Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Cardinal Clips: Issue 3

 

Cardinal Clips is a bite-sized, condensed look at Plattsburgh State Athletics and its programs.

 

MHKY

 

 The State University of New York Athletic Conference named its men’s ice hockey All-Conference and All-Rookie teams for the 2023-24 regular season Thursday, Feb. 22. The lists featured five Plattsburgh Cardinals. Forward Tio D’Addario won Rookie of the Year, the SUNYAC announced Thursday, Feb. 29.

Senior forward Bennett Stockdale was named to the All-Conference. The selection is his third overall, taking second team in the last two seasons. Stockdale led the team with 19 goals, 16 assists and 35 total points and most recently scored the game winner against Potsdam in the first round of SUNYAC playoffs Feb. 21. He finished third in the SUNYAC in points.

Graduate student defenseman Ryan Hogg, senior defenseman Kevin Weaver-Vitale and junior goaltender Jacob Hearne received second-team honors. Hogg and Weaver-Vitale bolster a strong defensive unit with a +20 and +14 plus-minus rating and 27 and 25 blocks, respectively. Hearne recorded 1.73 goals against average and a .930 save percentage, third in the conference. Hearne also finished first in win percentage with .906.

D’Addario earned an All-Rookie selection. D’Addario has been an immediate contributor to the team, notching 10 goals and 12 assists and a +15 plus-minus rating. He has consistently come up in big moments, scoring three game winners this season. D’Addario earned four Rookie of the Week awards throughout the season.

The inaugural women’s All-Conference and All-Rookie teams are expected to be named soon to coincide with the end of the regular season.

 

WBB

Plattsburgh State women’s basketball received two selections to the The State University of New York Athletic Conference All-Conference team for the 2023-24 regular season when the honors were announced Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Junior forward Payton Couture was named to the third team, her first career All-Conference honors. Couture averaged 13 points per game, good for second on the team and 10th in the league, dropping 20 on three separate occasions. She also added 6.7 rebounds and 2.6 assistants per game, serving as a true playmaker for the squad.

Sophomore center Imani Walcott was also named to the third team. Walcott was the team’s leading scorer, averaging 14, and finishing sixth in the conference. She anchored the paint all season, recording a team-high nine rebounds, fifth in the SUNYAC, 2.6 blocks, first in the SUNYAC, and 1.2 steals per game.

 

MBB

Plattsburgh State men’s basketball was mentioned when the State University of New York Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference teams for the 2023-24 regular season, as one player received honors Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Junior guard Kevin Tabb was named to the second team, building off last season’s third team selection. Tabb led the team in scoring and was second in the SUNYAC, with 15.7 points per game. He also held down the perimeter on defense, averaging 2.2 steals per game, leading both the team and the conference. Tabb earned one Athlete of the Week honor this season in the final week of play.

 

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