Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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• Brandeis University senior Amelia Lundkvist of South Portland (Cheverus) was recently named the University Athletic Association Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week. The team co-captain earned the honor after finishing second overall and the top collegian among 207 runners at the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Invitational, Sept. 21. Lundkvist ran a lifetime-best 18:14.77 over the 5K course. With three runners in the top five, Brandeis finished a close second to Rowan.
Amherst College junior Garrett "Bubba" Van Wie of New Gloucester (Phillips Exeter) helped lead the No. 3-ranked Jeffs to a 3-1 win at Bates on Sunday. Van Wie has one goal and two assists for Amherst (7-0-1, 5-0-1 NESCAC). All of Van Wie's points have come in visits to Maine: an assist against Bates, and a goal and assist against Bowdoin.
• Jack Martell of Gray (Gray-New Gloucester), a freshman defender for Bates, has started all six games for the Bobcats (1-3-2). Bates has struggled to score, with only three goals in six games. Former Waynflete standout Peabo Knoth from Portland has two goals and one assist in his freshman season, including a goal and assist in a 2-0 win against Maine Maritime to open the season.
• Eastern Connecticut State freshman goalkeeper Greg Walton of Brunswick was named the Little East Conference goalkeeper of the week after a pair of 1-0 shutouts against Salem State and Keene State, the latter his fourth straight shutout and fifth of the season in eight starts.
• Roger Williams College senior forward Trevor Hoxsie of Scarborough had both goals in a recent 2-1 win at Wheaton College. Hoxsie has a team-leading 10 goals with three assists for the Hawks (8-2). A team captain, Hoxsie is coming off a 12-goal junior year when he was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Hoxsie has been helped this season by freshman and fellow Scarborough High grad Trevor Sparda (1 goal, 3 assists). Sparda's goal produced a 1-0 win against Framingham State and was assisted by Hoxsie.
Wheaton College sophomore goalie Lauren Thacker improved to 4-0 with a 5-1 win against Worcester Polytechnic, her fifth start of the season. Thacker is allowing 0.49 goals per game with a save percentage of .889. Wheaton is 6-4-1, 1-0 in the NEWMAC.
Two former Katahdin field hockey club teammates squared off Saturday when 17th-ranked MIT beat Worcester Polytechnic, 2-0. While neither player factored in Saturday's scoring, WPI sophomore midfielder Shannon Rice of Bath (Morse) and MIT first-year Jane Coffrin of Cape Elizabeth are both starters. Coffrin has played defense for the Engineers (9-0), and Rice has one goal with two assists for WPI (4-5).
Earlier in the week, MIT beat Endicott 4-2 in a nonconference game despite two goals from Emily Sawchuck of Cumberland (Cheverus).
Bentley University sophomore Malcolm Oliver of Damariscotta (Lincoln Academy) finished 14th at the Northeast 10 Championships held at Bretwood Golf Course in Keene, N.H., with a two-day, 11-over par score of 78-77-155.
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