September 24, 2018

NAC Weekly Honors (Week Ending 9/23/18)

 

 

 

FIELD HOCKEY

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Player of the Week

Tiffany Weeks, Thomas (ME)

(Sr., B - Kennebunk, Maine, 7)

Tiffany Weeks scored her first career hat-trick in the Terriers 5-2 victory over Bates on Wednesday. The senior back then led the Thomas defense to allow just one shot on goal and two penalty corners in a shutout victory over Simmons on Sunday.

   

Defensive Player of the Week

Andrea Shaggy, Husson

(So., GK - Harwinton, Conn.)

Shaggy earned her first collegiate win, stopping five shots in 70 minutes to help Husson earn their first win of the season in their conference opener, 4-1 against UMaine-Farmington. Shaggy made an impressive 14 saves against #10 Bowdoin in a 5-1 loss, recording a .760 save percentage over two games.

   

Rookie of the Week

Haley Ward, Husson

(Fr., M/D - Winslow, Maine, 21)

In their first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) matchup of the season, the Eagles soared past the University of Maine-Farmington Beavers, 4-1, thanks to a hat trick by freshman Haley Ward on Saturday afternoon. Ward registered her first points as an Eagle, knocking in a pair just 41 seconds apart from each other, giving Husson a comfortable 3-1 lead advancing into the second half. With less than four minutes left to play, Ward crashed the net to capture the first hat trick of the season for the Eagles. She also dished out an assist in the 5-1 loss to #10 Bowdoin.

 

  

MEN'S GOLF

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Golfer of the Week 

Gavin Dugas, Husson

(Sr., - Pittsfield, Maine)

Gavin Dugas led the Eagles with a 148 (76-72) card and finished in sixth overall in a tough field of over 100 competitors at the Williams Fall Invitational to help the Eagles move up four spots on day two of competition to take the runner-up honors.

   

Rookie of the Week 

Zach Barrett, SUNY Delhi

(So. (1st year player), - West Winfield, NY)

Improved by four strokes on Sunday to finish with a 158 total (81, 77) for 13th at Utica Invitational. Led Broncos "B" team to third place out of eight teams.

  

 

MEN'S SOCCER

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Player of the Week

Dylan Bryce, Husson

(Sr., D/M - Smithsburg, Md.)

The Eagles took a commanding 1-0 lead in the 14th minute against UMaine-Farmington as Rod Ghanayem split the defenders with a thru ball across the middle leading a sprinting Dylan Bryce into the box. Bryce one-timed the ball into the opposite corner using the angle to his advantage as it slipped past the keeper. Husson outlasted UMaine-Farmington into overtime to pick up the 2-1 NAC victory.

   

Defensive Player of the Week

Kyle Smith, SUNY Canton

(Sr., D/M - Evans Mills, NY)

Smith scored the game-winner to lift the Roos to a 3-1 win v. Maine Maritime, the Roos first win in NAC play. The defensive midfielder fired a strike from 30 yards out that struck off the cross bar and deflected off the keeper and in from long distance, which gave Canton a 2-0 lead at the time. Smith also helped hold Clarkson (6-1) scoreless for over 88 minutes of play before the Knights converted a loose ball off multiple deflections in the 89th minute for a 1-0 win Wednesday.

   

Rookie of the Week 

Conner Morse, SUNY Canton

(Fr., D/M - Chazy, NY)

Morse scored his third goal in as many games in the Roos first-ever NAC win. Morse tallied his third goal of the season in the 7th minute to get Canton off to a quick start. He also worked the back with teammate Kyle Smith to hold Clarkson (6-1) scoreless for over 88 minutes of play before the Knights converted a loose ball off multiple deflections in the 89th minute for a 1-0 win Wednesday.

   

WOMEN'S SOCCER

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Player of the Week 

Eryn Doiron, Maine Maritime

(Jr., M - Wilton, Maine)

Doiron helped lead Maine Maritime to a 2-0 week, tallying her second hat trick of the season against UMaine-Machias on Tuesday while dishing out an assist and tallying the insurance goal against SUNY Canton on Saturday in the Mariners 2-0 victory, securing the team's fourth-straight shutout.

