“Coming out of high school, I definitely was not ready to go to college,” Adam McNabney admitted. “Since coming to BJR, I have matured immensely and learned valuable life lessons from the coaching staff and my teammates.”
Fast forward four years and McNabney has committed to one of the more well-known hockey programs in NCAA DIII. The Baltimore, MD native chose to spend his last year of junior hockey with the Boston Junior Rangers. His ability to move the puck well and stand his ground has contributed to the Rangers’ 24-11-2 season. Coach Rich DeCaprio explained, “Adam is a solid defenseman that’s hard to play against.”
Although it has felt like a long and hard few seasons, Adam reflected on what he learned throughout his junior hockey career. “It has taught me to never give up and always follow your dreams,” McNabney explained. “There have been a lot of bumps in the road throughout my recruiting process, but as long as you stay committed to your goals you are capable of achieving anything you put your mind to.”
Suffolk is widely known for their athletics and ice hockey program specifically. They compete in a very competitive conference that will allow for challenge and fun for Adam. “Suffolk has always been on my radar for their ideal location mixed with their very strong academic programs,” Adam explained.
The commit is on track to pursue a degree in the Health Science field and eventually attend medical school after he graduates. “Adam has worked really hard both on and off the ice to earn his opportunity to play hockey and get an education at Suffolk University,” Coach Rich said. “We are looking forward to being able to see him play college hockey close to us.”
Adam McNabney is incredibly excited to attend Suffolk next year. “I want to thank all of my family, friends, coaches, teammates, and everyone else who has helped me along the way,” he said. “Thank you to Coach Glionna and Coach Burgess for giving me this opportunity, and I look forward to the next four years in a Rams uniform.”