Chloe Desjardins Following in Florence Schelling's Footsteps for Huskies

Mark StaffieriContributor IIOctober 19, 2012

(Photo courtesy of Northeastern Athletics, image by Jim Pierre)
(Photo courtesy of Northeastern Athletics, image by Jim Pierre)

Freshman netminder Chloe Desjardins has the unenviable task of replacing Florence Schelling as the Northeastern Huskies netminder this season. The native of Beauce, Quebec has shown tremendous grace under pressure, however, and is managing to live up to the expectations.

Desjardins participated for Brewster Academy's squad over three seasons and was a member of Team Quebec, which participated at the Under-18 Canadian National Championships. At the tournament, she was named the Most Outstanding Goaltender.

The October 5 victory over Colgate resulted in the first shutout of her career. The following day, she blocked 34 shots as Northeastern bested the Syracuse Orange. Statistically, she had a .969 save percentage and made 63 saves.

She continued her momentum heading into the following weekend. In a win against the Union Dutchwomen, she assisted on Kendall Coyne’s first goal of the game. Coyne would go on to score a hat trick in the contest. Her assist marked the first point recorded by a Northeastern goaltender since Florence Schelling logged one in an October 22, 2010 contest.

The following day, she stood between the pipes in a 1-0 shutout win over the Rensselaer Engineers. Katie McSorley logged the game winner for the Huskies in the contest. Desjardins had a goals against average of 1.00 in the two wins. In addition, she logged an impressive .980 save percentage while stopping 24 shots in each of the two contests.

The efforts of Desjardins have helped the Huskies to a 4-0-0 start for the second consecutive season. Her two shutouts have also marked the second time in five seasons that the Huskies have logged two shutouts in a four-game span to start the season.