Stephen carries a 3.14 cumulative grade point average at the Air Force Academy and has a 3.51 GPA in his major of management. He has been on the superintendent’s list once for excellence in academics, military and athletics in the same semester. An academic all-conference selection, Stephen has been on the dean’s list four times and the commandant’s list three times (military excellence).
Stephen was selected as the team captain by his teammates for the 2012-13 season. This past summer, he was an instructor on the obstacle course during Basic Cadet Training, assisting the incoming freshmen through the physical demands of the summer program. For the fall of 2012, he was selected as the Chief of Security for his squadron of approximately 100 cadets.
Despite the academic and military demands of being a cadet at a service academy, Stephen has volunteered his limited free time for several causes. Each of his four years, he has worked the Walk for the Cure for the Juvenile Research Diabetes Foundation, assisting with the logistics of the day and signing autographs during the event. He has also volunteered for the Adopt-a-School Program all four years which includes reading to children at local elementary schools and talking about the importance of education. The past two years, he has volunteered for the MS Walk of the Cure by playing hockey with kids at the event, signing autographs and assisting with the logistics of the Walk.
A team captain, Stephen’s leadership and scoring ability has helped the Falcons recover after a slow start this season. Air Force was winless in its first five games and had slipped to a 3-7-3 record in late November. However, Stephen has played a key role in the team going 6-2-2 in the last 10 games (from Dec. 2-Jan. 20). Air Force’s current four-game unbeaten streak has lifted the team into fourth place in the conference. This season, Stephen leads the team and ranks fifth in Atlantic Hockey with a career-high 10 goals. He is fourth on the team with 19 points and is the only player on the team with at least one power-play goal, short-handed goal and game-winner. He is Air Force’s top faceoff man, winning 55 percent of his draws this season. In his career, he has 29 goals and 28 assists for 57 points. A versatile athlete, Carew has played in 38 career games on defense and 96 at forward. His 134 career games played (as of Jan. 23rd) are the most of any active Falcon.