Berthiaume named to all-region second team, to appear in All-Star game
|SPRINGFIELD – Senior guard Alex Berthiaume continued to receive postseason recognition as he was selected to the D3Hoops.com All-Northeast Region Second Team following a tremendous final season for the Springfield College men's basketball team.|
There were 729 players nominated nationwide, with 20 players from the Northeast being selected.
Berthiaume, a Springfield native, led the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference in scoring this season at 18.1 points per game. Shooting nearly 43 percent from the field for the season, he scored at least 20 points in 13 games this season, including a career-best 35 points in the NCAA Championship First Round. He was second on the team with 66 assists and third in steals with 43.
He finished his two-year career at Springfield scoring 1,008 points, becoming the 28th player in the program's history to reach the milestone.
Berthiaume was also one of 18 players from across the nation to be selected to play in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Reese'sŪ Division III College All-Star game, which will be played as part of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship.
The game will be broadcast by the NCAA and can be viewed at www.ncaa.com/liveschedule/2013/03/23.
The Reese's Division III College All-Star game will be played on March 23, at 3:30 p.m. prior to the NCAA Division III semifinals at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. The teams are composed of two senior student-athletes from each of the eight regions in Division III nominated by coaches and selected by a panel of coaches representing each region in Division III.
Williams named to NE-10 Academic All-Conference team
SOUTH EASTON – Junior back Courtney Williams (Westfield ) of the American International College field hockey team has been named a 2012 Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference selection, it was announced by the conference office.
A physical therapy major with a 3.93 grade point average, Williams started in each of her 18 games played on defense for the Yellow Jackets in 2012. She was also recently named a Division II Scholar of Distinction and a National Academic Squad selection by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
To be eligible for selection to the Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Teams, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: participated in at least half of the team's competitions and been either a starter or significant contributor; achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); and completed at least one academic year at his/her current institution.
Normoyle heads to NCAA championships
SHENANDOAH, Texas – Springfield's Michael Normoyle made his first trip to the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, which started on March 20, joining six teammates.
Normoyle, this year's NEWMAC Men's Rookie of the Year, has had a terrific first year for the Pride. He entered the championships ranked fifth in the 200 breaststroke (2:02.20), which is the fastest time of any freshmen in the country. He will also race in the 100 breaststroke, where he is seeded 10th with a time of 56.47. In addition, he will swim in the 200 individual medley (IM), an event in which he broke the oldest standing record in program history during the conference championships, besting the old mark that was set in 1984.
Gezotis named to MASCAC honor roll
BUZZARDS BAY – Nick Gezotis, the Worcester State University baseball team's senior second baseman from Westfield, earned a spot on the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) honor roll after he batted .444 (12-for-27) in a 3-4 week for the Lancers, including three hits and the game-winning RBI in a 6-3 victory over 19th-ranked Trinity College.
Clark on NE-10 honor roll
SOUTH EASTON – American International College (AIC) baseball's junior left fielder Dave Clark of West Springfield earned a spot on the Northeast-10 Honor Roll after leading the Yellow Jackets to a 3-3 record last week.
Clark batted .409 with a .552 on-base percentage and a .818 slugging percentage, driving in eight runs with four doubles, one triple and one home run. He went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, four RBI and a run scored in a 6-4 win over Florida Memorial, was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, a double, one RBI and a run scored in the 6-0 win over the Purple Knights. He was 1-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and a run scored in a 5-4 win over Caldwell.
Chapin captures 8-3 win in Nichols tennis victory
ORLANDO, Fla. – Kasie Chapin of West Springfield helped deliver an 8-3 win at the third doubles flight as the Nichols College women's tennis team began its spring break trip with a 6-3 win over Minnesota-Crookston on March 19.
Ogden powers Bay Path to doubleheader sweep
LONGMEADOW – Sophomore infielder Nicole Ogden of Springfield led the way for the Bay Path College softball team going 4-for-5 with six runs and five RBI including double and triple as the Wildcats defeated the College of New Rochelle 13-0 and 14-0.
Gallo powers SC to victory
ORLANDO, Fla. – Kelly Gallo scored twice to power the Springfield College women's lacrosse team to a 9-6 victory against Oswego on March 17.
Mann shoots 164 at Bayside Invitational
BETHANY, Del. – Sophomore Ben Mann (Holyoke) carded a 164 (81-83) as the AIC men's golf team finished eight among the 13 teams competing at Dowling College's Bayside Invitational on March 16 and 17.
Junior Tommy LeBlanc of Springfield also competed, shooting a 172 (85-87).
Clark knocks in two in WNE win
AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The Western New England University baseball team's senior co-captain Tim Clark added two RBIs on a single in the first and a bases-loaded walk in the third as the Golden Bears earned a 7-5 victory over Amherst on the second day of the Russ Matt Invitational on March 16.
Grabowski, Mazza net goals in loss
NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Elms College senior attacker Chelsey Grabowski of South Hadley and sophomore attacker Lauren Mazza of Agawam each scored a goal, but Bard College scored 11 first-half goals in the Blazers women's lacrosse team's 17-2 loss on March 16.
Woishins raps four hits in twin bill
CLERMONT, Fla.– Freshman third baseman Kate Woishnis had four hits on the day during a doubleheader split with Rhode Island College on March 15, including an RBI single to give the Owls an insurance run in a 3-0 victory in game one.
Elms baseball sweeps MacMurray, swept by Wisconsin Lutheran
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Chicopee's Ryan Burnette pitched a solid 5.2 innings allowing two earned runs, but did not factor in the 5-3 decision in game two of a doubleheader sweep of MacMurray College on March 14.
Westfield's Sam Farnsworth had an RBI single in the first game, a 6-4 Blazers victory.
Farnsworth also recorded an RBI and scored a run, but the Elms College baseball team fell 8-4 in the first game of a double header with Wisconsin Lutheran on March 14. The Blazers also lost the second game 3-0.
Paige registers first collegiate win
LANTANA, Fla. – Freshman Harrison Paige of Springfield earned the victory on the mound for the AIC baseball team as he threw 8.2 innings, allowing four runs on five hits while striking out six in a 6-4 victory over Florida Memorial University on March 14.
Gates helps pace Corsairs past Mass. Maritime
NORTH DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse team received a pair of tallies and six assists from senior Denise Gates of Feeding Hills on its way to a 22-9 win over the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on March 14.
McDonough scores six in OT loss
SOMERSET, N.J. – Elms College sophomore attacker Nora McDonough of South Hadley netted a team-high six goals, but the College of Saint Elizabeth scored what stood as the game-winner with 51 seconds remaining in overtime to help lift the Screaming Eagles to a 18-17 women's lacrosse victory on March 14.
Fellow South Hadley native Chelsey Grabowski finished with five goals in the game.
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