This week brings us to our final NCAA D1 Stat Freaks of the regular season. I’ll still keep track of this going through the NCAA tournament, and as things slim down, I’ll start including D2 and D3 for fun as well. But, with most teams in conference tournaments or totally done for this past week, the numbers were expected to be lower. What we saw was a season low of 26, but there were 7 newbies, including some big names like Gaudet from Yale and Mellen from Cuse. But the returners? Oh, they came back big time when it mattered for their teams. Of last week’s top, every single one came back again. Now onto the stat freaks!
NCAA D1 Stat Freaks – Week 13
Offense: The Cutoff here is a combined 7 goals and/or assists
|Mclean Chicquen – Jacksonville: 5G, 2A, 10 Shots vs. High Point|
|Teddy Hatfield – Richmond: 3G, 4A, 11 Shots vs. Furman|
|Ben Reeves – Yale: 4G, 3A, 12 Shots vs. Penn|
|Matt Gaudet – Yale: 7G, A, 13 Shots vs. Penn|
|Ryan Lee – Richmond: 3G, 4A, 4 Shots vs. Jacksonville|
|Justin Guterding – Duke: 5G, 4A, 14 Shots vs. Boston U.|
Defense: For here, you need 8 GBs, CTs, and/or points
|Kyle Walsh – VMI: 7GB, 2CT, 1G, 1A vs. Virginia|
|Nick Mellen – Syracuse: 5GB, 3CT vs. Colgate|
|Charlie Hayes – Detroit Mercy: 6GB, 2CT vs. Canisius|
|Reece Eddy – Canisius: 6GB, 2CT vs. Detroit Mercy|
Faceoffs: Greater than 70%, at least 10 attempts
|TD Ierlan – Albany (NY): 28/29, 19 GB vs. UMass Lowell|
|TD Ierlan – Albany (NY): 20/20, 16 GB vs. Vermont|
|Will Vitelli – Quinnipiac: 19/25, 6 GB, 2G vs. Canisius|
|Peter Tagliaferri – Georgetown: 19/24, 10 GB vs. Villanova|
|Justin Inacio – Ohio St.: 11/14, 4 GB vs. Johns Hopkins|
|Kenny Massa – Bryant: 17/20, 12 GB vs. Robert Morris|
|Alex Heger – Robert Morris: 15/20 Saves, 3GB vs. Bryant|
|Alex Woodall – Towson: 16/21, 12 GB vs. Delaware|
|John Travisano – Notre Dame: 12/16, 4 GB vs. Army West Point|
|Trevor Baptiste – Denver: 11/15, 7 GB vs. Georgetown|
Goalies: Greater than 70%
|Brock Turnbaugh – Johns Hopkins: 16/21 Saves, 1GB vs. Ohio St.|
|Nick Washuta – Vermont: 16/20 Saves, 3GB, 2CT vs. Stony Brook|
|Christian Knight – Cornell: 19/23 Saves, 1GB vs. Brown|
|JD Colarusso – Albany (NY): 12/16 Saves vs. Vermont|
|Nick Marrocco – Georgetown: 14/17 Saves, 1GB vs. Denver|
|Danny Fowler – Duke: 10/14 Saves, 1GB vs. Boston U.|
Freak of the Week
For offense, the nod really comes down to Guterding or Gaudet. Everyone else just hit the cutoff minimum, but those two went above and beyond. With this being Gaudet’s first appearance, and doing it in a conference tournament game, I have to give him the top honors for the offense. 7 goals is just silly.
On defense, this was Nick Mellen’s first appearance which isn’t too much of a shock. He’s the lockdown defender for Cuse, not a takeaway artist or transition guy. His game just doesn’t lend itself well to stats. Kyle fricking Walsh on the other hand. It was hard for me to give him more praise than Detroit SSDM Charlie Hayes once again making the list, but Walsh continues to impress. Defensive numbers like that against a quality team like UVA while also adding a goal and assist? If he played for a bigger program, he would be getting so much more attention than he is. He is VMI.
When looking at the FOGOs, you have to just stop and admire how ridiculous TD Ierlan is. He lost 1 faceoff in two games. One. On top of that, he continued to win most of his ground balls, too. But you also saw great games from Baptiste, Woodall, and Massa as usual.
But for the top performance and the final Freak of the Week, I’m going with a goalie. More. Nick Marrocco of Georgetown. Christian Knight from Cornell had a real chance here. Nick Washuta from Vermont did as well. But when you look at the importance of the game, the performance, the win, and the ripple effects, shutting down Denver was massive. It stole a bid. It cost another team a postseason run. It perhaps even cost Denver a home playoff game (ok, probably not). But this game had an impact across the country, and turning in a huge performance in net was a large part of it.
This table shows which players have made the list the most, along with the corresponding count.
|Name – School||#|
|TD Ierlan – Albany (NY)||13|
|Trevor Baptiste – Denver||10|
|Charlie Hayes – Detroit Mercy||9|
|Kenny Massa – Bryant||8|
|Justin Guterding – Duke||8|
|Kyle Walsh – VMI||8|
|Michael Sowers – Princeton||7|
|Hunter Forbes – Jacksonville||7|
|Reece Eddy – Canisius||7|
8 others tied with 6.
Most Freaks by school:
Most Freaks allowed against by school:
The only team on this list still playing in the NCAA as of publication is Richmond. That doesn’t bode well for the Spiders!