Jr. | C | Roseville, Minn.
a third-generation Tiger, scored a team-best 39 points
as a sophomore (Casey Gibson photo).
Statistics: Named the Tigers' team MVP last season
after leading the team offensively with 11-28—39. Has
played in all 81 games for the Tigers since following in the
footsteps of his father, Steve, and grandfather, Tony Frasca,
who both played for CC. Frasca, a two-time All-American, was
also the Tigers' coach from 1958-63.
He Does: Anyone who has hiked in Colorado knows that
the thin mountain air forces your lungs work harder. Maybe
the altitude explains Sertich's seemingly boundless work ethic.
After winning a WCHA title as a freshman and the team MVP
award as a sophomore, Sertich never even considered taking
a rest. He spent a good chunk of the summer back in Colorado
Springs skating with teammates ("Working on my leg strength
and on getting a better shot," he says) and making progress
toward a history degree..
Bigger Picture: During Sertich's productive rookie
season, many noted that it would be hard not to put up good
numbers while centering Peter Sejna and Noah Clarke. Then
Sertich did it on his own last season, carrying the Tigers
through some tough times on-ice and off-ice. After what he
calls "a rollercoaster season" which saw the Tigers
get swept by Denver one weekend, sweep the Pioneers in Denver
the next weekend, then watch their arch-rivals win the NCAA
title a few weeks later, Sertich is hoping his hard work means
a more consistent, and successful, junior campaign.
College coach Scott Owens on Sertich: "We are
hoping he picks up where he left off for us last year, offensively.
Marty has the ability to make plays and score timely goals.
We feel that this year, as a junior, he also can assume a
larger leadership role."