Granite City defenseman Nagle makes NCAA commitment
June 28, 2019
The Granite City Lumberjacks, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that Top Prospects defenseman Tom Nagle has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Bethel University (MIAC) located in Arden Hills, MN.
Nagle, 20, played for two seasons in the NA3HL with the Lumberjacks and quadrupled his on-ice performance in 2018-19, compiling 35 points (9 goals, 26 assists) and was a +47 in 43 regular season games.
The 6’2/180 lbs. native of Shoreview, Minnesota, also was selected to and played in the 2019 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the West Division team.
“Coming into junior hockey, my goal one day was to get the chance to play NCAA hockey. It was a grind every week to fight for that spot in the lineup come game time,” said Nagle. “I was able to get my confidence up and had eventually become big part of the everyday lineup,”
His statistics from year one to year two stand behind his choice to return to the Lumberjacks for a second season.
Prior to joining the Lumberjacks, Nagle was a member of the Mounds View High School varsity team located in Arden Hills, MN. The transition from Mounds View to the Lumberjacks then back home to Bethel should be a smooth one for Tom.
“We are very excited for the opportunity that Tom has earned. He has worked very hard both on and off the ice for the past two years to achieve his goal of playing NCAA hockey. We wish him the best of luck at Bethel University,” stated Lumberjacks Head Coach & General Manager Brad Willner.
Overall during his two-year career with Granite City, Nagle tallied 45 points in 78 career games and was a +81.
“My overall experience with the Lumberjacks was phenomenal, I look forward to having the opportunity to continue my academic and hockey career this fall at Bethel University,” stated Nagle.