April 10, 2017

NAC Athletes of the Week (Week Ending April 9)



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Player of the Week - Deagan Poland, Castleton (So., OF - Williston, Vt.)

Poland continued his impressive offensive production for Castleton, posting a .565 batting average (13-for-23) out of the leadoff spot in a 6-0 week, while hitting .667 (4-for-6) in conference action. The sophomore earned 10 stolen bases, scored nine runs, drew four walks, hit two doubles and claimed two RBI on the week. The outfielder went 4-for-4 in back-to-back games against New England College and Anna Maria and had at least two hits in four of the team's six games over the past week. Poland has a hit in 12 of the team's 13 games this season and has reached base successfully in every game so far this season.





Pitcher of the Week - Michael Fazio, Colby-Sawyer (Sr., P - Auburn, Mass.)

Fazio earned a complete game victory on the road at Husson to give the Chargers a split on Saturday. The senior scattered nine hits and gave up just one run, while striking out five in an 8-1 conference win over the Eagles. 




Rookie of the Week - Davis Mikell, Castleton (Fr., P/1B - Williston, Vt.)

Mikell hit .368 (7-for-19) in a 6-0 week with a .480 on-base percentage and a .737 slugging percentage to go with two home runs, one double and 10 RBI. The freshman went .500 (3-for-6) in conference play with two RBI, two runs scored, and two stolen bases in a doubleheader sweep of New England College. Mikell had three multi-hit games on the week, including a 2-for-4 effort with four RBI and two runs scored at Anna Maria. He capped off the week with two home runs, three RBI, and three runs scored in a victory over Clark. Mikell also improved to 2-0 on the mound with a win over Anna Maria, striking out six, while allowing just one earned run over 6.0 innings.


Men's Lacrosse


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Player of the Week - Kyle Lutinski, Castleton (So., A - New Fairfield, Conn.)

Lutinski, returning from an injury, finally made his presence felt, as the Spartans went 2-2 overall and 2-0 in NAC play. In a win over Thomas, the sophomore dished out a career-high six assists, while gathering nine ground balls and causing three turnovers. The next day, he scored twice, earned five more assists for a career-high seven points, and scooped up two ground balls at MIT. In a victory over Husson, the attackman posted two goals, two assists, and one ground ball. To end the week, Lutinski netted one goal and grabbed three ground balls in a tough 10-9 overtime loss to SUNY Potsdam. Despite missing four games, Lutinski is second on the Spartan squad in assists with 14. 




Defensive Player of the Week
Connor Fries, New England College (So., LSM - Barnstable, Mass.)

Fries tallied five ground balls and two caused turnovers in NEC's 13-8 win over Western Connecticut. The sophomore also scored one goal in the non-conference victory.



Rookie of the Week - Kevin Haase, New England College (Fr., D - Mission Viejo, Calif.)

Haase tallied four ground balls and three caused turnovers to aid the NEC defense in a 13-8 win over Western Connecticut. The rookie recorded single-game highs in both categories for his career. 


Women's Lacrosse


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Player of the Week - Samantha Greenlaw, Thomas (Jr., C - Windham, Maine)

Greenlaw recorded 13 goals, three assists, seven caused turnovers, six ground balls, and three draw controls as the Terriers went 2-1 in conference action. The junior netted three goals, caused three turnovers, gathered two ground balls and earned one draw control in a 12-7 win over Lyndon. She then posted three goals, one assist, two draws, and one ground ball in a tough loss to conference leader Castleton. To end the week, Greenlaw tallied seven goals, two assists, four caused turnovers, and three ground balls in a victory at Johnson State.



Defensive Player of the Week - Meghan Castellano, Colby-Sawyer (Sr., G - Wallingford, Conn.)

Castellano earned three wins on the week. The senior played 120 minutes and surrendered just two goals, making 12 saves for an 85.7 save percentage and finishing with a 1.00 goals against average. She also tallied one goal and one ground ball in the field. 



Rookie of the Week - Brittany Ireland, Colby-Sawyer (So., F - Amherst, N.H.)

Ireland was second on the Chargers squad this week with 15 points on nine goals and a team best six assists. The rookie added six ground balls, six draw controls, and two caused turnovers, as the Chargers went 3-0. Ireland recorded three goals and at least one assist in each game. Against Green Mountain, she tallied three goals, five draws, four ground balls, one assist and one caused turnover. Versus Johnson State, the forward claimed three goals, three assist, two ground balls, one draw, and one caused turnover. Ireland ended the week with three goals and two assists in a win over Lyndon.



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Player of the Week - Timi Carone, Castleton (Jr., OF/C - Castleton, Vt.)

