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JACKETS COMPLETE UNDEFEATED REGULAR SEASON FOR FIRST TIME IN HISTORY!
2015 Award Winners
Will Byers and Matt Sommerfeldt 2nd Team All America
Holland Frost Honorable Mention All All America
Holland Frost MCLA National All Tournament Team
Will Byers, Holland Frost, Matt Sommerfeldt 1st Team All SELC
Chris Bush, Brian Connolly, David Cyron 2nd Team All SELC
Chris O'Brien, Mick Stapleton 3rd Team All SELC
Matt Sommerfeldt Defensive Player of the Year
Holland Frost Specialty Player of the Year
Holland Frost Team MVP
Will Byers Defense MVP
Brian Connolly Offense MVP
Quinton Ziegler and Gage Crum Alex Kiehl Award
Danny Coughlin Most Improved
Danny Radke Team Award
Chris Bush Hustle Award
Colorado, the 2014 defending national champion, with a strong offensive showing to open the first and third quarter defeated the Jackets 12-7 and end a Fantastic season leaving the 2015 Georgia Tech Team with an all time best record of 17 wins against two losses. Both losses coming to final four teams. Colorado went on to defeat Virginia Tech in overtime and fall to Grand Canyon by a goal in he national championship final.
Tech defeated 6th seeded Westminster 9-7 to advance to the Elite 8 Colorado matchup featuring tough defense, opportunistic offense and control of possesions. Dan Radke showed up big in the third quarter scoring two to stretch a lead that the Jackets would not relinquish.
Jackets End Regular Season Undefeated! 14-0 - Apr 20, 2015
Junior Danny Radke paced the way with five goals to lead Tech to its first undefeated regular season of all time! The Jackets finished the season 14-0 after the convincing 12-5 win over the visiting Tennessee Volunteers.
Tech struck first in the late first quarter when freshman Adrian Franzone dodged from behind the cage to open the scoring with only seven seconds remaining on the the clock. The sluggish opening quarter seemed to awaken the Tech offense and in the second quarter the Jackets would erupt with eight goals, scoring several in a four minute span to break open the game. During that run Radke would score three goals on the way to his big day. Tech would also get goals from Brian Connolly and another from Franzone to extend the lead. With less than two minutes to play Chris O'Brien would score followed by Radke's fourth goal with under a minute to play. At the half Tech led 9-2.
In the third period the Jackets went on cruise control but the Vols responded with spirited play close the gap to a five goal deficit and the end of three, the lone goal coming fromFranzone again as he completed the hat trick. The Jackets back up defense led by 2nd team freshman goalie Stevev Glandorf blanked Tennessee in the final quarter as the offense scored two more to close out the game.
The win gave Tech their 14th strait win on the season, best in history! During the game sophomore attackman Brian Connolly scored his 100th career point. He joined Junior Chris O'Brien and Senior Mick Stapleton this season as players who have reached over 100 points in their careers.
Tech Destroys Bulldogs with 11-1 First Half Scoring Run - Apr 14, 2015
The Yellow Jackets continued their winning ways Saturday with a thrashing of in state rival Georgia with a dominating score of 19-10 to clinch a top seed in the upcoming SELC Tournament. Brian Connolly led all scorers on the day with 11 total points and the faceoff tandem of Frost and Ziegler claimed 12 out of 13 opening faceoffs as they helped the Jackets race out to a 15-4 halftime lead en route to Tech's 13th straight win of the season!
The opening quarter saw the Jackets start face as Holland Frost won the faceoff and scored less than a minute later as he raced through the Bulldog defense. The Dogs responded by tying the game as they found the back of the net after scooping up a loose ball on the crease and scoring past goalie Matt Sommerfeldt. The Jackets got back on top quickly, netting three straight goals in a three minute span with great stickwork and ball movement to lead once again 4-1. Georgia then executed a disciplined and determined midfield orientated offensive set and scored two of their own to make it 4-3. However a comeback was not to be on this sunny spring day as Tech struck back.
After a quick back and forth flurry and some up and down the field play the Jackets siezed absolute control of the game with an offensive explosion that completely negated the patient and here to for effective Georgia offense. Over the remaining five minutes of the quarter Tech would score four more times to lead 8-3, mainy goals by assist, to lead 8-3 at the end of one. The scoring run involved six different players as the team shared the ball unselfishly. The second quarter would prove to be much of the same as the Jackets scored the first 4 goals of the quarter to increase their lead to 13-3 and completely blowing Georgia out of the game.
In the second half the Jackets went to cruise control and were able to get playing time for everyone on the squad as they built a lead to 18-6 at one point.
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