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Fisher Wins Women’s Hockey Award

March 20, 1998

BOSTON (AP) _ Brandy Fisher of New Hampshire, the nation’s leading scorer in women’s collegiate hockey, on Friday was named winner of the first Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award as the country’s top player.

The other finalists were goalie Laurie Belliveau of Yale and forward Sarah Hood of Dartmouth.

Fisher, a senior center from Potsdam, N.Y., had 41 goals and 39 assists prior to Friday night’s national semifinal against Minnesota. In four seasons, she had 128 goals going into Friday’s game.

The award is named for a four-year letter-winner at Princeton who was the Ivy League’s most valuable player in 1985-86. She was 28 when she died on Feb. 15, 1990, after suffering from a rare blood disease.

The original list of 11 candidates for the award included Stephanie Acres and Hilary Witt of Northeastern, Ali Coughlin of Princeton, Janna Dewar of Cornell, Courtney Kennedy and Meaghan Sittler of Colby, Nadine Muzerall of Minnesota and Jessica Tabb of Providence.

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