Worcester State girls’s hockey ahead Clare Conway is representing Crew USA on the World College Video games in Lake Placid, N.Y.
The occasion will run till Monday. Staged each two years in a distinct metropolis, the winter version of the FISU World College Video games is a celebration of worldwide college sports activities and tradition. With a number of thousand student-athletes competing in every occasion version, the FISU World College Video games is among the many world’s largest winter multi-sports competitors.
Conway, a Billerica native, is a graduate pupil at Worcester State.
“I’m extraordinarily grateful and excited for the chance,” stated Conway. “I grew up pretending to play for Crew USA in avenue hockey or video video games. So, to lastly have the ability to do that could be a surreal dream come true. It’s an honor to characterize Crew USA and Worcester State and thanks to my coaches and teammates for serving to me get right here. I don’t get to have these alternatives with out the folks round me so thanks.”
The U.S. is scheduled to play Canada on Wednesday. The Individuals have been 2-2 of their first 4 video games, dropping 3-1 to Japan and 6-5 to Slovakia and profitable 8-2 over the Czech Republic and 21-0 over Nice Britan.
Sporting No. 9, Conway scored a objective in every of her group’s wins. She had a team-high 5 pictures within the win over the Czech Republic.
The ladies’s hockey match options the U.S., Canada, Nice Britain, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Japan. The video games are going down at SUNY Potsdam, with the semifinals and finals to be held in Lake Placid.
A 2018 Billerica Excessive graduate, Conway performed six seasons of varsity hockey for Billerica/Chelmsford. She spent three seasons at Becker School, the place she compiled 25 objectives and 57 factors in 63 video games. She’s been at Worcester State the final two seasons.
Conway earned ECHA Participant of the Yr honors after her first season at Worcester State when she netted a line of 19-15-34 in 23 video games. In 13 video games this season, she has 15 objectives and 21 factors.
“This honor is so well-deserved for Conway,” stated Worcester State head coach Eliza Kelley. “She has turned some heads in NCAA hockey, for positive. It’s thrilling for her and for our program that she’s incomes alternatives like this. She’s coming off a productive yr final yr and having one other nice begin to this one. Clearly, she’s an excellent participant and a giant vitality producer for us. I do know she’s going to take that zeal and drive together with her to Lake Placid. We are going to miss her in a Lancer jersey in January, however we all know she’s going to characterize the College and our program effectively whereas carrying the crimson, white, and blue.”
Conway, one among simply 4 Division III representatives chosen, is one among 23 comprising the 2023 roster, which incorporates 20 skaters and three goaltenders. Further members of the squad characterize Division I, together with the Hockey East, and Division II.
“We’re so pleased with Clare’s accomplishments as a Lancer. Since she arrived on our campus within the fall of 2021, she has been extremely necessary to our inaugural girls’s ice hockey program, and an asset in rapidly turning into a famous hockey group within the Northeast,” stated Worcester State athletic director Mike Mudd. “Whether or not scoring a well timed objective, establishing a teammate, or blocking a shot, she has been a terrific consultant of our program. To have the ability to characterize our college and nation in such a prestigious occasion is a tribute to her onerous work and accomplishments as a student-athlete.”