Longmeadow's Reardon named to All-New England Preseason Team

Feb. 20, 2013
BEVERLY – Senior midfielder James Reardon of Longmeadow was one of five Western New England University (WNE) Golden Bears named to the All-New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III Preseason Team, which was released on Feb. 13.

Reardon, who was named to the NEILA Preseason Second Team, is the team's top-returning scorer with 36 points and was the Golden Bears' top playmaker last season with 19 assists. He earned second-team All-Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) honors while starting in six of WNE's 18 games.

Nationally-ranked WNE is predicted to be the favorite to capture the 2013 CCC men's lacrosse championship, it was announced on Feb. 18 by Commissioner Gregg M. Kaye. The defending conference champion Golden Bears received all but one first-place vote and 79 points to outdistance Endicott (69) and Roger Williams (68) in the preseason poll conducted by the league's nine men's lacrosse head coaches.

Bronner skates to MASCAC Co-Player of the Week honor

BUZZARDS BAY – Phil Bronner, a senior forward for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's hockey team and a resident of Wilbraham, netted three goals and assist for four points in a 1-0-2 week for the Corsairs, earning the honor of Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Co-Player of the Week.

His efforts included pair of markers in the final 1:03 of regulation in a 4-4 draw with Plymouth State and a tally in the Corsairs' 7-4 victory over Fitchburg State.

Gervais named to MASCAC honor roll

BUZZARDS BAY – Springfield's Targie Gervais, a sophomore member of the Westfield State University (WSU) women's indoor track and field team, earned a spot on the MASCAC honor roll after she captured the Division III New England individual crown with a school record performance in the 55 meters (7.17 seconds) for the MASCAC champion Owls at the Division III New England Championships.

Normoyle, Phillips leads Pride to second place at NEWMACs

CAMBRIDGE – Led by Springfield's Michael Normoyle, the Springfield College men's swimming and diving team finished second at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Feb. 17.

Normoyle, who set three individual school records over the weekend, became the first Springfield College men's swimmer to be named the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year. He put forth one of the more dominating performances of the championship, setting a school, meet, and open record in the 200-yard breaststroke. Swimming a remarkable 2:02.20, the first-year swimmer smashed Ryan Mackstutis' 2010 school record of 2:08.9 by more than six seconds to earn his second win of the weekend.

On the women's side, East Longmeadow's Callie Phillips posted a 53.20 en route to fifth place in the 100-yard freestyle as the Pride finished second.

Anna Woodward of Longmeadow finished seventh (2:28.17) in the 200-yard breaststroke and East Longmeadow's Melanie Avdoulos took sixth-place with a mark of 434.25 in diving.

AIC women's track and field places second at NE-10 meet

BOSTON – Senior Sanya Foster of Springfield placed second in the shot put with a throw of 12.37 meters and was also the runner-up in the weight throw with a toss of 14.97 meters as the American International College (AIC) women's track and field team finished a program-best second of 11 teams with 123 points at the 2013 Northeast-10 Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 17.

Welsh helps Elms volleyball to wins over Lasell, Lesley

CHICOPEE – Wilbraham's Kevin Welsh paced the offense with 26 assists, three service aces and six digs in the Elms College men's volleyball team's 3-0 (25-6, 25-6, 25-3) sweep of Lesley University on Feb. 16.

He also recorded 18 assists in the Blazers' 3-1 (26-24, 20-25, 25-16, 25-22) win over Lasell College on Feb. 13.

Berthiaume leads Pride to win in regular-season finale

NORTON – Springfield College senior guard Alex Berthiaume of Springfield led all scorers with 14 points, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist as the Pride men's basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a 64-49 win at Wheaton College on Feb. 16.

Ferrentino, Yellow Jackets dominate SCSU

SPRINGFIELD – Sophomore forward Krista Ferrentino of East Longmeadow scored a game-high 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field to go with six rebounds and three steals for the AIC women's basketball team as the Yellow Jackets drubbed Southern Connecticut State University 72-49 on Feb. 16.

Elsir dominated boards in WNE basketball victory

SPRINGFIELD – The WNE men's basketball team held a 34-29 edge on the glass as Musa Elsir (eight points) grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds to top all players in a convincing 69-47 triumph over the University of New England on Feb. 16.

Felix nets double-double

WESTFIELD – Sophomore center Gabby Felix of Springfield posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, but the WSU women's basketball team suffered an upset loss to Fitchburg State University 75-71 on Feb. 16. Hampden's Briana Kelly scored nine points in her Senior Day performance.

Medina records win on Senior Day

SPRINGFIELD – Senior tri-captain Anthony Medina of Springfield defeated Dustin Jones in the 149-pound weight class 13-4 as the WNE wrestling team sunk the Oswego State Lakers 29-12 on Feb. 15.

Moriarty assists WIT win

BOSTON – Wilbraham's Tyler Moriarty had 26 assists to help the Wentworth Institute of Technology men's volleyball team snap a two-match losing streak with a 3-0 win over Newbury on Feb. 14.

Fatse goes out in style

SPRINGFIELD – Goaltender T.J. Fatse made his Senior Night a memorable one with 31 saves to lead the WNE men's hockey team to a 5-3 victory over Suffolk University on Feb. 14.

Fatse, a local product of Hampden who played juniors for the Springfield Pics, is the Golden Bears' lone senior this season. He is an exploratory business major.

This season, he played in four games, starting two, with a 2.94 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.

Mickiewicz helps lead WNE to playoff berth

SPRINGFIELD – Guard Ryan Mickiewicz of East Longmeadow had a game-tying 10 rebounds and dished nine assists as WNE punched its ticket to the 2013 CCC Men's Basketball Championship Tournament with a 71-66 upset of Eastern Nazarene on Feb. 14.

Skiffington has double-double against Southern Vermont

HOLYOKE – Bay Path College was led by junior forward Kayla Skiffington of East Longmeadow, who scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals, and two blocks as the Wildcats women's basketball team posted a strong second half to secure a 71-55 victory over Southern Vermont College on Feb. 13

A day earlier, Skiffington led the Wildcats with 16 points and the game-high 13 rebounds in Bay Path's 60-46 loss to Daniel Webster College.

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