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Stonehill Receives High Preseason Praise
Skyhawks picked third in NE-10 preseason poll, earn top ten national recognition
EASTON, Mass. (February 16, 2012) – The preseason polls are coming out and the Stonehill College women’s lacrosse team is again receiving recognition as a factor for the upcoming season.
Stonehill has been picked third in the Northeast-10 Conference preseason coaches’ poll, eighth in the Lacrosse Magazine Division II preseason rankings and ninth in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) preseason poll. The Skyhawks are coming off a 2011 season in which it posted a 15-4 overall record, including a 10-2 clip in NE-10 play to finish third in the Conference before advancing to the semifinal round of the NE-10 Tournament.
Stonehill received 119 points in the NE-10 preseason poll in which defending NCAA Division II National Champions Adelphi University (20-0, 12-0 NE-10) is the preseason favorite with seven first place votes and 137 points, followed closely by NE-10 tournament runners up Le Moyne College (18-3, 11-1 NE-10) who also collected 137 points, but just five first place votes.
Lacrosse Magazine ranks Stonehill eighth in its preseason edition due to its defensive strength as the Skyhawks are one of four NE-10 programs listed in its top ten, led by preseason favorite Le Moyne and Adelphi second. Stonehill, ranked ninth in the IWLCA preseason top 15, is one of six NE-10 teams in that poll, which is again led by co-number ones Adelphi and Le Moyne who each collected seven first place votes and 214 points. LIU-C.W. Post (13-4, 7-1 ECC) received the remaining first place vote and is ranked fifth in the preseason poll.
Stonehill head coach Katie Conover, entering her fifth season at the helm of her alma mater, returns 14 letterwinners, including eight starters, from last year’s squad which ranked third in the NE-10 (6th nationally) for goals scored (16.3/gm) and team goals against average (7.90 – 6th nationally), while leading Division II with 14.9 caused turnovers per game, while committing just 15.0 turnovers (3rd NE-10).
Senior attack Samantha Lynott (Holbrook, N.Y./East Sachem), a two-time All-American, heads a talented list of returnees for Stonehill after leading the Skyhawks with 59 goals (9th NE-10) and 23 assists for 82 points (7th) in 19 games last spring to go with 50 draw controls, 38 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers. Senior midfielder Sarah Galligan (West Newbury, Mass./Pentucket Regional), an All-American in 2010, also returns and has already been named one of “20 Headliners for 2012” by New England Lacrosse Journal after totaling 46 goals and ten assists for 56 points in 19 games last spring with 53 ground balls, 42 draw controls and a team-high 43 caused turnovers (2nd NE-10/3rd DII). Classmate Kaitlyn Wood (North Massapequa, N.Y./Saint Anthony’s) joins those two as captains of the 2012 squad. She totaled seven goals and four assists for 11 points in six games last season.
Junior All-Americans Kelsey Reilly (Hingham, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) and Rebecca Moore (Marlborough, Mass./St. Mark’s School) also head up the list of returnees for Stonehill. Reilly had a breakout year in 2011 to collect consensus All-America honors from the IWLCA and womenslacrosse.com after totaling 36 goals and nine assists for 45 points in 18 games with 40 ground balls, 35 draw controls and 34 caused turnovers. Moore, an All-American as a freshman in 2010 started all 19 games in goal for the Skyhawks last spring and posted an 8.11 goals against average (3rd NE-10/5th DII) and .490 save percentage (3rd/9th) in 1,079:41 in the net, averaging 7.5 saves per game.
Stonehill opens its 2012 season on Wednesday, March 7, when it visits Dowling College, ranked No. 4 in the Lacrosse Magazine preseason rankings and 6th in the IWLCA preseason poll. The Skyhawks home opener is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, when they open their NE-10 schedule against Saint Anselm College at 4 p.m. Stonehill will play six teams ranked in the Lacrosse Magazine preseason top ten and eight teams in the IWLCA preseason top 15.
