The Razorback Hockey program is excited to announce another pair of commitments: F-Cameron Faranetta and D-Jacob Arden.
Cameron Faranetta, a 5’6″ forward from Allen, Texas, joins the Razorbacks after playing last season for the McKinney Lightning. A decade-long veteran of the sport, Faranetta plans to study Finance/Economics upon enrollment. Reflecting on his decision to attend the University, Faranetta commented, “the hockey program is very focused on academic performance while at the same time developing National Championship caliber teams.”
Jacob Arden, a 6’1″ 190 lb defenseman, joins Arkansas from Potomac, Maryland. Arden, who also plans to study Finance/Economics, played last season for a Winston Churchill Hockey Club that won the 2015 Maryland State Championship. During the 2014-15 season, Arden contributed 6 goals and 10 assists. He was recognized as a 2015 Washington Post All-Met First Team Defenseman and a 2015 Montgomery All Gazette First Team Defenseman. Said Arden, “Arkansas hockey will give me the opportunity to play high level college hockey while receiving a strong education.” He added, “from what I’ve already experienced, the Coaching Staff holds the players accountable for their performance on the ice and in the classroom.”
Since 2009, the Arkansas hockey program has amassed an overall record of 161-48-4, including three trips to the Division III National Tournament and five SECHC conference playoff tournament championships. The program will field two teams next season–one at the Division I level (WCHL) and one at the Division III level (SECHC). The University of Arkansas was the first SEC school to field a Division I ACHA program and is currently the only SEC school with two hockey teams.