2010-11 (Freshman) Did not appear in a game for the Spartans ... Was voted the team's winner of the Goofus Award, given annually to the team humorist.
Prior to MSU: Joined the Spartans after a season with the Green Mountain Glades of the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) ... Had nine gols and 26 assists for 35 points in 47 games ... Had just 14 penalty minutes ... Played four years of high school hockey at Portage Central ... As a senior, was the league MVP and First Team All-State ... Second Team All-State as a junior ... Was the team's Rookie of the Year as a freshman ... Member of Team Michigan in 2009, helping the squad to a runner-up finish at Nationals.
Personal: Born Aug. 6, 1990 in Kalamazoo, Mich .... Son of Christine and John Sandmeyer ... Has one brother, Jack, who attends Western Michgian University ... Father played football in the late `70s at Western ... 2009 graduate of Portage Central High School .. Played lacrosse at Portage Central in addition to hockey ... Was Second Team All-State in lacrosse as a junior ... Captained the hockey team as a senior ... Received the Honors Award (academic) ni 2007 and 2008 and High Honors in 2009 ... Won All-Tournament Team honors in 2009 at the Michigan Prep Showcase ... Enjoys snowboarding, golf, and wakeboarding when away from the rink ... Favorite NHL player is Nicklas Lidstrom ... Considers his father his biggest hockey influence.
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