Springfield defenseman Scarsella makes NCAA DI commitment
March 17, 2016
The Springfield Jr. Blues, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman Anthony Scarsella has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Michigan State University, a member of the Big 10 conference.
Scarsella, 19, is currently in his second season with the Jr. Blues. He has 21 points on the season, including five goals, and is currently the team’s plus/minus leader at +13.
Scarsella (6’0/185) was a member of the Midwest Division’s team at the 2016 NAHL Top Prospects tournament this year. “I’m thankful for all of my teammates, coaches, and family that have sacrificed to help me achieve this opportunity,” said Scarsella, who is from White Lake, Michigan. “I couldn’t have done it by myself.”
Playing at Michigan State will be a homecoming for Scarsella, as East Lansing is only an hour drive from his home town of White Lake. “It’s a dream come true and an honor,” said Scarsella when asked what it will be like to play so close to home. “I feel like a hometown hero of sorts, so it’s extra motivation to work hard to make sure I’m earning playing time and doing well.”
In 100 career NAHL regular season games, Scarsella has recorded 36 points, which includes nine goals. Of his nine career goals, four of them are game-winners.
Scarsella is the tenth Jr. Blues player to make a college commitment this year joining: Kyle Meeh – Saint Mary’s University; Erich Fear – Denver; Sam Craggs – Bowling Green; Trevor Stone – Air Force; Tommy Nappier – Ohio State; Ted Rotenberger – University of Alabama Huntsville; Brady Tomlak - Air Force; Michael Houle – Bowling Green; and Hunter Schneider – University of Wisconsin River Falls.