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Christian DiCesare Commits to Notre Dame

02/20/2019, 4:45pm CST
By Brandon Hofstra, Omaha Lancers

New Jersey native is in his first USHL season.

Christian DiCesare, Omaha Lancers (courtesy Hickling Images)

Omaha Lancers defenseman Christian DiCesare announced his recent commitment to play collegiate hockey at the University of Notre Dame.


“I want to thank Coach Wilkie and his staff for the role they played in my development this year and for giving me the opportunity to reach this point. Notre Dame is a dream school. I look forward to the dual challenge of academic and athletic achievement at such an incredible institution.”


The Morristown, NJ native is in his first season in the USHL. So far this year, DiCesare has played in 42 games with the Lancers and has recorded 4 points (1-3-4).


“We are very happy for Christian,” Omaha head coach David Wilkie said. “He has worked extremely hard starting back in June and he has steadily moved up the team depth chart. He has been strong, physical and dependable on our defensive core this year and we wish him the best moving forward.”


Before his time in the USHL, the big-bodied defender played for the South Shore Kings of the NCDC, where he tallied 6 points in 26 games. Prior to the NCDC, DiCesare played for the Northwood School along with current Lancers forward Aleksi Peltonen, where he tallied 24 points in 39 games as well as for the Jersey Hitmen of the USPHL and the Omaha AAA program under Wilkie.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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