A total of 37 hockey players for the UNH mens and womens hockey teams including two Seacoast natives earned their way onto the Hockey East All Academic Team thanks to their grade point average of 3.0 or higher in both academic semesters of competition.

A total of 187 players who compete on Hockey East teams were named on Friday including 19 men and 18 women UNH players.


Benton Maass earned Distinguished Scholar honors for being one of 18 players named to the All-Athletic team during seasons he was at the varsity level.

Other Wildcats named to the mens team:

  • Joseph Cipollone (second time)
  • Angus Crookshank (second time)
  • Filip Engarås (first time)
  • Eric Esposito (second time)
  • Jeremy Forman (first time)
  • Lucas Herrmann (first time)
  • Drew Hickey (third time)
  • Charlie Kelleher (first time)
  • Eric MacAdams (first time)
  • Will MacKinnon (third time)
  • Joe Nagle (first time)
  • Jackson Pierson (first time)
  • Luke Reid (first time)
  • Alec Semandel (first time)
  • Chase Stevenson (first time)
  • Kohei Sato (third time)
  • Ryan Verrier (third time)
  • Tyler Ward (first time)
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Nicky Hartnett made the team as one of 9 league named Top Scholar-Athlete for achieving a 4.0 grade point average

Seniors Grace Middleton and Ellie Sasaki and redshirt junior Ava Boutilier earned Distinguished Scholar status, three of 19 players across Hockey East.

Two Wildcats from the Seacoast, junior Lindsey Dumond (third time) and freshman Ciara Wall, both from Hampton, also made the team.

Others on the team:

  • Kyle Bent (first time)
  • Brianna Brooks (first time)
  • Annie Berry (first time)
  • Jada Christian (first time)
  • Charli Kettyle (first time)
  • Brianna Legros (first time)
  • Lauren Martin (third time)
  • Avery Myers (first time)
  • Emily Rickwood (third time)
  • Paige Rynne (third time)
  • Ava Thewes (first time)

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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