Skylands forward and captain Ford makes NCAA commitment
July 31, 2019
The Skylands Kings, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that Top Prospects forward and captain, Steven Ford, has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for SUNY-Morrisville State.
Ford, 21, played three seasons for the Kings in the NA3HL, totaling 136 games from 2016 to 2019. The 5’10/181 lbs. native of Richardson, Texas, tallied 1.35 points per game, with 51 goals, 132 assists for a total of 183 points. In his career.
“Steven was able to put up impressive numbers while playing both forward and defense as the
team needed,” stated Skylands Head Coach Adam Mitchell. “He is a great character guy to have around the team and showed a lot of growth over his tenure, which included being named team captain this past season. We are very excited to see his hard work pay off, and are looking forward to following his progression at the NCAA level.”
During the 2018-19 season, Ford led the Kings in scoring with 60 points in 46 games played. He was also selected to and played in the 2019 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the Northeast Division team. Ford also played in the 2018 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament.
The focus of the Skylands Kings organization is the development of athletes and preparing them for the next level. Ford is a testament to that dedication to development. His hard work, coupled with the NA3HL’s dedication to exposure and player advancement, allowed Morrisville State Head Coach, Kevin Krogol, the opportunity to watch Steven play a number of times, both at league showcases and games in the Morrisville area.
“We are excited to have Steven join us,” said Coach Krogol. “His energy and enthusiasm will be a great addition to our program. His drive will help push the competitiveness within our team. Steven is an excellent addition to our locker room and we are excited to see what he can do for us on the ice.”
“I want to thank the Skylands Kings organization for the last three seasons,” stated Ford. “The Kings have given me a tremendous place to play and live for the last three years of my development. The coaching staff has helped me to grow enormously both on and off the ice. I enjoyed every second with my teammates and friends I made in the Kings family, and I would not be where I am without them. I am extremely excited to begin my NCAA career and could not be more grateful to Coach Krogol and Morrisville State for the opportunity.”