Hooksett, NH – The New Hampshire Jr Monarchs are pleased to announce that forward Aaron Kesselman has committed to Princeton University for the Fall of 2011. Aaron is the youngest member of this year’s Monarchs squad, having just turned 17 on the 13th of October. Last season Aaron played for the New Jersey Junior Titans, a program with a long-standing relationship with the Monarchs, having delivered players such as Jon Poirier, Kevin Kielt, Jason Ortolano, Joe Walchessen, and Joe Pearce.
“Aaron has shown early on that he has the ability to play at a high level, both physically and mentally. He has a great stick, and he can really get moving in a hurry.” states Monarch assistant Matt Dennehy, “As young as he is, it has been impressive to see the dedication to the sport that he possesses off the ice as well as on it. He is always the first to arrive at the rink before games, and the last one to leave after practices. There is no question as to how much he loves this game. It is that combination of love and dedication that will make Aaron a great player and teammate at the next level.”
“I’m very excited that Coach Gadowsky and the rest of the staff feel that I’m Princeton material, both athletically and academically.” says Kesselman, “I feel extremely fortunate that my interest in such a highly ranked school is mutual. Where I grew up in south Jersey, Princeton University is considered the best of the best. It will be unbelievable to play in Baker Arena, a place that is filled with so much history and so many memories. I cannot wait to be a part of that.”
Dennehy goes on to add that, “It will be exciting to work with Aaron to help prepare him for one of the most demanding student-athlete experiences in the country. We have no doubt that Aaron will be up to the challenge that he now faces.”
Aaron is the son of Harvey and Lynne of Mays Landing, New Jersey.