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2018 NESCAC recruits

Here is the link to our database for 2018-19 recruits (class of 2022), with a total of 47 names, we are well past the halfway mark in our data collection (55%). In the 9 seasons that we have maintained a database of recruits, the number of NESCAC recruits per year has averaged 85, with a low of 77 in 2013 and a high of 92 in 2009 so have about 35 names to go. In terms of numbers, we have 7 recruits for Middlebury and Williams, 6 recruits for Bowdoin and Colby, 5 recruits each for Conn College, Hamilton, and Tufts, 3 for Trinity, 2 for Wesleyan and 1  for Amherst. Of the 48 incoming players, 30 are junior hockey products and 17 are prep school products.

A word about the numbers. Our numbers are reality based and are routinely reconciled with actual rosters every year. If anything, our database slightly undercounts the number of new players each year as there are always a small number of new players who escape our data gathering efforts. Many NESCAC teams have large, inclusive rosters and/or experience a certain amount of attrition every year due to injury and other factors. The total number of players on NESCAC roster in 2016-17 was 288 or 28.8/team. If you do the math, that works out to 7.2 players/class. When attrition is taken into account, the average number of new incoming players per year will be 8 per school (give or take a few in either direction depending on each school’s particular needs).

Coaches, parents, players, teammates, advisors, etc., please let us know of commitments for the 2018-19 season (class of 2022 for freshmen players) or corrections by going here to submit names of recruits and corrections.


3/20/18 addition: Michael Morrissey (F)-Colby via Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (NAHL, AYHL (U18), NAPHL (U18) & USPHL (U18))
3/17/18 additions: Mitchell Pelletier (F)-Williams via Worcester Academy (NEPSAC)
Cam Berube (D)-Bowdoin via Cushing (NEPSAC) & Haverhill HS (MIAA)
3/16/18 addition: Tyler Cooligan (F)-Williams via Kent (Founders) & Webster Thomas HS (NYSPHSAA)
3/8/18 addition: Bryant Gunn (D)-Amherst via Philadelphia Rebels (NAHL ) & Culver (indep prep/Midget)
3/3/18 additions: Nick Schultze (F)-Tufts via Springfield Jr. Blues & Topeka Road Runners (NAHL), Neepawa Natives (MJHL), Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) & Anaheim Jr. Ducks (T1EHL (U18))
Sean Storr (G)-Hamilton via Rockford Nationals (CCHL) & Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (EHL)
3/2/18 addition: Graham Rutledge (D)-Bowdoin via Truro Bearcats (MJAHL) & Exeter (NEPSAC)
3/1/18 addition: Lucas Michaud (F)-Trinity via Islanders Hockey Club (USPHL (NCDC)), Chicago Steel & Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL), Portland Jr Pirates (USPHL (premier)) & Berwick (NEPSAC)
2/23/18 addition: Angus Scott (C)-Tufts via Corpus Christi IceRays (NAHL), Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL), Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL), Lincoln Stars (USHL) & Notre Dame Hounds (SMHL (Midget))
2/22/18 additions: Conor Breen (D)-Middlebury via South Shore Kings (USPHL (NCDC)), Hotchkiss (Founders) & Moses Brown (NEPSAC)
Quinn Doyle (F)-Colby via Andover (NEPSAC) & Pittsford HS (NYSPHSAA)
Velan Nandhakumaran (D)-Colby via Milton (ISL)
2/20/18 addition: Colin McCabe (D)-Conn College via Northeast Generals (NAHL), South Shore Kings (USPHL (Premier)) & Thayer (ISL)
2/18/18 additions: Tyler Levine (F)-Wesleyan via Islanders Hockey Club (USPHL (NCDC)), Okotok Oilers (AJHL) & Andover (NEPSAC)
2/16/18 additions: Brian Sanzone (F)-Colby via Northern Cyclones (USPHL (NCDC)) & Chicago Young Americans (HPHL)
Kyle Shero (F)-Conn College via South Shore Kings (USPHL (NCDC)) & Kimball Union (NEPSAC)
Kevin O’Leary (D)-Trinity via South Shore Kings(USPHL (NCDC)) & Westminster (Founders)
Andrew Court (F)-Hamilton via Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
2/12/18 additions: Jimmy Duffy (F)-Bowdoin via Roxbury Latin (ISL)
Chad Varney (F)-Hamilton via Calgary Canucks (AJHL), Brockville Braves (CCHL), & Gunnery (NEPSAC)
Danny Sorabella (F)-Wesleyan via Boston Jr. Rangers (EHL, EHL Elite, & MetJHL)
2/11/18 addition: Steven Senese (F)-Conn College via Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL) & Nichols (CISAA)
2/10/18 additions: Joey Moore (F)-Hamilton via Northern Cyclones (USPHL (NCDC)), Topeka RoadRunners (NAHL) & Northwood (independent juniors)
Jordi  Jefferson (F)-Hamilton via Brockville Braves (CCHL) & Trinity-Pawling (Founders)
2/9/18 additions: Kyle Jadatz (C)-Bowdoin via Exeter (NEPSAC) & Long Island Royals (AYHL)
Joshua Sarlo (G)-Tufts via Rochester Monarchs (USPHL (NCDC)), Fairbank Ice Dogs (NAHL), North Jersey Avalanche (T1EHL & AYHL)
2/8/18 additions: Tyler Capello (F)-Middlebury via Rivers (ISL)
Trevor Spence (D)-Tufts via Noble & Greenough (ISL) & Cape Cod Whalers (MHSL)
2/5/18 addition: Albert Washco (F)-Bowdoin via Gunnery (NEPSAC) & La Salle HS (PIHL)
2/3/18 addition: Adam Wisco (G)-Middlebury via Pickering (OJHL) & Lake Forest Academy (MPHL)
2/2/18 addition: Colin Stevens (D)-Conn College via Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL) & Brooks (ISL)
1/28/18 addition: Logan Clarke (F)-Colby via Rochester Monarchs (USPHL (NCDC)), Cumberland Grads (CCHL) & Holderness (NEPSAC)
1/12/18 additions: Jonah Capriotti (G)-Trinity via Wellington Dukes (OJHL) & Salisbury (Founders)
Calvin LeClair (F)-Tufts via New Hampshire Avalanche (EHL) & Westminster (Founders)
1/4/18 addition: Patrick Ault (D)-Bowdoin via Holderness (NEPSAC) & Cleveland Barons (T1EHL)


