BOSTON, Mass.-- Suffolk University senior forward Dan Pencinger is one of 12 semi-finalists for the prestigious Joe Concannon Award that is presented annually to the top American born player at the Division II/III levels. The Concannon Award receipient will be announced next month and will be presented by The Gridiron Club of Boston, as the award is named in honor of the late Joe Concannon, the longtime sportswriter for The Boston Globe.
A native of Randolph, N.J., Pencinger leads the Rams in goals with 21 and ranks second in scoring with 33 points in 24 games to date, as he became the 10th player to reach both the 50-goal and 100-career point plateaus in school history during December outings against Worcester State and Southern New Hampshire, respectively. In 78 career contests, Pencinger has netted 62 goals and 50 assists for 112 points while earning both ECAC Northeast and all-New England accolades along the way.
Pencinger has helped lead Suffolk to its first post-season berth in four seasons and just its second ECAC Northeast playoff bid ever this winter, as the Rams finished the regular season with 12 victories and a school-record 10 triumphs in league play. Suffolk is seeded fifth in the 2008 ECAC Northeast Championships and will take on fourth-seeded Wentworth on Sunday evening in league quarterfinal round action at Matthews Arena across town beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST.