May 24, 2012

College Connections: Longley has come a long way

By Mike Lowe mlowe@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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LACROSSE

Guilford College sophomore attack Lily Colley of Wells was named to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference third team. Colley transferred to the Forest, Va., school from Clark University and had a spectacular season with 48 goals and a school-record 30 assists. She also caused 25 turnovers, second on the team.

Senior attack Molly Sbrega of Portland (Deering) helped Denison University (of Granville, Ohio) advance to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament. Sbrega scored 42 goals and 17 assists on the season, her 59 points fourth on the team. She scored the winning goal in overtime in the first-round NCAA tournament game. For her career, Sbrega has 93 goals and 30 assists.

ROWING

William Smith College senior Tess Wiggins of Cape Elizabeth was named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Pocock All-America second team. Williams, a first-team selection last year, is a member of the William Smith varsity eight that is competing in the NCAA Division III championships for the third consecutive year. The championships are Friday and Saturday at West Windsor, N.J. The Herons finished fifth in the NCAAs last year.

Sophomore Katie Paige of Brunswick (North Yarmouth Academy) is also a member of the William Smith varsity eight. She earned CRCA national scholar athlete honors. Paige is a dual major in economics and environmental Studies.

SOFTBALL

Freshman pitcher Alexis Bogdanovich of South Portland made a team-high 15 starts for Saint Anselm College (19-27). She was 7-10 with a 3.01 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 881/3 innings. She walked 13. Freshman infielder Danielle DiBiase, also of South Portland, appeared in 26 games for Saint Anselm and scored 10 runs.

Sophomore first baseman/catcher Heather Carrier led Curry College in fielding percentage (.995), making only one error in 203 chances.

TRACK AND FIELD

Bates College junior David Hardison of South Portland and junior James LePage of Cumberland (Greely) will compete in the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships today-Sunday at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.

Hardison will make his first appearance in an NCAA championship in the decathlon. He scored a career-high 6,235 points in the event at the ECAC Division III championships last weekend.

LePage, who competed in the NCAA indoor championships this year, will compete in the 800 meters.

His time of 1:51.92 in last week's ECACs put him into a tie for the 16th seed.

Hardison and LePage will be joined by Bates teammates David Pless (shot put, discus, hammer throw) and Andrew Wortham (3,000-meter steeplechase).

Colby College will send three athletes to the NCAA Division III championships, including junior Brittany Bell of Poland. She will compete in the 400-meter dash.

You can follow the championships at: http://www.cmsathletics.org/ncaa/track/2012/index.

Merrimack College senior Kayla Morong of Topsham (Mt. Ararat) was part of the Warriors' 4-by-800 relay team that finished sixth in the Northeast-10 championships. 

Staff Writer Mike Lowe can be contacted at 791-6422 or at:

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