UMass Dartmouth Athletes of the Week
The UMass Dartmouth Athletic Department is teaming up with Domino's for a new weekly feature - The Domino's Athletes of the Week.
Each week in this space a pair of Corsair student-athletes, one male and one female, will be honored for their efforts during the previous week. The winning student-athletes' pictures will be posted on the Athletic Department website with a summary of their highlights for the week.
Best wishes to all of our teams as we head in the Fall 2013 semester and come back every week to keep up to date on the Domino's Athletes of the Week.
Special thanks to Domino's for sponsoring the Athletes of the Week at UMass Dartmouth.
WEEK #8-Oct. 27, 2014
Aborishade set a new single-season reception record for UMass Dartmouth in an offensive shootout with Mass-Maritime this past weekend. In the fourth quarter, the wide out reeled in his ninth catch of the contest to eclipse the previous standard (69) set by Ryan Bland in 1998. Aborishade finished the contest with 12 receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns and currently sits at 73 catches on the year. He has the opportunity to increase his newly established record with a pair of games still remaining in the season. Aborishade is a senior from Attleboro, Mass. and he attended Attleboro.
Elizabeth St. Germaine-Field Hockey
St. Germaine was named Little East Conference Goalie of the Week following her efforts in a 2-0 week for the Corsairs. In a 2-0 victory against Fitchburg State, she turned away four attempts and earned her third shutout of the season. This past weekend, St. Germaine registered eight saves, including three in extra time, to help UMass Dartmouth capture a 3-2 overtime win against Plymouth State. St. Germaine is a sophomore from Wareham, Mass. and she attended Wareham.
WEEK #7-Oct. 20, 2014
Byron earned All-GNAC, first team honors and led the Corsairs to a third place finish at the Greater North Atlantic Conference Championships this past weekend. In the tournament, he was the third overall player to enter the clubhouse after shooting a pair of 72's for a combined score of 144. Byron is a sophomore from Bourne, Mass. and he attended Bourne.
Chelsea Campbell-Field Hockey
Campbell generated a goal and an assist to help guide the Corsairs to a 1-1 record this past week. In a 2-1 win against Wesleyan (Conn.) on Thursday, the midfielder assisted on the decisive over-time strike and anchored the UMass Dartmouth defense, which surrendered only seven shots to Cardinals in 76 minutes of play. Two days later, she registered her first goal of the season in a Little East Conference showdown with Bridgewater State. Campbell is a senior from Barre, Mass. and attended Quabbin Regional.
WEEK #6-Oct. 13, 2014
Brummitt collected a hand full of accolades following his three-interception performance in a 37-10 win against Bridgewater State on Friday. The defensive back was the recipient of the prestigious Boston Globe Golden Helmet Award, which is given on a weekly basis to the top Div. II and Div. III players in New England. Brummitt marks the second UMass Dartmouth defensive player to earn the award in past two years. DaVon Fuller, who has been sidelined for the 2014 season with an injury, received the honor last season when the sophomore intercepted four passes versus Worcester State.
Brummitt also earned a spot on the D3 Football Team of the Week and was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. On the season, he leads the Corsair secondary in interceptions (3) and has contributed three tackles and one pass break up through five games. Brummitt is a junior from Brookline, Mass. and he attended Brookline.
Kerry Magoon-Women’s Tennis
Magoon was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week after she posted a 3-0 record at No. 2 singles to help UMass Dartmouth register a 1-2 mark, including a 1-1 record amongst conference opponents. She recorded a 6-4, 6-3 straight set win against her opponent from Worcester State and two days later, she defeated her opponent from Bridgewater State in a super tie-break to earn a 6-3, 2-6, 10-8 decision. Magoon capped the week with a dominating 6-2, 6-0 straight set win at Saint Joseph (Conn.). Magoon is a freshman from Marshfield, Mass. and she attended Marshfield.
WEEK #5-Oct. 06, 2014
Luis Carranza-Men’s Soccer
Carranza was selected as the Little East Conference Goalie of the Week for his performances in a 1-1 week for the Corsairs. The goalkeeper compiled a total of 12 saves in 204 minutes, 09 seconds of action to generate a 1.74 goals against average and a 75.0 save percentage. He registered six stops, including three key saves in the second overtime period, to allow UMass Dartmouth to capture a 2-1 victory at conference opponent, Southern Maine. On Tuesday, he tallied six saves when the Corsairs hosted Endicott College. Carranza is a sophomore from New Bedford, Mass. and attended Greater New Bedford Vocational Tech.
