February 23, 2013

College Connection: Records fall as local swimmers excel

By Steve Craig scraig@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Andrew Marshall of Kittery, a senior at St. Michael’s College, set three school records in freestyle races at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association championships.

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Westbrook’s Keegan Goan, a junior at Elms College in Springfield, Mass., starred in the butterfly and individual medley.

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Husson played Colby-Sawyer in the semifinals Friday night at Farmington. Colby-Sawyer is led by sophomore Zach Bean of Scarborough, who is coming off career highs in points (24) and rebounds (10) in a quarterfinal rout of Thomas.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

The McConkey sisters of Fryeburg, Ariel and Maggie, formed the starting backcourt, and Danielle McCusker of South Portland is another starter who helped lead Central Maine Community College to the Yankee Small College Conference championship Monday with an 80-74 win over New Hampshire Technical Institute.

CMCC qualified for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II national tournament, earning the top seed. CMCC will open its tournament Friday in Uniontown, Pa.

Ariel McConkey is averaging six points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists. Maggie is also averaging six points, with 5.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists. McCusker averages 13.8 points and five rebounds.

Colby senior Diana Manduca of Portland (Deering) became the 16th player in school history to score 1,000 points, reaching the milestone during a loss to Southern Maine.

Colby finished the season with an 8-16 record (1-9 in NESCAC). Manduca averaged 13.9 points, and finished her career with 1,063 points, 332 assists, 321 rebounds, 151 steals and 143 3-pointers. She ranks 14th on the all-time Colby scoring list.

Junior Gabe Donahue of Cape Elizabeth joined Manduca in the starting lineup this season and contributed 3.4 points per game.

MEN'S HOCKEY

Hobart senior Nick Broadwater of Portland (Deering) continues to lead Division III goaltenders with a 1.64 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage.

Hobart finished its regular season last weekend, and is 19-4-2 overall and tied with Utica for first in ECAC West at 11-3-1. Utica is No. 1 in the NCAA East Region rankings, with Hobart No. 3.

Brown University junior forward Garnet Hathaway of Kennebunkport (Phillips Andover Academy) is tied for second on the team in scoring with four goals and nine assists. Brown is 9-11-5 overall, 5-8-5 in the Ivy League. Hathaway had two goals in a recent 5-1 win against Princeton.

TRACK AND FIELD

Bates College senior captain James LePage of Cumberland (Greely) won the 800-meter run at the New England Division III championships last Saturday in Lewiston. Bates, the defending team champ, was edged by MIT.

Fellow senior captain David Hardison of South Portland finished second in the heptathlon with a team-record 4,727 points, winning the 60-meter dash and placing second in the 60 hurdles.

At the Northeast-10 championships, Bentley's distance medley relay team that included senior Craig Robinson of Scarborough placed sixth.

Competing in the USATF New England Championships at Harvard, Wheaton freshman Amanda Peterson of Gray-New Gloucester finished 12th in the 60-yard dash, and freshman Emily Rand of Falmouth was 20th in the 400 meters.

ACADEMIC HONORS

Stonehill College had 217 athletes among its 20 athletic teams make the school's Honor Roll for earning a GPA of 3.20 in the fall 2012 semester, among them freshman women's soccer player Marisa Butler of Standish (Bonny Eagle), freshman tennis player Analise Kump of Falmouth, and sophomore track and field athlete Maria Curit of Biddeford.

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