Cheyne Rocha is a three-time Atlantic Hockey Association Academic
All-Star, posted the highest GPA among league defensemen as a junior
and was named Student-Athlete of the Year. With a cumulative GPA greater
than 4.0, he has been a Dean’s List student in every semester, a Rhodes
Scholar candidate and ranked in top 25 of his class. He is a three-time
recipient of the Distinguished Cadet Award for academic excellence and
is a three-time winner of the Superintendent’s Award for excellence for
ranking in top five percent of class.
He overcame a serious leg injury during junior season and will serve as team captain his senior season.
Rocha has been instrumental in beginning House of Blues, an
awareness campaign for prostate cancer. The event originated at West
Point and is now the preferred charity of Atlantic Hockey. He had the
idea and launched what is a now an annual community event. Rocha is
active with the Special Olympics and Neighborhood Knights, a team group
that provides community service. He also volunteers with the Army Junior
Black Knights hockey program and holds a leadership position in
Fellowship of Christian Athletes.