Hockey Player from Katy Honored in New England

From Left: Jenna Marotta and Madie Leidt. Photo provided

MIDDLEBURY, CT (Covering Katy News) – A hockey player from Katy who plays for the 10th-ranked Middlebury College women’s team was recognized when the New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its postseason honors recently.

Senior Jenna Marotta of Katy and sophomore Madie Leidt  of Killingworth, CT,  were both First-Team All-NESCAC selections for the Panthers.

Middlebury is currently 15-7-3 heading into this weekend’s NESCAC Semifinal matchup against Hamilton at Williams on Saturday.

Marotta earns her second-straight All-NESCAC selection on the on defense. She paces NESCAC defenders with 16 points this season on four goals and a dozen assists. Her .48 helpers/game place her seventh among all of her conference peers. She currently ranks second on the team in scoring. Marotta earned points in five of the first six games this season, tallying a goal and two assists in a February 8 game with Colby. She anchors a defensive group that leads the conference with a 1.32 goals against average and is second with a .873 penalty killing efficiency.

Leidt earns first-team honors after being named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year last season. She is currently ranked third in the league in goals (10) and points (23), while holding down the fourth spot with 13 assists. Leidt leads the league with five game-winning goals, while her 10 power-play points rank second. All of these statistics are tops among her Panther teammates. She helps lead a Middlebury offense that ranks second in the league with 2.38 goals/game this winter. Leidt began the season on a seven-game point streak, including two goals and an assist in a November 30 win over Connecticut College.

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