Zukas, Lloyd Named to All-America Second Team


Randi Zukas '11 (above) and Geneva Lloyd '13 (below) were named to the AHCA All-America Second Team on Thursday.

AMHERST, MA – Amherst College women’s ice hockey standouts Randi Zukas ’11 (Glen Head, NY) and Geneva Lloyd ’13 (Calgary, Alberta) have each been named to the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-America Second Team, it was announced Thursday evening.

The Lord Jeff duo joins Middlebury goaltender Alexi Bloom (First Team) and Trinity forward Kim Weiss (First Team) in representing the NESCAC on the All-America ranks. All four individuals were selected to the All-NESCAC First Team this season.

Zukas, a two-time All-Conference Second Team selection in her first two seasons before being promoted to the First Team in 2010, finished second among league blue-liners and fourth overall in points with 29, half of which came during a late-season nine-game scoring streak (1-14-15). Seventeen of the senior's team- and conference-leading 25 assists occurred on the power play.

Returning to the All-Conference First Team from last year was Lloyd, who led her squad in scoring for the second-straight winter. She amassed 12 goals and 20 assists for 32 points, besting the 31 she recorded as a rookie. Lloyd finished the year first in the conference among defenders in scoring and first in power-play points with 23 (8-15-23), also finishing the 16-game NESCAC schedule first in points over conference games with nine goals and 13 assists.

Lloyd and Zukas were two of the nation’s top defenders throughout the 2010-11 season. Heading into this weekend, Lloyd ranks first among Division III defenders in points per game (1.19), while Zukas is close behind in second (1.07). The two played a vital role in leading Amherst to a fifth consecutive appearance in the conference finals, as the Jeffs finished with a 19-6-2 record.

Zukas, who last year became the first All-America First Team selection in program history, wrapped up her outstanding career with 90 points on 17 goals and 73 assists. During her time at Amherst, the Lord Jeffs posted an 86-17-10 record.