Big Plays, Long
Drives Lead Bentley Past Stonehill, 31-12
Tarr and Johnson lead
the way for Falcons win
EASTON, Mass. (September 16, 2011) – Bentley University used three 90-plus yard scoring drives to key a 31-12 victory over Stonehill College the Northeast-10 Conference football opener for both at W.B. Mason Stadium Friday night.
Senior running back Bobby Tarr (Byfield, Mass.) and post grad quarterback Bryant Johnson (Hopedale, Mass.) keyed a Bentley offense that racked up 456 yards of total offense, averaging 8.0 yards per play. Johnson completed 16-of-23 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing the ball five times for 44 yards and another score. Tarr finished with 212 all-purpose yards as he posted 170 rushing yards on 16 attempts (10.6/carry) and added two catches for 42 yards.
Junior Bill Kiley (Quincy, Mass.) caught five passes for 63 yards, while grad student Wade Critides (Wayland, Mass.) had three receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Junior placekicker Will Lockwood (Menlo Park, Calif.) chipped in with a 30-yard field goal and was perfect on his four
extra point attempts for the night.
Sophomore linebacker Blaine Hopwood (New Bedford, Mass.) paced the Bentley defense with a game-high 13 tackles (give solo) and a quarterback hurry. Junior Paul Tizzano (Shrewsbury, Mass.) added ten stops (two solo), while senior Don Hopkins (Waltham, Mass.) posted nine tackles (five solo), a fumble recovery and two pass breakups. Sophomore Anthony Carter (Marlboro,
Mass.) chipped in with a pair of sacks, a forced fumble and pass breakup.
Stonehill got a pair of career-bests from junior running back Jermetrius Troy (Mattapan, Mass./Tilton School) with 22 carries for a career-best 102 yards (4.6 per carry), while adding four receptions for 41 yards, to finish with a career-high 143 all-purpose yards. Sophomore quarterback Logan Meyer (Ventura, Calif./Saint Bonaventure) completed 16-of-34 passes for 173 yards
and a touchdown with one interception.
Junior Kyle Norwood (Rehoboth, Del./Cape Henlopen) added two receptions for 47 yards for Stonehill. Sophomore Jamal Johnson (Brockton, Mass./Brockton) chipped in 88 all-purpose yards with 11 carries for 62 yards (5.6 per carry) and caught three passes for 26 yards.
Stonehill finished with 348 yards of offense, with 175 rushing and 173 through the air. Bentley held the ball for nearly four minutes more (31:48-28:12) than the hosts, including 9:52 in the third quarter alone after holding a 21-9 halftime lead.
Junior defensive back Jareed Gaines (Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley) paced the Stonehill defense with nine tackles (three solo), while classmate Fabrice Dragon (Stoughton, Mass./Cardinal Spellman) finished with eight stops (six solo), including 1.0 for a loss of five yards. Freshman Michael Hogan (Westborough, Mass./St. John’s of Shrewsbury) contributed six tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup.
Stonehill scored on its first possession, despite the drive stalling on the Bentley 17 after Troy had 30 total yards on his own, as sophomore Michael Kielbasa (Ludlow, Mass./Loomis Chaffee School) drilled a 34-yard field goal. Stonehill forced Bentley into a three and out on its first offensive possession
and while the Skyhawks next drive stalled at the Bentley 45, senior Chris Rooney (Quincy, Mass./Catholic Memorial) pinned his punt down at the Falcons one yard line.
Johnson connected with Kiley for a key ten yard pass on third and four at the seven, before Tarr broke free for a huge 78-yard run to reverse field position and give Bentley first and five from the Stonehill five yard line. Sophomore Lorenzo Warren (Boston, Mass.) scored on the next play with his five yard
run up the middle to put the Falcons in front and cap the five play, 99-yard drive.
