2019 SUNYAC MEN'S ICE HOCKEY ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
GENESEO, N.Y. – Six members of the SUNY Geneseo men's ice hockey team were voted State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Stars, announced Thursday.
Senior goalie Devin McDonald, senior defenseman Duggie Lagrone and junior forward Conlan Keenan received first-team honors, while senior defenseman Mitch Ferguson, junior forward Andrew Romano and junior forward Tyson Empey copped second-team recognition as the Knights had the most honorees in the conference.
- McDonald earned his third All-SUNYAC honor after copping third-team recognition in 2016 and 2018. He currently leads the nation with a .951 save percentage, a 1.00 goals against average and a Division III-record 12 shutouts. Also tied for first in victories with a 20-1-2 record, he ranks seventh in Division III history with 67 career victories.
- Lagrone followed up third-team recognition a year ago after transferring from Division-I Colorado College by landing his second-straight all-league citation. Tied for fourth among Division III defenseman with 26 points, his 20 assists rank in the top-35 nationally among all players.
- Keenan currently leads the nation with 44 points and 1.91 points per game, while his 0.91 goals per game and 21 goals rank third and fourth, respectively. His 118 career points rank 21st in Geneseo history while his 62 goals are tied for the 14th-highest total by a Knight.
- Ferguson was voted a SUNYAC All-Star for the first time since transferring from Division-I Vermont in 2016. Currently third among Division III defenseman with 28 points, his 21 assists are tied for the 24th-highest total among all players.
- Romano leads the nation with 35 assists and 1.40 assists per game and is also tied for second with 43 points and 1.72 points per game to garner his first all-league citation. He is tied for 26th in program history with 106 points, including 62 assists that are tied for 14th in the Geneseo record books.
- A second-team honoree a season ago, Empey is tied for third in the SUNYAC with 12 goals, including nine power-play tallies that are tied for the second-highest total in the nation. His 26 points are tied for eighth in the SUNYAC while his 14 assists are tied for 12th.
Geneseo (22-1-2) clinched the top seed for the SUNYAC Tournament after finishing the regular season with a 13-1-2 conference record. Ranked No. 2 in all three Division III polls, the Knights will host fifth-seeded Fredonia on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the conference semifinals looking to win its second-straight SUNYAC crown and third in the last four years.