Nik Tasiopoulos '14 Named Division III New England Men's Hockey All-Star
Following a vote of area coaches and media outlets, Nik Tasiopoulos '14 (photo) has been named a Division III New England Men's Hockey All-Star. He was one of five NESCAC players, and the only NESCAC forward, so honored. Tasiopoulos was previously honored as a first-team all-NESCAC choice following a vote of the conference coaches.
Tasiopoulos is tied for ninth nationally in Division III for goals-per-game with a 0.76 figure. His 1.36 points-per-game level places him in a tie for 28th nationally. His 19 goals are the most by a Cardinal player since Steve Cucinnati netted 24 during the 2000-01 season. He also tallied seven power-play goals and two game-winners. Over his two seasons, Tasiopoulos has amassed 57 points on 31 goals and 26 assists. He paced the Cardinals in scoring in 2010-11 as well with 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points. Tasiopoulos also was announced as one of 18 semifinalists for the coveted Joe Concannon Award, presented annually to the top Division II/III American-born player in New England.
Wesleyan fashioned its second winning campaign over the last 23 years with a 12-11-2 overall mark and earned the sixth seed in the NESCAC tournament, falling to third-seeded Middlebury in the first round, 2-1. Wesleyan defeated six of the nine NESCAC teams during the season and finished 7-9-2 in conference play. The Cardinals defeated 2010-11 NESCAC top seed Hamilton both home and away for the second straight year.