Jacobson Wins Sid Watson Award, Four Named All-America

From Sports Information Director, March 20, 2014 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

LEWISTON, Maine -- St. Norbert College junior goaltender David Jacobson has been named the 2014 Sid Watson Award winner, and Jacobson and three other Green Knights were also honored as All-Americans on the Division II-III CCM American Hockey Coaches Association All-America Team.

Jacobson is a first-team All-America selection as well as senior forward Joe Perry. Junior forward Mason Baptista and junior defenseman Marian Fiala were second-team All-America choices.

Jacobson is St. Norbert's fourth winner of the Sid Watson Award, given annually to the best player at the Division III level. Jacobson joins Rob Smillie (1999), Maris Ziedins (2003) and Kyle Jones (2008) as Sid Watson Award winners. St. Norbert is now tied with Middlebury College for most Sid Watson Award honorees with four.

Jacobson, a Janesville, Wis., native, carries a 22-1-1 record into the NCAA Division III Frozen Four. Jacobson has seven shutouts this season and owns a 1.24 goals against average and .935 save percentage. Jacobson was a second-team All-American following his freshmen season in 2012.

Perry, a Nanaimo, British Columbia, native, leads St. Norbert in goals with 21, and has 12 assists for 33 points. Perry, who has 10 power-play goals, has 47 goals and 55 assists for 102 points in 113 career games.

Baptista, a North York, Ontario, native, is second on St. Norbert in scoring with 37 points and has 11 goals and a team-high 26 assists. In 87 career games, Baptista has 21 goals and 48 assists for 69 points.

Fiala, a Bratislava, Slovakia, native, is St. Norbert's top-scoring blueliner with five goals and 18 assists for 23 points. Fiala has 10 goals and 40 assists for 50 points in 89 career games.

All four players were first-team All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association selections, and Jacobson was NCHA Player of the Year.

St. Norbert now has 28 hockey first-team All-America selections, and has had at least one for 17 consecutive years.