Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Congratulations to Biagio Lerario!

I'm a little late with this news that was announced yesterday, but congratulations go out to Lincoln Stars forward Biagio Lerario who will be attending Brown University starting the fall of 2016.

Biagio announced his commitment to Brown yesterday on Twitter.  Click here to read the tweet.  

Click here to read the official announcement from the USHL.

Biagio is finishing up his first full season with the Stars.  He is currently tied with Michael Gillespie as Lincoln's top point scorer with 34 points (20g, 14a) games played.  He has also racked up 110 penalty minutes.

Lerario was originally acquired by the Lincoln Stars in December of 2013 in a trade with the Chicago Steel.  In that particular trade, the Stars sent affiliate forward Gord Helmuth to the Steel for Lerario.  Helmuth never played for the Steel while Lerario has been a big part of the Stars last year, and this year.  He'll also be back in 2015-16 for Lincoln adding grit, points, and leadership to the lineup.

Biagio must have a good head on his shoulders as an ivy league school like Brown University isn't going to offer a scholarship to any schmuck off the street.  Brown University is located in Providence, RI and the Bears hockey club plays in ECAC.  Former Stars defenseman Kyle Quick was a senior on last season's Brown University Bears hockey team.

Congratulations again to Biagio!  Well deserved.  He's a kid who plays with a ton heart, and isn't afraid to back up his teammates when needed.  He's a goal scorer, but also isn't afraid to get his nose dirty in the rough areas on the ice.  He is definitely a fan favorite at the IceBox.  I'm excited to see what he brings to the team next season.

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