New Jersey 16U defenseman Dowd makes NCAA DI commitment
July 7, 2016
The New Jersey Jr. Titans of the NAPHL are proud to announce that 16U defenseman Jimmy Dowd has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey and attend school at Penn State University.
Dowd, 15, spent two years with the Titans youth organization last playing for the 16U AAA team. The Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey native had 30 points (4 goals, 26 assists) in in 51 games played, which included 17 points in 25 NAPHL regular season games.
Dowd also was selected to and played in the 2015-16 NAPHL 16U All-Star Game for Team OT Sports this past season.
“It's an honor to be a part of the top notch Penn State community. They offer everything from world-class academics to the athletics. Although this is exciting, this is the start to something bigger,” Dowd said.
The Omaha Lancers also selected the 5’8/140 lbs. blueliner in the fourth round of the USHL Futures Draft in May.
“Throughout this past year coach Haviland and coach Walker kept pushing me to become not only a better hockey player but a better human being. Coach Haviland made every phone call he could for me. Without them I wouldn't be in the spot I am today and I am very grateful for all they've done for me.”
Penn State competes in the NCAA Division I Big10 and is coached by Guy Gadowsky, who is now in his fifth season.
“Jimmy was a pleasure to coach. He always is working his hardest at practice and games and he lead by example without saying much. He just loves hockey and he is the ultimate hockey player,” said Coach Haviland. “He was so easy to talk about to all the colleges, the USHL and even the national program. Congratulations to Jimmy and his family on the accomplish well-deserved."
The Titans would like to congratulate Jimmy and his family on this wonderful accomplishment.