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Collin Saccoman

School

Lake Superior State University

Position
Defense
Major
Criminal Justice - Homeland Security

Classroom

In 2018-19, Saccoman was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team, as well as earning WCHA Scholar-Athlete status. The criminal justice/homeland security major has also been named an AHCA Division I Krampade All-American Scholar multiple times. In his time at Lake Superior State, he has met the requirements of competing in at least 40% of the team’s games and posting a GPA of 3.6 or higher during each semester of the academic year.

Character

Saccoman served as an alternate captain during his junior year and was named a co-captain for the 2019-20 season. Saccoman is known for his competitive and hard fought play on the ice. He has shown during his collegiate career that he will do whatever it takes to help the Lakers win. The defenseman has been a consistent presence among blocked shot leaders among all NCAA Division I players, including his freshman year when his 94 blocked shots ranked fourth in the nation. Despite missing time during his sophomore year with an injury, Saccoman would return to still post the highest blocks per game (3.00) in the league.

Community

Saccoman has been involved in team initiatives such as Check.Slash.Survive, Light the Lamp, and the Thanksgiving Food Drive. He has also individually been involved in the Sault Ste. Marie community especially at the Diane Peppler Resource Center, which is a non-profit serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Saccoman has volunteered at the center’s events where he preformed magic tricks, a hobby that the defenseman is known for around campus. The reception from the children was so positive that the center has invited him back to perform at other events they have organized.

Competition

Entering his senior year of play, Saccoman has appeared in 100 career games as a Laker, which ranks first among his fellow Laker defenseman. The defenseman has notched 48 points, including 14 goals and 34 assists in his collegiate career. In 2018-19, Saccoman led all WCHA blueliners in goals and ranked second among all WCHA players in blocked shots. Saccoman was named WCHA Player of the Month twice during his junior season and in previous seasons was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week. In 2018-19, Saccoman was the only Division I men’s hockey player to record at least 25 points and 90 blocked shots. He was named the team’s Most Valuable Defenseman in 2018-19.