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Statesmen Advance On and Off of the Ice

After four years of impressive play on the ice, members of the Hobart hockey Class of 2021 are working around the world in a variety of fields.

During their four years of play on the Hobart hockey team, members of the Class of 2021 had a stunning track record on the ice, and their post-graduation performance is equally as impressive as they’ve landed in a variety of careers including investment banking, technology, medicine, the U.S. Air Force and professional hockey.

Head Coach Mark Taylor praises the graduating class, characterizing them as committed, successful and determined players who are launching successful careers. “We graduated a quality group, some league all-stars as usual, but also some great character and unsung individuals that continue to be a trademark of the program,” Taylor says.

On the ice, the group left a lasting legacy with a compiled 59-19-10 overall record and a 35-12-7 record in NEHC play. In addition, the Class of 2021 helped the Statesmen earn three selections to the NCAA tournament and an appearance in the National semifinals in 2019. In three exhibition games in 2020-21, they helped Hobart to a 3-0-0 record, and outscored their opponents 10-2 in those games.

Members of Hobart hockey’s Class of 2021 are:

  • Mike Faulkner, who majored in psychological science, is working on a master’s in sports management at Niagara University while playing for the Purple Eagles under the direction of two former Hobart assistant coaches, Mark Phalon and Jason Lammers. “Going to Hobart and playing under Coach Taylor gave me a great opportunity to further my education while playing the game I love,” says Faulkner. “I played with some unbelievable players and made friendships that will last a lifetime.”
  • Andrew Longo, who double majored in history and economics, is a member of the Francais Volants ice hockey team in Paris, France. “Hobart allowed me to develop as a person and athlete, while also providing me an opportunity to play abroad,” says Longo.
  • Garrett McGowan, who double majored in economics and mathematics, is an investment banking analyst for Credit Suisse’s Financial Institutions Group in New York City. “Through HWS, I was able to network with alums at Credit Suisse to help prepare me for the interview process and guide me through my two internships at the bank,” McGowan says. Notably, he was able to network with two alums he now works alongside, Zach Sternbach ’20 and Tess Lohr ’17.   
  • Kyle Lynch, who double majored in economics and history, is a business development representative at cieTrade Systems.
  • Ryan Lynch, who was an economics major, is a recruiter at Insight Global, an employment solutions and staffing company in New York City.
  • Jeremy Pizzo, who majored in economics and served as the Hockey Operation Assistant, works in marketing and development for the real estate company Beach View Properties in Niagara Falls, Canada.
  • Alec Robitaille, who majored in biochemistry, is in medical school at Midwestern University through a full scholarship with the United States Air Force’s Commissioned Officer Training program. “HWS gave me the resources that ultimately helped me pursue a career in medicine,” Robitaille says.
  • Phil Satin, who majored in economics, is pursuing a master of science in business administration and management as part of HWS’ new Master of Science program.
  • Travis Schneider, who was a psychological science major, has been working as a health science specialist at the United States Department of Veteran Affairs at the Syracuse VA Center for Integrated Healthcare as he applies to law school.
  • TJ Schultz, who double majored in history and economics, is working for Aon, a global professional services firm, in Chicago.
  • Mitchell Spring, who double majored in computer science and economics, and whose hockey career was cut short due to an injury, is a software implementation consultant for FAST Enterprises in Indianapolis. “The coursework in the economics and computer science departments along with being a part of the hockey program have prepared me well for the transition into the professional workspace.”

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