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DOTD: Andrew Sturtz Earns No. 8 Spot On NCAA’s Top Ten Plays Of The Year

The NCAA men’s #CawlidgeHawkey top ten plays of the year were released Tuesday, and a familiar face was among the ranks: Hockey Valley’s own freshman forward Andrew Sturtz. The Nittany Lion came in at No. 8 on a list featuring remarkable game-winning goals, nearly impossible saves, and nifty passing skills from the 2015-16 season.

Sturtz’s diving score was a result of both a nice drag and fancy stick work in a play from back in October during Penn State’s meeting with AIC at home. He fooled the Yellow Jacket’s net-minder and landed the puck in the back of the cage for his first collegiate goal.

The high-caliber play came in just after a phenomenal backhander by Yale’s Joe Snively and National Champion North Dakota’s Drake Caggiula’s small-pocket snipe from the slot.

Sturtz’s No. 8 spot is even more impressive considering almost every other player that beat him went on to play in the NCAA’s Frozen Four tournament, a bid that the Nittany Lions just missed out on in an end-of-the-season battle with the Michigan Wolverines.

Personally, we think Sturtz deserved a little more credit and a higher rank, but take a look for yourself and decide.

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Kaitlyn Dividock

Kaitlyn is a staff writer for Onward State who is entirely too enthusiastic about Pittsburgh sports, music festivals, and crude humor. She is a senior English major who concentrates in Professional and Media Writing and minors in Sociology. She is really fun and very cool, and her favorite color is red. If for some reason you can't find her, she's probably at Primanti's with an ice cold IC Light in her hand. You can follow her on Twitter (@kaitdivi) if you want quality #content, or contact her via email at [email protected]

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