NESCAC recruits tend to “commit” to the admissions process for via the early decision (round 1) (ED 1) process starting in the summer and right up until a few days before the deadlines for applications. A smaller number of NESCAC recruits are admitted through the early decision (round 2) (ED 2) process, which has slightly later deadlines. Generally speaking, applications for NESCAC recruits will have been informally pre-cleared through the admissions process so admission is close to guaranteed for those applicants who have committed to a particular school, with the support of the coach. This process is called a “pre-read” and, by agreement among the NESCAC schools, cannot begin until July 1 of the year in which the athlete plans to apply to a NESCAC school. The pre-read is the process by which NESCAC coaches determine how to dole out their “slots” thought the “tipping” system to incoming hockey players (and other athletes).

A substantial majority (perhaps as many as 70% and maybe more) of NESCAC hockey players are admitted through ED 1 and ED 2, with Nov. 1 deadlines for ED 1 applications at Amherst, Middlebury, and Tufts and Nov 15 ED 1 applications deadlines at all other NESCAC hockey schools and Jan. 1 for ED 2 applications. All NESCAC schools have ED 2 except for Amherst and Williams. Transfer application deadlines for fall admission are March 1 for Amherst, Bowdoin, Colby, and Middlebury, March 15 for Trinity, Tufts, and Wesleyan, and April 1 for Conn College, Hamilton, and Williams; transfer application deadlines for second semester admissions are Nov. 1 (Bowdoin and Williams do not admit transfer applicants for the second semester).

Key Dates in NESCAC Admission Process:

Release in 2018 dates for regular decision (RD) admissions:
March 15: Williams
March 16: Bowdoin, Colby & Trinity
March 23: Amherst
March 24: Conn College, Middlebury & Wesleyan

Release dates in 2018 for early decision round two (ED 2) are:
Feb. 2: Bowdoin
Feb. 3: Middlebury
Feb. 8: Tufts
Feb. 9: Conn College, Hamilton, and Trinity
Feb. 10: Wesleyan
Feb. 15: Colby

Release dates in 2017 for early decision round one (ED 1) were:
Dec. 8: Amherst and Williams
Dec. 9: Middlebury
Dec. 13: Wesleyan
Dec. 14: Hamilton and Trinity
Dec. 15: Bowdoin, Colby, Connecticut College, and Tufts

Release of regular decision “early writes” (early writes are released on a staggered basis) were as follows in 2017:
March 9: Bowdoin
March 10: Williams
March 11: Wesleyan

Release dates for regular decision (RD) admissions in 2017 were:
March 17: Bowdoin (7pm) & Colby (3pm)
March 18: Middlebury
March 22: Williams (evening)
March 23: Trinity
March 24: Amherst (“late in the day”), Hamilton (evening) & Wesleyan
March 25: Conn College (10am)
March 30: Tufts

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