Linkorama time. Former Maverick men's hockey forward Ryan Carter has been named to the Team USA Roster for the upcoming IIHF World Championships which are scheduled for May 7-23 in Germany. In doing so he joins David Backes as former MSU men's hockey players to participate in the World Championships. A native of White Bear Lake, Minn., Carter departed MSU following his sophomore year in 2005-06 to sign with the Anaheim Ducks. He won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2006-07 and has totalled 11 goals and 15 assists for 26 points in 120 NHL games for his three-year pro career. Anaheim's release on Carter being named to Team USA is located here.
Wrestler Brady Wilson cleaned up at MSU's annual Maverick Achievement Awards and Senior Honors Dinner, winning both the school's senior men's athlete of the year award and the Don Buchanan Award as the top student-athlete. Faribault Daily News scribe Mark Remme has a nice piece regarding Wilson's accomplishments at MSU and it's located here.
In the event you didn't see it, Liz Trauger won the Georgene Brock Award and Brittany Henderson was named MSU's Women's Senior Athlete of the Year. It hasn't been updated with this year's award recipients yet, but the list of MSU previous award recipients, both male and female, is located here.
How 'bout MSU catcher Kelsey Thompson being named NSIC Softball Player of the Year and MSU pitcher Blake Schwartz being named NSIC Baseball Pitcher of the Year!
As usual, it's great to be a Maverick.