Oswego’s Rodrigues D-III player of the year, Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Loen top coach

Oswego forward Paul Rodrigues has been named the winner of the Sid Watson Award as the nation’s top Division III player, while Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Matt Loen is the Edward Jeremiah Award recipient as the D-III coach of the year.

Rodrigues led the nation in scoring for most of the season and enters this weekend with 15 goals and 30 assists for 45 points.

“His speed has allowed him to wreak havoc on the forecheck, make goalies think twice about playing the puck behind the net and torment the opposition’s defenders from the first puck drop to the final horn,” said Oswego coach Ed Gosek in a news release. “His unselfishness and skill set make him a top scoring option on one of the most lethal power-play units in Division III. Paul’s determination and tenacity also makes him a critical member of the penalty-kill unit, as well as one of Oswego’s top faceoff players in its defensive zone. He plays every shift with the intensity that it may be his last.”

Loen has guided Eau Claire to the D-III semifinals for the first time in school history and this 2013 team is the first in school history to win an NCAA playoff game and the NCHA regular-season championship.

In addition, the D-III men’s All-American Teams were announced – three from the East and two from the West.

2013 D-III East All-American First Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Louie EducateFSo.Utica
Colin MulveyFSr.Norwich
Paul RodriguesFSr.Oswego
Shaun JamesonDSr.Wentworth
Scott FarrellDSr.Neumann
Nick BroadwaterGSr.Hobart

2013 D-III West All-American First Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Kyle StrohFSr.St. Norbert
Jordan SingerFSr.Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Zach GrahamFSr.Adrian
Carl EkstromDSr.St. Norbert
Jack CallahanDSo.Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Brandon StephensonGSr.Wisconsin-Eau Claire

2013 D-III East All-American Second Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Luke MoodieFSr.Oswego
Joseph CaveneyFSr.Fitchburg State
Keith BuehlerFJr.Wesleyan
Brad RichardDSr.Hobart
Zack JosepherDSr.Oswego
Zeke TestaGSr.Babson

2013 D-III West All-American Second Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Shaquille MerastyFFr.Adrian
Cody KeeferFSr.St. Norbert
Jeff HarrisFJr.St. Olaf
Michael KriegDSo.St. Thomas
Jeff ForsytheDJr.Wisconsin-Superior
Saxton SoleyGFr.St. John's

2013 D-III East All-American Third Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Frank SalituroFSr.Hobart
Travis JankeFJr.Norwich
Pier-Olivier CotnoirFSr.Norwich
Timothy McGarryDSr.Bowdoin
Rob FlorentinoDSr.Massachusetts-Boston
Mathieu CadieuxGJr.Plattsburgh


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