Five Mustangs Named All-MAC, Caffrey, Lyden Earn Major Awards

Five Mustangs Named All-MAC, Caffrey, Lyden Earn Major Awards

ANNVILLE, Pa. - The Stevenson men's ice hockey team had five players named to the inaugural Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) All-Conference Teams with senior Jacob Caffrey named Co-Defensive Player of the Year while freshman Carl Lyden earned Rookie of the Year honors announced by the league on Wednesday.

Caffrey was also named to the First Team along with sophomore forward Dominic Brenza and senior defender Doug Rose. Earning second team honors are senior forwards Mike Davis and Jordan Watt. Head coach Dominick Dawes was named the Coach of the Year. The Mustangs are tied with Manhattanville with five players on the all-conference teams.

Caffrey finished MAC play with a 5-0-1 record, leading the league with a 1.32 goals against average and a .949 save percentage. He posted a 34-save shutout versus second place Manhattanville. Caffrey finished with 148 saves in six conference games and allowed just eight goals. Overall, the senior has posted an 11-7-7 record with a 2.39 goals against average and a .926 save percentage.

Lyden earns rookie of the year honors after finishing second amongst all freshman in scoring and tied for sixth overall. He recorded six points in conference play on two goals and four assists and ranked tied for third overall with a pair of power play goals. Lyden netted his first career goal in the Mustangs opening conference victory versus Lebanon Valley while recording a multi-assist game in the MAC Championship win over Manhattanville.

Brenza was named to the first team after recording five points in six league games on three goals and two assists. He ranks ninth in goals and tied for seventh with three power play points. The sophomore is one of only three players to have scored a shorthanded goal in league play. Brenza had two multi-point games, including a pair of goals in Stevenson's MAC Championship win.

Rose earns his second all-conference honor after earning ECAC West Honorable Mention honors as a freshman at Neumann. He finished tied for 20th overall in points and tied for fifth amongst defensemen with four points on four assists. The senior ranks tied for seventh with power play points, with three of assists having come on the man advantage. Rose, who totaled six blocked shots in six conference games, ranks tied for ninth in the league with his four assists.

Davis earns his fourth all-conference nod after three seasons in the ECAC West, including Rookie of the Year in 2015. He ranked tied for 14th in the league in scoring while ranking tied for fourth with four goals. Davis netted a hat trick and recorded four points in a win over King's while netting a goal in the inaugural MAC win versus Lebanon Valley.

Watt grabs his first career all-conference nod after finishing tied for sixth with six points. His six assists ranks tied for third, just two behind the leader. The senior ranks tied for fourth with four power play points. Watt recorded three assists in an early season win over King's.

Dawes, the 2009 AHCA Men's Division III Coach of the Year, earns his first conference coaching honor after leading the Mustangs to the inaugural MAC Championship. Stevenson bested its wins this season with 11 after totaling 10 in the inaugural season.

Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, February 24 when the Mustangs host an UCHC semifinal contest versus the highest remaining seed beginning at 7:00 p.m.