Middlebury College men's hockey senior Louis Belisle (Repentigny, Que.) has been selected as a first-team All-American as a defenseman by the AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association). The honor comes just weeks after he was named a first-team All-NESCAC recipient.
With the accolade, Belisle becomes the program's first All-American honoree since Martin Drolet was a second-team pick in 2010.
Belisle enjoyed an impressive senior season, leading the team with 19 goals along with six assists for 25 points. His 19 goals and 12 power play tallies both ranked first nationally as well as the NESCAC among all defensemen. His five game-winning goals and 1.00 points per game placed him in a tie for second and third in the NESCAC and Division III, respectively. Belisle's mark of .76 goals per game ranked fourth in the conference and sixth nationally.
On February 24th, he was selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week after he registered three goals and an assist helping the Panthers grab the No. 4 seed and a home NESCAC Tournament quarterfinal game with wins over Amherst and Hamilton. The fourth-year Panther recorded at least one goal in 17 of Middlebury's 25 games this winter. In 100 career games, Belisle concludes his career with 42 goals and 31 assists for 73 points.