NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior net-minder Tom Conlin of Norwood, Mass. has been honored on the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Hockey Second Team.
Conlin helped lead the Camels to their highest regular season finish in program history and first home quarterfinal victory in the NESCAC Championship era. He made five of his 33 saves in overtime to lead the third seeded Camels past sixth seeded Hamilton College at Dayton Arena Saturday. With their 14th victory of the season, Connecticut College set a single season record for victories in the NESCAC era
Connecticut College Head Men's Hockey Coach Jim Ward was pleased to learn of the conference recognition for Conlin.
"We are very proud of Tom and his recognition by the NESCAC Coaches as an All NESCAC Goaltender," Coach Ward said. "Tom is the main reason for the success we have enjoyed to date this season. He is recognized as a leader in the locker room, on the ice and in the Connecticut College community as a whole. Tom is a great example of how a student-athlete can excel in his sport, in the classroom and in the greater college community."
Conlin has registered a 2.25 goals against average to go along with a .924 save percentage in 23 starts for the Camels. He was honored as the NESCAC Player of the Week on January 12 and was feted as the player of the week for a second time by the conference on February 23. In January, Conlin was named the Most Valuable Player at the 50th Annual Codfish Bowl at UMass-Boston.
In the classroom as a computer science major, Conlin has been recognized for his academic prowess as a member of the NESCAC All-Academic Team in each of the past two seasons.
Connecticut College will be making its inaugural appearance in the NESCAC Semifinal Round at Amherst College this weekend. Saturday afternoon, the Camels will take on fourth seeded Williams College at 1:00 p.m. The winner will take on the winner of the other semifinal that pits second seeded Amherst College against eighth seeded Tufts University. Sunday's NESCAC Championship game will be played at 2 p.m. in Orr Rink.
The 2015 NESCAC Champion will automatically qualify for the NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Championship.