   

Defensive Player of the Week 

Susana DeFrank, Maine Maritime

(Sr., M - Temecula, Calif.)

DeFrank helped lead the Mariners to a 2-0 week and was an instrumental part of the defense that secured their fourth-straight shutout with the 2-0 NAC win over SUNY Canton on Saturday. DeFrank also tallied the game-winning goal in that game, giving the Mariners the victory in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

   

Rookie of the Week 

Katherine Hoving, Thomas

(Fr., F - Bristol, Maine)

Hoving had a stellar six goal week for the Terriers, including a five goal performance in an 8-0 conference win over NVU-Johnson on Saturday. She also scored her team's lone goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to USM on Wednesday.

 

WOMEN'S TENNIS

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Player of the Week

Maddie Abbott, Lesley

(Jr.,  - Portland, Maine)

Abbot won two doubles matches and three singles matches this week. In a team loss to Husson, Abbot won the number 1 singles match (6-4, 6-3) for the only Lynx point on the day. Abbott was perfect over the weekend, winning in the No. 2 doubles with teammate Jessica Russo (8-3 and 8-0), and No. 1 singles spots against NAC opponents NVU-Johnson and NVU-Lyndon. Her performance helped Lesley secure a spot in the NAC championship tournament on October 6.

   
 

Rookie of the Week

Julia O'Leary, Husson

(Fr., - Bristol, Conn.)

O'Leary helped the Eagles go 3-0 this past week to improve their record to 6-0 this season, reestablishing the longest win streak and undefeated streak in Husson program history. In singles action, the freshman swept Thomas (Maine), 6-0, 6-0, then won 6-4, 6-2, against Lesley, and 6-4, 6-0, battling against Southern Maine.

 

      
VOLLEYBALL

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Player of the Week

Devine Hoskie, Maine-Presque Isle

(Jr, OH/RS - Shonto, AZ)

Devine Hoskie, a Junior Outside Hitter/RS for the UMPI Owls had an outstanding weekend as her Team won 3 out of 4 matches played on the road. She recorded 12 kills, 13 aces, and 13 digs in a four set triumph over Castleton (3-1), setting the pace for the weekend. Devine raked in 37 kills (2.86/set), 21 aces (1.61/set) and 35 digs (2.69/set) in wins over Castleton, Green Mountain College (3-0), Unity (3-0) and a loss to Southern Maine (0-3).

   

Defensive Player of the Week

Maria Perez, Maine Maritime

(Jr., L - San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Perez helped lead the Mariners to a 3-0 week and the team's third-straight Maritime Classic victory. The junior libero totaled 23 digs (2.56 d/s), seven aces, (0.78 sa/s) and seven assists (0.78 a/s) over nine sets. In the Mariners' 3-0 win over SUNY Maritime, Perez tallied three digs, two aces, and two assists. Against a tough Merchant Marine team, Perez recorded nine digs, two aces and an assist. On Sunday, Perez helped give the Mariners their third-straight Maritime Classic Tournament win with a match-high 11 digs, and added four assists and three aces against Mass. Maritime.

   

Rookie of the Week 

Rachel Melampy, Maine Maritime

(Fr., OH - Duxbury, Mass.)

Melampy led Maine Maritime Academy to clinch the Maritime Classic for the third-consecutive season taking Tournament MVP honors after totaling 35 kills (5.00 k/s), hitting .474 percent, 15 digs (2.14 d/s), two aces, two assists and a block over seven sets. The freshman led the team with 11 kills, six digs and an assist in the 3-0 win over SUNY Maritime and followed that up with another team-best 12 kills against Merchant Marine in a 3-0 win, while also adding eight digs, a block, an assist and an ace. In the Mariners final match of the week, the outside hitter led all players with 12 kills, and contributed one dig and an ace, while hitting an impressive .600 percent.

 

 

AROUND THE NAC

 

MEN'S GOLF

The North Atlantic Conference Championship is October 13-14 at the Country Club of Vermont in Waterbury, Vt.

