Photos courtesy of Yale Sports Publicity and Harvard Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Yale senior forward
Andrew Miller (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), who has
helped lead Yale to its fourth Ivy League title in the last five
years, was named the 2012-13 Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Year on
Thursday when the League's annual postseason honors were
Miller had 14 points in 10 League games to tie for the Ivy lead. His 10 assists were the most in League play. Overall, Miller has 14 goals and 16 assists for 30 points, third-most in the League.
It is the third time in the last four years that a Bulldog has been named Ivy League Player of the Year. Miller joins Brian O'Neill (2012) and Sean Blackman (2010).
Harvard freshman forward Jimmy Vesey (North Reading, Mass.) was named the League's Rookie of the Year. He leads all freshmen in the Ivy in overall scoring with 18 points on 11 goals and seven assists. In League play, Vesey had a goal and three assists in nine games.
Miller was one of nine players selected to the All-Ivy first team due to ties in the balloting. Miller was among five forwards as he was joined by Brown sophomore Matt Lorito (Oakville, Ontario, Canada), Cornell senior Greg Miller (Toronto), Dartmouth sophomore Tyler Sikura (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) and Princeton junior Andrew Calof (Nepean, Ontario, Canada). Calof and Andrew Miller were unanimous selections.
Calof leads the League in overall points with 36 (13g, 23a) and had a League-best eight goals in Ivy play. Greg Miller is fourth in points with 29 (14g, 15a), while Lorito (15g, 13a) and Sikura (10g, 18a) are tied for fifth with 28.
Three defensemen were named to the first team due to ties, as well. Brown junior Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada), Dartmouth senior Mike Keenan (South Weymouth, Mass.) and Princeton senior Michael Sdao (Niwot, Colo.) earned selections. Brown senior goaltender Anthony Borelli (Grand Island, N.Y.) was also named to the first team.
Keenan played in all 29 games this season to give him 103 for his career, and has four goals and 10 assists on the year thus far. Robertson has a team-high 14 assists for the Bears this season, which is also second-most among Ivy defenders. Earning his second-straight All-Ivy selection, Sdao leads all Ivy defenders in goals this season with eight.
Borelli leads the League in goals against average at an impressive 1.77 while also recording an Ivy-best .943 save percentage. Those also rank fifth and third in the nation, respectively.
Earning second-team All-Ivy honors were Dartmouth junior forward Matt Lindblad (Winnetka, Ill.), Yale junior forward Kenny Agostino (Flanders, N.J.), Yale senior forward Antoine Laganiere (Ile Cadieux, Quebec, Canada), Cornell sophomore defender Joakim Ryan (Rumson, N.J.), Harvard senior defender Danny Biega (Montreal), Princeton senior goalie Mike Condon (Needham, Mass.) and Yale senior goalie Jeff Malcolm (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada). Biega earned his second-straight All-Ivy selection.
Including honorable mention honors, Yale led the way with five All-Ivy selections, followed by Princeton, Brown and Dartmouth which each had three.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Andrew Miller, Yale (Sr., F - Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Jimmy Vesey, Harvard (Fr., F - North Reading, Mass.)
FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY^
Matt Lorito, Brown (So., F - Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
Greg Miller, Cornell (Sr., F - Toronto)
Tyler Sikura, Dartmouth (So., F - Aurora, Ontario, Canada)
*Andrew Calof, Princeton (Jr., F - Nepean, Ontario, Canada)
*Andrew Miller, Yale (Sr., F - Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
Dennis Robertson, Brown (Jr., D - Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada)
Mike Keenan, Dartmouth (Sr., D - South Weymouth, Mass.)
Michael Sdao, Princeton (Sr., D - Niwot, Colo.)
Anthony Borelli, Brown (Sr., G - Grand Island, N.Y.)
SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY^
Matt Lindblad, Dartmouth (Jr., F - Winnetka, Ill.)
Kenny Agostino, Yale (Jr., F - Flanders, N.J.)
Antoine Laganiere, Yale (Sr., F - Ile Cadieux, Quebec, Canada)
Joakim Ryan, Cornell (So., D - Rumson, N.J.)
Danny Biega, Harvard (Sr., D - Montreal)
Mike Condon, Princeton (Sr., G - Needham, Mass.)
Jeff Malcolm, Yale (Sr., G - Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Tommy Fallen, Yale (So., D - Plymouth, Minn.)
* Unanimous Selection
^ Due to ties in the voting, the first and second teams were expanded from six