Appert Extended 2 Years by RPI
CHN Staff Report
TROY, N.Y. Rensselaer has extended the contract of coach Seth Appert for two years, taking him through the 2013-14 season.
“We are excited to extend Seth’s contract – he has done an excellent job turning our program around, and he has done it the right way,” said athletic director Jim Knowlton. “The team continues to make strides on the ice, and the student-athletes are exceptional ambassadors for Rensselaer off the ice. Seth’s passion and dedication have made a difference and we are happy to see him continue his stay at RPI.”
Rensselaer is coming off a season in which it won the most games in Appert’s four-year tenure (18-17-4) and saw numerous players earn individual honors. Junior forward Chase Polacek was named a finalist for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award as the top U.S. collegiate player, and was chosen as an All-America First Team as well as the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year. Sophomore goaltender Allen York also earned All-ECAC Hockey recognition.
Freshman Jerry D’Amigo, who helped the U.S. win the World Junior Championship gold medal, was selected as the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year and an All-Rookie Team honoree with classmate Brandon Pirri.