April 8, 2009
ALBANY, NY - For the second year in a row, the Brown men's ice hockey team led ECAC Hockey with All-Academic selections, as 24 Bears were among 167 student-athletes to earn the honor. RPI followed with 19, while Quinnipiac had 17 student-athletes earn recognition. Seniors Sean Muncy (Chesterfield, MO), Matt Palmer (Anchorage, AK), Mark Sibbald (Ridgeway, ONT), Eric Slais (Fenton, MO), and Matt Vokes (Auburn, MA), and juniors Jordan Pietrus (Vermilion, ALB), Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY), Devin Timberlake (Port Alberni, BC), Scott Van der Linden (Antigonish, NS), and Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) are among 44 three-time selections to the team, while Brown also had four two-time honorees.
Players are eligible for the All-Academic Team if they have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or have a GPA of 3.00 over the past three semesters. Freshmen were eligible for the team for the first time in 2006-2007 and remain eligible for the team.
In addition to the seniors already mentioned, classmate Ryan Garbutt (Winnipeg, MAN) has also been named to the team, earning the honor for the second straight year. Junior Sean McMonagle (Oakville, ONT) was recognized for the second straight year, while classmates Jeremy Russell (St. Albert, ALB) and Hunter Thunell (Walpole, MA) have earned the honor for the first time in their career.
The sophomore class includes two-time honorees David Brownschidle (Lawrenceville, NJ) and Jesse Fratkin (Burnaby, BC), while classmates Tyler Fernandez (Bloomfield, CT) and Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) were recognized for the first time in their career.
Six of Brown's freshmen, Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA), Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA), Riley LaForge (Edmonton, ALB), Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB), Jarred Smith (Pepper Pike, OH), and Mike Wolff (Walpole, MA) were also honored.
2009 Brown ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team Selections
David Brownschidle, So., Undeclared*
Mike Clemente, Fr., Undeclared
Bobby Farnham, Fr., Undeclared
Tyler Fernandez, So., Undeclared
Jesse Fratkin, So., Undeclared *
Ryan Garbutt, Sr., Sociology *
Riley LaForge, Fr., Undeclared
Jack Maclellan, Fr., Undeclared
Sean McMonagle, Jr., History *
Sean Muncy, Sr., Sociology ^*
Matt Palmer, Sr., Engineering ^*
Jordan Pietrus, Jr., Commerce, Organizations, & Entrepreneurship ^*
Dan Rosen, Jr., Political Science ^*
Jeremy Russell, Jr., Economics & Neuroscience
Mark Sibbald, Sr., Commerce, Organizations, & Entrepreneurship ^*
Eric Slais, Sr., Sociology ^*
Jarred Smith, Fr., Undeclared
Hunter Thunell, Jr., International Relations
Devin Timberlake, Jr., Commerce, Organizations, & Entrepreneurship ^*
Scott Van der Linden, Jr., Economics ^*
Matt Vokes, Sr., Economics ^*
Aaron Volpatti, Jr., Human Biology ^*
Mike Wolff, Fr., Undeclared
Harry Zolnierczyk, So., Undeclared
^ 2006-2007 selection
* 2007-2008 selection