Winter athletes named to All-Conference teams
The winter sports teams finished up their seasons last week, but the recognition continued. The Rams had seven athletes honored by their respective conferences when the All-Conference teams were announced earlier this week.
Sophomore forward Stanton Turner was named to the ECAC Northeast second All-Conference team. Turner was the Rams’ leading scorer with 16 goals and 26 points in 26 games. He was third in the league in goals and seventh in points and is the first Suffolk player in five years to eclipse the 15-goal plateau.
Junior goalie Brandon Smolarek was given honorable mention after appearing in 24 of Suffolk’s 26 games and registering a 3.12 goals against average, a .906 save percentage, and a 10-12-2 record.
Junior defenseman and assistant captain Shaughn Shields also received an honorable mention nod, after tallying a goal and five assists in 17 games.
Senior guard Iliana Quadri was named first teamAll-Conference by the GNAC. Quadri led the Rams with 12.9 points per games and was sixth in the conference with a 36.2 shooting percentage.
Quadri finishes her career 11th in program history with 1,124 points. She was also a third-team All-Conference selection last season.
Senior forward Shelby Santini was named to the GNAC All-Sportsmanship team. Santini scored 9.9 points per game.
Senior guard Sam Nwadike received third-team All-Conference honors by the GNAC. He averaged 20.9 point in just 16 games because of injury. He was 20th in the nation in Division III scoring at the time of his injury.
After transferring in from Fisher College prior to last season, Nwadike scored 794 point in two campaigns with the Rams.
Junior Jake Meister was named to the GNAC sportsmanship team. The forward was the lone Ram to start all 26 games and averaged 11.8 points.