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Mae Batherson wins conference Rookie of the Week award

For the second time this season, Syracuse freshman defender Mae Batherson has earned College Hockey America Rookie of the Week.

In a two-game series over the weekend against conference leader Mercyhurst, Batherson recorded four points, including three assists in the 8-3 thrashing of the Lakers on Friday. All of Batherson’s assists were sent to three different Orange goal-scorers. These included feeding Lindsay Eastwood for the powerplay goal in the first period, Emma Polaski’s second period powerplay goal, and Kelli Rowswell’s goal in the third period.

Batherson now has twelve assists on the season. In addition to the assists, Batherson also found the back of the cage, scoring the go-ahead goal to put the Orange up 2-1 in an eventual 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday. It was Batherson’s third goal of the season.

In the SU defensive zone, Batherson blocked three Mercyhurst shots en route to Friday’s win.

“I think we just played really well as a team,” said Batherson after Saturday’s loss. “We just gotta keep going and keep on working on our breakouts and getting pucks out so we can play offense and the other end.”

Batherson previously won CHA Rookie Of the Week during the week of October 27-November 2 when …read more

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