Cydney Roesler Named QU Women’s Ice Hockey Captain for 2015-16 Season

Cydney Roesler Named QU Women’s Ice Hockey Captain for 2015-16 Season

HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac women's ice hockey interim head coach Cassandra Turner has announced that Cydney Roesler (Stittsville, Ontario) has been voted the Team Captain for the 2015-16 season, as selected by her teammates and coaches.

"Cyd is ready and prepared to be our leader. She is an intense competitor, a motivator and we're excited to support her in leading our team next season," Turner said.

Roesler was unanimously voted by her teammates to become the 13th different player to be named the Captain of the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team in program history. This past season, Roesler was one of the two assistant captains with Shiann Darkangelo (Brighton, Michigan).

"I'm very honored and fortunate to be named captain for next season. There are big shoes to fill after Morgan Fritz-Ward and Erica Uden Johansson, they did an unbelievable job but it's great I have them to look up to," Roesler said. "I'm really excited with the group of girls we have and the girls coming in, it should be a really good year.

Roesler is the first defenseman to be named the Bobcats' Captain since Regan Boulton during hte 2012-13 season. 

As one of the standout defenseman on the Bobcats' roster, Roesler was also honored with the team's Best Defensive Player Award at the Awards Banquet on Sunday afternoon.

Roesler has amassed 39 points in her career so far on 10 goals and 29 assists. This past season, Roesler recorded a career high seven goals along with six assists for 13 points. Most notably, Roesler went to the penalty box just two times this season for a total of four minutes, cut down from her 28 penalty minutes in 2013-14.

Roesler also tied for the team lead with 52 blocked shots on the defensive end with fellow junior Kristen Tamberg (North Toronto, Ontario). 2014-15 was the second consecutive season that Roesler and Tamberg tied for the team lead in blocked shots, as the junior duo led the team with 41 blocked shots in 2013-14 as sophomores.

The Bobcats are coming off their best season in program history as they achieved many firsts and program records. They finished with a 26-9-3 record and 15-5-2 mark in ECAC play, with the 26 overall wins and 15 conference wins becoming new program records. The Bobcats also had their highest finish in program history as they finished third in the ECAC. Most notably, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team went to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Captain Year-By-Year History
Season Name Position Hometown
2015-16 Cydney Roesler Defense Stittsville, Ontario
2014-15 Morgan Fritz-Ward Forward Mason City, Iowa
2013-14 Amanda Colin Forward Burnsville, Minn.
2012-13 Regan Boulton Defense Brandon, Manitoba
2011-12 Jordan Elkins Defense Wasilla, Alaska
2010-11 Jordan Elkins Defense Wasilla, Alaska
2009-10 Kallie Flor Forward Farmington, Minn.
2008-09 Trudy Reyns Defense Port Hope, Ontario
2007-08 Trudy Reyns Defense Port Hope, Ontario
2006-07 Kristin Alcorn Defense Orangeville, Ontario
2005-06 Kristin Alcorn Defense Orangeville, Ontario
2004-05 Caitlin Peters Forward Minneapolis, Minn.
2003-04 Debbie Beaudoin Forward Surrey, British Columbia
2002-03 Serena Hillman Forward Tsawwassen, British Columbia
  Elizabeth Jankowski Forward Cheshire, Conn.
2001-02 Serena Hillman Forward Tsawwassen, British Columbia
  Elizabeth Jankowski Forward Cheshire, Conn.