Northeastern women’s hockey alumna and Palos Heights’ native, Kendall Coyne was named Best Female Athlete in The Globies, the Boston Globe’s annual award show honoring the top athletes and teams in New England. Coyne was also nominated for the Top College Athlete category. The Gloies took place last evening, November 14, at the House of Blues in Boston.
According to the Northeastern Huskies’ website, Coyne was nominated in both categories after an historic season that culminated with the Huskies’ first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament. The 2016 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner for the top player in Division I women’s hockey, Coyne led the nation in goals (50), goals per game (1.35), points per game (2.27), shorthanded goals (5) and hat tricks (5) in 2015-16. The Palos Heights, Illinois native was also named a First Team AHCA All-American, the All-New England Player of the Year, and the Cammi Granato Award winner for WHEA Player of the Year.
In the Best Female Athlete category, Coyne was honored along with two of her USWNT Olympic teammates–Boston College alumna Alex Carpenter and the Boston Pride’s Hilary Knight–as well as 2016 Boston Marathon winner Atsede Baysa. In the Top College Athlete category, Coyne was nominated with Boston College’s Thatcher Demko, Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey and Providence’s Kris Dunn.