Talia D’Ambruoso-Women’s Soccer
D’Ambruoso was named the Offensive Player of the Week for the conference as the midfielder led the Corsair offensive attack with four points, on two goals. She netted her first two markers of the season at Bridgewater State, scoring the equalizer in the 31st minute before adding the eventual game-winner 12 minutes later. On Saturday, D'Ambruoso and her defensive teammates limited Little East foe Southern Maine to just one shot on net to earn the second shutout of the season. D’Ambruoso is a sophomore from Warwick, R.I. and attended Pilgrim.
WEEK #4-Sept. 29, 2014
Cooper played a pivotal role in evening the Corsair’s conference record (2-2) in a 20-5 victory against Plymouth State on Saturday. The back rushed 24 times for 155 yards and two scores, while catching two passes for 13 yards. He capped an 86-yard opening drive with a 23-yard burst into the end zone and sealed the win for UMass Dartmouth with a one-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter. Cooper is a junior from Wareham, Mass. and attended BC High.
Madison Boucher-Women’s Soccer
Boucher was named Rookie of the Week in the Little East Conference after averaging 7.5 saves per game against Lasell and intra state rival, UMass Boston. On Tuesday, the keeper turned away six shot attempts in a 3-1 road win over the Lasers. In a heartbreaking defeat to the Beacons, Boucher registered a single game career-high nine saves. For the year, she owns a 5.33 saves per game average and a .711 save percentage. Boucher is a freshman from Southampton, Mass. and attended Hampshire Regional.
WEEK #3-Sept. 22, 2014
Ferri pulled in a pair of fourth quarter touchdown receptions in a hard fought 14-13 game against Massachusetts Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Westfield State on Saturday. The wide out hauled in six catches for 70 yards, including a 39 yard touchdown reception to cap a 71 yard drive late in the final quarter. Ferri’s final score of the contest came on a four-yard slant with under a minute remaining in regulation to bring UMass Dartmouth within one point of the Owls. On the year, he is averaging 29 yards per game and 10.9 yards per catch for the Corsairs. Ferri is a junior from Billerica, Mass. and he attended Billerica Memorial.
Maura Gonsalves-Women’s Soccer
Gonsalves was selected as the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week after registering a career-high seven points to power the Corsairs to a 6-0 victory at conference rival Rhode Island College on Saturday. The striker recorded her first collegiate hat trick and third multi-goal game of her career. She recorded her first marker of the contest just nine seconds into the match and added a second tally in the 16th minute. After the halftime intermission, Gonsalves completed the hat trick in the 50th minute, while adding a helper in the 59th. A starter in all six matches, she leads the conference circuit in goals (5) and points (11). Gonsalves is a senior from Dartmouth, Mass. and she attended Dartmouth.
WEEK #2-Sept. 15, 2014
Alex Machado-Men’s Soccer
Machado was selected as the Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the conference for his performance in the Corsairs' home-opening 4-0 victory over Framingham State University on Saturday afternoon. The defenseman anchored a UMass Dartmouth defensive attack that posted its first shutout of the season, limiting the Rams to just three shots on net. He also contributed to the offensive rush with a goal and an assist for three points. Machado is a senior from New Bedford, Mass. and he attended New Bedford.
Perry was named LEC Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week after averaged 8.46 digs per set to help the Corsairs post a 2-2 record this past week. The libero registered seven reception errors on 82 attempts to post a 91.5 reception percentage and she recorded a season-high 42 digs in the win over Eastern Nazarene. Perry tallied at least 20 digs against Daniel Webster and Gordon this past weekend, including 28 against the Fightin Scots. In 32 sets, Perry compiled a team-high 251 digs in nine matches and is the conference-leader in digs per set (8.10). Perry is a junior from Acushnet, Mass. and she attended New Bedford.
