Geneva Lloyd '13 Named NESCAC Player of the Week

AMHERST, MA – Amherst College first-year standout Geneva Lloyd '13 (Calgary, Alberta) has been named the NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Player of the Week, the conference announced today. Lloyd scored a pair of goals and assisted on two others during a pivotal 3-0 week for the Lord Jeffs, who improved to 15-2-4 overall and 10-1-3 in conference play.

Amherst began its week with a 1-0 win at Saint Anselm College, during which Lloyd assisted on the game's only goal in the opening minute of the third period. The Jeffs fell into a 2-0 hole against Bowdoin on Friday but scored three times in the second period, with Lloyd tying things up at 2-2 after she intercepted a pass and turned it into an unassisted goal. In a 5-0 win over Bowdoin the next day, Lloyd scored the eventual game winner in the first period and assisted on the only goal of the second frame.

Lloyd is the first Lord Jeff to be named NESCAC Player of the Week in her debut season since Courtney Hanlon '11 earned the honor as a rookie in Jan. 2008. Lloyd's three goals and 16 assists make her the team's leader in points, and also rank her second in the NESCAC in first-year scoring, third in assists and ninth in points. A versatile player, Lloyd began the season as a defenseman but has played each of the past three games as a forward. She has recorded at least one point in 10 of her past 11 games.

Second-ranked Amherst is currently alone atop the NESCAC standings, but the Jeffs will travel to face archrival Williams College this weekend for a pair of crucial conference showdowns with the surging Ephs.