MICHAEL SCOTT LEPHART: born April 3, 1977 ... shoots right ... earned BC's 1997-98 Outstanding Freshman Male Scholar-Athlete award and, more recently, its 1999-2000 Outstanding Junior Male Scholar-Athlete award ... earned HOCKEY EAST All-Academic Team honors in 1997-98 and 1998-99 ? twice delivered clutch, final-minute, game-tying goals last season; the Eagles enjoyed a 6x5 advantage in one instance (against Boston University; 1/8), and a 6x4 advantage in the other (against Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament's West Regional; 3/24).
AS A JUNIOR (1999-2000): Played in all 42 games ? registered 33 points -- 14 goals and 19 assists; finished fifth on the team in scoring ? netted two game-winning goals -- at Minnesota (10/30) and against New Hampshire in the HOCKEY EAST Tournament's semifinal round (3/17); his winner against New Hampshire came at 15:53 of the third period and capped the Eagles' 2-1 come-from-behind victory ? tallied three power-play goals and one shorthanded goal ? recorded nine multiple-point games, including four in the month of March ? notched three points in two games in the NCAA Tournament's West Regional in Minneapolis; scored the game-tying goal with 50 seconds remaining in regulation in BC's 6-5 overtime win over Michigan State (3/24) ? assisted on Jeff Giuliano's third-period goal in the win over Wisconsin (3/25)? registered one goal and one assist in the Eagles' first HOCKEY EAST quarterfinal-round win over Northeastern (3/10) ? tallied two assists in each of three games -- against Providence (2/11), at Northeastern (3/2) and against Boston University (3/5) ? scored the game-tying goal -- with 29 seconds remaining in regulation -- in BC's 4-4 tie with Boston University (1/8).
AS A SOPHOMORE (1998-99): Played in 36 games; missed two games in mid-November with a right shoulder injury and five games in late January/early February with a left ankle/knee injury ... registered 27 points - 11 goals and 16 assists ... had six multiple-point games, including one two-goal game ... netted two goals, including the gamewinner, against Northeastern (1/15) ... scored one power-play goal and added two assists in a 5-5 tie at Providence (2/23) ... tallied two assists in a home win over New Hampshire (12/5) ... notched five points - two goals and three assists - in two games against Minnesota (1/2-3) ... scored the Eagles' only goal - on the power play - at Harvard (1/13) ... registered one goal and one assist against Colorado College in the Denver Cup (12/27) ... assisted on Chris Masters' goal that opened the scoring against North Dakota in the NCAA Tournament's quarterfinal round in Madison, Wisc. (3/28) ... assisted on Marty Hughes' second-period goal against Maine in the NCAA Tournament's semifinal round in Anaheim, Calif. (4/1) ... had one assist in each of the team's two HOCKEY EAST Tournament quarterfinal-round wins over UMass-Lowell (3/11-12).
AS A FRESHMAN (1997-98): Played in 40 games ... registered 27 points - 15 goals and 12 assists ... ranked fourth on the team with 15 goals ... had four multiple-point outings, including two in the Eagles' post-season run ... notched six power-play goals ... tallied seven points - five goals and two assists - in seven post-season contests ... gave BC a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal late in the second period of the NCAA Tournament's championship game against Michigan (4/4) ... scored two goals in the second game of the Eagles' HOCKEY EAST Tournament quarterfinal-round triumph over Providence (3/13); had one goal and one assist in a 4-3 win over the Friars in the first game of the series... scored the game-tying goal in the second period of BC's 3-2 HOCKEY EAST Tournament title-game victory over Maine (3/21) ... notched his first collegiate hat trick, including two power-play goals, in a 6-6 tie with Harvard in the Badger Showdown (12/28) ... scored the game-winning goal in a 6-4 home win over New Hampshire (11/4) ... notched two assists in a 5-4 win at UMass-Lowell (2/27).
BEFORE BC: Played the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons for the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... finished the 1996-97 season with a league-leading 90 points - 40 goals and 50 assists; set a team record for goals in a season ... earned USHL first team accolades and was a finalist for US Junior A Player of the Year honors ... served as assistant team captain and earned team MVP ... recorded 24 points - 12 goals and 12 assists - in 1995-96 ... played the 1994-95 season for the Springfield Olympics, registering 20 goals and 30 assists ... led Niskayuna High School to the NY state finals in 1993-94, leading the league in goals ... played for head coach Mike Hastings with the Omaha Lancers and for head coach Gary Dineen with the Springfield Olympics ... played varsity tennis as a freshman at Niskayuna.
PERSONAL: Enrolled as a communication major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... a member of the National Honor Society ... graduated from Niskayuna High School with high honors ... Mike and his younger brother Scott are the sons of Lee and Michael Lephart.
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