WEEK #1-Sept. 08, 2014
Mathurin recorded a total of 12 tackles and the game-clinching interception with a minute remaining in regulation in the Corsairs' 21-14 season-opening victory over Mount Ida College. The linebacker was named MASCAC Rookie of the Week as he helped limit the home team to only 276 total yards of total offense in the game. Mathurin is a freshman from Woburn, Mass. and attended Northeast Metro Tech.
Katie Sheehan-Cross Country
Sheehan finished in second place and helped guide the Corsairs to a third overall finish at the Roger Williams Invitational this past weekend. She crossed the finishing line with a time of 20:42.66, edging out teammate Jessica Connor by seconds. UMass Dartmouth tallied 68 team points, finishing behind Bridgewater State (60) and Endicott College (40) in the standings. Sheehan is a senior from Scituate, Mass. and attended Scituate.
WEEK #26-April 21, 2014
Vasquez was named Little East Conference Player of the Week as he batted .571 (12-for-21) with four runs scored and eight RBI to lead the Corsairs to a 3-2 week. The first baseman registered four doubles and a home run to post a .905 slugging percentage. Vasquez hit safely in each of the five contests, including three multi-hit games. He went 5-for-6 with three doubles, a home run, and four RBI in a victory against Babson and went a combined 4-for-7 from the dish in a sweep of Little East rival Western Connecticut on Saturday. Vasquez is a junior from Roxbury, Mass. and he attended O’Bryant.
Kelsey Delosh and Courtney Grippin-Sailing
Delosh and Grippin led wire-to-wire in Race No. 5 on Saturday at the 22nd O'Toole Trophy Regatta to defeat the 18-boat field, outracing all the boats in the "A" and "B" Divisions, respectively. The duo was consistently in the hunt over the long program and finished sixth overall in the "B" Division. The Corsairs combined for a team score of 518 to take ninth place on the day. Delosh is a freshman from Boston, Mass. and she attended Boston Latin Academy. Grippin is a freshman Wilbraham, Mass. and she attended Minnechaug.
WEEK #25-April 14, 2014
Zach Drolette-Men’s Lacrosse
Drolette was selected as Little East Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts this past week. He averaged four ground balls per game to help UMass Dartmouth earn victories over Massachusetts Maritime and Little East foe Southern Maine this past week. The defenseman won 60.9 percent of his face-offs, including all six restarts against the Buccaneers. On Saturday, Drolette collected five ground balls and went 8-for-17 from the X against the Huskies. Drolette is a sophomore from Burlington, Vt. and he attended Burlington.
Esther Nkwah-Women’s Track and Field
Nkwah was named Little East Rookie Field Athlete of the Week after she broke the UMass Dartmouth triple jump record Saturday afternoon in a dual meet against Westfield State University. She helped UMass Dartmouth earn a 1-2-3 finish in the triple jump, pacing the Corsairs' contingent with a leap of 11.27 meters (36-11.75). Nkwah surpassed the previous standard set by Carla Poirier (36-02) in 1993. Nkwah is a freshman from Roslindale, Mass. and she attended Boston Community Leadership.
WEEK #24-April 07, 2014
Bent was selected as a LEC Co-Pitcher of the Week for his performance against Fitchburg State last Thursday in a, 3-2, Corsair win in 14 innings. The starting pitcher threw nine innings, scattered eight hits without issuing a walk and did not allow an earned run against the Falcons. Bent is a sophomore from Barnstable, Mass. and he attended Barnstable.
Orton was named LEC Pitcher of the Week as she posted an individual record of 5-1 with a 1.33 earned run average in six complete games last week. She allowed eight earned runs, while registering 39 strikeouts in 42 innings of work. Orton won all four of her decisions against conference opponents as the Corsairs swept UMass Boston and Southern Maine. She hurled a complete-game shutout against the Beacons, while holding the Huskies to just one run on five hits and fanning 10 in the nightcap yesterday. Orton is a sophomore from Swansea, Mass. and she attended Joseph Case.
WEEK #23-March 31, 2014
Adam Jones-Men’s Track and Field
Jones kicked off the outdoor track season by capturing a pair of second place finishes at the 2014 U.S. Coast Guard Academy Spring Invitational this past weekend. He cleared the bar at 1.88 meters (6-02.00) in the high jump and covered a distance of 6.06 meters (19-10.75) in the long jump to guide the Corsairs to an eighth place finish. Jones is a junior from Amesbury, Mass. and he attended Triton Regional.
