SOUTH EASTON, Mass. - Sophomore Troy Maybury (South Portland, ME) of the Southern New Hampshire University ice hockey team was named the 2009 Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year, it was announced by the conference office on Friday following a vote of the league's six head coaches. Maybury was also named First Team All-Conference. Senior defenseman Dave Carroll (Arlington, MA) was a Second Team selection, while freshman Mark Smith (Ronkonkoma, NY) was named to the All-Rookie Team.
Maybury currently leads the Penmen in scoring, as he has recorded 19 goals and 13 assists for 32 points this season. His 19 goals in 23 games lead the NE-10, while his 32 points place him second behind Ryan Mero of Saint Michael's. Maybury recorded at least one point in 18 of 23 games, and over the last six games has recorded multiple points in each game while totaling nine goals and five assists over that span. He is a three-time Northeast-10 Player of the Week.
Maybury is the second SNHU player to receive Player of the Year honors, as Pat Doherty received the award in 2005.
Carroll, the lone senior on the Southern New Hampshire squad, ranks third among NE-10 defensemen in scoring, totaling four goals and 14 assists for 18 points in 21 games. A co-captain for the Penmen, Carroll had multiple points in five games and also anchored a defense that ranked third in the league in goals allowed per game.
Smith appeared in 20 games for the Penmen and ranks third on the team with 15 assists, while his 20 points place him fifth on the Southern New Hampshire squad. He recorded at least one point in 13 of 20 contests and had a season-high three points on a goal and two assists against Nichols.
SNHU has earned the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Northeast-10 Tournament and will host a semifinal game on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 at The Ice Den.