School recognition: Abby Newhook named Boston College’s female rookie of the year

ST. JOHN’S, NL – St. John’s native Abby Newhook was again recognized for her standout rookie season with the Boston College women’s hockey team.

This time the award came from Boston College itself.

Newhook was named the Boston College female rookie of the year at the university’s Golden Eagle Awards on Friday, May 6. The awards recognize the finest of the school’s athletics for the 2020-2021 season.

The Golden Eagle award is the latest award to recognize Newhook for her outstanding first season at the school.

In March, she was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Year. She was also an unanimous selection to the Hockey East all-rookie team.

On top of that, Newhook was named the St. John’s female athlete of the year for 2021.

For the season, Newhook led all Hockey East first-year players in goals (18), assists (15) and points (32). She also led first-years in the most points scored at the conference, with 25 during the 2021-2022 season.

She also came up big when her team needed it the most as she registered six game-winning goals, the most in Hockey East since Sarah Lefort scored seven in the 2012-2013 season for Boston University.

Throughout the season, Newhook was named the Hockey East rookie of the month three times and rookie of the week another seven.

In 2019-2020, her brother, Alex, received the Golden Eagle Award as the co-male rookie of the year.

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