Waclawik advanced to the Zone 1 Championship after defeating the field of 17 riders in the Walk Trot Canter this past Saturday at the 2014 IHSA Region 1 Zone 1 Regional Finals. She is one of three Corsairs who will be competing in the Zone 1 Championship on Saturday, April 5, at the Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center. Waclawik is a sophomore from Millis, Mass.
WEEK #22-March 23, 2014
Medeiros went 12-for-33 (.363) in eight games last week during the Corsair’s trip to Fla. The outfielder generated six extra base hits, 12 runs and seven RBI’s in the lead-off slot. On March 17, he registered three hits and knocked home four runs against Springfield College. In the final three games of the trip, Medeiros led UMass Dartmouth to two wins while batting a blistering 7-for-12 (.583) with nine runs scored, three runs batted in, three doubles and a round tripper. Medeiros is a junior from Acushnet, Mass. and attended New Bedford.
Kieran qualified for nationals after finishing in first place in her Open over fences class and second in her Open flat class this past weekend at the Region 1 IHSA Show at the Mystic Valley Hunt Club. She will be representing Zone 1 Region 1 as the Cacchione Cup rider in the IHSA National Show on May 1-4, in Harrisburg, Pa. On March 29, Kieran and three other members of the UMass Dartmouth equestrian team will be competing in the Region 1 IHSA Finals at Claddagh Farm in Tiverton, R.I. Kieran is a freshman from Plympton, Mass.
WEEK #21-March 17, 2014
Bo Prozinski-Men’s Lacrosse
Prozinski was named Little East Offensive Player of the Week after registering a season high six points to lead the Corsairs to a convincing, 17-6, victory at Nichols College on March 15. The attack man recorded five goals, including an extra-man marker, and handed out an assist to power the UMass Dartmouth charge to the most goals scored in a single game since netting 17 at Massachusetts Maritime on March 25, 2010. Through four games, he leads the Corsair attack with 4.25 goals per game and 4.75 points per game. Prozinski is a sophomore from Ashland, Mass. and attended Ashland.
Kevin Cutler-Men’s Indoor Track and Field
Cutler earned All-American honors in the high jump this past weekend at the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Lincoln, Neb. On his third attempt, he cleared 2.04 meters (6 -.08.25) to tie for seventh place in the 15-person field. Cutler is a freshman from Attleboro, Mass. and attended Attleboro.
WEEK #20-March 10, 2014
Nick Thayer-Men’s Lacrosse
Thayer was selected Little East Goalie of the Week as he averaged 7.67 saves per game to backstop the Corsairs to a 3-0 mark. He stopped 23 of the 34 shots he faced to sport a 67.6 save percentage, while limiting his opponents to three or fewer goals in two of the three games. Against Norwich University and Wheaton (Mass.) he made eight saves and this past weekend he turned away seven attempts in an 11-2 victory over Mount Ida College. Thayer is a senior from Chelmsford, Mass. and attended Chelmsford.
Krista Chauvin-Women’s Indoor Track and Field
Chauvin was named Little East Field Athlete of the Week and will enter the 2014 national championship as the 10th seed in the weight throw event. Over the weekend, she took fourth place at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships, covering a distance of 16.74 meters (54-11). A week earlier, she was third at the New England Open Championship with a mark of 52-04.25. She established the Corsairs' program record at the Division III New England Championships with a second-place mark of 17.16 meters (56-03.75). Chauvin is a senior from Seekonk, Mass. and attended Seekonk.
WEEK #19-March 03,2014
Bo Prozinski-Men’s Lacrosse
Prozinski registered five points, including four goals, to lead the Corsairs to a 13-3 season-opening victory over visiting Norwich University this past weekend. The attack man logged a goal in every period of play on four of seven shooting and recorded a team-best seven ground balls. Prozinski is a sophomore from Ashland, Mass. and played at Ashland.
Taylor Corsano-Women’s Lacrosse
Corsano powered the Corsair's attack with six points, on three goals and three assists during their season-opening win over Smith College this past weekend. The midfielder shot three for six from the field and gained five draw controls in the 20-16 victory. Corsano is a senior from Bourne, Mass. and played at Bourne.
