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Anthony Cusanelli Named WCHL 1st Team All Conference!

By UA Hockey, 03/14/20, 3:45PM MDT


Team captain, Anthony Cusanelli, better known as "Cus," to his teammates, has only added to an already impressive resume at the University of Arizona. Yet again, he has been named WCHL 1st team All-Conference.

Cusanelli came to the Wildcats after a very successful junior career with the New Jersey Titans of the (NAHL) North American Hockey League.

Cusanelli is considered one of the premier "snipers" in the ACHA, with an ability to score form anywhere in the zone. He stormed onto the national scene as a Freshman winning a full shelf of individual awards and hasn’t looked back since. You may recall last season he was named the first ever player in Arizona Wildcat history to represent team USA in the World University Games, which took place in Krasnoyarsk, RUS.

As team captain, Cus has lead his team to 2 consecutive WCHL Conference Championships, 3 consecutive Cactus Cups, and is one of the major focal points of the Wildcat programs turnaround.

"He is special, I absolutely love Cus," said coach Berman. "Everyone notices the stats, but he's an even better person and just as impactful as a leader. From the very minute that Cus committed here our program took a turn for the better. He provided elite goal scoring, leadership, and is directly responsible for changing our culture. He deserves everything he gets and I couldn’t be more happier for him. Although, I hate to think about it - when his time here is all said and done - I can't imagine another player wearing the number 15 on an Arizona sweater ever again - he has been that great."

Collegiate Career Awards:

  • 2019/20 - WCHL 1st Team All-Conference
  • 2019/20 - World University Games Team USA (1st in program history)
  • 2019/20 - WCHL 1st Team All-Conference
  • 2017/18 - 1st Team ACHA All-American (1st in program history)
  • 2017/18 - ACHA Rookie of the Year (1st in program history)
  • 2017/18 - WCHL Most Valuable Player (1st in program history)
  • 2017/18 - WCHL Rookie of the Year (1st in program history)
  • 2017/18 - WCHL Sportsmanship Award (1st in program history)
  • 2017/18 - WCHL 1st Team All-Conference
  • 2017/18 - WCHL 1st Team All-Rookie
  • 2017/18 Wildcats Most Valuable Player
  • 2017/18 Wildcats Rookie of the Year
      2017/18 ACHA University of Arizona 28 31 20 51 18
      2018/19 ACHA University of Arizona 35 19 32 51 28
      2019/20 ACHA University of Arizona 32 18 16 34 14
      TOTAL - - 95 68 68 136 60