MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) announced the league's 2017-18 women's ice hockey major award winners, naming Morrisville State College's Karoline Arvik (Trondheim, Norway) the Goaltender of the Year, and the Mustangs own Melissa Lomanto Coach of the Year for a second consecutive season.
Arvik led Morrisville State to a 10-0-2 CHC record in net, starting in all 12 conference games. Across the season, the freshman averaged a 0.84 goals against average within conference play alone, while collecting 228 saves for a .958 save percentage and 0.917 winning percentage.
Overall on the season, the freshman has posted a 1.25 goals against average, to rank first in the CHC, allowed just 31 goals, posted 514 saves and posted a .943 save percentage to rank second. She has recorded the most wins in net (15) and ranks second in overall win percentage at 0.660. She ranks 7th in all of Division III in goals against average, 11th in save percentage and is tied for third in shutouts (8).
She is a four time selection of goaltender of the week, one-time co-goaltender of the week honoree, and has been named the rookie of the week once. Arvik also earned first team All-Conference recognition and was named to the All-Rookie Team as goaltender.
Lomanto was voted Coach of the Year by her peers for a second straight season after leading Morrisville State to an undefeated 10-0-2 conference record and number one overall seed in the CHC post-season tournament.
Her squad led the conference in scoring defense, allowing a stingy 0.92 goals per game, while averaging 2.83 on the offensive end which is tied for the second most in the league.
Lomanto has guided Morrisville State to three straight tournament appearances in all three years of existence. Last season, they rallied to capture the tournament title in just their second season of competition. She captured her 100th career coaching win on October 27 this year, as her Mustang squad defeated Buffalo State 2-0.
Morrisville State will serve as host site for the semifinal and championship round of the CHC Tournament, scheduled to take place March 3-4 at the IcePlex.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.