With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.
Former ‘99 West Coast Selects forward Josh Norris was named Big Ten second star of the week honors for his efforts over the weekend. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Michigan native posted back-to-back multi-point games to help the University of Michigan sweep St. Lawrence, earning his first career weekly award.
Freshman Drew O’Connor earned Rookie of the Week honors in the ECAC. The ‘98 East Coast Selects-Q forward scored a goal and added two assists and is tied for the team lead in points.
Michigan native Gordie Green was named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week after breaking out with six points over the weekend. Former ‘97 West Coast Selects forward and current Miami(OH) junior scored two goals and four assists with a plus-4 rating and leads the Redhawks in points with nine through their first eight games.
In the month of October, 11 former Boys Selects players announced verbal commitments to play Division-I hockey. That number is a record high for the program in a single month, topping the previous mark of 10 back in February of 2017. Among those commitments are Davis Burnside (‘03 WCS, Ohio State University), Frankie Carogioiello (‘02 ECS-O, Miami(OH) University), Reilly Connors (‘00 ECS-Q, Yale University), Hank Kempf (‘02 WCS, Cornell University), Will Margel (‘01 ECS-O, University of New Hampshire), Austin May (‘03 WCS, Providence College), Trevor Mitchell (‘03 ECS-O, Western Michigan University), Ethan Phillips (Selects Academy, Boston University), Cameron Rowe (‘01 ECS-Q, University of North Dakota), Ryan Siedem (‘01 ECS-O, Harvard University) and Ryan Ufko (‘03 ECS-O, University of Massachusetts),
For a third time this season, Abbey Levy was named Goalie of the Week in the WCHA for her efforts against Bemidji State. In two starts, Levy stopped 55-of-56 shots faced and earned a 4-1 win on Friday along with a 25-save shutout on Saturday. She has started all eight games for Minnesota State, helping them to a 4-3-1 record.
U.S. Olympic gold medalist and ‘99 West Coast Selects forward Cayla Barnes earned Rookie of the Week honors in Hockey East. The 5-foot-1 California native extended her point streak to seven games by picking up two assists in Friday’s 5-1 win over Holy Cross and a goal on Sunday in a 4-1 win over Maine.
Lindsay Reed was named ECAC Rookie of the Week after just her second career start in net for the Harvard Crimson. The ‘00 ECS-Q goaltender made 49 saves in the team’s 1-0 loss to Colgate and boasts a .974 save percentage allowing just two goals in two games.
Contributing on seven of her team’s 10 goals over the weekend, Michaela Pejzlova was named the NCAA’s Third Star of the Week. The Clarkson junior forward scored three goals and four assists in back-to-back wins over Syracuse. Pejzlova is third on the team in scoring with 14 points in eight games.
Last week, six Girls Selects players announced commitments to Division-I programs including four from our Selects Academy at Bishop Kearney. Bella Vasseur (‘05 ECS, University of Wisconsin) and Molly Jordan (‘05 ECS, Boston College) along with current Selects Academy players Laila Edwards (University of Wisconsin), Nyle Boyce (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Ellie Zweber (Cornell University) and Maddy Coene (Providence College) will all look to continue their careers at the collegiate level.
Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CLICK HERE for more information to see how you can join the Selects family.