Meet UMass hockey freshman defenseman Jake Horton
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Game-by-Game Statistics
BEFORE UMASS: Spent two seasons with the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and was a teammate of fellow Minutemen classmate Henry Dill ... Appeared in 117 games for Aberdeen from 2012-14 and totaled 76 points on 32 goals and 44 assists ... Amassed 46 points and led all NAHL defensemen in goals scored with 21 in 2013-14 .... Earned All-NAHL First Team and All-NAHL Central First team honors (2013-14) ... Was selected to the 2014 NAHL Top Prospects tournament and helped Team Central to a pair of victories ... Served as team captain in 2013-14 ... Was named to the NAHL All-Rookie second team after logging 11 goals and 19 assists for 30 points in 57 games in 2012-13 ... Enjoyed an accomplished high school hockey career at Benilde-St. Margaret's from 2009-12 ... In 85 games (regular and postseason) with the Red Knights, registered 123 points on 42 goals and 81 assists, including 29 power-play tallies and four shorthanded goals ... Co-captained Benilde-St. Margaret's to a State AA title in 2011-12 .... Received all-conference and Pioneer Press All-Metro honorable mention recognition in 2011-12 ... In 2010-11 became the first defenseman in school history to score 20 goals in a season ... Also led the team with 14 power-play goals and 32 blocked shots .... Capture honorable mention all-state accolades from both the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune as well as an all-conference nod (2010-11) ... Was an honorable mention all-conference pick and co-winner of team's Best Defenseman Award in 2009-10 ... Was twice selected to attend USA Hockey Select Festivals in 2010 and 2011 ... Also played soccer at Benilde-St. Margaret's and served as team captain in 2011 ... Led the soccer squad to a 2011 Class A state title, scoring goals in all three games of the state tournament to earn a spot on the all-tournament team.
PERSONAL:Born Jacob James Horton on May 24, 1994 in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Son of Jim and Kim Horton ... Has two siblings, Taylor and Luke ... Father, Jim, played hockey at Hamline University ... Graduated from Benilde-St. Margaret's in 2012 ... National Honor Society and high honor roll member at Benilde-St. Margaret's and received the 2011-12 All-Star Sports Academic Award ... Intends to major in Business.
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