Exeter, NH — Carson Whitman, two-year Spartan, has committed to Salem State University, for the fall of 2023.

The ’02 forward from Boston Massachusetts was a big part of the Spartans breakout season, tallying 8 goals and adding 23 assists. 

“Carson is a great teammate who has the ability to take the top off of a defense,” said Coach Brett Tryder. “He is a threat to make a play every shift and he scored some big goals for us and has been a pleasure to have as a player and team mate.”

Whitman had some thoughts on his time with Seacoast:

The past two seasons, living in New Hampshire and playing at The Rinks at Exeter, and playing for the Seacoast Spartans organization, have been invaluable. The team and organization welcomed me with open arms while others looked past me. After nearly giving up the game after a tough COVID season, Coach Tryder reached out to me and gave me an opportunity to play for the Spartans. Being a part of the team and the entire organization brought back my love for the game. I was able to create new friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. I couldn’t be more grateful that I was able to play with the Spartans for the past two seasons. Carson continued, ” I am very excited to be going to Salem State next fall and to be able to represent the Vikings on the ice. I am excited about living in a historic town and meeting the people on campus. The feeling that I get from the Salem community is similar to the feeling that I got from Seacoast. It is a welcoming community. I can’t wait to enjoy the culture on the campus of Salem State.”

Coach Tryder added, “Salem is the perfect fit for Whit. He has really matured, as a player, and he is ready for college hockey. He will be a great addition to the Salem state locker room and campus, in general.