WEEK #18-Februar 24,2014
Tucker Bouchard-Men's Basketball
Bouchard was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week for the third time this season. Last week Bouchard averaged 20.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists as the Corsairs split a pair of Little East Conference games. This past weekend against Keene State he poured in a career-best 34 points on 10 for 16 shooting, including a perfect 10 for 10 from the charity stripe. In an 85-73 win over Rhode Island College on Feb. 18, Bouchard registered seven points to go along with six caroms and four helpers. Bouchard is a freshman from Kingston, Mass. and played for Silver Lake HS.
Krista Chauvin-Women's Indoor Track and Field
Chauvin established a new Corsair standard at the 2014 New England Division III Championships this past weekend in Springfield, Mass. She registered a mark of 17.16 meters (56-03.75) to surpass her previous record of 17.11 meters (56-01.75), which she set last weekend at the 2014 Little East Conference Championships in Gorham, Maine. Chauvin registered the second best mark in the 29-person field, falling to Eph's Avril Amine (18.12 meters). Chauvin is a senior from Seekonk, Mass. and attended Seekonk HS.
WEEK #17-February 17, 2014
Christian Francia-Men's Swimming & Diving
Over the weekend, Francia was named Diver of the Meet and earned All-New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) recognition for his performance in the one and three meter diving events. On the three meter board, he compiled 487.70 points to defeat the field by a margin of 28.25 points. Francia also earned fifth place in the one meter with a score of 370.60. His standout effort catapulted the Corsairs to a fourth place finish in the NEISDA Championships. Francia is a senior from Hampton, N.H. and he attended Winnacunnet.
Katelyn Kidney-Women's Swimming & Diving
Kidney won the 200 yard butterfly race to help the Corsairs finish in ninth place this past weekend at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Championships. She covered the distance in 2 minutes and 12.10 seconds, edging out Keene State Amber Long by 33 hundredths of a second to capture the victory. Kidney is a senior from Lynn, Mass. and attended Bryant HS.
WEEK #16-February 10, 2014
Dmitry Antipin-Men's Ice Hockey
Antipin was named Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Player of the Week as he registered three goals in a 1-1 week for the Corsairs. He recorded a season-best two scores in a 4-2 setback against Framingham State. The forward netted the game-tying goal in the 4-3 win over Worcester State. Antipin is a senior from Novosibirsk, Russia and played for the Cape Cod Cubs (IJHL).
Erika Bornemann-Women's Basketball
Bornemann averaged 21 points, nine rebounds and 4.5 blocks to lead the Corsairs to a 1-1 record last week. On Feb. 6, she poured in 17 points to go along with eight rebounds and three blocks in a non-conference matchup with Curry. In an overtime win over conference-foe Southern Maine this past weekend, the forward recorded a double-double with 24 points and 10 caroms. She played in 44 minutes for UMass Dartmouth and turned away six shot attempts in the victory. Bornemann is a senior from Canton, Mass. and attended Canton.
WEEK #15-February 03, 2014
Cody Lusas-Men's Indoor Track and Field
Lusas earned his first collegiate victory in the shot put, defeating the 25-person field with a Division III New England qualifying mark of 13.44 meters (44-01.25). He also registered a throw of 13.19 meters (43-03.25) to place third in the weight throw. Lusas is a junior from Melrose, Mass. and attended Melrose High School.
Krista Chauvin-Women's Indoor Track and Field
For the second time this season, Chauvin broke the Corsair weight throw record with a career-high toss of 16.77 meters (55-00.25), placing second at the Springfield Invitational this past weekend. She previously set the program standard at the UMass Boston Invitational on Dec. 7, 2013. According to Direct Athletics, she ranks seventh in Division III in the 20-pound weight throw. Chauvin is a senior from Seekonk, Mass. and attended Seekonk
WEEK #14-January 27, 2014
Mike Restuccia-Men’s Ice Hockey
Restuccia was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Co-Player of the Week after he recorded six points, on four goals and two assists, to power the Corsairs to a 1-1 mark this past week against MASCAC opponents. The forward recorded season-highs in goals (4) and points (5) in UMass Dartmouth's victory over Westfield State on Saturday. Restuccia cracked the scoring column just 50 seconds into the second period before adding his second goal at 4:28 to provide the Corsairs' with an early 2-0 advantage. With the contest deadlocked at three, Restuccia scored the game-winner just 57 seconds into the third period before adding an insurance marker at 16:31. Earlier in the week, he penned an assist in his ledger against Salem State. Restuccia is a sophomore from Malden, Mass. and previously played at Winchendon.
