Category archive: Northeastern Huskies

Gilroy wins Hobey as BU rules hockey awards

April, 10, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Boston University continued its dominance of this Frozen Four weekend by hauling away a stockpile of awards Friday night at the Verizon Center.

First and foremost, senior defenseman Matt Gilroy was named the recipient of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. He edged out BU sophomore forward Colin Wilson and Northeastern junior goalie Brad Thiessen to become the second player from BU to win the Hobey. Chris Drury won in 1998.

The 2008-09 Reebok All-America teams were also announced Friday night. The Terriers led the way with three players, including two on the first team. Michigan and Notre Dame each had two honorees on the teams.

Some notes from the selections:

• Boston University freshman goaltender Kieran Millan was named the National College Hockey Rookie of the Year, as determined by the Hockey Commissioners' Association.

• Air Force senior forward Mike Phillipich was named the Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award, also determined by the Hockey Commissioners' Association.

• Fifteen of the All-Americans are from the United States, seven from Canada and two from Sweden.

• All 10 Hobey Baker finalists were named to the All-America teams.

First team

G: Brad Thiessen, Jr., Northeastern
D: Matt Gilroy, Sr., Boston University
D: Zach Miskovic, Sr., St. Lawrence
F: David McIntyre, Jr., Colgate
F: Viktor Stalberg, Jr., Vermont
F: Colin Wilson, Soph., Boston University

G: Alex Stalock, Jr., Minnesota-Duluth
D: Ian Cole, Soph., Notre Dame
D: Jamie McBain, Jr., Wisconsin
F: Louie Caporusso, Soph., Michigan
F: Aaron Palushaj, Soph., Michigan
F: Ryan Stoa, Jr., Minnesota

Second team

G: Zane Kalemba, Jr., Princeton
D: Maury Edwards, Soph., UMass Lowell
D: Kevin Shattenkirk, Soph., Boston University
F: Mark Arcobello, Jr., Yale
F: Jacques Lamoureux, Soph., Air Force
F: James Marcou, Soph., UMass Amherst

G: Chad Johnson, Sr., Alaska
D: Chay Genoway, Jr., North Dakota
D: Erik Gustafsson, Soph., Northern Michigan
F: Carter Camper, Soph., Miami University
F: Erik Condra, Sr., Notre Dame
F: Chad Rau, Sr., Colorado College

Other awards

• Northeastern women's senior forward Missy Elumba was named the recipient of Hockey Humanitarian Award.

• Michigan State senior goalie Jeff Lerg was named the recipient of the Lowe's Senior Class Award.

Weekend tidbits: Lacrosse, swimming, hockey

February, 20, 2009
There's plenty on the plate this weekend in college sports. ESPN's Statistics and Analysis team compiled quick notes about some of this weekend's action from various schools' sports information departments.

Women's lacrosse

No. 1 Northwestern at No. 11 Notre Dame -- Friday, 7 p.m.
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Hannah Nielsen
Todd Andrew LoveHannah Nielsen is coming off a record-setting performance.
Northwestern begins a four-game road trip against ranked opponents Friday with a contest against No. 11 Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. This follows a win over Duquesne on Tuesday in which Hannah Nielsen became the first player in NCAA history to tally double-digit assists with 10. The new NCAA single-game record beat out the nine from Mercyhurst's Amy Perry in 1999.

Northwestern senior Hilary Bowen looks to continue her run of at least one goal in 42 consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak in NCAA history. Bowen has scored at least two goals in 37 of those 42 games, including a career-best six goals three times. Both Bowen and Nielsen have each tallied at least one point in 46 straight games.

Women's swimming/diving

Summit League Championships -- Feb. 19-21
The South Dakota State University women's swimming and diving team set school records in four of the five events that took place Thursday during the opening day of competition at the Summit League Championships.

Senior Mallory Onisk had a hand in three of the records. The Bear, Del., native eclipsed her own standard in the 200-yard individual medley in Thursday night's finals, clocking a runner-up time of 2 minutes, 6.62 seconds -- more than two seconds faster than the mark she previously set at the league championships in 2006. Three other Jackrabbits swam in the consolation final: Katie Budahl, 11th, 2:09.91; Kayleigh Boucher, 14th, 2:12.52; and Rachel Musser, 15th, 2:13.57.

Onisk also was a part of a pair of record-setting relays. She swam the anchor leg on the Jackrabbits' 200 freestyle relay, teaming with Ashley Valdez, Sara Olenich and Jessica Ferley for a fourth-place time of 1:38.29 in the first event of the evening session. The previous record of 1:39.61 was set at last year's league meet. The 400 medley relay quartet of Ferley, Budahl, Onisk and Christina Gerometta closed the night with a third-place finish, setting a new Jackrabbit record with a time of 3:54.40. That also broke a record of 3:57.67 set the previous year.

Gerometta put up a new record in the 500 freestyle in preliminary competition Thursday morning, shaving more than six seconds off her previous mark with a time of 5:06.39. She nearly matched that in the evening session with a time of 5:06.60, good for a fourth-place finish.

Men's hockey

No. 2 Northeastern at No. 1 Boston University -- 7 p.m.
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Brad Thiessen
Ed Wolfstein/Icon SMIBrad Thiessen continues to move up in Northeastern's record books.
Northeastern goalie Brad Thiessen's 30 saves and two assists last Friday against UMass made him just the second Husky to win 20 games in a season, behind only Marc Robitaille (21-15-3 record in 1997-98). The win against the Minutemen marked the 47th of Thiessen's career, pushing him into second on Northeastern's all-time wins list. (Bruce Racine leads with 57 from 1984 to 1988.)

Saturday also marked the 100th career game for Thiessen, who is now the third-ever Husky to hit 100 games. The Hobey Baker Award candidate is already Northeastern's career leader in goals-against average (2.47) and save percentage (.921). Thiessen (20-8-2) ranks second nationally with 889 saves and seventh in save percentage (.929).