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Buckeye freshman honored for NCAA-leading performance
Ohio State's Andrea Braendli Named WHCA National Goaltender Of The Month For February
Buckeye freshman honored for NCAA-leading performance

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – March 7, 2019 – The Women's Hockey Commissioners Association has named Ohio State freshman Andrea Braendli its National Goaltender of the Month for February.

Braendli led the nation with a .979 save percentage and the WCHA with a 0.72 goals-against-average in February. The rookie did not suffer a loss in the month that saw her notch a pair of shutouts and post a 2-0-2 record. She backstopped the Buckeyes as they tied No. 1 Wisconsin twice in Madison on the final weekend of the regular season, finishing with 92 saves in the series.

The Zurich, Switzerland, native's .979 save percentage also led the NCAA for the month, while her two shutouts tied for the WCHA lead for the month. This is her first career National Goaltender of the Month honor.

Other HCA honorees in February were Colgate's Jessie Eldrige (Player of the Month) and Princeton's Maggie Connors (Rookie of the Month).