Maryland goalie Di Pasquo makes NCAA DI commitment
The Maryland Black Bears of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce the goaltender Luca Di Pasquo has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Michigan State University in the B1G.
Di Pasquo, 18, has put up some incredible numbers thus far during his rookie season. The 6’1/181 lbs. native of Livonia, MI, is currently 3rd in the NAHL in both goals against average (2.07) and save percentage (.932), to go along with a 7-3-0 record in 10 games played to date.
“I want to throw a huge thank you to everyone in the Black Bears organization. Playing in Maryland has been an awesome experience and I look forward to the rest of the season with my teammates. I am very excited to commit to Michigan State and continue to develop as a student and athlete there,” said Di Pasquo.
Di Pasquo was named the NAHL’s Goaltender of the Month earlier in the season for October as he posted a perfect 4-0 record and allowed just five goals in four starts during the month. Di Pasquo faced 122 shots in the four games and made 117 saves, which was good for a 1.23 goals against average and .959 save percentage in October. That included his first career shutout as he made 28 saves in a 5-0 road win in Danbury on October 30th.
“Luca has demonstrated since Day 1 at our main camp, he is a top caliber goaltender. He is even a better person and teammate, and we are all very excited for him. Michigan State is getting an extremely talented player to their program. Congratulations to Luca and his family,” said Black Bears head coach Clint Mylymok.
Di Pasquo spent part of last season with the Shreveport Mudbugs, appearing in two games. Prior to that he played for the Honeybaked 16U team in Michigan.