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Normoyle earns NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week honors

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – First-place finishes from Michael Normoyle of Wilbraham paced the Springfield College men’ s swimming and diving program, as the Pride split a tri-meet with Union College and Hartwick on Sunday afternoon. The Pride defeated Union, 156.50-141.50, but fell to Hartwick 182-112.<...
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Larocca named Golden Bears soccer interim head coach

SPRINGFIELD – Western New England University director of athletics Dr. Mike Theulen recently appointed Tim Larocca ‘07 as the interim head coach of the Golden Bears men’s soccer team. Larocca, who wrapped up his sixth season as an assistant coach at his alma mater in 2014, takes over for Eri...
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Would Boston Olympics really be gold for Bay State?

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

I love Boston. In my eyes, it is a world-class city and a true melting pot of cultures.I love the Olympics. The pageantry of the games is second to none.With both of those said, I approach the idea of a Boston Olympic Games as a winner, especially for us here in Western Massachusetts...
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Local hockey players make Hobey Baker ballot

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – A pair of local athletes were recently included on the ballot for the 2015 Hobey Baker Award.American International College (AIC) forward and Springfield native Austin Orszulak and East Longmeadow’s Frank Vatrano, a forward at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), we...
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Roundup: Wilbraham native Brochu named ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year

DANBURY, Conn. – Southern Connecticut State women’s soccer senior defender Sarah Brochu of Wilbraham was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Co-Defensive Player of the Year. She was also named an ECAC First Team All-Star. This is the second player of the year award Brochu ha...
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Two Falcons headed to Utica for All-Star Classic

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Falcons defenseman Austin Madaisky and goaltender Anton Forsberg have been named to the roster for the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Turning Stone Resort Casino taking place on Jan. 25 and 26 in Utica, NY.Madaisky, 22, has appeared in 36 games with the Falc...
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WNE athletes sponsor ‘Hour of Power’ relay

SPRINGFIELD – Western New England University student athletes came together recently to host their annual “Hour of Power” Relay which is held in honor of Carleton College swimmer Ted Mullin, who passed away in the fall of 2006 from sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer.“For me, the event is an ...
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WSU SAAC plays Santa

WESTFIELD – For the 10th consecutive year, student-athletes from Westfield State University helped 25 children in Westfield to celebrate a special Christmas.Members of the Westfield State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) raised $750 to provide more than 80 gifts to children selected...
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WNE men’s soccer coach leaving for similar position at Williams College

SPRINGFIELD – Western New England University men’s soccer coach Erin Sullivan G’06 has announced that he is leaving the Golden Bears to take a similar position at his alma mater Williams College. He was a standout goalkeeper for the Ephs from 1992 to 1995 under coach Mike Russo, who retired at the e...
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Springfield Falcons top Syracuse Crunch with 3-2 in overtime battle

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons topped the Syracuse Crunch, 3-2, in overtime during a battle to lead the Northeast Division on Dec. 28 at the MassMutual Center.Denny Urban netted the game-winning goal 3:10 into overtime to give the Falcons 46 points and maintain sole possession atop th...
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