Springfield, MA- The Springfield Pics are pleased to announce that Matt Coleman, Nick Giuffrida, Chris Lembo, and Mike Cherpack have made their college decisions.
Coleman, a 1991-born forward and native of Brentwood, NJ, has committed to Manhattanville College, members of the highly competitive ECAC West. Matt amassed 64 points in 44 EJHL league games on 18 goals, 46 assists.
“Matt possesses game-changing speed, he competes in all areas of the ice. He will be an impact player at the college level,” stated GM/Head Coach Patrick Tabb.
Joining Coleman at Manhattanville this fall will be 1991-born defenseman Nick Giuffrida, a native of Shoreham, NY. In 32 EJHL contests, Nick posted 22 points on 9 goals and 13 assists from the blue line.
“Nicky arrived to our team ten games into the season; he was an instant impact player for us. He posses a great skill set and along with Coleman will also be an impact freshman for the Valiants with the ability to quarterback the power play,” added Coach Tabb.
Southington, CT, native Chris Lembo, a 1991-birth year forward and graduate of Loomis Chaffee School, has committed to ECAC Northeast member Western New England University. Lembo played in all 45 regular season games and playoffs, totaling 6 goals, 12 assists for 18 points.
“Chris has an outstanding skill set; he joins WNEU at a very exciting time for the upstart program after their most successful season in over ten years. On and off the ice Chris is a fully committed student athlete with goal scoring ability,” stated Coach Tabb
1992-born Mike Cherpak, a native of Enfield, CT, came to the Pics via Winchendon Prep and has committed to ECAC Northeast member Suffolk University for the fall. Appearing in 37 EJHL games, he totaled 8 points on 4 goals and 4 assists.
“Mike is a power forward, with a quick release, heavy shot. His upside is tremendous as he continues to improve; he has some great hockey ahead of him at Suffolk,” Coach Tabb remarked.
Coleman, Guiffrida, Lembo, and Cherpak join 2011-12 teammates Tyler Bouchard (UCONN), Willie Smith (Umass-Amherst), and Matt Tetro (Hamilton) on the college placement list.
The Springfield Pics organization would like to congratulate these players on their commitments and wish them the best of luck.
-Courtesy of Springfield Pics