Peter MacIntyre and Travis Daniel Named To ECAC East All-Conference Team
CENTERVILLE, Mass.—Sophomore Peter MacIntyre (Norfolk, Mass.) and senior Travis Daniel (North Brunswick, N.J.) have been named ECAC East All Conference honorees, as announced by the Executive Office Wednesday evening.
MacIntyre, the reigning ECAC East Rookie of the Year, was named to the ECAC East First Team, while Daniel earned Second Team honors for the second consecutive season. The two selections on the top two All-Conference teams marks just the third time in program history that UMass Boston has placed two players on the top two All Conference teams.
A year after becoming the first Beacon to be named ECAC East Rookie of the Year, MacIntyre earned the honor of being the first UMass Boston forward to be placed on the First Team. The sophomore winger leads UMass Boston with his 20 goals and 36 points and ranks second on the Beacons with 20 assists. He also sits in third place on the roster with four power-play goals and tied for third with his two game-winning markers. MacIntyre ranks tied for fifth in the nation with his 36 points and 1.5 points per game, while ranking in the top 20 in both goals per game (.67) and assists per contest (.84).
MacIntyre put together some of best contest in the biggest games this year, leading UMass Boston to a pair of tournament titles and a huge victory at Fenway Park. He was named the P.A.L./Stovepipe Classic Most Valuable Player after recording a hat trick against the University of New England in a 5-2 victory in the Championship Game. Just over a month later, MacIntyre earned MVP honors for the 49th Annual Codfish Bowl Tournament after registering two goals in both contests. MacIntyre followed that up with a dominant performance in the Beacons' Frozen Fenway tilt, recording two goals, including the game-winner in a 4-2 victory over Salem State University.
Daniel made history of his own this season, becoming the first Beacon to earn All-Conference accolades on three occasions, after being named to the All-Rookie Team in 2011. The Beacons' senior captain has been a model of consistency this season, recording at least one point in 20 of 25 contests, and leading the Beacons with 24 assists. He also paced UMass Boston with six power-play markers and is tied for third with two game-winning goals. Daniel's 24 assists and .96 assists per game place him fourth in the nation at the Division III level.
He put together some of his best performances this season in conference games, leading all UMass Boston players with 25 points in 18 conference contests. Daniel opened conference play with a huge game, recording two goals and two assists, including the overtime game-winner, against Saint Anselm College in the Beacons 4-3 victory. He helped UMass Boston to a 6-4 comeback victory over Saint Michael's College in early January with a pair of goals and added two assists and a goal on Senior Day to help UMass Boston overcome the University of New England 4-3.
MacIntyre, Daniel and the 14/16 Beacons will host the University of New England Saturday at 3 p.m. in the ECAC East Quarterfinals.