Billy Devoney
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    Billy Devoney

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Buffalo Grove, Ill.

    High School:
    Adlai E. Stevenson

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 180

    Position:
    D

    Birthdate:
    07/17/1984

    Last Team:
    Danville Wings (NAHL)

    2005-06 (Junior)
    Earned the team's Cronk Award as the most inspirational player ... Nine points (4-5-9) in 31 games ... First goal of the season came against Union, Oct. 8 ... Had an assist on Mike Phillipich's goal vs. Army that tied the game at 3-3 late in the third period ... Had an assist in the exhibition game against Bad Tolz, Nov. 23 ... Scored his second goal of the season against UAH, Jan. 6 ... Scored the game-winning goal, the first of his career, late in the third period against Niagara, Feb. 10 ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime to beat RIT, Feb. 13 ... Started the play that led to Brian Reese's game winner ... Scored a goal against Robert Morris, Feb. 24 ... On the CHA all-academic team.
    2004-05 (Sophomore)
    Played in 35 of the 36 games ... Four points on the season ... Only goal of the season came on the power play in the 5-0 win over Robert Morris, Nov. 19 ... Recorded an assist vs. Niagara, Wayne State and Alabama-Huntsville.
    2003-04 (Freshman)
    Played in all 37 games on defense ... One of seven players to play in every game... Two goals and eight assists for 10 points ... Fourth among the freshmen in points ... Third among all AFA defensemen in points ... Second in the conference among freshman defensemen in points ... Assists in back-to-back games against Quinnipiac and Alaska-Anchorage ... First career goal came against Niagara in the second game ... Career-best two assists in AFA's win at Wayne State, March 5.
    Before Air Force
    Played junior hockey for Chico Adrahtas' Danville Wings of the North American Hockey League ... Attended Adlai E. Stevenson High School ... Lettered three years in lacrosse ... Academic all-conference all four years.
    Personal
    Parents are William, Jr., and Mary Devoney ... Full name is William Devoney III ... Nickname is Devo ... Member of Cadet Squadron 18, the Nightriders ... Is the flight commander in his squadron, in charge of 35 cadets ... Major is systems engineering management ... After graduation, will be working in the intelligence field and would like to do Special Operations Intel ... Hobbies are weightlifting, lacrosse, golf and fishing ... On the commandant's list for military excellence both semesters as a freshman ... On the superintendent's list for excellence in academics, athletics and military studies in 2005 ... On the athletic's list last semester ... Is one of the program managers for the Academy's Satellite Program which will launch a satellite in December ... Father played football at John Carroll University, 1972-75 ... Favorite classes are management ... Favorite book is Rich Dad, Poor Dad ... Person in history he would like to meet is George Washington ... Advice to young people is "follow your dreams and do what makes you happy" ... Greatest moment in sports was winning the Prospects Hockey Tournament in the summer of 2003 with his younger brother Mike in goal ... It was the first and only time he and his brother have played on the same team ... Wears No. 2 because he shows up at the top of the roster and he also wore it in midgets and juniors and is very superstitious ... Lists his father has having the greatest influence on his sports career ... The thing he likes most about the Falcon coaching staff is "they care for us like their own sons" ... Favorite NHL team is the New Jersey Devils ... Favorite player is former Devil defenseman Scott Stevens.

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