Year-in and year-out, Atlantic Hockey student-athletes prove that their abilities in the classroom mirror their abilities on the ice. This year was no different as 209 student-athletes have been named to the 2018-19 Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team. Additionally, 12 players posted 4.0 GPAs during the 2018-19 academic year, leading to the honor of being recognized as Student-Athletes of the Year.
Adam Brubacher (RIT) and Sean Giles (RMU) repeat as Student-Athletes of the Year, the third-straight honor for the junior Brubacher and second for Giles. The other 4.0 GPAs for the year came from Patrik Demel (AIC), Matt Koch (AFA), Matt Serratore (AFA), David Baskerville (CC), Chris Makowski (MU), Dylan Thiessen (MU), Geoff Lawson (RMU), Dyllan Lubbesmeyer (RMU), Francis Marotte (RMU), and Brendon Michaelian (RMU).
Six of the 11 member institutions placed at least 20 student-athletes on the 2018-19 All-Academic Team, with four teams, Robert Morris, RIT, Canisius, and Niagara pacing the way with 23 representatives each. Mercyhurst had 21 names on the list, while AIC had 20 All-Academic Team members.
To qualify for the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team, an individual must post a 3.0 GPA or better in all academic semesters for which his team was actively competing.
2018-19 Atlantic Hockey Student-Athletes of the Year
Matt Koch, Air Force
Matt Serratore, Air Force
Patrik Demel, AIC
David Baskerville, Canisius
Chris Makowski, Mercyhurst
Dylan Thiessen, Mercyhurst
Adam Brubacher, RIT#
Sean Giles, Robert Morris*
Geoff Lawson, Robert Morris
Dyllan Lubbesmeyer, Robert Morris
Francis Marotte, Robert Morris
Brendon Michaelian, Robert Morris
# 3-Time Student-Athlete of the Year
* 2-Time Student-Athlete of the Year
Air Force (14): Billy Christopoulos, Kieran Durgan, Carter Ekberg, Evan Feno, Evan Giesler, Max Harper, Kyle Haak, Matt Koch, Tyler Jutting, Pierce Pluemer, Matt Serratore, Brady Tomlak, Jensen Zerban
AIC (20): Elijiah Barriga, Jeff Baum, Blake Christensen, Justin Cole, Darius Davidson, Patrik Demel, Chris Dodero, Stefano Durante, Tobias Fladeby, Janis Jaks, Joel Kocur, Nicolas Luka, Luka Maver, Shawn McBride, Martin Mellberg, Vitaliy Novytskyy, Jared Pike, Evan Plotnik, Ryan Polin, Hugo Reinhardt
Army West Point (9): Bryan Gerstenfeld, Tipper Higgins, Mason Krueger, Dalton MacAfee, Ian Mansfield, Taylor Maruya, Matt Penta, John Zimmerman, Brendan Soucie
Bentley (18): Connor Brassard, Jake Bryniarksi, Cody DePourcq, Ryner Gorowksy, Brendan Hamblet, Tanner Jago, Jake Kauppila, Fraser Kirk, Charlie Marchand, Jakov Novak, Brett Orr, Luke Orysiuk, Aidan Pelino, Matt Riggleman, Ethan Roswell, Luke Santerno, Alexey Solovyev, Michael Zuffante
Canisius (23): Austin Alger, David Baskerville, Felix Chamberland, Ian Edmondson, Logan Gestro, Derek Hamelin, Cameron Heath, Matt Hoover, Nick Hutchison, Alex Jaeckle, Lee Lapid, Matt Long, Jimmy Mazza, Matt McLeod, Grant Meyer, Kevin Obssuth, David Parrottino, Jesse Pereira, Matt Stief, Daniel Urbani, Blake Wareham, Tucker Weppner, Blake Weyrick
Holy Cross (18): Charlie Barrow, Will Brophy, Mitch Collett, Beau Collins, Johnny Coughlin, Peter Crinella, Kevin Darrar, Bryce Dolan, Logan Ferguson, Pete Kessel, Michael Laffin, Jay Mackie, Tommy Nixon, Pat O’Leary, Neil Robinson, Jack Surowiec, Anthony Vincent, Erik Gordon
Mercyhurst (23): James Anderson, Wes Baker, Derek Barach, Michael Bevilacqua, Tommaso Bucci, Corey Caruso, Devon Daniels, Colin DeAugustine, Steven Ipri, Geoff Kitt, Joshua Lammon, Chris Makowski, Jonathan O’Hara, Brendan Riley, Dylan Thiessen, Quinn Wichers, Jeremy Wu, Matthew Whittaker, Taylor Best, Alex Carlson, Joseph Duszak
Niagara (23): Jack Billings, Jared Brandt, Eric Cooley, Ryan Cox, Noah Delmas, Nick Farmer, Chris Harpur, Tyler Hayes, Zac Herrmann, Jon Hill, Stephen Kleysen, Niko Kovachis, Zach Mills, Nic Mucci, Joe O’Brien, Reed Robinson, Ben Sokay, Kris Spriggs, Ludwig Stenlund, Alex Truscott, Brian Wilson, Jordan Wishman, Jack Zielinski
RIT (23): Ian Andriano, Spencer Berry, Darren Brady, Adam Brubacher, Nick Bruce, Shawn Cameron, Alden Dupuis, Abbott Girduckis, Jake Hamacher, Jake Joffe, Ryan Kruper, Mark Logan, Chris McKay, Merritt Oszytko, Jordan Peacock, Andrew Petrucci, Zach Salloum, Reagan Seiferling, Christian Short, Bryson Traptow, Brody Valette, Kobe Walker, Dan Willett
Robert Morris (23): Justin Addamo, Aiden Beck, Jacob Coleman, Reid Cooper, Michael Coyne, Sean Giles, Aidan Girduckis, Grant Hebert, Kip Hoffmann, Kyle Horsman, Eric Israel, Nick Jenny, Nick Lalonde, Geoff Lawson, Dyllan Lubbesmeyer, Daniel Mantenuto, Francis Marotte, Brendon Michaelian, Nick Prkusic, Alex Robert, Nolan Schaeffer, Aidan Spellacy, Alex Tonge
Sacred Heart (17): Vito Bavaro, Matt Tugnutt, Liam Clare, Max Luukko, Zach De Concilys, Drennen Atherton, Alex Bates, Josh Benson, Jason Cotton, Mike Crocock, Michael Gilroy, Marcel Godbout, Marc Johnstone, Marcus Joseph, Mike Lee, Austin Mcllmurray, Ruslan Rakhmatov