Gelynne Berger-Women’s Indoor Track and Field
Berger was awarded the Little East Conference Rookie Track Athlete of the Week for turning in the fourth fastest UMass Dartmouth time in the 200 meter dash this past weekend at the MIT Invitational. She won the event in 26.88 seconds to qualify for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III. Berger is a freshman from Somerville, Mass. and attended Somerville.
WEEK #13-December 02, 2013
Tanner Zacharewicz-Men's Ice Hockey
Zacharewicz produced two goals and an assist for three points to lead UMass Dartmouth to a 0-2-1 week. The forward scored his first collegiate score to give the Corsairs an early 1-0 advantage against No. 7 Babson on Tuesday evening. Four days later, he recorded his first multi-point game at Colby, contributing a goal and an assist in an overtime draw with the Mules. Zacharewicz is a freshman from Ludlow, Mass. and played at Trinity-Pawling.
Megan Ronaghan-Women’s Basketball
Ronaghan was named the New England Women’s Basketball Association Rookie of the Week as she averaged 20.5 points and 8 rebounds per game to lead UMass Dartmouth to a 1-1 mark this past week. Also, for the third consecutive week she was selected for as the Rookie of the Week by the Little East Conference. The freshman shot 70.8 percent (17-for-24) from the floor, while converting on 87.5 percent (7-for-8) from the foul line. Ronaghan posted her first collegiate double-double against Salve Regina with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while also registering season-highs in assists (5) and blocks (4). On Sunday, she scored 18 points, on 8-for-11 from the floor, and pulled in six boards as the Corsairs fell at Bridgewater State. Ronaghan is a freshman from North Attleboro, Mass. and played at North Attleboro.
WEEK #12-November 25, 2013
Shaun Walters-Men's Ice Hockey
Over the past week, Walters found the net three times and contributed one helper. In a 3-2 overtime loss to Salem State, the forward scored his fourth mark of the season and aided on a goal. Against Westfield State, he generated the Corsair’s only offense with a pair of scores. Walters is a junior from Plymouth, Mich. and played for the Rochester Ice Hawks (MNJHL).
Kendra Hebert-Women’s Swimming and Diving
For the second consecutive week, Hebert was name the Little East Conference Rookie Diver of the Week. On Tuesday, she placed third in the one and three meter diving events against Div. II Bentley College and this past weekend against Elms College she posted first place scores of 201.45 and 181.42 in both events to contribute to the Corsair’s first win of the season. Hebert is a freshman from Lowell, Mass. and attended the Academy of Notre Dame.
WEEK #11-November 18, 2013
Wale Abraham-Men's Basketball
Abraham helped the Corsairs win the 2013 UMass Dartmouth Hampton Inn Classic this past weekend. On Friday he was a force down low as he put in 14 points on 5-12 shooting, grabbed 12 rebounds and turned away six shot attempts in a 100-88 win over Elms College. The following day, the forward dealt with foul trouble, however managed to generate 6 points, reel in seven caroms and block four shots to defeat New England Small College Athletic Conference member Colby College, 79-74. Abraham is a sophomore from Lynn, Mass. and played at Lynn Classical.
Megan Ronaghan-Women's Basketball
Ronaghan aided her team to a 1-1 record in the 2013 UMass Dartmouth Farfield Inn & Suites Classic this past weekend. In a 91-43 rout of Elms College she recorded six scores and grabbed three rebounds in only 17 minutes of action. On Saturday, the forward erupted for a team-high 28 points on 13-24 shooting and snagged nine rebounds in a 70-62 loss to Castelton State College. Ronaghan is a freshman from North Attleboro, Mass. and played at North Attleboro.
