Exeter, NH — EHL Top Scorer Drew Olivieri, has committed to the University of New England, for the fall of 2023.
The ’02 forward from Swampscott, Mass led the EHL in points posting 73. In 45 games he had 34 goals and 39 assists. Olivieri also added 8 points in 6 playoff games. Drew’s two-year league total has him with 112 points in 90 games and 23 points in only 14 playoff games. Olivieri had the interest of several NCAA programs from the start of the season and chose the University of New England, which has had back to back NCAA “Final 4,” appearances.
“Drew was a huge part of our team’s success this year,” said Coach Tryder. “He could do it all. Drew was great at face-offs, he could play wing or center, and he plays a mature 200-foot game”. Tryder continued, “Olivieri has a great sense of time and space and has the ability to see things before they happen. He will be a great addition to the UNE line-up and locker room.”
Olivieri had some comments on his time with the Spartans:
“I would like to thank Coach Tryder, Coach Walker, and the rest of the Seacoast organization for believing in me from day 1. Playing my age out year at Seacoast was all that I could have expected, and more. I also want to thank my teammates and especially my line-mates throughout the year that helped my to reach my goal of playing college hockey. Playing college hockey has been a huge goal of mine from the jump and to make it come true has been a blessing. I can’t thank Coach Swallow (UNE) enough for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to play at such a prestigious hockey program, while giving me the chance to earn a college degree. I am very excited to get on campus and meet the team.”
Tryder finished, “It is always nice when you can get a player to a place like UNE. They have been to the Final 4, two years in a row, and they are very selective in their recruiting. We have had some great college placements this year, and this one is at the top of the list. I have no doubt that Drew will do what it takes to become a valuable member of the UNE program.”