Tim DiPretoro, Men's Ice Hockey, Connecticut College
Tim DiPretoro proved to be one of the hardest working and most talented forwards to have played for the Camel men's ice hockey program. A leader and team captain, DiPretoro was honored on the All-NESCAC First Team in March 2016, becoming the first Camel forward to receive first team recognition from the conference. He was also tabbed to the New England Hockey Sportswriters All-Star Team.
At the conclusion of his senior year, DiPretoro was recognized with the Anita L. DeFrantz Award. The Award was established in 1995 by Kathryn Smith ’84. It is given annually to the male and female members of the graduating class whose athletic ability, leadership and sportsmanship best exemplify the qualities of Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz ’74.
DiPretoro was an integral part of the Camel offense from the moment he stepped foot on campus. His 24 points in 24 games paced the Camels and made him one of the most dynamic players in the NESCAC. In March, DiPretoro signed a contract to play with the Brampton Beast of the East Coast Hockey League. He dished out an assist in his first stop in the professional ranks, skating alongside some of the best players in the world.
DiPretoro graduated as one of the most productive scorers in program history. In 91 games played, he accounted for 73 points with 36 goals and 37 assists. In 2014-15, DiPretoro played alongside 2015 Anita L. DeFrantz Award Winner JC Cangelosi and 2016 Erica Bos Award Winner Joe Birmingham. The talented trio accounted for 68 points.
Connecticut College set a program record with the most victories in the NESCAC era (14) and the team made history by posting its first NESCAC postseason victory with a dramatic 4-3 triumph over Hamilton in overtime. DiPretoro had two goals and an assist to lead the Camels past the Continentals.
A three-time member of the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team, DiPretoro received his degree in economics with a minor in applied statistics.