WEEK #10-November 11, 2013
Bryan Baranick-Men’s Swimming and Diving
Baranick continued his good start to the 2013-14 season by capturing top times in five events this past week. In a 135-88 victory at Bridgewater State, he placed first in the 200 individual medley (2:13.24) and was a contributor in the first place finishing of the 200 medley relay (1:47.28). In the Louise Goodrum Invitational, Baranick was the top finisher in the 200 individual medley (2:12.12), 100 butterfly (57.82) and the 200 backstroke (2:30.90). Baranick is a sophomore from Assonet, Mass. and attended Apponequet.
Kaya Flanagan-Women’s Swimming and Diving
Flanagan earned Little East Conference Rookie Swimmer of the Week after winning four individual races this past week for the Corsairs. In a dual meet at Bridgewater State, she earned the fastest time in the 50 freestyle (26.87) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.51). On Saturday at the Louise Goodrum Invitational, Flanagan captured the 100 backstroke (1:05.97) and the 100 butterfly (1:06.34) races, while placing second in the 200 individual medley (2:28.54). Flanagan is a freshman from Fairhaven, Mass. and attended Bishop Stang
WEEK #9-November 04, 2013
Zach Switaj-Men’s Cross Country
Switaj was the top runner for UMass Dartmouth men’s cross country team in the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships. He crossed the finish line with a time of 26 minutes, 32.06 seconds to place seventh in the Little East and eighth in the New England Alliance standings. As a team, the Corsairs finished third in the Little East and seventh in the New England Alliance. Switaj is a senior from Tamworth, N.H. and ran for Kennet Regional.
Gonsalves scored her fifth goal of the season to boost the Corsairs to a 1-0 win over Western Connecticut State University on Saturday. The win moved UMass Dartmouth into third place of the Little East Conference, their highest finish in the program’s history, and allows them to host sixth seed Southern Maine in the opening round of the Little East Tournament on Tuesday, November 05 at 3:00 p.m. Gonsalves is a junior from Dartmouth, Mass. and played at Dartmouth High School.
WEEK #8-October 28, 2013
Josh Chao-Men's Soccer
Chao delivered the game deciding score off a free kick in the 54th minute to lead the Corsairs to a 1-0 victory over visiting Eastern Connecticut State University. The victory boosted UMass Dartmouth into sole possession of first place in the Little East Conference and put the Corsairs in a position to host the semi-final and final round of the conference tournament. Chao is a junior from New Bedford, Mass and attended New Bedford High.
Kuehl captured first place in her walk trot event and contributed in UMass Dartmouth’s second place finish at Roger William’s show held in Portsmouth, R.I. The finish was the best of Kuehl’s short and promising career as she just started riding last year. Kuehl is a sophomore from Westford, Mass.
WEEK #7-October 21, 2013
Fuller was named Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week and the Rookie of the Week for his impressive performance in this Saturday’s 34-33 win over Worcester State. The cornerback recorded four interceptions, including a 94 yard interception return for a touchdown. The touchdown gave the UMas Dartmouth their first lead of the game and was Fuller’s first collegiate touchdown. Later this week Fuller will be given the prestigious Golden Helmet Award for his outstanding play this past weekend. Fuller is a freshman from Washington, D.C. and attended Dunbar.
Lauren O'Brien-Field Hockey
O’Brien performed well during a week where the Corsairs lost two heartbreaking games by one goal each. The goalkeeper stopped 11 shots versus Wesleyan College on Tuesday and made six saves against Little East Conference opponent Bridgewater State University on Saturday afternoon. O’Brien is 10-5 on the year with two shutouts. She is a senior from Rochester, Mass. and attended Old Rochester Regional.
WEEK #6-October 14, 2013
Tarpey led the UMass Dartmouth defensive attack in a 33-29 win over Bridgewater State on Saturday. The Corsair linebacker recorded a career-high for tackles in a single-game with 22 and was consistently in the Bear's backfield with five tackles for a loss and a sack. He also forced two fumbles, one of which led to a 63-yard touchdown return. Tarpey is a sophomore from Tewksbury, Mass. and attended Tewksbury High.
