RIT senior Jerry Galway was named ECAC West Player of the Year today. Galway
has 13 goals and 31 assists this season, and 46 goals and 115 assists during his four-year career at RIT. Galway set a school record for assists by a defenseman, and currently leads the nation in points per
game by a defenseman (2.0).
Rob Ligas, a senior from Elmira, was awarded ECAC West Goaltender of the Year. Ligas has played over 1,129 minutes in net this season, and amassed a .911 save percentage and 2.89 goals against average. Ligas has led Elmira to 12 victories this season in 19 starts.
Wayne Wilson from RIT was named ECAC Coach of the Year as he led the Tigers to a 21-2 NCAA regular-season record. In the three seasons that Wilson has coached at RIT, the Tigers have won the ECAC West regular season and playoff title each year. This is the second straight season that Wilson has won the ECAC West Coach of the Year award. He also won the AHCA Coach of the Year in
2000-2001. Wilson has a cumulative record at RIT of 71-11-2.
The ECAC West Rookie of the Year award was given to Jim Sokol from Utica. In the first year of competition for the Pioneers, Sokol led the team with 17 goals and 12 assists. Sokol also led the Pioneers with five power-play goals.
The complete award list follows.
ALL WEST FIRST TEAM
Forward-Mike Bournazakis, JR, RIT
Forward-Steve Kaye, SR, Elmira
Forward-Pierre Rivard, SO, Elmira
Defense-Mike Clarke, JR, Elmira
Defense-Jerry Galway, SR, RIT
Goaltender-Rob Ligas, SR, Elmira
ALL WEST SECOND TEAM
Forward-Dave Schmalenberg, SO, Manhattanville
Forward-Jason Silverthorn, JR, Elmira
Forward-Mike Tarantino, SO, RIT
Defense-Ryan Fairbarn, SO, RIT
Defense-Lawne Snyder, SO, Elmira
Goaltender-Tyler Euverman, JR, RIT
ALL WEST ROOKIE TEAM
Forward-Craig Levey, Hobart
Forward-Roberto Orofiamma, RIT
Forward-Jim Sokol, Utica
Defense-Chris Mann, Elmira
Defense-Ron Mexico, Utica
Goaltender-Adam Lavelle, Hobart
ECAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jerry Galway, RIT
ECAC ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Jim Sokol, Utica
ECAC GOALTENDER OF THE YEAR
Rob Ligas, Elmira
ECAC COACH OF THE YEAR
Wayne Wilson, RIT