March 7, 2013

College Connections: Together at Greely and Bates, but not the nationals

By Steve Craig
Staff Writer

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James LePage of Bates, a former Greely High track standout, is hoping to become an All-American in the 800 meters at the NCAA Division III championships this weekend.

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• University of Maine at Farmington junior Andrew Dickey of Cape Elizabeth was named second-team All-North Atlantic Conference. Dickey averaged 13.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Windham's Garrett Clemmer, a junior forward, started every game, averaging 9.3 points and 3.6 rebounds.


Several local players participated in the USCAA national championship eight-team tournaments in Uniontown, Pa., which endeded last weekend.

In women's Division I, No. 8 University of Maine at Fort Kent went 0-2. Junior guard Jennifer Colpitts of Scarborough, named honorable mention all-American, scored nine points in a 98-36 loss to eventual champion Daemen College. A leg injury kept her out of the consolation game and three points shy of 1,000.

In women's Division II, top-seeded Central Maine Community College lost its opener to Penn State Fayette 86-78 despite 26 points from Oak Hill product Maggie Sabine, a first-team USCAA Division II All-American. CMCC won its consolation game. In the two games, junior Danielle McCusker of South Portland had 27 points and six rebounds, junior Ariel McConkey of Fryeburg had eight points with 11 rebounds and freshman guard Maggie McConkey of Fryeburg had nine points and 13 rebounds.

• Southern New Hampshire University senior Sloane Sorrell of Berwick (Noble) earned third-team Northeast-10 All-Conference honors after leading SNHU in scoring (15.1 ppg), rebounding (9.3 rpg), field-goal percentage (.537), steals (64) and blocked shots (34) during a 12-14 season. On SNHU's all-time lists, Sloane is second in career scoring (1,460), first in field-goal percentage and third in rebounding and games.

• Regis College junior forward Claire Ramonas of Portland (Deering) was a second-team all-New England Collegiate Conference selection. Regis went 23-4 in the regular season, 18-0 in conference play. A first-team pick as a sophomore, Ramonas averaged 10.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and a team-high 2.2 steals while shooting a league-best 54.7 percent from the floor.

• Colby College senior Diana Manduca of Portland (Deering) was a second-team all-NESCAC pick. Manduca notched her 1,000th point, 300th assist, and 300th rebound during the Mules' 8-16 season.


Hobart College senior Nick Broadwater of Portland (Deering) was named the first-team goaltender on the ECAC West all-conference team. Hobart was 19-5-2 but didn't make the 11-team NCAA Division III championship.


Thomas College senior midfielder Ceara DiBiase of Westbrook scored three second-half goals in a 10-8 win at Becker. Senior attacker Jasmine Ryan of Berwick (Noble) had two goals and an assist. Freshman goalkeeper Brittany Fox of Lovell (Fryeburg) made 10 saves.


Lehigh junior architecture major Kyle Lucas of Falmouth showed a commitment to public service. A member of the Patriot League honor roll for the fall 2012 semester, Lucas organized a team trip to Union Beach, N.J., to help a local family retrieve items that had been carried into a marsh by Hurricane Sandy. The team recovered many family keepsakes, including a tub of unbroken china and pictures of the daughter's 16th birthday party.


Bentley freshman Kelsey Howard of Scarborough was one of 17 teammates named to the 2012 Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II National Academic Squad by posting a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher in the first semester.

Steve Craig can be contacted at 791-6413 or at


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