November 30, 2021

WCHA Names Jaques Defender of the Month


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophie Jaques added another WCHA honor to her resume this week as the conference announced its Player of the Month awards on Tuesday. She is the WCHA’s Defender of the Month for November, earning the award for the second time this season after picking up the first monthly defenseman honor of the year at the end of October.

In November, Jaques recorded 15 points in six games for Ohio State to tie for the most points by a Buckeye this month. She led the team with 10 helpers and recorded five goals, four of which were scored on the power play. The senior blueliner netted the team’s lone shorthanded goal of the month.

In 16 games played this season, Jaques leads defensemen nationally in scoring with 28 points on 11 goals and 17 assists. Her eight power play goals are the most scored nationally this season by a single player. With her efforts this season, the Buckeyes rank No. 1 in scoring offense (5.19), power play goals (18) and power play percentage (.383). Jaques leads Ohio State with a +24 rating on ice this year and 18 blocked shots.

The Toronto, Ontario native earned a total of four WCHA honors this month after winning three of the five WCHA Defender of the Week honors awarded in November. She picked up the final weekly defenseman honor of the month on Nov. 29 following a five-point weekend against St. Lawrence and Penn State.