Edina senior Michael Sit recently committed to Boston College. Photo by Helen Nelson
Generously listed at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, Michael Sit never has been known for his thundering hits or ruggedness in the corners.
Not that he shies away from contact.
But a power forward? No.
“I’ve never been one of the bigger guys out there,” Sit said.
That will change soon enough for the Edina senior, who on Friday, Jan. 7, accepted an offer to play at Boston College.
“When I was out there they told me I would be a giant on their team because they have so many short guys,” said Sit, who ranks second on the defending state Class 2A champion Hornets in scoring with 20 points (five goals, 15 assists).
While the defending NCAA Division I champion Eagles have plenty of 6-foot-plus players on their roster, many of their biggest stars (Cam Atkinson, Brian Gibbons, Joe Whitney) stand well under 6-feet.
Sit said his mother grew up in a Boston suburb, and he has been taking family trips to the city since he was a kid.
“I just love it out there,” he said, adding that his older brother, David, is a freshman at Boston Univeristy. “I have always loved Boston since I was little.”
Sit said he visited Princeton and was also interested in Holy Cross and Amherst.
Edina's Michael Sit, left, and Max Everson both will be playing their college hockey in the Boston area. Photo by Helen Nelson
“I just knew I liked BC for the hockey and education,” said Sit, who played in the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League in the fall. “BC is just the perfect combination of school and hockey.”
Sit is the second Edina player in the last week to commit to a Division I school. Senior defenseman Max Everson chose Harvard over the University of Minnesota on Sunday. Hornets senior forward Steven Fogarty previously committed to Notre Dame.
“I’m extremely excited for him,” Edina coach Curt Giles said. “The kid works hard every single day in practice. I tell you what, they are lucky to get him.”
Giles said Boston College coach Jerry York, who is entering his 39th season as a head coach, was most interested in learning about Sit’s tenacity.
“Has the kid got a little bit of an edge to him, a little bit of tenaciousness to him?” Giles said about York’s inquiries. “And he does. He is a bulldog. He is not very big, but I tell you what he fights for everything.”
|Name||High School||Year||Pos.||College||Verbal Commit|
|Jonny Brodzinski||Blaine||Senior||F||St. Cloud State||Yes|
|Patrick Daly||Benilde-St. Margaret's||Senior||D||Wisconsin||Yes|
|Steven Fogarty||Edina||Senior||F||Notre Dame||Yes|
|Tyler Heinonen||Delano||Senior||F||Michigan Tech||Yes|
|Garrett Hendrickson||Virginia||Senior||F||St. Cloud State||Yes|
|Bob Kinne||Cretin-Derham Hall||Senior||F||Bemidji State||Yes|
|Joseph LaBate||Holy Angels||Senior||F||Wisconsin||Yes|
|Ross Luedtke||Orono||Senior||F||Air Force Academy||Yes|
|Alex Lyon||Lake of the Woods||Senior||G||Yale||Yes|
|Justin Kloos||Lakeville South||Junior||F||Minnesota||Yes|
|A.J. Michaelson||Apple Valley||Junior||F||Minnesota||Yes|
|Bill Norman||Rochester Mayo||Senior||D||Maine||Yes|
|Kyle Rau||Eden Prairie||Senior||F||Minnesota||Yes|
|Brady Riesgraf||Holy Family Catholic||Senior||D||Bemidji State||Yes|
|Zach Schroeder||St. Thomas Academy||Senior||F||RPI||Yes|
|Nick Seeler||Eden Prairie||Senior||D||Nebraska-Omaha||Yes|
|Michael Sit||Edina||Senior||F||Boston College||Yes|