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For his efforts in leading St. Lawrence to the 2012 ECAC tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA quarterfinals, Chris Wells has been named the AHCA women’s Division I coach of the year.

The Saints compiled a record of 24-10-4 this year, including a 18-2-1 streak from Dec. 2, 2011-March 3, 2012, culminating in beating Cornell in the ECAC tournament final.

Through four seasons as the Saints’ head coach, Wells. who also played at SLU from 1988-1992, has compiled a record of 80-53-16.

Minnesota’s Brad Frost was the runner-up for this year’s award.