BURLINGTON, Vt. – University of Vermont junior Ian MacKay continues to accumulate accolades after helping the Catamounts reach the America East Championship game for the first time in program history in May. MacKay, who became the second UVM player in program history to earn All-America honors last week, has been named to the All-ECAC First Team. The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) made the announcement on Monday.
MacKay led Vermont to a 9-8 mark, the most wins since 2006, and a program-best No. 3 seed in the America East Tournament. The Catamounts defeated No. 2 Stony Brook, 10-9, in the semifinals to advance to the America East Championship Game.
MacKay became the first Catamount to earn America East Offensive Player of the Year honors and was named to the America East All-Conference First Team and All-Tournament Team for the second consecutive season.
The Port Elgin, Ontario native led Vermont in scoring with 70 points, the fourth most in a single season in the UVM record books. He netted a team-high 42 goals, the seventh most in a single season, and added 28 assists.
MacKay enters his senior season riding a 45-game point streak which ranks sixth among active Division I players. He also ranks sixth among the all-time leaders in points (171) and goals (111) and is eighth in assists (60).
MacKay finished the 2016 season tied for the top spot the country in man-up goals (11) and ranked 13th in points per game (4.12).