Hobart College junior goaltender Adam Lavelle was named to the JOFA/ACHA College Division All-American second-team March 22. Lavelle is the Statesmen’s first All-American selection in the program’s 26-year history.
Lavelle had another outstanding season, leading the Statesmen to their first ECAC West title and first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. In just three seasons between the pipes, he has taken over the records book, owning the career records for saves (2,011), wins (35), and goals against average (3.65), as well as the single-season marks for saves (795) and wins (14).
An All-ECAC West first-team honoree, he led the Statesmen on a record seven-game win streak, including a pair of victories over conference rival RIT, to secure the ECAC West regular season and tournament titles. During that stretch, Lavelle averaged 29 saves per game and posted a 2.14 goals against average and a .930 save percentage.
In the conference championship game, Lavelle turned away nearly ever RIT shot, making 35 stops, including 19 in the second period, to earn the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award. He finished the season with 619 saves (25.8/g) and a 3.64 goals against average and a .884 save percentage.
Hobart closed out the year with a 9-5 loss to defending national champion Norwich University in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Finishing the season with a 15-8-5 overall record, the Statesmen matched the 1978-79 team’s mark for wins in a season and broke the record for winning percentage.