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Kretzman Named New England Hockey Writers ECAC East/NESCAC All-Star

April 1, 2002


Beau Kretzman '05
First-year forward Beau Kretzman led the Jeffs in goals (25), assists (19), and points (44)
AMHERST, MA - Amherst men's hockey first-year forward Beau Kretzman (Edina, MN) was named to the 2002 New England Hockey Writers ECAC East/NESCAC All-Star Team this week after leading the Jeffs in goals (25), assists (19), and points (44), and to a berth in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament.

"He had the best freshman year by an Amherst player since I've been coaching," said 19th-year head coach Jack Arena '83. "He was consistently our best player and one of the best players in the league." The rookie sharpshooter eclipsed a number of Amherst scoring records in 2001-02, including the College's all-time single-season marks for goals and assists by a freshman. He also fell just three goals shy of the Jeffs' overall single-season goal-scoring record of 28, set by Doug Smink in 1992-93, and one assist shy of the single-season record for assists by a freshman.

Kretzman earned both NESCAC Player of the Week and U.S. College Hockey Online Offensive Player of the Week honors on February 13th, after scoring four goals and adding a trio of assists in a pair of key conference wins over visiting Connecticut College and Tufts University. On February 27th, he was tabbed NESCAC Rookie of the Year and Second-Team All-NESCAC. The Jeffs finished their season at 6-14-5 overall and 6-9-4 in conference play, bowing to second-seeded Bowdoin College in the first round of the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament.

2002 New England Hockey Writers ECAC East/NESCAC All-Star Team

Forwards
Mike Carosi - Bowdoin
Matthew Greason - Trinity
Curtis McLean - Norwich
Matt Schmidt - Norwich
Beau Kretzman - Amherst
Kevin Cooper - Middlebury

Defenseman
Lou DiMasi - Norwich
Matt Dunn - Middlebury
Nick Stauder - Salem St.
Brian Shuman - Bowdoin

Goaltenders
Christian Carlsson - Middlebury
Geoffrey Faulkner - Trinity

M.V.P.
Curtis McLean - Norwich

Coach of the Year
Kevin McGonagle - Mass. College