Trio of NESCAC Players Earn NEHWA Honors; MacDonald Co-Coach of the Year

Trio of NESCAC Players Earn NEHWA Honors; MacDonald Co-Coach of the Year

Courtesy of Colby, Connecticut College, Trinity Sports Information

HADLEY, Mass. - Senior Sean Lawrence of Colby and sophomores Connor Rodericks of Connecticut College and Liam Feeney of Trinity were named to the New England Hockey Writers Division II/III All-Star Team. Colby head coach Blaise MacDonald was also named the Co-Coach of the Year.


Lawrence finished the season tied for second in the country in save percentage (.940) and was second in total saves (845). He posted a 16-8-2 record and a 2.09 goals against average this season. In less than two years at Colby, Lawrence registered a 23-14-4 record and 1,236 saves for the Mules.

MacDonald, who earned his 300th career win this season, turned around a team which was 10-10 at one point. The Mules went 7-0-2 in the last nine games before falling to St. Norbert College in an NCAA Semifinal. MacDonald was also named the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) Division III National Coach of the Year.

Lawrence and MacDonald helped the Colby men's hockey team win a first-ever NESCAC title and advanced the NCAA Division III Tournament Frozen Four. The Mules finished the year with a 17-11-2 record.

Rodericks, the NESCAC Player of the Year as well as an American Hockey Coaches Association All-American, finished the season with a .937 save percentage and 2.16 goals against average. He rackd up 620 saves and registered three shutouts.

Connecticut College finished in second place in the NESCAC standings, which was its highest finish in program history.

Feeney, a United States College Hockey Online ( Division III Men's Ice Hockey National All-Rookie honoree in 2016-17, was the leading scorer among defensemen in the NESCAC with 22 points on four goals and a team-high 18 assists this season. He anchored the Trinity blue line that tied for the NESCAC lead with 1.68 goals allowed per game (3rd in nation). He is also a semifinalist for the 2017-18 Concanon Award as the best American-born Division II/III player in New England.

Trinity earned the top seed in the NESCAC tournament with a 14-3-1 league record and posted a 19-6-2 mark overall. The Bantams advanced to the championship game for the third consecutive season.