Berthiaume named NEWMAC men's hoop Player of the Week

Jan. 23, 2013
Springfield College's Alex Berthiaume was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors.

Berthiaume, who hails from Springfield, Mass., was tremendous on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 22 points per game while shooting 17-for-29 (58.6 percent) from the field.

He opened the week with a dominating performance in a 92-51 over Wheaton, pouring in 28 points in just 26 minutes of action. Berthiaume went connected on 10 of his 13 field goal attempts, including all six of his bids from downtown.

On Saturday, he led the Pride to its fifth-straight win as he tallied 16 points in a 66-65 come-from-behind win at Clark.

Homich makes MASCAC honor roll

BUZZARDS BAY – Ludlow's Elisha Homich, a senior guard on the Bridgewater State University women's basketball team, was named to the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) weekly honor roll on Jan. 21.

Homich averaged 23 points, five assists and 4.5 blocks in a 1-1 week for the Bears, including a career-high 27 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four blocks in their 76-71 setback to Worcester State.

AIC women's track places fifth at URI invitational

KINGSTON, R.I. – Senior Sanya Foster of Springfield placed fourth in the weight throw with a toss of 13.50 meters and took fifth in the shot put with a throw of 12.09 meters as the American International College women's track & field team placed fifth of eight teams at the University of Rhode Island's Sorlien Memorial Invitational on Jan. 20.

Springfield College falls to Williams

WILLIAMSTOWN – Springfield's Michael Normoyle was the runner up after touching in 59.51 in the 100-yard breaststrokie, before later placing second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:11.40 as the Springfield College men's swimming and diving team dropped a 189-106 decision to Williams College on Jan. 19.

East Longmeadow's Callie Phillips registered a second-place finish in 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:52.42 in the women's team's 187-108 loss. In the 100-yard backstroke, Ludlow's Breonna Harrington took third in 1:04.61.

Grippo records pair of wins in Elms loss

CHICOPEE – James Grippo of Longmeadow notched a pair of victories on the day, but the Elms College men's swimming and diving team fell 159-87 to Norwich University on Jan. 19.

Grippo tabbed first place honors in the 100-meter butterfly (1:07.58) and the 100-meter backstroke (1:07.83) and finished second in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 9:51.25.

Emalee Furtek of Ludlow had victories in the 100-meter butterfly and the 100-meter freestyle with times of 1:17.49 and 1:09.45 as the women's team posted a 121-62 victory.

Scudder posts PR in WNE win

SPRINGFIELD – Junior Paige Scudder of Wilbraham recorded a personal best time in the 50-yard butterfly at 32.39 as the Western New England University women's swimming and diving team posted a 126-75 victory over the Elms College in a women's swim meet on Jan. 16.

WNE offense falls flat, wastes strong effort by Fatse

SPRINGFIELD – Senior goalie T.J. Fatse of Hampden made his first start of the season for Western New England University, recording 27 stops, but his counterpart Bobby Bowden stopped all 38 shots he faced to chalk up the first shutout of his collegiate career as the Golden Bears men's hockey program suffered its first shutout loss on home ice in four seasons with a 2-0 defeat at Smead Rink at Blunt Park on Jan. 15.

Felix continues to pace WSU

WESTFIELD – Westfield State University women's basketball center Gabby Felix of Springfield notched another double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds to power Westfield State University to a 71-44 victory over MCLA on Jan. 15.

Skiffington records double-doubles in Bay Path victories

HOLYOKE – Junior forward Kayla Skiffington of East Longmeadow dominated the paint in her second-highest scoring game of the season, tallying a double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds in the Bay Path College women's basketball team's 70-61 win over Becker College on Jan. 15.

Skiffington shot 47.3 percent from the field going 9-for-19, while going 8-for-12 from the line.

Skiffington also finished with a double double tallying 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Wildcats shut down the Lynx of Lesley University 56-32 on Jan. 19.

Ferrentino scores 14 in back-to-back games

WALTHAM – Sophomore forward Krista Ferrentino of East Longmeadow scored 14 points with four rebounds and two steals to lead the American International College women's basketball team, but the Yellow Jackets dropped a 74-55 Northeast-10 contest at second-ranked Bentley University on Jan. 15.

Ferrentino also had a double-double for AIC with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 69-68 win over visiting Saint Michael's College on Jan. 19.

Elms to host soccer clinic

CHICOPEE – The Elms College women's soccer program will host its January clinic on Jan. 26 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. in Berchmans Gymnasium on the campus of Elms College.

This clinic is open to any high school aged female soccer player. Cost of the clinic is $25 and registration will take place at the door.

For more information contact Coach Kevin Meek at or (413) 265-2406.

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