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McCartney Commits to SUNY Plattsburgh

05/16/2017, 1:30pm EDT
By PhillyRev

Revolution captain to play for Cardinals program

The Philadelphia Revolution are very proud to announce that Richie McCartney has committed to be a student/athlete at the State University of New York - Plattsburgh.

Richie McCartney has played two seasons for the Revolution’s top junior program. The highly skilled and gifted forward from Hershey, Pennsylvania was born in 1996 and is 6-feet tall, 185 pounds. This past season, he led the team in points (74 points) and goals scored (33 goals) in 47 games played and was ranked second in the entire league for those two statistical categories. Not only was he a leader in statistics, but McCartney was also named the team’s captain prior to the start of the season. Over his two years playing for the Revolution, McCartney accumulated 108 total points - 54 goals and 54 assists in 78 games.

“Richie McCartney is one of the best junior hockey players I have ever come across,” explained Revolution General Manager Chris Kanaly. “He is a leader and an incredible hockey player. Most of all, he’s been a consummate professional on and off the ice. I am confident he will transition and adapt to the NCAA College level quickly to produce just as he has over his junior career. I wish Richie and his family the best of luck at SUNY Plattsburgh.”

McCartney will be joining an elite level NCAA Division III program in the SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinals. They are consistently one of the best teams in the SUNYAC and NCAA Division III hockey. Another Revolution alumni, Anthony Calabrese, played his college hockey at Plattsburgh and went on to win the SPHL championship with the Pensacola Ice Flyers in his first season as a professional.

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