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Florence Schelling

From Northeastern University Notes.

Florence Schelling’s superlative season reached rarified air with her inclusion among three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award, which is given to the top player in Division I women's ice hockey.

The nomination is the latest in an avalanche of accolades for Northeastern’s senior goaltender. Already this season, Schelling has been named unanimous Hockey East Player of the Year and First-Team All-Star, Army ROTC Three Stars Award winner and WHEA Goaltending Champion. She was a two-time Hockey East Goaltender of the Month (February, October) and an eight-time WHEA weekly award winner. In February, she won the Joe Bertagna Award as the Beanpot's top goaltender.

Schelling was also a Patty Kazmaier top 10 finalist in 2009-10. That year she was Hockey East Co-Player of the Year, Bauer Goaltending Champion, a New England Division I All-Star and a Division I Second Team All-American.

Her senior season in 2012 has already brought in a similar haul as Schelling set about etching her name into the record books. Her .956 save percentage in conference play is a new Hockey East single-season record, and her overall percentage of .950 is a new program single-season record. Schelling also set new Northeastern standards in career minutes (5,978:40), save percentage (.940) and goals against average (1.74).

Schelling's numbers will not only go down in Northeastern annals, but also stack up favorably with the best in the country. The .950 save percentage is good for second in the nation, and at 1.42 her goals against average ranks fourth. The Swiss international has started and finished 30 of Northeastern’ s 33 games in 2011/2012 season, with a record of 20-6-4. She conceded one goal or fewer in 19 of those 30 games.