Onset Student Makes Assumption's Men's Ice Hockey Team

Another local makes his hometown proud...
John McDonagh, of Onset, earned a spot on the Assumption College Men's Ice Hockey Team. (Courtesy of Assumption College)

WORCESTER, MA - The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that John McDonagh, of Onset, has earned a spot on the 2019-20 Men's Ice Hockey team.

The Hounds are ranked third in the Northeast-10 Preseason Coaches' Poll and concluded their 2018-19 season with a 15-9-3 record, marking the first time in 25 years that the program won 15 or more games in back-to-back seasons. The team finished their season with a triple-overtime loss to Saint Anselm's in the semifinals of the NE10 Tournament, the longest game in school history at 103 minutes. Robert Roche '20 was named the NE10 Defensive Player of the Year while Devan Sheth '22 was selected as Rookie of the Year.

"Our players are ready to return to the ice to compete again for the NE10 Championship this season," said Michael Looney '12, second-year head coach of the Men's Ice Hockey team. "We have a strong, tight-knit group of student-athletes who work hard on the ice and in the classroom. I am certain that our returning seniors will lead the rookies both on and off the ice, and I am looking forward to seeing how the team progresses throughout the season."

For more information on Assumption athletics, visit www.assumptiongreyhounds.com.

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 33 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.

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