Woods Commits to Manhattanville College

by Michael Lehr

Junior Comets Goalie Sebastian Woods has committed to Manhattanville College. In 34 games this year, Woods has posted a 3.49 GAA and .904 save percentage. 

Woods commented on his first year in Utica, "My time playing for the Utica Junior Comets has been awesome! Leaving Canada to play for the Junior Comets in the NCDC has allowed so much more exposure to the NCAA colleges and Universities than would otherwise have happened. Playing for coach Educate has been a tremendous experience and everyone from the Owner down has been very supportive. Coach Louis along with my teammates have helped push me to become a better player both on the ice, as well as off the ice and I am a better person because of it. I’m very excited to attend Manhattanville College. Not only do they have a good hockey program where I can continue to grow, but Manhattanville is also a well-respected school where I can be successful academically as well.  

Head Coach Louis Educate said Woods has been a great back bone of the team.  "He puts in the work on and off the ice and is always trying to become a better goalie. His quickness and athletic ability gives him a chance to make every save and the ability to make that highlight real save that can get your team going. I know he will continue to grow as a goaltender at Manhattanville and believe that he can help carry Manhattanville back to the National Tournament with the ability to beat any team in the country."

"I’m an athletic goalie who tends to thrive in high pressure situations in order to help get the job done" Woods mentioned. "My determination and work ethic is what has added to my success. I hope to be able to bring these strengths to Manhattanville College to help make an impact and be part of a team which can succeed on the ice, in the school and in the community. I’d like to thank my parents for all their support to allow me to pursue my dreams. I’d also like to thank my coaches throughout the years, my teammates and goalie coaches, who with their help have made me be the goalie and the person I am today."