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Justin Pesony


St. Lawrence University



Pesony has a 3.772 cumulative grade point average through the spring of 2007. He has been on the Dean’s List (3.6 or higher) six consecutive semesters. He is likely to be named Phi Beta Kappa at end of the fall semester. He is the 2007 winner of the Brian McFarlane Award for academic excellence.


Pesony is the 2007 winner of the Brian P. Doyle Memorial Trophy for character, athletic ability and leadership, making him the first junior winner in the history of the award. He also won the 2007 Terry Slater Perseverance Award, presented to a player who, when faced with a significant personal challenge, performed with grace and dignity. He is the first goaltender to be a captain since 1983 and just the fourth in program history.


Pesony is a leader in hockey team community service projects including the Holiday Food Bank and Skate With a Saint programs. He works with local and area youth hockey programs. Pesony has been married two years, and he and his wife Amanda are the parents of a daughter.


A four-year varsity goaltender at St. Lawrence University, Pesony has been one of the top student-athletes in the class of 2008 and is one of the best conditioned athletes on the hockey team. He matched a record for appearances and had the second most wins in program history as a sophomore. He became a backup as a junior when ECAC all rookie and second team all league Alex Petizian won the starting job in December and finished out the season. Pesony is one of a three-goaltender rotation in 2007-08. He tied the record for appearances in a season with 37 as a sophomore and recorded the second most wins in program history with 20, going 20-14-2 with a 2.90 goals against average and a .888 save percentage. As a junior, he played in six games and went 2-2-1 with a 3.25 GA average. Through 10 games in 2007-08, he has two starts, a 1-1-0 record, 1.52 GA, .952 save percentage. He missed two starts while awaiting the birth of his daughter.