MASCAC selects Salem State goalie Zelzer top player, O’Neill coach of the year

Salem State goalie Marcus Zelzer won 16 games this season for the Vikings (photo: Salem State Athletics).

Salem State junior goaltender Marcus Zelzer has been named the 2015-16 MASCAC Player of the Year.

Zelzer finished the regular season first in the MASCAC in both GAA (1.76) and save percentage (.932). He also tallied a 16-1-0 record, which was the best winning percentage in the conference at .941 and recorded four shutouts on the year.

Earning the 2015-16 MASCAC Rookie of the Year honor is Matthew Volonnino of Plymouth State. He tallied 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points during his first year with the squad.

For his efforts in leading his team to 20 conference wins, the top seed in the tournament and a first-round bye, Salem State’s Bill O’Neill has been named the 2015-16 Coach of the Year.

Additionally, the conference coaches also selected a pair of All-Conference Teams.

2015-16 First Team All-MASCAC

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Andrew WiggFSr.Plymouth State
Cam MonizFSr.Salem State
Dalton JayFSr.Westfield State
Gabriel CrompDSr.Salem State
Kyllian KirkwoodDSr.Westfield State
Marcus ZelzerGJr.Salem State

2015-16 Second Team All-MASCAC

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Michael EconomosFJr.Plymouth State
Brandon PlattFJr.Salem State
Casey SheaFSo.Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Brad JonesDJr.Salem State
Jerry LaaskoDSo.Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Gordon CeasarGSr.Plymouth State


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