Ten Hockey Players Earn MASCAC Academic Honors

Ten Hockey Players Earn MASCAC Academic Honors

April 13, 2011

BUZZARDS BAY, MA-Ten members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team have earned Massachusetts Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference honors.

One-third of the players on the Corsairs' roster were honored.

Two seniors-forward Jason Stahl (Londonderry, NH/Londonderry HS/Valley Jr. Warriors-EJHL) and goaltender Collin Tracy (Medford, MA/Medford HS) were named to the team. Junior forwards Mike Owens (South Boston, MA/Winchendon School/Boston Jr. Bulldogs-AJHL) and Rob Dudley (Douglas, MA//Middlesex School) were named. Sophomore forward William Colclough (Naples, FL/Frisco, TX HS/Peoria Mustangs-CSHL) and defenseman Ricky Miller (Colorado Springs, CO/Mitchell HS/Northern Cyclones-AtJHL) were also honored, as were four freshmen-defenseman Ryan Hurd (Mound, MN/Mound Westonka HS/Rochester Ice Hawks-MNJHL), goaltender Ben Vandervies (Hanna, AB/Penticton HS/Golden Rockets-KJHL), and forwards Ethan Belisle (Chicopee, MA/Williston-Northampton HS) and Alexei Kopelevich (Pacific Palisades, CA/Pacific Palisades HS/Los Angeles Junior Kings).

"It's a credit to the student-athletes who have earned a 3.2 grade point average or better in the fall or who have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better that they are able to balance the demands of being a collegiate ice hockey player and a student," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach John Rolli. "I'm proud of the time management skills of our players, and their academic achievements. I think it's a credit to UMD hockey when a third of the players are either on the Dean's List or the Chancellor's List." To qualify for MASCAC Academic All-Conference honors, student-athletes must earn a 3.2 grade point average, either in their previous semester or overall. At UMass Dartmouth, students earning semester GPAs of 3.8 or better are named to the Chancellor's List, while those earning semester GPAs of 3.2 or higher make the Dean's List.