October 20, 2014

McCabe, Mersch tabbed All-Americans

Wisconsin Badger hockey stars Jake McCabe (Eau Claire, Wi.) and Michael Mersch (Park Ridge, Ill.) were tabbed as All-Americans by the American Hockey Coaches Association on Friday.

McCabe, who left the Badgers after the season ended to join the Buffalo Sabres, led the way by being named first team All-American.  McCabe led Badger defensemen with eight goals and 25 points in 36 games played during the 2013-14 campaign.  That total was good for second among Big Ten defenseman in all games.

Mersch is a second-team All-American, finishing his second season with a Big Ten-leading 22 goals in all games.  He also finished with 35 points in 37 games played, which ranked third on the team.

Mersch and McCabe become the 38th and 39th players in program history to be named All-Americans.