McDonald Named D3 Player of the Year


GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior goalie Devin McDonald was named the 2019 USCHO.comDivision III Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Year, announced Wednesday. McDonald is the first player in program history to win the award.

Also voted the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) Division III Player of the year as well as the seventh first-team All-American in program history, the 2019 SUNYAC Goalie of the Year led the nation with a 1.22 goals against average, which was the fifth-best single-season mark in Division III history, while also ranking fourth in the country with a .940 save percentage. 

McDonald compiled a 23-2-2 record to move up to fifth in Division III history with a 70-14-13 career mark while his 12 shutouts this season broke the previous record 10 compiled by St. Norbert's Kyle Jones in 2008. 

McDonald also tied the Division III record with four-straight shutouts this season while not allowing a goal for 258:49 over six games for the fourth-longest scoreless streak in Division III history. His 18 career shutouts rank fourth in D3 history. 

McDonald and the Knights finished the winningest season in program history with a 25-2-2 record while capturing their second-straight SUNYAC Championship and third in four years. Making its fourth NCAA Division III Tournament appearance in the last six seasons, Geneseo defeated Manhattanville, 8-2, to qualify for its third national semifinal appearance since 2014. The Knights fell to Norwich, 4-2, in a game played at Wisconsin-Stevens Point.