BOSTON—Babson College senior Ryan McDougall (Milton, Mass.) and sophomore Mike Egan (Billerica, Mass.) were among 30 players selected as semifinalists for the 20th Joe Concannon Award as announced by Greater Gridiron Club of Boston President Cheryl Duddy Schoenfeld on Thursday morning.
McDougall and Egan become the 10th and 11th Babson players, respectively, to be named as semifinalists for the Joe Concannon Award, which is presented annually to the best American-born college player competing at the Division II/III in New England. 2020 also marks the third time in program history and first time since 2016 that the Beavers have had a pair of semifinalists.
McDougall has built upon last year's New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) All-Conference third-team selection by producing career highs of six goals and 12 assists for 18 points in 21 games this winter. He ranks fourth among league defensemen in scoring and has recorded four goals and eight assists for 12 points on the nation's second-ranked power play, which has him tied for sixth in the NEHC.
MacDougall, who is fourth on the team in scoring, has also been a key cog defensively for Babson, which ranks second in Division III in scoring defense and sixth on the penalty kill.
The reigning NEHC Rookie of the Year and an all-conference third-team pick last season, Egan has scored a team-high 11 goals to go along with eight assists for 19 points in 20 contests this winter. He has scored three times on the power play and is tied for the Division III lead with five game-winning tallies on the year.
Egan, who is just one point shy of his second consecutive 20-point season, has produced 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points in 47 career games.
"We are proud to have Ryan and Mike be honored as semifinalists by the Gridiron Club of Boston for the prestigious Joe Concannon Award," commented Babson head coach Jamie Rice '90. "They have both played an integral part in the success of our team. This recognition of their play among such a talented group is a testament to their individual performance and the success of our team's season so far."
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.
No. 8 Babson (15-4-2, 10-3-1 NEHC), which has lost just once over its last 16 games, travels to Suffolk on Friday at 7 p.m. and Johnson & Wales on Saturday at 4 p.m.