Carone continued her stellar season this past week, helping Castleton play New England College to a doubleheader split to open the conference schedule. The junior posted a .500 batting average, going 4-for-8 with three runs scored, two RBI, one triple and one stolen base. In a close, 6-5 loss in game one, Carone went 3-for-4 out of the leadoff spot with two runs, an RBI, and one stolen base. In a 6-4 win in game two, Carone went 1-for-4 at the plate with one scored run and she belted a triple in the fifth inning that put the Spartans ahead with an RBI. Carone was also perfect in the field, converting on all six defensive opportunities without making an error between the outfield and catching.




Pitcher of the Week - Taylor Paquette, Castleton (Jr., P/UTIL - Vergennes, Vt.)

Paquette continued her impressive play for the Spartans this past week, winning her fifth consecutive decision. The junior tossed 9.0 innings over two games while allowing just three runs, in a doubleheader split with New England College. Paquette worked two hitless and scoreless innings of relief in a 6-5 loss in the opening game of the day, before turning around and going the distance in a 6-5 win in game two. She allowed just eight hits, three earned runs and one walk, while striking out two batters, giving her a 2.33 ERA for the week.



Rookie of the Week - Briana Brochu, Husson (Fr., 2B/OF - Pittson, Maine)

Brochu helped Husson go 2-2 in non-conference action on the week, as the Eagles swept Fisher College in a doubleheader and fell to Bowdoin in a twin bill. Against the Polar Bears, the rookie went 2-for-6 with two scored runs, one double, one walk and one RBI. Against the Falcons, she went 2-for-4 with four scored runs, four walks, and three stolen bases. Overall, Brochu hit a .400 (4-for-10) with a successful .600 on base percentage and was perfect from the field.



Men's Tennis


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Player & Rookie of the Week - Ryan Chasse, Thomas (Fr. - Fort Kent, Maine)

Chasse finished a perfect 6-0 this week at the No. 1 position in both singles and doubles as the Terriers went 3-0 in conference play, earning 9-0 victories. Against Lyndon State, Chasse and doubles partner Zachary Disch teamed up to win 8-3, and then claimed a 6-0, 6-3 win in singles. The freshman followed with an 8-0 victory in doubles and 6-3, 6-2 win in singles against Green Mountain. Chasse completed the sweep on Sunday as he won 8-3 in doubles and 6-1, 6-1 in singles play versus MCLA.


Men's Outdoor Track & Field

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Track Athlete of the WeekRasheed Foster, Colby-Sawyer (Sr., Sprints - Sandy Bay, Hanover, Jamaica)

Foster was impressive once again, as the Chargers competed at the Pioneer Invitational hosted by Smith College. The senior won the 100 and 200 meter dashes for the second straight week. He was the only runner to clock in with a sub-11 time in the 100m at 10.93 and won the 200m by almost a second with a time of 21.81.




Field Athlete of the WeekKarl Nyholm, Colby-Sawyer (Jr., Throws - Concord, Mass.)

Nyholm broke a school record and won a pair of events to lead the way for Colby-Sawyer at Saturday's Pioneer Invitational hosted by Smith College. The junior posted a distance of 43.92 meters in the discus to win the event and break the seven-year old school record of 42.82 set by Nick Rockwell. He also won the shot put by more than a meter with a long toss of 14.46m. Nyholm also added a fourth place in the hammer with a distance of 34.81 meters.




Rookie of the WeekEric Hathaway, Husson (Fr., Throws - Pittsfield, Maine)

Hathaway led the way for the Eagles in the field events this past week, as he picked up three first place finishes as Husson competed in the Regis "Under the Lights" Invitational which was non-scoring. The rookie tossed 13.41 meter throw in the shot put, sent the discus soaring 35.7 meters, and finished out the night with the hammer, setting a new school record with his 38.88 meter throw.


Women's Outdoor Track & Field

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Track Athlete of the Week - Brooke Hoople, Husson (Sr., Sprints - Bedford, N.H.)

Hoople sprinted to two top-four finishes in the shorter distance events at the Regis "Under the Lights" Invitational. In the 200-meter dash, the senior claimed fourth with a time of 27.52 and then placed even better in the 400-meter dash, capturing second in 1:00:21. 




Field Athlete of the Week - Erin Ellison, Husson (Sr., Throws - Exeter, N.H.)

Ellison claimed two top-three finishes in the field at the Regis "Under the Lights" Invitational. The senior dominated in the hammer throw, walking away with first place after her 46.73 meter throw. She also took third place in the shot put, tossing it 10.9 meters. 



Rookie of the Week - Leah Desjardins, Husson (Fr., Sprints - Poland, Maine)

Desjardins displayed an impressive performance at the Regis "Under the Lights" Invitational, competing and placing in both track and field events. The freshman tied for fourth in the long jump clearing a distance of 4.36 meters. She then went on to place first in the 100-meter dash, crossing the finish line in a speedy 12.88 seconds. To finish out the day, Desjardins placed second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.36.