2018: NFHCA Second Team All-American … NFHCA All-Northeast Region First Team selection … tabbed the 2018 America East Defensive Player of the Year … earned America East All-Conference First Team accolades … named to the America East All-Tournament Team … garnered America East All-Academic Team honors … totaled a career-high nine goals and 23 points, ranking third on the team … team captain … first on the team and second in the conference with five game-winning goals … added five assists … collected a defensive save … started all 21 games played … dished out a personal-best two assists in wins against Colgate (9/1) and Pacific (11/3) … recorded a multi-goal effort in a win against Sacred Heart (9/8) … played on a backline that finished the season with a .740 goals against average that ranked a third best in the nation.
2017: Second Team All-American… NFHCA First Team All-Northeast Region… Named America East Defensive Player of the Year and East Division All-Conference… America East All-Tournament Team… Started all 19 games in the middle back… Took all penalty strokes for the Great Danes and was an essential part of the penalty corner unit… Recorded 5 goals and 2 assists totaling 12 points… Recorded 2 goals and an assist in the 3-1 victory over Boston University (9/7)… Scored one goal in the 5-3 win against Holy Cross (9/1)… Chipped in a goal against Vermont in Burlington to aid the 4-1 win (10/1).
2016: NFHCA All-Northeast Region First Team... America East East Division All-Conference Team... NFHCA National Academic Squad... Started 17 games on the UAlbany back line, also serving as the penalty stroke player... Finished with four goals, six assists and two penalty stroke goals in as many attempts... Notched a goal and a defensive save in season opening victory vs. Hofstra (8/26)... A goal and an assist in two victories in a row at Saint Joseph's (9/25) and at New Hampshire (9/30)... Three points off a goal and an assist in home finale win over UMass Lowell (10/30).
2015: America East All-Rookie selection...Made 17 starts in all 17 appearances...Sat out the first five games of the season...Scored three goals to go with two assists, including the game-winner at Monmouth (9/27) in her first career tally...A member of the highly-successful penalty corner unit...An NFHCA National Academic Squad member.
Before UAlbany: Received an invitation to U-21 German National Team camp in 2014 … Suited up in three games for the U-16 German National Team in 2011…A member of the SC Charlottenburg club out of Berlin, a second league German squad…Played in the youth circuit of Berlin, notching her first experience in 2006-07, winning the Berlin Championship in back-to-back years (2006-07 and 2007-08)…Qualified for the German Championships in 2008-09, taking third place, followed by another national appearance in 2009-10.
Personal: Intended major is human biology.
Helmke's Career Statistics:
Points: 5, Boston University (9/7/17)
Goals: 2, 2x, last at Sacred Heart (9/8/18)
Assists: 2, 2x, last vs. Pacific (11/3/18)
Shots: 7, 2x, last vs. UC Davis (11/2/18)