Jr. | G | South Freeport, Maine
was named to the Atlantic Hockey all-tournament team after
allowing one goal in three playoff games.
Statistics: As a sophomore, Quesada earned a triple
crown of sorts among Atlantic Hockey goaltenders – he
led the conference in goals against avereage (2.23 GAA), save
percentage (.932 sv%) and wins (17).
He Does: It's only fitting that a kid hailing from
a town adjacent to the home of outdoor outfitter L.L. Bean
has shown an innate ability to weather the storm. Among the
country's leaders in GAA and save percentage, Quesada saved
his best work for last, allowing just one goal in three Atlantic
Hockey playoff games and leading the Crusaders to an automatic
berth in the NCAA Tournament. He then played his guts out,
literally, in Holy Cross's first-round match against top-seeded
North Dakota – even though he emptied the contents of
his stomach beside the net midway through the third period
against the Sioux, Quesada stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced
in a 3-0 loss.
Bigger Picture: As evidenced by his postseason play
last year, Quesada serves as the backbone for the Crusaders.
At 6-2, he's a big goalie and uses his size to challenge shooters
by adeptly playing angles. Holy Cross coach Paul Pearl says
Quesada seems to fill the net even when he's down in the butterfly,
and his rebound control is excellent.
Cross coach Paul Pearl on Quesada: "Tony not
only has talent, but confidence. He's a steadying influence.
Anytime you're a team that doesn't have a good goalie, there's
a nervousness every time the puck crosses the blue line."