SCHENECTADY, N.Y.––Former Union College forward Mike Vecchione ’17 and junior forward Spencer Foo each added another accomplishment to their decorated resumes on Monday, as both received All-USCHO honors.
Vecchione, who was tabbed as a CCM/AHCA Division I First-Team East All-American, was named to the First Team, while Foo, who was also selected as a CCM/ACHA First-Team East All-American, was named to the Third Team.
The 2016-17 ECAC Hockey Player of the Year and Union’s first ever Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick finalist, Vecchione turned in one of the best statistical seasons in Union hockey history, producing a program-best 29 goals and 63 points. He finished tied for first in Division I in points, points per game (1.66) and game-winning goals (7) and led the nation with 21 multi-point games. He also ranked tied for second in shorthanded goals (4) and fourth in faceoff percentage (61.8).
The Saugus, Mass. native completed his career as the Union’s all-time leading scorer (176 points), ranking second in program history in assists (105) and third in goals (71). A soon-to-be four-time ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team honoree, Vecchione recently completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in History and will participate in the College’s commencement ceremony in June with his 2017 graduating class.
Vecchione signed an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers following the completion of Union’s season, playing two of the Flyers final three games.
Foo, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, was a 2016-17 All-ECAC Hockey First Team selection, a finalist for the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year and a Hobey Baker Memorial Award top-10 finalist. He finished the season ranked fourth in Division I in points (62), second in multi-point games (20), tied for second in assists (36), tied for third in plus-minus ( 29) and tied for fourth in goals (26). His 36 assists set a program single-season record, while his 62-point campaign places him second in program history. He also compiled a program-record 21-game point streak and registered at least one point in 34 of 38 games.
Foo led ECAC Hockey in assists (25), plus-minus ( 20) and multi-point games (14) and finished tied with Vecchione for the scoring title (40 points). Foo and Vecchione became the first ever Dutchmen to win the ECAC Hockey scoring title and the first ECAC Hockey skaters with 40 or more conference points since 2000-01.