May 24, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Junior goalie Michael Fretwell heads Loyola's list of players on the 2005 All-ECAC Team with his Goalie of the Year honors, as announced by the conference office today. Fretwell, a first-team All-ECAC selection, is joined by Matt Monfett and Andrew Spack, who each earned second-team honors.
Fretwell had an outstanding year in goal for Loyola, leading the conference with his nationally-ranked save percentage and goals-against average numbers. The 6-2, 210-pound Annapolis, Md. native ended the season ranked 12th in the country in save percentage (.591) and 16th in goals-against average (8.31).
Fretwell had some of his best games of the season against ECAC opponents, including a career-high 21-save day against Hobart on April 30. He posted 19 saves to start the season against Towson and allowed single-digit goal totals a total of nine times in 13 games. Against St. John's on March 19, Fretwell had seven saves in allowing a season-low three goals. He was also named ECAC Defensive Player of the Week on May 2 and finished his best collegiate season to date with 150 saves.
Monfett, a senior attackman from Stony Brook, N.Y., scored his 100th career point with five points against Wagner on March 15. With six multiple-goal games, including four goals at No. 2 Duke, Monfett led the team with 20 goals and 24 points this past season.
Spack is a sophomore midfielder from Lafayette, N.Y. He takes face-offs, plays defense and scores goals for the Greyhounds, posting 16 points and 32 groundballs this past season. Spack scored goals in five of Loyola's last six games, scoring three of the team's 12 man-up goals for the year. The team's third-leading goal scorer, Spack also took 69 face-offs for the `Hounds.
UMass' Sean Morris was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year while Georgetown's Brodie Merrill took home Defensive Player of the Year honors. Hobart freshman Daryl Velman is the Rookie of the Year.
ECAC Players of the Year
Offensive Player of the Year: Sean Morris, Massachusetts
Defensive Player of the Year: Brodie Merrill, Georgetown
Goaltender of the Year: Michael Fretwell, Loyola
Rookie of the Year: Daryl Velman, Hobart
Coach of the Year: Glenn Thiel, Penn State
First Team All-League A Nate Hill, Hobart Sr. A Jeff Zywicki, Massachusetts Sr. A Sean Morris, Massachusetts Jr. M Nick Miaritis, Georgetown Sr. M Chris Doyle, Massachusetts Sr. M Pat Heim, Penn State So. D Brodie Merrill, Georgetown Sr. D Jack Reid, Massachusetts Jr. D Jesse Tarr, Penn State Sr. G Mike Fretwell, Loyola Jr.
Second Team All-League A Sean Denihan, Georgetown Jr. A Matt Monfett, Loyola Sr. A Nate Whitaker, Penn State Jr. M Pete Cannon, Georgetown Jr. M Andrew Spack, Loyola So. M Chris David, Hobart So. D Reyn Garnett, Georgetown Jr. D Aaron Paskaus, Massachusetts Sr. D Greg McCarthy, Hobart Sr. G Rich D'Andrea, Georgetown Jr.