ECAC Honors 19 From SMC On Hockey All-Academic Team

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COLCHESTER, Vt. - Nineteen Saint Michael's College ice hockey student-athletes - 10 men and nine women - were named to the ECAC East All-Academic Team, it was announced on Friday afternoon.

To be named to the all-academic team, the student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, and have competed in at least one-half of his team’s contests during the current season (a goaltender must have played at least 33 percent of his team’s minutes).

The 10 Saint Michael's men's student-athletes honored were: seniors Fran Briand (South Burlington, Vt./Loomis Chaffee School), Alex Higgins (Phoenix, Ariz./Kent School), Tully LaBelle-Hamer (Fairbanks, Alaska/Alaska Avalanche (NAHL)), and Reave MacKinnon (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Winnipeg Saints (MJHL)); juniors Brady Earle (Columbia, Md./The Gunnery School), and sophomores Justin Castagna (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Angeles Kings (AAA)), Mike Dizgun (Kirkland, Quebec/OCN Blizzard (NJHL)), Dan Evarts (Hinesburg, Vt./Green Mountain Glades (EJHL), Colby MacDonald (Byfield, Mass./The Gunnery School), and Rick Rodeschini (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./Canterbury School).

The nine Saint Michael's women's student-athletes recognized were: seniors Meghan Colitti (Dover, N.H./Berwick Academy), Kaleigh Ferrari (Millbrook, N.Y./The Millbrook School), and Emily Ham (Lincoln-Sudbury Regional); juniors Emily Elliott (Casper, Wyo./Colorado Selects), Kiera Nelligan (Melrose, Mass./Arlington Catholic), and Casey Yelton (Arnold, Md./Washington Pride); and sophomores Melissa Coughlin (Franklin, Mass./Franklin), Melissa Hallisey (Dedham, Mass./Dedham), and Erin Stevens (Watertown, Conn./Connecticut Polar Bears).

For the complete ECAC Men's East All-Academic Team release, click here.

For the complete ECAC Women's East All-Academic Team release, click here.