BOSTON—Babson College sophomore Nick Rosa (Birmingham, Mich.) was named as one of 25 semifinalists for the Joe Concannon Award, which is presented annually to the best American-born college player competing at the Division II/III level in New England by Greater Gridiron Club of Boston President Chris Clemente on Thursday morning.
Rosa is the ninth player in program history to be named as a semifinalist for the Concannon Award. His selection also marks the sixth time in seven years that the Beavers have had at least one player selected as a semifinalist.
A 2018 New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) All-Rookie team selection, Rosa has put together a terrific 2019 campaign with 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points in 23 contests. He is tied for third in the league in scoring and fourth in goals, has scored four game-winning goals, and has registered seven multi-point games this winter. Rosa, who has missed just one game over his first two seasons with the Beavers, has produced 22 goals and 21 assists for 43 points in 48 career games at Babson.
"Nick has enjoyed an outstanding season to date and we have used him in many different and crucial situations," commented head coach Jamie Rice '90. "He is an invaluable player because of his dependability in every facet of the game and in the example he sets on and off of the ice. His leadership has been influential in the development of our young team. We are proud to have a member of our program nominated for this prestigious award."
The Joe Concannon Award was established by the Gridiron Club of Boston in 2001 to honor Joe, a lifelong devotee of college hockey, former member of the Walter Brown Award Selection Committee and, as a journalist, a staunch advocate for the amateur athletes he knew and covered. Joe graduated from Boston University in 1961 and served as the sports information director at the College of the Holy Cross before joining the Boston Globe in the late 1960's to cover college sports.
Babson (15-5-3, 10-3-3 NEHC), which his receiving votes in both national polls, opens a home-and-home series with No. 7/8 UMass Boston on Friday at 7 p.m. in inside the Babson Skating Center.