafallo, Erin Langermeier, Katie Matheny, Dani Sadek, and Lauren Spring. This is the third academic honor for Matheny, second for Jessica Dunne, Iafallo, Sadek, and Spring, and the first Jincy Dunne, Field, Langermeier, and Sauve.