New England goalie Campbell makes NCAA commitment
March 21, 2016
New England Stars and NA3EHL goaltender Robbie Campbell has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Assumption College.
The Stars goalie, who split time relatively evenly with tandem goaltenders Devyn Levesque and Dominic Lamanno this season, went 11-2 in his starts. He only suffered one shootout loss. He posted a 2.47 GAA and .896 save percentage.
Campbell, a native of Raritan, New Jersey, said he chose Assumption for its small feel of the campus, along with its prime New England location. Its hockey program is also top-notch, he said.
Playing for the Stars has prepared him well for the next level.
"This year was a great experience for me, everyone on the team was close which helped us have great chemistry," Campbell said. "Moving away from home was definitely a positive thing for me both on and off the ice. I matured more and I think it will really help me in college."
Campbell knows the college game will be faster and the players will be bigger and stronger, so he will not stop working hard this summer.
"I'm going to work this off season and train as hard as possible to be ready to match that and be prepared for that set up," he said.
Still, Campbell will miss the Stars, particularly being with his billet family. His favorite on-ice moment, he said, was beating Cape Cod to conclude the end of the regular season.
"I'm just excited to play at the next level. I can't wait to get on the ice and play for my school," he said.