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Stephon Williams makes a major WCHA Awards haul

Doyle Woody,Dwoody@adn.com

Minnesota State-Mankato freshman goaltender Stephon Williams of Fairbanks absolutely cleaned up today when the WCHA awards were announced.

Williams was voted by league coaches, players, sports information directors and media as the first-team goaltender, All-Rookie goaltender and Rookie of the Year.

And for very good reason. All he has done is help Coach of the Year Mike Hastings turn around the Mavericks program. Williams is 19-9-2 with a 1.83 goals-against average, .929 save percentage and four shutouts. He has made 27 consecutive starts. He is a former Alaska player of the year, having earned that honor when he led Lathrop to the state championship.

His haul was well deserved.

Not surprisingly, no Seawolves turned up in any playing awards.

Still, 14 Seawolves did rack All-Academic honors, which requires one year in residency at the school and a 3.0 GPA for the previous two semesters.

To check out all the playing and scholarly awards, simply click here.


Doyle Woody, dwoody@adn.com
Anchorage