Williams sweeps NESCAC men’s individual awards

Williams goalie Michael Pinios will share the 2015-16 NESCAC Rookie of the Year award with Bowdoin forward Cody Todesco (photo: Williams Athletics).

Williams earned all three individual awards from the NESCAC as the conference announced the winners on Tuesday.

The league’s Player of the Year is Williams senior defenseman and captain Zander Masucci, who tallied seven goals and 18 points to lead all NESCAC blueliners this season.

Co-Rookies of the Year are Williams goalie Michael Pinios and Bowdoin forward Cody Todesco. It’s the first time since 2003 that two players have tied in the voting for the top rookie award.

Bill Kangas led the Ephs to an 18-5-2 overall mark, including a 14-2-2 conference record, and is the Coach of the Year for the second time in his career – the first was in 2006.

The conference also announced two All-Conference Teams.

2015-16 First Team All-NESCAC

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Tim DiPretoroFSr.Connecticut College
Robbie MurdenFJr.Hamilton
Sean OrlandoFJr.Trinity
Mitch BarringtonDJr.Bowdoin
Zander MasucciDSr.Williams
Evan BuitenhuisGSo.Hamilton

2015-16 Second Team All-NESCAC

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Ryan ColeFJr.Trinity
Anthony SabitskyFSo.Trinity
Tyler YoungFJr.Williams
Ronald FishmanDSr.Middlebury
Conor LambertiDJr.Hamilton
Michael PiniosGFr.Williams

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