Letterwinner ... all-league candidate this winter ... won John Heinmiller Award as the Black Knights' top freshman performer a year ago ... excellent all-around skills ... could contribute offensively ... good marking skills in the defensive zone ... carries out his assignments on defense very well ... steady performer ... gritty defenseman and very physical ... a blue-collar type of hockey player ... plays bigger than he is in the defensive zone ... refuses to be outworked both on the ice and off ... one of the team's top penalty killers ... one of the team's rising stars ... one of the most experienced returning defensemen ... will need to take on more of a leadership role with Casey Bickley's move to forward lines ... dependable back on the blue line ... excellent stick skills and instincts for the game.
2004-05: Appeared in 27 games ... tied for 11th on the team in scoring with eight points ... developed into an offensive defenseman in the second half of the season after putting together one of the most productive performances ... enjoyed career night with three points at Quinnipiac in January ... finished a season-high plus-3 for the Quinnipiac game ... second time during the year that he was as high as plus-3 in a game ... scored first career goal against the Bobcats and registered two assists ... first multi-point game of career ... missed season opener opposite Ryerson ... dressed for 13 straight contests before suffering an injury at Canisius on last weekend of season ... developing quickly as one of Army's top young defensemen ... solid stay-at-home defenseman with excellent marking skills in the zone ... scored game-winning goal against RMC on the power play ... picked up two points against Bentley and two more against AIC in final homestand of the season in late February ... three of the four games in which he has pointed have been multi-point affairs ... finished a team-high plus-7 for the year ... four of his eight points came in the final six games.
Prior to West Point: Member of Nick Pollos' Springfield Jr. Blues squad of the NAHL ... finished 2003-04 with three goals, all in short-handed situations, and six assists in 53 games ... one of the Blues' top defensemen ... teammate of fellow sophomore Aaron Anderson at Springfield ... graduated from Wyandotte Roosevelt H.S. in 2002 ... graduated fifth in his high school class.
Personal: Chase Martin Podsiad ... born July 19, 1984, in Waterbury, Conn. ... son of Marsha and Ron Podsiad ... has one sister, Lance (22) and one brother, Jordan (19) ... major is undeclared.
Career Overall Statistics
Year GM G A Pts PPG SHG GWG
2004-05 27 3 5 8 1 0 1
Total 27 3 5 8 1 0 1
Career Conference Statistics
League GM G A Pts PPG SHG GWG
AHA 22 2 5 7 0 0 0
Total 22 2 5 7 0 0 0