Mike Lenzi Commits to the University of Illinois
By Chicago Cougars
Lenzi, a 1998 birth year Forward and alumni of the Team Illinois AAA Youth program will be forgoing his remaining Junior eligibility to join the University of Illinois' storied ACHA program in Champaign.
For what Lenzi lacks in stature, he makes up for with heart. One of our favorite players to watch this past season because of his sheer compete level and work ethic, Lenzi exemplifies what a hockey player should be about and that is competing every day to earn opportunity and points on the scoresheet. Speaking of Points, Lenzi earned his way to 32 Points in 36 Games Played for the Cougars this past season
One of the most dependable players all season long on the Faceoff dot and the Penalty Kill, Lenzi doesn't shy away from the little things that make a team successful and the feisty playmaker put everything on the line in the playoffs, combining for 8 Points in 6 Games Played to lead the time in the most critical time of the season.
Coach Stoffers on Lenzi's play this season:
"Mike meant so much to us from a leadership standpoint, special teams, minutes played, points, ability, and work ethic. Even as a rookie player last year he came to make a difference every day and his presence was felt throughout our organization all season. We are thankful for everything Mike did for our program and wish him the very best at the college level at his dream school."
Although we would want Lenzi back for another season, we wish him luck in his next career step!
This article originally posted on the Chicago Cougars website