Former St. Louis Jr. Blues forward Cory Spradling has been named the ACHA Player of the Year. Former defenseman Bret Morrell was also on the ballot. In a release from Lindenwood University:
Spradling played in 36 during the year, leading the Lions in goals with 35, assists with 43, and total points with 78. He recorded a positive 54 plus-minus rating, which was also a team high. Spradling's goals included seven power-play scores, two short-handed goals, and six game-winners. The senior tallied three hat tricks this year. During his final season, Spradling became his school's all-time leader in both goals and total points. At the national tournament, he was awarded with first-team all-tournament honors.
Spradling led the Lions to a 32-4 overall record and a 13-1 conference record, while finishing second at the ACHA Division I National Tournament.