The New Jersey 87's are excited to announce that forward Alex Borowiec has committed to play Division III hockey at Lebanon Valley College.
Borowiec, a 20-year-old forward from Denville, N.J., was added onto the 87's EHL roster early in the season and made in immediate impact with the team. In 17 games, he recorded 22 points with four goals and 18 assists. Borowiec will begin classes in January, meaning he will not return to the 87's after the holiday break.
"It's bittersweet. It is our job to get him to the next level, we got him here and he really ebraced trying to develop his game as best as he could. His play has been tremendous in the last three weeks, and now he will take it into the college game in January," 87's head coach Adam Houli said of Borowiec's commitment.
Lebanon Valley College is a Division III school near Hershey, Pennsylvania. Playing under the United Collegiate Hockey Conference, the Dutchmen are led by head coach Don Parsons. Borowiec spoke about his commitment and how he is gearing up to join the program next month.
"I came here in October and Coach Houli gave me an opportunity to play here. I had a couple of different colleges to choose from, and Lebanon Valley is a great fit for me and I'm excited to jump right into it and help them compete for a championship this year," Borowiec said.
In his 17 games with the 87's, Borowiec recorded a point in 14 of them. His playmaking and goal-scoring abilities have played a big role in the team's success this season, and he spoke about his development while playing under Houli and assistant coach Matt Kiernan.
"Adam and Matt have done a great job here. I've been given the opportunity to come here and be a top guy, was able to work hard with my linemates and I think we did a pretty good job," he added. "It was great working with those guys, and they were great to me, and I think I've become a much better hockey player since coming here."
The 87's organization would like to congratulate Alex and his family and wish him the best of luck as he advances his hockey career to the Division III collegiate level.
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