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
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 #19-March 03,2014
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.
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
Krista Chauvin-Women's Track &
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
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
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).
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
WEEK #15-February 03, 2014
Cody Lusas-Men's Indoor Track and
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Kendra Hebert-Women’s Swimming
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.
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
WEEK #10-November 11, 2013
Bryan Baranick-Men’s Swimming
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
Kaya Flanagan-Women’s Swimming
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
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
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
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
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
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
68th minute and the winning goal in the 82nd
minute. On Saturday, Pierce recorded two assists and her
team-leading fourth goal of the season in a route of Little East
foe Rhode Island College, 7-1. Pierce is a senior from Tiverton, RI
and attended Tiverton High School.
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,
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
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