December 13, 2012

College Connections: Maine players find their home with Bentley men's basketball

Tyler McFarland of Camden Hills joins players from Thornton Academy, Wells and South Portland on the team.

By Steve Craig
Staff Writer

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Tyler McFarland, who played for Camden Hills, believes he has to improve but statistics show he’s having a strong freshman year at Bentley.

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Caroline Hamilton of North Yarmouth (Greely), a 5-foot-8 first-year guard at Oberlin College in Ohio, made all five of her 3-point attempts to score 15 points in just 19 minutes in Saturday's win against Alleghany. Hamilton is averaging 9.8 minutes per game for Oberlin (6-5), appearing in 10 games.

n  Diana Manduca of Portland (Deering) scored 20 of Colby College's 46 points in a recent 69-46 loss to Roger Williams. A senior tri-captain, Manduca is leading the Mules (4-4) in scoring at 13.9 points per game after Saturday's loss to Bates. She scored 14 in that game.


Senior goalie Nick Broadwater of Portland has been pivotal in pushing Hobart College to No. 4 in the nation in the most recent and national polls. Broadwater is ranked fourth nationally in goals-against average (1.36) and third in save percentage (.948). Broadwater is 8-1-2 and Hobart is off to its best start in school history, at 11-1-2 overall and 5-0-1 in the ECAC West entering the holiday break. Broadwater has been named the ECAC West goalie of the week three times this season. On Saturday he made a season-high 40 saves in a 3-2 overtime win against No. 2 Oswego.


Keegan Goan of Westbrook continued his assault on the Elms College record book over the Dec. 1-2 weekend. Competing at the GNAC Invitational, Goan set a GNAC and school record in the 100-yard butterfly (53.67) and a GNAC record in the 50 fly (24.21). He was part of the 400 medley relay team that set GNAC and Elms records with a winning time of 3:48.89. Elms' 200 medley relay, with Goan, set a school record with its second-place finish.

Goan was named to the GNAC all-tournament team.

The Wheaton College men's team was helped at the MIT Invitational by junior Kyle Wilson of Cumberland (Greely) and freshman Daniel Spencer of North Yarmouth (Greely). Wilson was part of a sixth-place 200-yard free relay team. Spencer was on the fifth-place 800-free relay.

Nicola Mancini of Falmouth, a freshman at Bentley, was second in both the 1- and 3-meter diving events at the Pace Invitational that concluded Dec. 1 against fields of 12 and 10 divers, respectively.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute sophomores Nate Martel and Joey Collins of Standish (Bonny Eagle) have made big impacts for the WPI track teams. In a Dec. 1 meet in Springfield, Mass., Collins won the 200-meter dash in 23.60 seconds, placed third in the 400 (52.17) and was part of the second-place 1,600 relay. Martel was second in the weight throw with an impressive heave of 52 feet, 5.25 inches.


Fiona Hendry of South Portland (Cheverus), a freshman at Haverford (Pa.) College, earned Division III All-America honors when she finished 23rd among 277 runners (first on her team) at the NCAA cross country championships in Terre Haute, Ind. Haverford finished 13th. A week earlier she had claimed All-Mid East Region honors, finishing eighth to lead Haverford to second overall.

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