Date Posted:03/13/2002, 8:00AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College men's ice hockey player Michael Carosi (Warwick, R.I.) was named a first-team All-American today by the American Hockey Coaches' Association. Carosi, a senior captain on this year's squad, finishes his career as one of the top scorers in school history, with 124 points.
The Toll Gate graduate had a fantastic season, accumulating a career-high 47 points on 13 goals and 34 assists. He received the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Year award and was honored as national player of the week earlier in the season. He was also nominated for the American Hockey Coaches' Association Division III Player of the Year Award.
"Michael has had a career year that is really deserving of this kind of award," according to Coach Terry Meagher. "To be named first-team All-American is an extraordinary accomplishment and it's a positive reflection on him and the way he plays the game."
Carosi was also the recepient of Bowdoin's Outstanding First-Year Athlete Award as a freshman and a four-year letterwinner at Toll Gate where he was All-State his senior season. In a bizarre coincidence, the last two first-team All-Americans at Bowdoin- Carosi and Charlie Gaffney in 1994-95, were both Toll Gate graduates and hailed from Warwick, R.I.
"It's such a difficult honor to receive, with only six players in the East being selected" says coach Meager. "Our program is so proud of Michael and the fact that he can now join a long list of Bowdoin players who have received one of the highest individual collegiate honors."