April 17, 2013

College Connections: Bouchard fits in at Valparaiso, she's 'living the dream'

By Steve Craig scraig@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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He was also named the Hockey East rookie of the year and to the Hockey East all-rookie team.

In addition, he was a second-team AHCA/CCM East All-America choice, voted the George C. Carens rookie of the year by the New England Hockey Writers Association and chosen the College Hockey News rookie of the year.

A third-round selection by the Calgary Flames in the 2012 NHL draft, the 19-year-old, 6-foot-5, 215-pound Gillies played the two previous seasons for the Indiana Ice in the USHL.

TRACK & FIELD

Ithaca College sophomore Emilia Scheemaker of Scarborough, a two-time triple jump state champion in Maine, is continuing to build a strong indoor/outdoor season. Her outdoor-best triple jump of 38 feet, 11⁄2 inches is the sixth-best in Division III this season (rankings as of April 10s).

This winter Scheemaker set an Empire 8 Championship meet record in the triple jump and went on to place second in the triple jump with a school- record effort of 39-41⁄2, and sixth in the long jump (17-51⁄4) at the ECAC championships won by Ithaca.

Scheemaker was ninth in the triple jump at the NCAA Division III championships.

University of New Hampshire sophomore Abigail Huntress of Saco (Thornton Academy) won the shot put with a best throw of 38 feet, 71⁄2 inches to help the Wildcats easily win their own seven-team invitational Sunday. Huntress was also seventh in the discus.

UNH junior Michelle Guerin of York was third in the javelin (117-08).

UNH sophomore Morgan Costa of Standish (Bonny Eagle) was fourth in the 200-meter dash, and classmate Keila Grigware of Biddeford was seventh in the weight throw.

UNH junior Nathaniel Hathaway of Scarborough was sixth in the men’s 1,500 meter (4 minutes, 0.29 seconds).

Brandeis junior Amelia Lundkvist of South Portland (Cheverus) was 12th in a 60-woman field in the mile at the Brown Springtime Invitational meet with a time of 5 minutes, 12.09 seconds. The meet included Division I and unattached runners.

SOFTBALL

Husson senior Aimee Mortensen of Biddeford earned North Atlantic Conference player of the week honors after she batted .550 (11 for 20) with five doubles, a home run and a triple, driving in seven runs and scoring nine as Husson went 8-0. The Eagles are 17-8-1, 10-0 in the NAC. Mortensen is hitting .356 this season.

Colby freshman shortstop Emily Schatz of Lyman (Massabesic) and sophomore second baseman Meaghan Lewia of Wells are driving the Mules’ offense this season.

Schatz is hitting .368 and leads Colby (8-9) with two homers and 17 RBI, batting a robust .417 with runners in scoring position. On April 6 she homered in both games of a doubleheader at Bates.

Leadoff hitter Lewia leads the team in batting average (.421), hits (24), doubles (5), total bases (34), slugging percentage (.596) and on-base percentage (.500).

Sophomore outfielder Carolyn Bennett of Scarborough has started 14 of the 15 games she’s played in.

BASEBALL

Thomas College (9-14 overall, 8-2 in the North Atlantic Conference) has eight local products on its roster and four are contributing regularly.

In the field, freshman Zack Groat of West Bath (Morse) is hitting .230 with 5 RBI, appearing in 21 games. Freshman outfielder Nate Peasley of Buxton (Bonny Eagle) has appeared in 17 games with a .238 average. Senior Jake Chamblee of South Berwick (Marshwood) is 3-2 this season in six starts and went six innings, allowing two earned runs in a recent win against Maine-Farmington. Freshman Dillon Dunbar of Saco (Thornton Academy) is 0-4 but did turn in a solid complete-game effort against Farmington.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Tufts University junior Eliza Halmo of Brunswick scored two goals in the Jumbos’ recent 13-4 win against Wheaton.

Tufts (6-5, 2-5 in the NESCAC) is ranked No. 17 in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association national rankings. Halmo, a starter at midfield, has totaled nine goals and three assists.

Saint Michael’s College sophomore Kate Boyer of Standish (Bonny Eagle) scored a career-high five goals in a 16-8 thumping of Franklin Pierce. Boyer has notched 23 goals and was named to the weekly Northeast-10 honor roll.

CREW

Hamilton College senior Dylan Jackson of Yarmouth is in the bow position in the men’s varsity eight boat this season. Sophomore Andrew Szatkowski of Buxton (Bonny Eagle) is a member of the second varsity eight.

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