Sacred Heart Places Thirteen on Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team

July 1, 2009

Fairfield, CT- Led by four-time honoree Stefan Drew (Oakbank, MB), the Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team placed thirteen student-athletes to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic team, announced Wednesday by the league office. In all, 135 student-athletes Led by four-time honoree Stefan Drew (Oakbank, MB), the Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team placed thirteen student-athletes to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic team, announced Wednesday by the league office. In all, 135 student-athletes were selected to the squad, eclipsing last year's mark of 129. In the sixth year of existence, 10 players earned their fourth appearance on the All-Academic squad. In addition, 28 are appearing for the third time, while 23 are being honored for the second time.

Drew was the only four-year honoree for the Pioneers this year. Junior Corey Laurysen (Ottawa, ON) earned honors for the third straight year while sophomores David Berube (Quebec City, QC) and Olivier St. Onge (Wickham, QC) each were on the squad for the second straight year. Seniors Anthony Barela (Los Angeles, CA) and Eric Giosa (Northville, MI) each earned a place on the team, as were freshmen Anthony Yelovich (Little Falls, NJ), Chris Bailer (Wetaskiwin, AB) and Matt Gingera (Winnipeg, MB). Four other juniors were first time honorees, including Dave Jarman (Toronto, ON), Angelo Tsaganeas (Dumont, NJ), Matt Gordon (Lynnfield, MA) and Mike Rosata (Needham, MA).

To qualify for the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team an individual must post a 3.0 grade point average or higher in all of the academic periods during which his team was actively competing. Atlantic Hockey's Top Scholar Athlete is an award given annually to the player or players who achieves the highest grade point average over the course of the academic semesters of competition.

Complete 2008-09 AHA All-Academic Team