Tuesday, April 29, 2014

UNH defenseman Justin Agosta on his way to Quinnipiac

Justin Agosta, a senior  defenseman who started all 41 games at the University of New Hampshire this winter, will transfer to Quinnipiac, sources confirmed to the Register. Since he will receive his undergraduate degree in May, he is immediately eligible. Agosta, a three-year starter at UNH, did not see action as a freshman, leaving him a year of college eligibility.

The news was initially reported by Jeff Cox on Twitter.

Agosta, from East Meadow, N.Y., provides a boost to a young but experienced Quinnipiac defensive core that loses only senior Zach Tolkinen. He enjoyed a breakout season on offense as his 26 points (six goals, 20 assists) was a career best. He'll add some size, too. Agosta is listed at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds.He turns 24 in October.

Junior Dan Federico, the team's top blue-liner, was elected team captain over the weekend. Sophomore Alex Barron and freshmen Connor Clifton, Devon Toews, Derek Smith saw considerable time last season. The incoming recruiting class will have at least one defenseman in Kevin McKernan of the Boston Jr. Bruins.

Agosta was honored for his citizenship and community service efforts at the annual New Hampshire hockey banquet on Saturday.

Quinnipiac forward K.J. Kiefenwerth, a transfer from UMass, is also eligible this fall after sitting out last season.


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