GENSEO, N.Y. – Five members of the SUNY Geneseo men's ice hockey team were tabbed State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Stars, announced Thursday. Senior defenseman Pat Condon and sophomore forward Conlan Keenan landed first-team honors, while sophomore forward Tyson Empey was voted to the second team. Junior defenseman Duggie Lagrone and junior goalie Devin McDonald were recognized as third-team honorees.
- Condon is tied for sixth among SUNYAC defenseman with 14 points including eight assists that are tied for ninth. He scored a goal and an assist on two occasions this season, including a 6-2 win at Brockport, while adding two assists to the squad's 7-4 win at Plattsburgh (Jan. 27). Condon also capped the 2015-16 campaign with first-team All-SUNYAC recognition on his way to third-team All-America honors.
- Keenan leads the SUNYAC and is tied for 17th nationally with 36 points, including 17 goals that are tied for second in the conference and 14th in the country. Held scoreless in only three of the Knights' 25 games this season, he was credited with two goals and an assist in a 5-2 victory over visiting Buffalo State (Nov. 3) as well as in a 7-1 home win over Canton (Feb. 3) while also tallying two goals in a 5-2 win over visiting Potsdam (Nov. 10). It is the second-straight year Keenan was voted All-SUNYAC after landing second-team honors as well as Rookie of the Year recognition a season ago.
- Empey leads the SUNYAC and is tied for seventh nationally with 19 goals, including 10 power-play tallies that are tied for the second-highest mark in Division III. He was credited with a career-high five points on two goals and three assists in the team's victory at Plattsburgh while also notching his first collegiate hat-trick in a wild 9-5 setback opposite the University of New England (Jan. 5).
- Lugrone is tied for 10th among the nation's defensemen with 23 points, including 17 assists that are tied for eighth among blue-liners. Tied for seventh among all SUNYAC skaters in assists, he was credited with a goal and two assists in the Knights' 7-3 win at Stevenson (Jan. 13) a day after scoring a goal and an assist in the squad's 6-0 shutout at Lebanon Valley (Jan. 12).
- McDonald ranks fifth in the nation with a 1.80 goals against average and sits 24th with a .925 save percentage. Tied for fourth in victories, his .795 winning percentage (16-3-3) also ranks sixth among Division III goalies. He finished the regular season with a 1-0 shutout over visiting Brockport (Feb. 17) to tie the program's career win mark (44) while also establishing a new standard for shutouts (6) in team history. McDonald was also tagged a SUNYAC Third-Team selection in 2016.
Ranked seventh in the most recent USCHO.com Division III poll and eighth in this week's D3hockey.com rankings, Geneseo (17-5-3) qualified for its eighth-consecutive postseason after clinching the second seed and a first-round bye for the SUNYAC Tournament with a 10-3-3 league mark. The Knights will host third-seeded Buffalo State this Saturday (Feb. 24) at 7:00 p.m. with a berth in the SUNYAC Championship game (March 3) on the line.