Congratulations to MBS senior Alexa Degan ’23, who signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, April 19 to continue her ice hockey career on the Division I level at Long Island University next year.
“Alexa Degan has shown tremendous grit, determination, and perseverance in her time at Morristown Beard School,” said MBS girls ice hockey head coach Bruce Driver.
Although back-to-back ACL knee injuries and the subsequent surgeries limited Alexa to two seasons of winter sports, she had a tremendous impact on the MBS girls ice hockey team. “She is a strong-minded warrior who battled back to earn herself the opportunity to play the sport she loves at the Division I level,” said Coach Driver. “Long Island University is getting a well-rounded athlete and teammate.”
Alexa leaves MBS with 7 goals and 25 assists (32 points) and a +/- rating of +46 in just 33 games. As a freshman, she moved from defenseman to forward to help lead the team to a big win over Chatham as well as Pingry in the NJISAA Prep Tournament. She earned NJISAA First Team All-Tournament honors and was an instrumental part of the first-ever MBS Girls State Championship Team.
Although her sophomore season was shortened due to COVID cancellations, Alexa had a stellar season, leading all MBS defensemen with 3 goals and 8 assists for 11 points in just six games. She was named First Team All-State, First Team All-League, and Morristown Beard School’s Unsung Hero.
The Long Island University Sharks finished the 2022-23 season with a 20-14-3 record and earned their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth.