Minot goalie Zacher makes NCAA DI commitment
The Minot Minotauros of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are proud to announce that goaltender Lawton Zacher has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Brown University. The Buffalo, NY, native becomes the first Tauro to commit to Brown and the 90th NCAA DI commitment in program history.
Zacher, 18, is currently playing his first season in the NAHL as a Tauro posting a 6-1-0 record over seven starts his .947 Save Percentage leads all rookies and is fourth overall. He also ranks sixth overall with a 1.57 GAA which improves to second among the 17 goaltenders who have seen at least 200 shots this year. In his most recent start Zacher posted a 26 save shutout of the North Iowa Bulls.
“I am excited to commit to Brown because it’s an Ivy League school and historically one of the top schools in the country.”
Once on campus Zacher intends to study business and marketing and was drawn to the support the program offers players as both students and athletes. “What I like the most about Brown’s program is the effort they have been putting in to help their players succeed on and off the ice,” continued Zacher.
Minotauros Head Coach and General Manager Cody Campbell sited Zacher’s work ethic in praising the latest Tauro commit. “We are thrilled for Lawton. He has been rock solid for us all season thus far. His demeanor and competitiveness impress us every day and those traits also have spread throughout our locker room. We look forward to continuing to help Lawton prepare to head to Brown and make an impact immediately.”
Despite having been in Minot for just a couple of months Zacher believes his time in the Magic City was integral in taking this next step in his career. “Being a Tauro has helped me make my commitment by practicing hard to make each-other better. Our team is very strong defensively and that has helped me get my feet underneath me in the league,” said Zacher. “I would like to thank God most importantly for all the blessings he has given me and my family. I would like to thank my family and the coaches that have helped me along the way.”
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Zacher played prep school hockey for the Nichols School.