Congratulations to MBS senior Jenna Kurz ’19, who was recently named the Girls Ice Hockey Player of the Year for 2018-19 by NJ.com.
This past season, Kurz recorded 20 goals and 23 assists, finishing second in the state with 43 points. Not only did Kurz develop as a leader throughout the season, but her production ramped up in the most important games. In six February games down the stretch, she recorded eight goals and eight assists, including a three-point game in the Prep Tournament championship.
Her effective two-way style fit seamlessly into the system that Morristown-Beard Coach Bruce Driver wanted to play this year.
“She’s such a talented player who can make plays in traffic and sees the ice extremely well,” said Driver. “She’s a pass-first mentality. She’s always around the puck and she’s able to finish.”
Kurz was a captain of the team this season, and also received the winter Crimson Award for sportsmanship.
“She is a player who pushes herself to be the best she can be, but also makes the players around her better while continually striving to be an example for her teammates,” said Driver.