Johansson, Lupo Named First Team All-NESCAC

Johansson, Lupo Named First Team All-NESCAC


HADLEY, Mass. – Senior defender Phil Johansson and junior forward Joey Lupo of the Amherst College men's ice hockey team have been named First Team All-NESCAC, as announced by the league office Tuesday.

13 student-athletes from six institutions garnered the annual award, with seven forwards, four defenders and two goalkeepers named to the First and Second Teams.

A native of Saint-Zotique, Quebec, Canada, Johansson lands on the All-Conference First Team for the second consecutive season after another noteworthy campaign for the Mammoths. Ranking second on Amherst in points with 20 behind six goals and 14 helpers, Johansson leads all NESCAC defensemen in scoring and has tallied eight of his points (3-5-8) on the power play. Additionally, Johansson is a critical component of the Mammoths' penalty kill unit that leads the conference at 90.6%.

His first All-League selection, Lupo picks up First Team honors after a stellar junior campaign that saw the St. Louis, Mo. native rank fourth in the NESCAC in scoring and first on the Mammoths with 24 points on 11 goals and 13 assists. Tied among the conference leaders in power-play points with nine (3-6-9), Lupo also ranks tied for fourth in Division III in short-handed goals with three.

Amherst, owning a 14-6-4 overall ledger, captured the third-seed in the highly competitive conference and is set to battle No. 2 Wesleyan in the NESCAC Semifinals this Saturday at 1 p.m. at top-seeded Trinity after advancing past No. 6 Colby.