Hamline News

May 07, 2009

Pipers say good-bye to seven seniors

Andrew Birkholz (Maple Grove, Minn.), Steve Festler (Little Falls, Minn.), Joe Long (Dayton, Minn.), Jim Erickson (Brooklyn Park, Minn.), Dustin Fulton (Brooklyn Park, Minn.), Justin Hanna (Saint Paul, Minn.) and Matt Buckley (Dayton, Minn.) all played four years for the Pipers.

These seven players were the heart of a team that during the 2007-08 season won the school's first MIAC championship in 60 years.

The septuplet has also appeared in back-to-back MIAC tournament championship games and boasts two All-Americans.

Click here to read head coach Scott Bell's reflections on his first graduating class.