Second-year Wisconsin Rapids Riverking Jered Stevenson committed to Lebanon Valley College, which competes at the NCAA Division III level.
Stevenson scored 25 goals in 36 games and helped lead the Riverkings to second place in the USPHL Midwest West Division of the USPHL Premier.
“Lebanon Valley College is getting a great student athlete who has speed, a high skill set, and strong character,” said Riverkings Head Coach Marty Quarters. “We are excited to see what the future holds for Jered.”
Stevenson, a 1999-born native of Tracy, Calif., who racked up 69 points in 75 total games, was excited about the commitment and about his time in Wisconsin Rapids.
“I’m very excited to be playing at Lebanon Valley. It’s a good program, the campus is beautiful and I’m really excited to be going there,” said Stevenson. “The Riverkings were awesome, we have by far the biggest community support in the league, with our fans backing us up no matter what. It’s a great place to learn to play the right way.”
The Riverkings’ Assistant Coach Devin Roeder was full of praise right back to Stevenson for his work since 2018.
“Jered had a great season this year as he led the team on and off the ice as an Assistant Captain,” said Roeder. “Jered led on the ice with his play as he was an offensive threat leading the team in goals and power play goals. Off ice, Jered was leading as he helped in the community and in the weight room, spending a lot of time doing extra workouts with teammates.”
Stevenson echoed his commitment to a better and more dedicated off-ice regimen.
“I focused more on the off-ice stuff this year, getting in the gym more, gaining a lot more explosiveness, and just trying to make every practice and every shift count,” added Stevenson.
“We wish Jered the best in his next adventure in college as he will succeed in the classroom with his work ethic and on ice as his speed and offensive ability will transfer over to the NCAA level,” said Coach Roeder.
The USPHL congratulates Jered Stevenson, his family, the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings and Lebanon Valley College on his commitment.