Mercyhurst Gets Ben Smith-Wilcox

- Ben Smith-WilcoxSenior attackman Ben Smith Wilcox announced last night, that he will take his offensive talents to Mercyhurst University as he continues his education after graduation from Canandaigua Academy this spring.

The four year varsity player will start his final season with the Braves with 79g-38a. He scored in eighteen games last season.

Making the Monroe County D-2 second team all league list for two years, the two time NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete was named to the Section Five Class B All Tournament Team last year. He was also named an Offensive Player of the Week last year.

In 2014 he was named to the All Star team at the Orange Crush College Recruiting Showcase.

Before committing, Ben considered Le Moyne, Hartford, Lehigh, Ithaca, and RIT.

Mercyhurst University Head Coach, Chris Ryan is an Irondequoit alumnus and the Laker roster is full of former Section Five players. They play in the ECAC-II South conference and are an NCAA D-II team.