Spartan BERRY NAMED HONORABLE MENTION ON ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Jamie Baldwin

East Lansing, Mich. - Michigan State freshman Matt Berry (Canton, Mich.) was an Honorable Mention selection to the 2012 CCHA All-Rookie Team, as announced by the CCHA office on Monday, March 5.

Four schools had one student-athlete named to the 2012 CCHA All-Rookie Team, with Western Michigan boasting two selections. This marks the 24th year that the conference has named an all-rookie team. Sixteen freshmen garnered at least one vote.

Berry is MSU's top first-year scorer, with 10 goals and eight assists for 18 points. He ranks fifth overall on the team in points and second in goals; among first-year players in the league, Berry's 18 points ranks seventh.

Determined by a vote of the conference's head coaches, the team will be honored at the 2012 CCHA Awards on Thursday, March 15, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. On Tuesday, the league will announce its 11 Scholar-Athlete honorees.

2011-12 CCHA All-Rookie Team

F - Austin Czarnik, MiamiÂ
F - Alex Guptill , MichiganÂ
F - Max McCormick, Ohio StateÂ
D - Garrett Haar, Western MichiganÂ
D - Robbie Russo, Notre DameÂ
G -Frank Slubowski, Western Michigan 

Honorable mentions

Forward -- Matt Berry, Michigan State; Phil Di Giuseppe, UM; Ryan Dzingel, OSU; Jimmy Mullin, MIA; Defense -- Jake Baker, NMU; Jason Binkley, FSU; Kevin Czuczman, LSSU; Simon Denis, FSU; Al McLean, OSU; Goaltender -- C.J. Motte, FSU

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