GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior Conlan Keenan was named the Herb Hammond State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Year while senior Devin McDonald was named the Goaltender of the Year, Wednesday.
CONLAN KEENAN - PLAYER OF THE YEAR
- The nation's leading scorer with 1.92 points per game, Keenan is also tied for second with 0.92 goals per game and tied for ninth with 1.00 assists per game.
- Held without a point in only two of his 24 appearances this winter, he is currently tied for second in Division III with 46 points, tied for fourth with 22 goals and tied for 12th with 24 assists.
- Keenan headlines a Geneseo attack that leads the nation with 4.92 goals per game.
- He recently moved into a tie for 20th in program history with his 120th-career point while his 63 goals are tied for 13th.
- Keenan has followed up a sophomore campaign punctuated with third-team All-American honors by repeating as a SUNYAC First-Team All-Star. He also landed second-team honors as a first-year on his way to SUNYAC Rookie of the Year recognition.
- Keenan is the sixth player in program history to win the award and first since Stephen Collins '17 won back-to-back honors in 2016 and 2017.
DEVIN McDONALD - GOALIE OF THE YEAR
- McDonald currently leads the nation with a .949 save percentage and a 1.04 goals against average. He also backstops a Geneseo defense that ranks first in scoring defense (1.12 goals allowed per game) and scoring margin (+3.81).
- Also ranked second in wins with a 21-1-2 record, he is currently for fifth in Division III history with 68 career victories.
- McDonald broke an 11 year-old NCAA Division III record with his 11th shutout of the season in the Knights' 5-0 victory at Canton (Feb. 2) before logging a 3-0 win over visiting Cortland (Feb. 8) to move into fourth in Division III history with his 18th-career shutout.
- Named a SUNYAC First-Team All-Star this season, McDonald is now a three-time all-conference pick after copping third-team recognition in 2016 and 2018.
- McDonald is the first Geneseo player to win the award since the SUNYAC added the award three years ago.
Geneseo (23-1-2) clinched the top seed for the SUNYAC Tournament and advanced to its fourth-consecutive championship game following a 5-2 win over Fredonia in last Saturday's semifinals. Riding a program-record 21-game unbeaten streak (20-0-1), the Knights host second-seeded Oswego (19-5-2) in the championship game this Saturday (Mar. 2, 7PM) in the hunt for their second-straight conference title and third in the last four seasons.