The Washington Jr. Nationals are proud to announce that forward and assistant captain Ryan Gomez (Wayne, NJ) has committed to Assumption College for the fall of 2013. The 5’10”, 175lb forward has 9 goals for 16 points in 42 games this season. Gomez, an active player on the PP and PK, will look to use his speed, quick release, and hard working ability to make an impact for the Greyhounds as a freshman.
“I'm very happy for Ryan’s acceptance and commitment to Assumption College. He's one of the hardest working and dedicated players I have had the pleasure of coaching. Both on and off the ice Gomez strides for perfection, which showed in his development as a hockey player and more importantly as a man. He understands that playing college hockey is just a bonus next to earning a college education. This attitude will be the big reason for the success he will achieve in his future. The Nationals organization wishes him the best and lots of luck at Assumption College,” said Anthony DiPalma - Head Coach.
“I want to thank my family for being there every step of the way as I worked towards my goal of aspiring to be better and playing NCAA hockey”, said Gomez. “I also want to thank Coach DiPalma, Mr. Lary, and the entire Washington Jr. Nationals organization for their dedication to the players and doing whatever they could to make me better as a player and help me obtain my goal of playing college hockey. I can’t express enough the excitement I have to play for Assumption this fall.”
Assumption competes in the NCAA D2 Northeast-10 against teams like Franklin Pierce, Saint A’s, Stonehill, Southern New Hampshire, and Saint Michaels while playing against other ECAC, NESCAC, and MASCAC teams during the regular season. On his collegiate search, Gomez prided himself on his grades and Assumption certainly fits the bill for superb academics and ice hockey.
Ryan is the first Jr. National to commit to an NCAA program this year and we wish him the best in his future as a student athlete at Assumption College.