Valente named captain of Union women's hockey team
Junior forward Christine Valente will be the captain of the Union women's hockey team next season.
Valente was the team's second-leading scorer this season with five goals and 14 assists in 34 games.
Valente won the team's Unsung Hero Award for the second straight year at the Dutchwomen's banquet on Saturday.
Junior goalie Shenae Lundberg and senior forward Stefanie Thomson shared the George Morrison MVP Award.
Senior defenseman Ashley Johnston captured the Ashley Kilstein Award for the second year in a row for her outstanding service to the community.
Sophomore forward Jamie Smith earned the Most Improved Player of the Year Award. Freshmen defenseman Kathryn Davis was named Rookie of the Year.