SUNY Canton Matthew Russell carded a round of 3-over par, 75, in extremely windy conditions to win the SUNY Canton Invitational on Friday. The Roos finished in third place out of eight teams with 327 strokes. Devin Page posted a career-low round of 4-over par, 75, on Saturday at Utica and finished in a tie for 9th place individually out of 52 golfers. Azzat Almasri also established a new career-best with a 79 on Sunday

Castleton hosted and won the Castleton Invitational.

SUNY Delhi was 3 strokes shy of the host team, finishing in second place at the Utica Invitational.

UMaine-Farmington took second place out of 10 teams at the UMF Invitational with 312 shots on the day.

Husson shot a team score of 305 on day one at the Williams Fall Invitational in Massachusetts, then proceeded to move up four spots on day two to take the runner-up honors with a 605 (305-300).

NVU-Johnson placed 4th in the Castleton Invitational.

Maine Maritime competed at the UMF Invitational, finishing seventh out of 10 teams and head to the UNE Invitational on Thursday.

MCLA competed in the Middlebury Invitational, finishing in 20th place.

UMaine-Presque Isle  finished 10th at the UMF Invitational held at Waterville Club on Saturday September 22nd. Junior Michael Boone, a former standout at Presque Isle High School, had the top individual score for the Owls with a 91. UMPI will compete this coming weekend at the UMA Invitational.

Salem State University finished tied for 13th place at the Middlebury Invitational.

Thomas finished 6th of 10 teams at the UMF Invitational on Saturday. The Terriers will be off this week as they prepare for the second half of their season.

FIELD HOCKEY

The North Atlantic Conference tournament begins October 31.

UMaine-Farmington dropped a tough one against Husson on Saturday with a final score of 4-1.

Husson soared past the UMaine-Farmington Beavers 4-1 in the NAC opener, thanks to a hat trick by freshman Haley Ward on Saturday afternoon.

Thomas had a dominant 2-0 week, beginning with a 5-2 victory over Bates on Wednesday. The Terriers blanked Simmons 3-0 in a non-conference game on Sunday. Thomas travels to Regis on Tuesday, then visits UMaine-Farmington for their conference opener on Saturday and hosts Colby-Sawyer on Sunday.

MEN'S SOCCER

The North Atlantic Conference tournament begins October 27.

SUNY Canton went 1-1 in a pair of games this week earning their first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) win in school history with a 3-1 victory v. Maine Maritime. Conner Morse, Kyle Smith and Edward Malinoski, Jr. all scored first half goals for SUNY Canton, while Mouhammed Thiam made four saves in net. The Roos held Clarkson (6-1) scoreless for 88 minutes before the Golden Knights scored with 69 seconds remaining on a loose ball in the box. Thiam made four more stops in the loss.

UMaine-Farmington went 0-1 on the week with a 2-1 overtime loss to Husson on Saturday.

Husson nearly took Newbury College into overtime on Wednesday night, but the Nighthawks found the back of the net just minutes before the buzzer went off to close out the game, 1-0. Picking up their second NAC win, Husson defeated UMaine-Farmington 2-1, thanks to an overtime goal by Rafael Paganoni.

NVU-Johnson lost to NAC opponent Thomas by a score of 5-1 and beat Unity 4-3 in non-conference action. Tristan Salgado lifted the Badgers in the win against Unity by scoring 3 goals.

NVU-Lyndon held on to defeat Maine-Presque Isle 4-3 in their only match last week. Senior Hunter Torrey scored three goals to lead Lyndon.

Maine Maritime went 1-1 this week, defeating UMaine-Machias, but falling to SUNY Canton. Maine Maritime heads to Husson University on Tuesday night before hosting NVU-Lyndon on Saturday for Homecoming.

Thomas extended their winning streak to six games with a 2-0 week. The Terriers took a non-conference game over Unity 5-0 on Thursday, before defeating NVU-Johnson 5-1 on Saturday. The Terriers will visit UMaine-Farmington for a conference game on Saturday.

