March 15, 2018

Jincy Dunne Named AHCA All-American


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Defenseman Jincy Dunne has been named an American Hockey Coaches Association All-American, the AHCA announced on Thursday.

Dunne, one of the two defensemen on the AHCA All-American Second Team, posted a team high plus-22 rating this season. Her 24 assists are tied for second in the WCHA, and she’s tied for fifth on the team in points with 26.

On the defensive side, the redshirt-sophomore blocked 71 shots, good for second on the team. Her efforts on the blue line helped the Buckeyes notch a single season record 11 shutouts as the team also set a new program record for wins in a season with 24.

“I had been recruiting Jincy for a long time, even back at my old school. She was arguably the best player at her age going into college, so seeing her earn this recognition is no surprise,” head coach Nadine Muzerall said. “She’s a huge part of why we’re in the Frozen Four this weekend, and we hope to see her wearing the red, white, and blue for the United States in the next Olympics.”

The Buckeyes are set to take the ice for the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four semifinal on Friday. Ohio State faces the defending nation champion Clarkson at 5 p.m. ET, the game airs live on the Big Ten Network.