Eleanor Taylor-Field Hockey
Taylor scored three goals and reached 150 career points as UMass Dartmouth went 2-0 on the week. Tuesday, she scored a pair of goals as to rally the Corsairs past Eastern Connecticut, 2-1. On Saturday, Taylor scored the game-winning goal to record her 150th career point in a 2-1 victory against Southern Maine. The Corsair striker reached the milestone in the 56th minute, when she converted on a helper from teammate Alison Ladue. She registered her 12th marker of the season, raising her career total to 66 goals and 18 assists for 150 points. Taylor is a senior from Fairhaven, Mass. and attended Bishop Stang.
WEEK #5-October 07, 2013
Brendan Kelleher-Men's Golf
Kelleher earned the top Individual Medalist award and led the Corsairs to victory in the Southern Maine Fall Classic. The senior shot a combined 144 (even par) during the two-day competition, including an impressive one-under par on day one. Kelleher is a senior from Hopedale, Mass. and attended Hopedale High School.
Michelle Miller-Women's Soccer
Miller had a strong showing in net as the Corsairs went 2-0 on the week. The senior keeper recorded two clean sheets, stopped a combined eight shots, and improved her record between the pipes to 4-1-0 on the season. Miller is a senior from Westford, Mass. and attended Westford Academy.
WEEK #4-November 30, 2013
Aborishade found the end zone twice and recorded 196 all-purpose yards in a 38-14 rout of Plymouth State. The win on Saturday marked the first Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) win of the season, as well as the first Corsair's victory of the 2013-14 season. Aborishade reeled in six catches for 44 yards and one of his two touchdowns in the game. His second touchdown came on an impressive 93-yard scamper. Aborishade is a sophomore from Attleboro, Mass. and attended Attleboro High School
Angela Pollard-Women's Tennis
Pollard was a strong contributor for the Corsairs as the Women's Tennis team went 2-1 on the week. On Saturday, Pollard won 6-4,6-1 in third singles and clinched a 5-4 come from behind victory over the Beacons. The tandem of Pollard and Alisson Furtado were victorious in No. 2 doubles, 8-4, as UMass Dartmouth defeated Salve Regina 7-2 Thursday afternoon. Pollard is a senior from Portsmouth, R.I. and attended Portsmouth High School.
WEEK # 3-September 24, 2013
Chris Jordan-Men's Cross Country
At UMass Dartmouth’s annual cross country Invitational on September 21, Jordan was the first UMass Dartmouth runner to cross the finish line. He covered the 8-kilometer course in a time of 27:01 to place 34th in the 210-person varsity race. Jordan is a senior from Taunton, Mass. and attended Taunton High School.
Tori Pierce- Women's Soccer
Pierce registered eight points to boost the Corsairs to a 2-0 record this past week. On Wednesday, the Corsairs scored four goals in a second half come from behind win against Wentworth, 4-3. Pierce played a huge role in the victory, scoring a goal in the 68
WEEK # 2-September 17, 2013
Victor Ferreira-Men's Soccer
Victor led the Corsairs to a 2-0 record last week, scoring three goals and adding one assist in games against Daniel Webster and Framingham State. He scored the winning goal in the game against the Rams, and leads the Corsairs with four goals and two assists for 10 points. Victor is a senior from St. Miguel, Portugal and New Bedford High School.
Eleanor Taylor-Field Hockey
Eleanor scored two goals and added three assists last week as UMass Dartmouth won both of their contests. She scored once and added a pair of assists in a victory against Endicott, then scored once and added an assist in the Little East Conference opener agsinst Framingham State. Eleanor leads UMD with two goals and four assists for eight points. She is a senior from Fairhaven, MA and Bishop Stang High School.
WEEK #1 - September 10, 2013
Katisha Bellegarde-Cross Country
Katisha led the Corsairs in each of their first two meets of the fall. At the Fens Classic August 31st, she finished 14th in 13:31 for the 2.1 mile race. At last Saturday's Roger Williams Invitational, she led UMass Dartmouth when she finished 37th in 22:14 for five kilometers. Katisha is a sophomore from Methuen, MA and attended Methuen High School.
One of four Corsairs to register eight tackles (seven unassisted) on opening night against Mount Ida last Friday evening, Joe's quarterback sack resulted in a 17 yard loss, a fumble, recovery, and a defensive touchdown for UMass Dartmouth. Joe had 2.5 tackles for 18 yards of lost yardage. Joe is a senior linebacker from Seekonk, MA who attended Seekonk High School.