Aberdeen defenseman Carroll makes NCAA DI commitment
March 16, 2017
Andy Carroll turned a good performance at the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament into an NCAA Division I commitment.
The Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman Andy Carroll fresh off his performance at the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Minnesota State-Mankato in the WCHA.
Carroll, 20, is in his first year with the Aberdeen Wings this season the 5’10/172 lbs. defensemen has played in 47 games acquiring 35 points on 5 goals and 30 assists. Carroll is the reigning NAHL Central Division Star of the Week, having earned the honor this past week.
Carroll was selected to and played in the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team and was a +2 in two games at the event.
Before playing for the Wings Andy played four seasons with Northfield High School in Minnesota. During that time Andy played in 94 games and had 54 points (13 goals, 41 assists). He also spent time with the Sioux Falls Junior Stampede AAA last season.
“Andy Carroll is everything the Aberdeen Wings want in a player and a person. Andy brings the work ethic needed to excel at the next level. He is a high character kid that wants to improve each and everyday. The Mavericks are getting a quality player and a first class individual,” said Wings Head Coach Scott Langer.
Andy will join Minnesota State-Mankato next season. The Mavericks play in the WCHA. This season MSU was 22-13-4 overall with a 15-9-4 conference record.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to play Division I college hockey at Minnesota State Mankato. I want to thank the Odde Family, Coach Langer, Coach Bohn and the rest of the Aberdeen Wings Organization for helping me get to this point,” said Carroll.