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Edina's Michael Sit picks BC

By Loren Nelson, Editor, 01/12/11, 2:52PM CST


Forward is third Hornets' senior to commit to Division I school

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.”

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2010-11 Minnesota High School Division I Recruits

Name High School Year Pos. College Verbal Commit
Josh Archibald Brainerd Senior F Nebraska-Omaha Yes
Tim Bonner Osseo Senior F Yale Yes
Jonny Brodzinski Blaine Senior F St. Cloud State Yes
Ryan Bullock Blake Senior D Dartmouth Yes
Tony Cameranesi Wayzata Senior F Minnesota-Duluth Yes
Patrick Daly Benilde-St. Margaret's Senior D Wisconsin Yes
Max Everson Edina Senior D Harvard 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
Adam Johnson Hibbing Sophomore F Minnesota-Duluth 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
Kevin Schulze Hill-Murray Senior D Wisconsin Yes
Nick Seeler Eden Prairie Senior D Nebraska-Omaha Yes
Michael Sit Edina Senior F Boston College Yes
Garrett Skrbich Hermantown Senior F Princeton Yes
Eddie Wittchow Burnsville Senior D Wisconsin Yes