Razorback Hockey is pleased to announce the next addition to the program, D-Shaun Foster from Grapevine, Texas. Foster is transferring to the University of Arkansas after playing at the NCAA DIII level for State University of New York-Canton (SUNY-Canton).
Before beginning his collegiate career at SUNY-Canton, the 6’1” 190 lb. defenseman played for the Texas Brahmas in the WSHL. While there, he contributed 12 goals in 33 games played. Prior to playing with the Brahmas, Foster spent one season with the Rochester Ice Hawks in the MNJHL.
Foster first became interested in hockey when the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999. Then 8 years old, Foster and his brother tried roller hockey for a bit and then started taking ice skating lessons. Soon thereafter, Foster joined a youth team in his hometown and continued to play locally throughout high school.
Foster says he is very excited to join the team this fall and pursue his education here at the University of Arkansas. Foster describes the move to Arkansas as the “opportunity [he has] been waiting for: to obtain a great education while playing for a team that has great values and principles.”
“Shaun adds both size and physicality to our blueline,” said Brian Gallini, Head Coach of the Division I team. “Shaun’s edgy game will make it hard on opposing forwards. We expect him to make an immediate impact.”
The University of Arkansas is the only SEC school to field two hockey teams. The Division I team has, since 2015, competed in the Western Collegiate Hockey Conference (learn more here). The Division III team will in 2017-18 begin its eleventh season competing in the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (learn more here). All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.