Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Romeo is Brockport's Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

 Ryan Romeo was named the SUNY Brockport Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year during a senior athlete ceremony hosted between games of Saturday's baseball double header at the Clark V. Whited Complex. 

Romeo put together arguably the best season for a Brockport hockey player in program history. He was named a 2021-22 CCM Hockey/AHCH Div. II-III All-American.  Romeo, a Sid Watson Award finalist, is the first player in program-history to earn AHCA All-American First Team East honors. Romeo was just the fourth All-American selection in program history.
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 (Division III Hockey National Player of the Year).
Romeo 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. 
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 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.