UMaine-Presque Isle went 1-1 on the weekend losing at NAC opponent Northern Vermont-Lyndon 4 to 3 on Saturday and then rolling over UMaine-Machias 7 to 1 at Machias. Sophomore forward Chris Udobi had a strong weekend and freshman Andre Rossignol continues to shine for the Owls. UMPI (4-5, 0-2) will play home this weekend vs. SUNY Canton on Saturday in the Owls Homecoming game and against Fisher College on Sunday.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

The North Atlantic Conference tournament begins October 27.

SUNY Canton Allison Wakefield combined to make 18 saves in a pair of losses to Clarkson University (3-0) and Maine Maritime Academy (2-0) on Wednesday and Saturday. Her best game of the week came when she stopped 11 of the 13 shots she faced to keep the Roos in the game versus the Mariners.

UMaine-Farmington picked up their first win of the year on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Husson.

Husson faced adversity on the road falling to the University of New England and Wheaton College (Mass.), before coming up just shy on their home turf against UMaine-Farmington, 2-1.

NVU-Johnson lost to Thomas College and beat Unity.

NVU-Lyndon won their only contest, a 2-0 conference win over UMaine-Presque Isle on Saturday.

Maine Maritime went 2-0 this week, defeating UMaine-Machias and SUNY Canton. Maine Maritime returns to action on Saturday, when they host NVU-Lyndon as part of Homecoming.

Thomas went 1-1 this week, beginning with a 2-1 overtime loss at USM on Wednesday. The Terriers bounced back with an 8-0 victory over NVU-Johnson on Saturday. Thomas will host Curry on Wednesday before traveling to UMaine-Farmington on Saturday.

UMaine-Presque Isle continued its struggles playing away games again this weekend and losing 2-0 at NAC opponent Northern Vermont-Lyndon and falling at Fisher College 8-1 in non-confernce action. Senior striker Jordi Legassie continues to have a solid season for the Owls. UMPI will finally play two Home matches this coming weekend vs. SUNY Canton on Saturday and a rematch with the Fisher Falcons on Sunday.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

The North Atlantic Conference Championship is October 6 at the Berkshire West Athletic Club in Pittsfield, Mass.

Husson went 3-0 this past week to improve their record to 6-0 this season, breaking the longest win streak and undefeated streak in Husson program history. Meridith Blessard also had a record-breaking week tying for the most career doubles victories with 21. She also surpassed the most career single victories in program history as she helped the Eagles defeat Southern Maine on Sunday, to earn her 17th singles action career win.

NVU-Johnson lost to Lesley 6-3. Elizabeth Chitambar remains undefeated in singles play on the season.

NVU-Lyndon went 0-2 last week. On Thursday they dropped a 9-0 decision to Plymouth State, and on Sunday they fell to Lesley by the same 9-0 margin.

Lesley fell to UMass Dartmouth (9-0) and Husson (8-1) before rallying back to beat NVU-Johnson (6-3) and NVU-Lyndon (9-0) over the weekend.

Thomas was 0-2 this week, with losses to USM and Husson on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Terriers will finish their season on the road, visiting NVU-Johnson on Saturday and NVU-Lyndon on Sunday.

VOLLEYBALL

North Atlantic Conference play begins October 13.

SUNY Canton Melissa McMaster posted a match-high 15 kills hitting a remarkable .522 on 23 swings (15-3-23) as the Roos dropped their lone match of the week, 3-0 to SUNY Potsdam.

Husson battled Southern Maine and Curry College on their home court, dropping both matches.

NVU-Johnson went 1-0 this past week with a 3-0 win over Castleton University.

NVU-Lyndon had a quiet week off, and get back to action Monday night against rival NVU-Johnson.

Maine Maritime went 3-0 this week, capturing their third-straight Maritime Classic title over the weekend with wins over SUNY Maritime, USMMA and Mass. Maritime. The squad travels to Husson University on Wednesday night for a non-conference match.

UMaine-Presque Isle won three of their four matches over the weekend. The Owls defeated Castleton 3-1 before falling to the Host USM Huskies in three sets on Saturday. Me-Presque Isle defeated Green Mountain and Unity College in three sets each at Unity on Sunday. Junior Devine Hoskie had an outstanding weekend for the Owls and setter Laura Aroz contributed 100 assists over the four games. The Team will play at Colby College on Friday and two matches at Gordon College on Saturday.