Friday, March 25, 2022

Romeo's awards continue

SUNY Brockport's Ryan Romeo is the was named a 2021-22 CCM Hockey/AHCH Div. II-III All-American on Thursday afternoon.  Romeo, a Sid Watson Award finalist, is the first player in program-history to earn AHCA All-American First Team East honors. 

NCAA Division II-III men's head coaches have recognized the top 30 hockey players in their division by selecting them as CCM Hockey/AHCA All-Americans for 2021-22. It is a diverse group coming from 18 schools, 14 states and two Canadian provinces, as well as two players from outside North America. There are 19 seniors and six juniors among the 30 honorees.

Romeo is the fourth All-American selection in program history, joining James Cody (2nd Team East, 2012) and Chase Nieuwendyk (3rd Team East, 2015 | 2nd Team East, 2016). 

Earlier this year, Romeo was named the SUNYAC Herb Hammond Player of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year. Romeo joined James Cody as the only two players in program-history to be named a finalist for the Sid Watson. Cody was named a finalist after earning SUNYAC Player of the Year honors back in 2012.

Romeo recently made his third straight all-conference appearance, including his second straight first-team selection.  He is the third (two of his own) Brockport selection to the All-Conference first team dating back to 2016 when Chase Nieuwendyk was named a first team forward.  The first team selection marks the 10th time in program history that a Brockport player has been picked to the SUNYAC's top all-conference team.  He joins Nieuwendyk and Chris Luker as the program's only two-time first team selections.
His 37 points this season are the most for a Golden Eagle since Nieuwendyk registered 37 points back in 2016.  His 25 assists this season are the most for a Golden Eagle since Ian Finnerty registered 25 assists back in 2012. His 25 assists this season are tied for seventh on the program's all-time single season list. He ranks second nationally among defenders in total points and 16th nationally among all skaters.  Over the course of his career at Brockport he has played in 97 career games, and he has 87 total points on 28 goals and 59 assists.

Following Brockport's season, Romeo signed a pro contract with the Trois-Rivieres Lions of the ECHL, where he recently recorded his first professional goal.
Brockport capped its season with a 14-11-2 overall record and an appearance in the SUNYAC Conference Tournament Semifinals.  Their appearance in the semifinals was the program's first since 2015.