LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior forward Stephen Collins, junior forward Trevor Hills and sophomore defenseman Pat Condon were named All-America by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA), announced Thursday night in Lake Placid, N.Y. at the annual banquet held on the eve of the Division III National Semifinals.
Collins was the sixth player in Geneseo history to be named a first-team All-American, while Hills landed second-team honors and Condon earned third-team recognition. Geneseo has now had a total of 13 players named All-America in its 41-year history.
Named a finalist for the 2016 Sid Watson Award (Div. III Player of the Year), the SUNYAC Herb Hammond Player of the Year and a first-team All-SUNYAC selection, Collins is currently tied for first in the nation with 22 goals, ranks third with 47 points and is tied for ninth with 25 assists.
He was named the SUNYAC Tournament Most Valuable Player, highlighted by a one-goal, two-assist showing in the team's 6-1 victory at Buffalo State (Feb. 27) in the semifinals. He landed SUNYAC Player of the Week recognition on Jan. 18 after scoring seven goals during a three-game stretch for the Knights, including a hat-trick opposite Division II Franklin Pierce (Jan. 16).
Also voted a second-team all-conference pick as a first-year, Collins notched a six-point showing (2 goals, 4 assists) in a 7-4 victory over visiting Canton (Nov. 6) earlier this season. Held scoreless in only six of the Knights' 30 games this season, Collins has scored at least one point in 10 of Geneseo's last 12 games, including the overtime game-winning tally and a pair of assists in the squad's key conference victory over Fredonia (Feb. 13) and another goal and two assists in the Knights' 3-3 tie at No. 2 Plattsburgh (Feb. 20) on the final day of the regular season.
A SUNYAC First-Team All-Star this season, Hills is currently tied for first nationally with 22 goals, including a Division III best 12 power-play tallies, and is also tied for first with 0.88 goals per game. His 1.60 points per game are tied for the third in the nation, while his 30 points are tied for fifth.
Voted the SUNYAC Player of the Week on three occasions throughout the year, Hills led Geneseo during its run through the SUNYAC Tournament with eight points, including a goal and three assists in the championship victory at Plattsburgh as well as a goal and two assists in the semifinal win at Buffalo State.
Hills was credited with two goals and an assist in a 6-2 win at Potsdam (Dec. 4) and again opposite Fredonia (Feb. 13) in a game that saw him score the game-tying goal and assist the game-winning tally in overtime. He logged a career-high five points, including his first collegiate hat-trick, in a 7-4 victory over visiting Canton (Nov. 6) and also netted three goals in Geneseo's 5-3 win over visiting Nazareth (Dec. 11).
Landing SUNYAC First-Team recognition this season, Condon currently stands fifth for the Knights with 17 assists and 21 points. Ranked eighth nationally among all defensemen with 0.81 points per game, he is also tied for sixth in assists and ninth in points among the nation's blue-liners.
Condon logged a three-assist game opposite Nazareth (Dec. 11) and also had a goal and two assists in the Knights' home win over Fredonia (Feb. 13). He had two assists in Geneseo's 4-2 win over Brockport (Nov. 13) as well as two more in the home win over Potsdam (Dec. 4). Condon most recently pitched in a pair of assists in the 7-1 SUNYAC Championship victory at Plattsburgh (March 5).