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The USA Hockey Foundation has named Wisconsin senior goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens, Clarkson senior forward Cayley Mercer, and Minnesota Duluth senior forward Lara Stalder as the Top-3 Finalists for the 2017 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.

Desbiens is a repeat Top-3 Finalist for the award, currently holding the lead in save percentage (.963), goals-against average (0.69), wins (25) and shutouts (15); she also holds the NCAA records for career shutouts (53) and single-season shutouts (21, 2015-16). Mercer is the NCAA leader with 25 goals this season, and is tied for third nationally in points (55), tied for four in power-play goals (6), and is sixth in points per game (1.53). Stalder is second in the NCAA in points per game (1.66), fifth in total points (53), tied for third in goals per game (0.69) and fourth in assists per game (0.97).