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Jamie Lee Rattray, a senior from Clarkson University, won this year’s Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, a prize presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey.

 

 

“Jamie Lee is the definition of hard work paying off,” said Matt Desrosiers, co-head coach of Clarkson University. “The energy she brings to every practice and game is unmatched and is infectious to the rest of her team. She embodies everything the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award represents; a top performer in the country, competitiveness, performance in the clutch, personal character, and most importantly a true passion and love for the game of hockey.”

2014 Patty Kazmaier Award winner Jamie Lee Rattray with Keynote Speaker and 2011 Award winner Meghan Duggan

2014 Patty Kazmaier Award winner, Jamie Lee Rattray with Keynote Speaker and 2011 Award winner, Meghan Duggan

 

Aside from her impressive stats, Rattray is actively involved with her college women’s hockey program’s volunteer initiative with local youth hockey players. She also helped raise money for the Dalton Guyette Memorial Award to assist less fortunate children living near the school.

 

 

Born in the “non-traditional” hockey market of South Florida, Elizabeth (Beth) quickly grew to love the sport at a very young age after her Buffalo-bred family introduced her to the Sabres. High school friends who didn’t care about hockey couldn't understand her withdrawals during the 2004-05 lockout, but college would bring a hockey loving boyfriend (and best friend) to whom she could finally relate. A South Florida native himself, and an avid Florida Panthers fan, he got her into the home team. Together they work for their college hockey club (the FAU Owls), broadcasting games. Beth is a huge USA Hockey fan and hopes to see them win Olympic gold in her lifetime. Between her 2 favorite NHL teams, her college squad, and USA Hockey, it's hard to tell which team she loves most, but she is passionate about them all.

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