Lancer Sports Update

Men’s Basketball


Men’s basketball has dropped four straight after winning their opening game of the season. Sophomore center Paul Brooks has started the season strong, averaging nearly a double-double in the first five games of the season (10.8 PPG, 8.8 RPG). Senior guard Brendan Rios leads the team in points, averaging 12.0 PPG to start the year. The team (1-4, 0-0 MASCAC) looks for their second win of the season starting Dec. 6 at The Coast Guard Academy in the Coast Guard College Tournament.


Next two weeks: Dec. 6 at Coast Guard

Dec. 7 TBA at Coast Guard College Tournament

Dec. 9 at Clark University

Dec. 11 vs. Western Connecticut at Nichols College


Women’s Basketball


Women’s basketball has won four of their last five, improving their record to 4-2 (0-0 MASCAC) early in the season. Senior forward Julie Frankian leads the team in points per game average and is third in the MASCAC averaging 16.7 PPG. Junior forward Bianca Langford is continuing her strong season averaging a double-double with 11.7 points and 10.2 rebounds.


Next two weeks: Dec. 4 at UMass Dartmouth

Dec. 6 vs. Mount Saint Vincent at WPI

Dec. 12 at Springfield


Men’s Hockey


Hockey has dropped four straight contests, falling to 2-5-2 (1-2-1 MASCAC) on the season. Senior forward Nathan Stanley leads the team in goals with four. Senior forward Taylor Laneville leads the team in assists with four. Junior goalie Salvatore Tecci has a .900 save percentage to go along with a 2.94 GAA.


Next two weeks: Dec. 4 at Westfield State

Dec. 6 vs. Salem State at Holy Cross


Extra Notes from Fall Sports


Football: Head Coach Brian Cullen will receive the John Baronian Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to New England football. Coach Cullen just finished his 32nd season with the team and is 166-130 in that time. Senior defensive end Bryan Narcisse was nominated for the Cliff Harris award, given to the best small college football defensive player in the nation. Narcisse, along with senior Casey Hippert and junior Kemani Jones were named to the New England Writers Division II/III All-Star teams and were all members of the All-MASCAC first team.


Men’s Soccer: Senior Kyle Venne and freshman Joshua Evans both were named to the All-MASCAC second team as voted by the leagues head coaches. Senior goalie Emil Dedo was named to the MASCAC Sportsmanship Team for his positive play.


Women’s Soccer: Junior forward Alicia Macomber was named MASCAC Player of the Year after amassing 18 goals and six assists. Macomber, along with senior Shelby Archer and senior Alyssa Sawyer, was named to the All-MASCAC first team. Head coach Kevin Cumberbatch earned the MASCAC Coach of the Year award after leading the team to a 14-4-1 record and holds a .633 winning percentage in his seven years with the team. Freshman Justine Butler was voted MASCAC Rookie of the Year for her season on the backline for the Lancers.


Volleyball: Senior outside hitter Alyssa Jasper was named MASCAC Player of the Year after her outstanding season totaling 502 kills and 4.37 kills per game, both numbers that lead the conference. Jasper also broke the school record for kills in a career with a total of 1,292, breaking the old mark by over 150 kills. Jasper also earned honorable mention to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-New England team. Junior Kaylee Leduc was named to the All-MASCAC first team, while junior Jennifer Cabral was named to the All-MASCAC second team. Junior Samantha Patterson earned a spot on the all-conference Sportsmanship Team for her upbeat attitude she proved to the team.


Field Hockey: Senior Julie McPherson and junior classmates Julie O’Rourke and Megan Ripke were all named to Little East Conference teams for their outstanding seasons. O’Rourke was named to the first team, while McPherson and Ripke were named to the third team.


Women’s Tennis: Freshman Fiana Volf, sophomore Shelby Jankins, and junior Megan Shepard were all named to the Little East Second team. Volf was elected at fourth singles, while Jankins and Shepard were listed at second doubles.


Men’s Golf: Senior David Rixham, junior Jackson Davis and sophomore Patrick Sharron all had finishes inside the top-five in various events throughout the season, including a victory by Davis in the Emmanuel College Quad Invitational. Rixham ended the season being named to the All-MASCAC Sportsmanship Team for his gentlemanly attitude and behavior during his season.

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