Gustavus’ Martinson Honored as Top D-III Men’s Player

Gustavus Adolphus forward David Martinson has been awarded the Sid Watson Award as the top player in Division III.

Martinson, the MIAC player of the year, led the nation with an average of exactly one goal per game. He had 29 goals and 49 points for the Gusties, who advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals.

“David is an outstanding person and an outstanding hockey player,” Gustavus coach Brett Petersen said. “He is our leader on and off the ice. He gets more out of his teammates than any other player I have coached at Gustavus.”

The runner-up was Oswego’s Eric Selleck.

Here are the men’s Division III All-Americans:

East First Team

Forwards: Mickey Lang, Manhattanville; Eric Selleck, Oswego; Alex Smigelski, Williams.
Defensemen: Kyle Shearer-Hardy, Bowdoin; Eric Tallent, Norwich.
Goaltender: Ryan Klingensmith, Norwich.

West First Team

Forwards: Jordan Chong, St. Scholastica; Joel Gaulrapp, Wisconsin-Stout; David Martinson, Gustavus Adolphus.
Defensemen: Chris Berenguer, Hamline; Nick Tabisz, St. Norbert.
Goaltender: B.J. O’Brien, St. Norbert.

East Second Team

Forwards: Chad Anderson, Norwich; Martin Drolet, Middlebury; Coleman Noonan, St. Anselm.
Defensemen: A.J. Mikkelsen, Manhattanville; Steve Rizer, Fredonia.
Goaltender: Scott Barchard, Tufts.

West Second Team

Forwards: Tyler Czuba, Wisconsin-River Falls; Mike Dahlinger, Adrian; Chris Johnson, Augsburg.
Defensemen: Mitch Carlson, Gustavus Adolphus; Chris Stansik, Adrian.
Goaltender: Josh Swartout, Gustavus Adolphus.

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