Washington Pride Captain Haley Skarupa has been selected as the JWHL's Player of the Year after voting by all 10 JWHL Major Junior Teams. This award is named in honor of Liz Turgeon who played in the JWHL for the Colorado Select and was also a member of the US Under 18 Team. Liz, a Freshman at the University of Minnesota, sadly passed away in a tragic accident this winter. The JWHL Liz Turgeon Player of the Year Award recognizes a player who embodies the values that Liz represented as well as a players invaluable contribution to her team.
Haley is in her 3rd season with The Pride, and her committment to excellence has resulted in some impressive personal accomplishments, including: being named to the US Under-18 Team twice (winning a gold and silver medal) and being named to the US National Select Team. Haley was also named as a 1st team All-Star for the JWHL.
Skarupas personal statistics are also very impressive, as she currently has 141 points in 56 games for the Pride and is also leading the JWHL in scoring with 60 points in just 23 games.
The award will be presented prior to the JWHL Championship game at the University of Wisconsin on March 13, 2011. For more information on Haley, please visit www.pridehockey.com.