June 24, 2018
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UMaine’s Massey, Shore, Williams earn Hockey East academic honors

WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Katey Massey of the University of Maine was named one of two Hockey East Top Scholar-Athletes for the second straight year, after posting a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Massey, from Waterville, was also named to the 2012–2013 Hockey East Academic All-Star Team, which honors the top seven grade point averages by position. She earned a spot on the squad as a forward.

On the men’s side, Black Bear rookies Devin Shore (Ajax, Ontario) and Kyle Williams (Bowdoinham, Maine) were named co-recipients of the league’s Top Scholar-Athlete Award as each posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in the previous year.

The women’s ice hockey team placed 13 student-athletes on the All-Academic Team. Each Hockey East honoree, men and women, had a GPA of 3.0 or better in each of the two academic periods.

Maine senior Chloe Tinkler (Wabush, Newfoundland) was named one of 10 “Distinguished Scholars” as she posted a 3.0 GPA in each semester of her four varsity seasons. Maine’s 13 student-athletes honored tied for second most in the league with Northeastern and Providence. New Hampshire led the way with 16.

Tinkler was honored for the fourth time in her career. Kayla Kaluzny (Calgary, Alberta) received honors for the third time in her career. Brianne Kilgour (Hamilton, Ontario), Massey and Kelly McDonald (Ancaster, Ontario) were honored for the second time.

Abbey Cook (Fairpoint, N.Y.), Jessica Hall (Ingersoll, Ontario), Brittney Huneke (Hastings, Minn.), Brooklyn Langlois (Steinback, Manitoba), Jillian Langtry (Fort Frances, Ontario), Kelsey MacSorley (Stratford, Ontario),Tori Pasquariello (Mississauga, Ontario) and Audra Richards (Maplewood, Minn.) were recognized for the first time.

The Maine men’s team had 17 All-Academic selections. Shore (forward) and Williams (defenseman) were also named to the Hockey East Academic All-Star Team, the top seven GPAs by position.

Maine had the most recipients of any school, followed by New Hampshire (15) and Vermont (14).

Mark Nemec (Rouses Point, N.Y.) was one of six men who received “Distinguished Scholar” status.

Brice O’Connor (Londonderry, N.H.), Dan Sullivan (York, Pa.) and Jon Swavely (Reading, Pa.) were all named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team for the third time in their careers.

Mark Anthoine (Lewiston, Maine), Andrew Cerretani (Pelham, N.H.), Connor Leen (Chester, N.Y.) and Adam Shemansky (Robbinsville, N.J.) were all honored for the second time.

Ben Hutton (Prescott, Ontario), Ryan Lomberg (Richmond Hill, Ontario), Will Merchant (Eagan, Minn.), Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolye, Quebec), Nick Pryor (St. Paul, Minn.), Conor Riley (Massena, N.Y.), Shore, Steven Swavely (Reading, Pa.), and Williams were honored for the first time.

Colby’s Desmond honored

WATERVILLE, Maine —- Colby College’s Brian Desmond (Ann Arbor, Mich.) is a National Academic All-American after being named Wednesday to the College Sports Information Directors Association/Capital One All-Academic Division III Team for men’s track and field/cross country.

Desmond had the highest GPA of the 48 student-athletes honored. He was selected to the third team and earned All-America honors for the first time. Desmond was recently selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District 1 (New England) Team.

Desmond graduated from Colby on May 26 and was honored at the Senior Athletic Awards Presentation on May 2. Desmond earned the Donald P. Lake Award for showing outstanding athletic ability, leadership, and academic accomplishment.

He had the highest GPA of any Colby senior student-athlete while majoring in English and pursuing a minor in chemistry. Desmond was a six-time captain for the cross country and track and field teams.

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