Five area athletes playing in D3 ranks

Published: January 30, 2014, 4:38 pm, by Joe Paisley

finlandiaFive area players, including three women, are playing in the NCAA Division III ranks this season.

Monument defenseman Daniel Hildebrandt has an assist in 14 games and a team-high 37 penalty minutes for the Augsberg Augies (9-5-3, 2-3-3 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).

Sophomore blue-liner Sean Van Eysden of Colorado Springs has one assist in 16 games for the Milwaukee School of Engineering Raiders (4-14-1, 3-9 .Northern Collegiate Hockey Association).

Among the Colorado Springs women,. freshman forward Jena Kosley is tied for fifth in points (four, three assists) for Finlandia (0-16, 0-10 NCHA). Freshman goalie Casey Schwartz (0-2, 7.04 goals against, .865 saves) has appeared in four games for those Lions (mascot pictured).

Senior goalie Jordan Lee is 2-11 (4.17 goals, .900 saves) for the Buffalo State Bengals (2-15, 2-8 ECAC West).