Hockey standout Marty Sertich is among five inductees into the Colorado College Athletics Hall of Fame for the 2019 class.
A Roseville, Minn., native, Sertich is starting his third season as an assistant coach for the Tommie women's hockey team. In his two seasons on Coach Tom Palkowski's staff, St. Thomas has built a 41-6-8 record (34-3-7 against MIAC opponents). Last year's team reached the national semifinals -- St. Thomas' second such trip in six seasons.
Sertich is one of only two Colorado College hockey players to win the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as National Player of the Year, earning it in 2005. That season, he led Division I in scoring with 64 points (27 goals, 37 assists) and was named a first-team All-American, as well as the WCHA Player of the Year and USA Hockey's College Player of the Year. Sertich, who led the Tigers to the national semifinals in 2005, is 12th on CC's career scoring list with 182 points (61 goals, 121 assists) and seventh in career assists.
He retired in 2016 after a 10-year professional playing career in Europe and in the American Hockey League. He received the Man of the Year award for the Iowa Stars' AHL team in Des Moines.
PHOTO: Marty Sertich (left) and Tommie head coach Tom Palkowski