Adam Schmidt & Matt Ginn Honored By Atlantic Hockey

Adam Schmidt

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross sophomore forward Adam Schmidt (Warrington, Pa.) has earned second team All-Atlantic Hockey honors, while freshman goalie Matt Ginn (Lindsey, Ontario) was named to the All-Rookie team. Schmidt is the first Crusader to earn All-League accolades since 2008.

Schmidt led the team with a career-best 18 goals and a career-best 37 points. He was second with a career-best 19 assists. His 18 goals are tied for fourth all-time for a Division I season at the school. This season Schmidt was named the Hockey Commissioners' Association (HCA) National Division I Player of the Month for February and also the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month. Schmidt led the Crusaders for the month with seven goals, nine assists and 16 points as Holy Cross went 7-0-1. He posted at least one point in all eight games. He tallied one goal and two assists for three points in the 6-1 win versus AIC on Feb. 3, while he posted three goals for his first career hat-trick in the 6-4 victory versus Bentley on Feb. 25. He was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week on Feb. 27 for his five-point performance in the two-game series against Bentley. As a freshman, Schmidt recorded six goals and 15 assists for 21 points as he ranked fifth on the team in points. He was also named the AHA Rookie of the Week once. For his career, he has 24 goals and 34 assists for 58 points in 75 contests.

Matt Ginn

Ginn, who was named the HCA's National Rookie of the Month for February, was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week three times, Rookie of the Month twice and Goalie of the Week once. He went 17-8-2 this season as his 17 wins are tied for second on the school's Division I single-season list. His 629 saves are sixth all-time for a Division I season, while his 2.42 goals against average is fourth. Ginn went 7-0-1 in the month of February with a 1.61 goals against average and a .937 save percentage. He posted two shutouts on the season.

The Crusaders concluded the season with a 20-15-4 (.564). This is the sixth 20-win season in program history and the first since going 27-10-2 in 2005-2006. The Crusaders' 15-8-4 (.630) Atlantic Hockey record this season was their best since going 19-7-2 (.714) in 2005-2006.





2011-12 Atlantic Hockey Association Regular Season Awards

Atlantic Hockey First Team All-Conference

Kyle De Laurell, Forward, Air Force
Brett Gensler, Forward, Bentley
Cole Schneider, Forward, Connecticut
Tim Kirby, Defenseman, Air Force
Scott Mathis, Defenseman, Air Force
Shane Madolora, Goaltender, RIT

Atlantic Hockey Second Team All-Conference

Michael Colavecchia, Forward, RIT
John Kruse, Forward, Air Force
Adam Schmidt, Forward, Holy Cross
Alex Gerke, Defenseman, Connecticut
Chris Haltigin, Defenseman, RIT
Chris Noonan, Goaltender, Niagara

Atlantic Hockey Third Team All-Conference

Matt Gingera, Forward, Sacred Heart
Adam Pleskach, Forward, American International
Cody Crichton, Forward, Robert Morris
Trent Bonnett, Defenseman, Bentley
Nick Jones, Defenseman, Mercyhurst
Branden Komm, Goaltender, Bentley

Atlantic Hockey All-Rookie Team

Alex Grieve, Forward, Bentley
Dan Bahntge, Forward, Mercyhurst
Brett Switzer, Forward, Bentley
Tyson Wilson, Defenseman, Robert Morris
Tyler Shiplo, Defenseman, Mercyhurst
Matt Ginn, Goaltender, Holy Cross

Regular Season Scoring Trophy

Brett Gensler, Bentley

Regular Season Goaltending Trophy

Chris Noonan, Niagara

Team Sportsmanship Award

Air Force

Individual Sportsmanship Award

Mark Cornacchia, RIT

Best Defensive Forward

Nick Chiavetta, Robert Morris

Best Defenseman

Tim Kirby, Air Force

Coach of the Year

Ryan Soderquist, Bentley

Rookie of the Year

Alex Grieve, Bentley

Player of the Year

Tim Kirby, Air Force