On Wednesday Nov. 14, senior defenseman and tri-captain Nick D’Agostino was announced as a nominee for the Senior CLASS Award. D’Agostino is one of 20 national candidates. To be eligible, the student athlete must be a senior that plays in Division I. Candidates are selected based on their achievements in four areas of excellence — community, classroom, character and competition. D’Agostino is one of four ECAC players to be nominated for the award this year, along with Harvard’s Danny Biega, RPI’s Nick Bailen and St. Lawrence’s Kyle Flanagan. D’Agostino — a seventh round pick in the 2008 NHL Draft — has been a crucial piece to the Red defense throughout his years on the hill. He has racked up a number of accomplishments to date: he received the Dan Ratushny Award as a freshman and was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team in 2010. Last season, he served as Cornell’s only alternate captain and posted career-high eight goals, 20 assists and five game-winning goals. These statistics earned him spots on the All-Ivy League Second Team and All-ECAC Hockey Second Team selections. The Ontario native is also an important piece to the Red’s special team units. Last season he scored six power play-goals and plays on Cornell’s penalty kill. This Red penalty kill has been ranked top-10 in the nation two of the past three years. D’Agostino has also accomplished a lot off the ice, including strong grades, honor societies, community service and more.The Red hockey program is not a stranger to the Senior CLASS Award. D’Agostino joins defenseman Keir Ross ’12, who earned one of five spots as a First Team All-American last year, and forward Colin Greening ’10 who won the award in 2010.
Original Author: Dani Abada