The Robert Morris women’s hockey team announced their 2020-21 captains Thursday, despite the uncertainty surrounding the season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior forward Lexi Templeman earned the captain’s “C” and senior defenders Emily Curlett and Emilie Harley were named alternate captains.
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Templeman, from Staffa, Ontario, was an alternate captain last season. She scored 44 points (11 goals, 33 assists) in 36 games.
“It’s a huge honor to be named captain of this program,” Templeman said. “Our team has so many people that could be wearing a letter, and I think that’s what makes us so special. We have a really great leadership group that all bring different things to the table. I’m really looking forward to the season.”
Curlett, a native of Lapeer, Michigan, scored 36 points (17 goals, 19 assists) in 36 games last season.
“I am very thankful and excited for the opportunity to be a part of the leadership group on our team for this coming season,” Curlett said. “Lexi and Emilie are both incredible players and people, and we’ve had outstanding leaders in our three years here to learn from. I look forward to the challenge of growing through adversity and helping our team to use COVID as an opportunity and not a setback.”
Harley, who hails from Syracuse, New York, scored 15 points (3 goals, 12 assists) in 36 games last season. Two of those goals came on the power play and her 15 points are second among returning Colonial defenders, behind Curlett.
“I’m really grateful to be named an assistant captain this year. It feels good to know that the coaches and my teammates believe in me,” Harley said. “I think with Lexi, Curly and the rest of the upperclassman we have a great leadership group. There’s going to be a lot of uncertainty surrounding our season this year due to COVID, but I’m excited to find ways for our team to stay connected while we have to be socially distanced. Fingers crossed we can get back to work soon and be fighting for a ring sometime in the spring. I hope that I can leave a great impression on my team, the community, and the rest of RMU.”