After helping lead Lakeville North High School to the state championship final, Panthers defenseman Jack McNeely announced via Twitter on Thursday evening that he has committed to Nebraska-Omaha:
I'm proud to announce that I have committed to play college hockey at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Thanks for all the support! #gomavs
— Jack McNeely (@j_mcneely20) March 13, 2014
The junior defenseman was a defensive force for Lakeville North all season. He also contributed 3 goals and 19 assists in 25 games for the Panthers. McNeely is listed at 6'1' 165 lbs., and as a late '96 birthdate, won't be eligible for the NHL Draft until 2015. His older brother Matt is a goalie at Minnesota-Duluth.
McNeely's commitment continues an impressive streak of landing high school prospects from the state of Minnesota for Nebraska-Omaha.