Stevens Point native Cole Caufield named Big Ten Freshman of the Year

Wisconsin's Cole Caufield during an NCAA hockey game against the Boston College on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) -- Stevens Point native Cole Caufield was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Caufield took the Big Ten by storm.

The freshman poured in 19 goals in 36 games. He also tacked on 17 assists for 36 points on the season. Caufield ranked 11th in the nation in scoring with those 19 goals. He was also ranked 25th in the nation in total points.

Caufield tied with Alex Newhook of Boston College for the most goals scored by a freshman this season. He also finished tied for third with in points by a freshman. Caufield's 3.89 shots per game were the most of any freshman in the nation.

Caufield was also a finalist for the Big Ten Player of the Year, but that award went to Cole Hults of Penn State,