Miller again named MASCAC Women's Soccer Player of the Week


Oct. 15, 2012
BUZZARDS BAY Ludlow's Kayley Miller was once again named the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Women's Soccer Player of the Week on Oct. 8.

The Westfield State University (WSU) senior forward netted four goals, including two game-winners, in a 2-0 week for the Owls, including a pair of markers that featured her 100th career point in a 2-0 victory over Trinity to go along with two tallies in a 5-0 triumph at Salem State.



Morin helps Bay Path to sweep


LONGMEADOW Stephanie Morin of Springfield won second singles and first doubles as the Bay Path College tennis team completed a 9-0 sweep of Lesley University on Oct. 10.



AIC golf competes in Connecticut Cup


ELLINGTON, Conn.  Senior Nate Pereira of Ludlow tied for 48th to lead American International College (AIC) with a 13-over par 229 as the AIC men's golf team placed 15th overall and was fourth among the non-NCAA Division I programs competing at the 2012 Connecticut Cup, hosted by the University of Connecticut. Pereira shot a one-under par 71 in the first round followed by scores of 81 and 77.

Junior Tommy LeBlanc of Springfield finished 83rd with a 31-over par 247 (81-89-77).



Rurak takes second at NECC Championship


LITCHFIELD, N.H. Elms College senior Phil Rurak of Wilbraham carded a second round score of 76 and finished the two-day event in second place overall while the Blazers shot a 310 for the second straight day to come in third place during the final round of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Championship at Passaconaway Country Club, hosted by Daniel Webster College.

With the top-5 finish, Rurak earned First Team All-NECC honors.

Springfield College's Kyle DiFranco of East Longmeadow was named to the All-NECC Second Team.



Pietras, Fisher post strong times at New England Championships


WESTFIELD Ludlow's Zach Pietras finished 129th overall with a time of 26:09.66 as the Springfield College men's cross country team had a tremendous showing at the New England Championships on Oct. 7 as it finished 17th out of 37 competing teams. The Pride finished the 8,000 meter course with 478 total points.

In a race comprised of the top Division I, II, and III institutions in New England, Springfield's 17th place finish was seventh best among Division III opponents. In fact, the Pride had its highest team finish in the event since the 1993 team took 16th.



Mercadante, WSU pound Maine Maritime Academy


CASTINE, Maine The WSU football team's 63-13 win over Maine Maritime on Oct. 6 was the Michael Mercadante show. The Owls' sophomore running back from Wilbraham found paydirt on three consecutive Westfield possessions and pounded out 154 yards on 18 touches in the game, averaging 8.6 yards per carry.



Monette fares well at James Earley Invitational


WESTFIELD WSU freshman Abby Monette of Wilbraham finished in 24:35.34, good for 61st as the Owls placed fifth in the James Earley Invitational's largest-ever field, consisting of 43 teams and 453 runners on Oct. 6.


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