NEHC Announces 2019-20 Men's All-Academic Team
Southern Maine Places 17 on the Squad
GORHAM, Maine -- The New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) announced its annual men's All-Academic Team for the recently completed 2019-20 season. In all, 155 student-athletes representing the league's 10 member institutions, including 17 from the University of Southern Maine, received the recognition.
To be eligible for the All-Academic honor, a player must have a minimum cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 3.00 and have completed at least one full year at their current institution.
Among the recipients from USM are seniors Ethan Bassile (Scarborough, Maine; Criminology), Tristan Dundas (Chilliwack, B.C.; Business Management), Johnny Kyte (Carp, Ontario; Tourism and Hospitality), Paul Léger (Blainville, Quebec; Business Management). Brock Padgham (Chilliwack, B.C.; Business Management) and Mark Tomaschek (Toms River, N.J.; double major in Economics and Business Analytics).
Others include juniors Maverick Lynes (Sherwood Park, Alberta; English) and Adam Papayoanou (Valencia, Calif.; Economics), and sophomores Oskar Bjurstrom (Stockholm, Sweden; Business Management), Peter Ciccarelli (Chelmsford, Mass.; undeclared), Brendan Dowler (New Preston, Conn.; Sports Management), Tyler Gardiner (Watertown, Mass.; Athletic Training), Michael Green (Baie d'Urfã, Quebec; Business Management), Jesse Kestenbaum (Montreal, Quebec; Finance), Bobby Kinsey (Leechburg, Pa.; Business Management), Derek Tillotson (Bow, N.H.' Engineering) and Adam Withers (Kenora, Ontario; Accounting).
Five players – Bassile, Dundas, Léger, Padgham and Tomaschek – are receiving the honor for the third straight year. Kyte, Lynes and Papayoanou earned their second honor.
The Huskies finished the 2019-20 season 8-16-3, including a 6-10-2 mark in NEHC regular-season play, and advanced to the semifinal round of the NEHC tournament before losing to eventual champion and top-ranked Norwich University.