Athletics

Krystyn Elek Named to All-America East Second Team

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Sophomore Krystyn Elek has built a reputation as one of the best goaltenders in Division III.

AMHERST, MA – Amherst College sophomore goaltender Krystyn Elek (Summerville, SC) has been named to the RBK Hockey Division III Women’s All-America East Second Team for the second consecutive season. The RBK Hockey All-America Teams are sponsored by RBK Hockey, an international leader in hockey equipment, and are chosen by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association.

After earning All-NESCAC First Team and Rookie of the Year honors last year, Elek was named to the conference’s Second Team this season after yet another dominant year in net. She finished her sophomore campaign with a 1.33 goals-against average, which was good enough for fourth best in the NESCAC and ninth best in the nation.

Elek’s .940 save percentage was tied for the second highest in the conference and tied for fifth highest among Division III goalies, while her .725 winning percentage (13-4-3) was the fourth highest in the NESCAC and 14th highest in the country. She posted six shutouts on the year and helped the Lord Jeffs lead the NESCAC in scoring defense, as the team allowed just 1.18 goals per game—the third lowest average in the nation.

Amherst finished its season with a 3-2 loss to Elmira College in the NCAA Championship first round, as the Lord Jeffs earned an automatic bid the national tournament after winning their second consecutive NESCAC title. Amherst tied the program record for wins in a season, finishing at 20-4-4 overall and 15-1-2 in its final 18 games.

Krystyn Elek's Resume:  

  • 2007 and 2008 All-America East Second Team (only first-year named to an All-America team in 2007)
  • 2007 NESCAC Rookie of the Year
  • 2007 All-NESCAC First Team
  • 2008 All-NESCAC Second Team
  • Set NESCAC Championship record for saves in a game (65) and saves in a tournament (127) in 2007
  • Featured in “Faces in the Crowd” section of April 16 issue of Sports Illustrated
  • USCHO.com Defensive Player of the Week for period ending March 7
  • NESCAC Player of the Week for period ending March 5, 2007
  • NESCAC Player of the Week for period ending January 18, 2007
  • NESCAC Player of the Week for period ending March 9, 2008