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Philadelphia Hockey Club's Libetti Commits To Arcadia University

By Joshua Boyd / USPHL.com, 10/14/21, 9:15PM EDT

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Sam Libetti is a big fan of the Philadelphia area - not only did he grow up in nearby Marlton, N.J., but he also is well into his second USPHL Premier season, but first with the Philadelphia Hockey Club. To top it off, he’ll be moving on in 2022 to Arcadia University just over 10 miles from the City of Brotherly Love’s downtown. 

“I began to talk to Arcadia around a year ago, around July or August of last year,” said the 2001-born Libetti. “The recruiting process went well. They had good interest in me and didn’t push anything on me to make any instant decisions.”

Last year in the USPHL Premier, Libetti posted seven goals and seven assists in 25 regular season games. Matched! He's already put up 14 points in just eight games so far here in 2021-22 with his new team. 

“[Arcadia] seemed to love that I’m a small guy with skill. They said they need a skill guy to put up points and help produce and that I would fit that role well,” said Libetti. “I expect to be a go-to guy that the boys can count on when we’re down by one - a guy they trust no matter what situation we’re in.” 

Libetti got the personal tour of the Arcadia campus from Knights Head Coach Vincent Pietrangelo. 

“The campus was awesome. It’s a smaller campus, but that means more attention is put on you, towards your academics,” said Libetti.

He is also excited about the blank slate of the upcoming 2021-22 season, in which to get to that point of being the “go-to guy” for the Philadelphia Hockey Club. 

“This year, I plan to focus more on playing a 200-foot game,” Libetti added. “As all coaches say about me, I have the skill but if i put together a full 200-foot game, it will change many things for me and I’d be more successful.” 

The USPHL congratulates Sam Libetti, his family, the Philadelphia Hockey Club and Arcadia University for his commitment.