March 29, 2009

Berenguer named All-American

The 6-2, 210-pound sophomore was Hamline’s leading scorer and the second leading scoring defenseman in the country. He tallied 39 points (14 goals, 25 assists) in 28 games. “Chris has the ability to control the game offensively or defensively.  He is an offensive force who can shut people down on defense.” said Piper head coach Scott Bell. 
 
Hamline won its first MIAC regular season championship in 60 years in Berenguer’s first-year season. The team also reached the MIAC championship game each of the two seasons Berenguer has been with the program.

Berenguer was named to the MIAC All-Rookie team as a first-year after joining the team half-way through the 2007-08 season and was All-MIAC this season.

The Pipers have a record of 28-15-3 and their first back-to-back winning seasons in school history with Berenguer on the roster. 

Only the fourth first team All-American in Hamline’s history, Berenguer is the first sophomore to be so honored.

“Being named first team All-American is a great honor and well deserved by Chris,” Bell said. “We at Hamline know how good Chris is, and it’s nice to know coaches across the country also recognize his talent.  We are proud of his accomplishments and are honored to have Chris as a member of the Hamline Piper Hockey family.”