An NCAA All-Time Record Falls at the Houston Field House
Raise your hand if you know the name Lovisa Selander. Maybe only a few of you, but she's one of the best, if not the flat-out best, women's college hockey has ever seen in goal.
The native of Sweden entered Saturday afternoon's game against Harvard only eleven saves from setting the NCAA's all-time career record for saves and Selander did away with any suspense in the first period. The Engineers' senior captain saw 56 shots and stopped all but two of them. The record-breaking eleventh stop came before the first intermission, but despite her brick-like play in net, RPI lost the Crimson 2-1.
Selander is already the Engineers' all-time leader in games played and wins and now she stands alone in the NCAA record books with 3,853 career saves. Saturday's 54 saves are above her already-absurd per game average of 33 and Selander's impact in Troy and across women's hockey won't soon be forgotten. Even for the people who didn't raise their hand before reading this.