Second Quarter Surge
Sends Stonehill Past Curry, 35-7
defensive effort, Willis and Troy power ground game in season-opening win
EASTON, Mass. (September 2, 2011) – Stonehill College used a 21-point second quarter to key a 35-7 season-opening victory over Curry College in non-conference football action at Timothy J. Coughlin Memorial Field at W.B. Mason Stadium tonight.
Stonehill recognized teammate Henry Thevenin, ‘14 (Brockton, Mass.), who passed away in June after a two month battle with leukemia, with a “Moment of Applause” before kickoff and then the team honored the defensive lineman by taking the field with ten defensive players on the opening play from scrimmage.
Curry gained five yards on the ground on the play, but the Skyhawks didn’t yield a first down on the first series. The Skyhawks have dedicated the 2011 season to Thevenin and the team will wear his number 91 on their helmets for the year, while also wearing wristbands with “HT” and “91” stitched on
Junior defensive back Jareed Gaines (Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley) led the Stonehill defensive effort which held Curry to just a second quarter touchdown and forced four turnovers on the night with a team-best ten tackles (five solo), including two for a loss of six yards, a sack and two fumble
recoveries, the second of which he returned 23 yards in the fourth quarter that ended a Curry drive in Skyhawks territory.
Junior Fabrice Dragon (Stoughton, Mass./Cardinal Spellman) added nine tackles, while classmate Kevin Anderson (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet) contributed seven stops (six solo), including two for a loss of five yards, a forced fumble and two pass breakups. Junior James Hodges (Wethersfield, Conn./Cushing Academy) contributed an interception, which he returned 38
yards for a touchdown to cap the scoring in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore Justin Willis (East Haven, Conn./Notre Dame) and junior Jermetrius Troy (Mattapan, Mass./Tilton School) combined to log 192 yards rushing, with a touchdown apiece. Willis finished with a game-high 99 yards on the first 20 carries of his collegiate career (4.9 yds/carry) and a touchdown on the fifth play of the Skyhawks first offensive series. Troy added 93 yards on 19
carries (4.9/rush) with a touchdown.
Junior quarterback Neal Dotterer (Macedon, N.Y./Gananda) also made his collegiate debut and completed 17-of-30 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. Four of his passes went to sophomore Paul Piccirillo (Shelton, Conn./Shelton) for 37 yards. In all ten different Skyhawks had receptions, including senior Danny Carducci (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill), who hauled in a 27 yard touchdown pass to cap the second quarter scoring and send the Skyhawks into halftime with a 28-7 lead.
Junior Rob Bambini (Westwood, Mass.) led the way for Curry as he caught 14 passes for 169 yards and the lone touchdown that knotted the score 34-second into the second quarter. Senior quarterback Mark Gilson (Mansfield, Mass.) was 15-for-21 for 129 yards and the touchdown with no interceptions, while classmate Anthony Carnevale (Oradell, N.J.) completed 10-of-26
passes for 124 yards and an interception. Sophomore Phil Bigelow (East Orange, N.J.) carried the ball nine times for 56 yards (6.2/carry).
Junior Dan McLaughlin (Woburn, Mass.) led the Curry defense with a game-high 13 tackles (eight solo), including two for a loss of seven yards and a forced fumble. Sophomore Luke Soccorso (Foxboro, Mass.) added 12 stops (ten solo), while grad student Mike Whittaker (Milton, Mass.) posted eight tackles, including 2.5 for a loss of five yards.
Stonehill opened the scoring 1:34 into the game when Willis capped the Skyhawks first offensive series with a 15 yard touchdown run – the first of his career. He carried the ball four times during the possession for 30 yards in the five play, 45 yard drive.
Stonehill finished with 322 yards of total offense with 221 rushing and 206 through the air, committing just one turnover on the night. The Skyhawks were 2-for-16 on third down conversions, but 6-for-7 on fourth down. Curry racked up 379 yards of total offense, with 253 passing and 126 rushing, but was hurt by the four turnovers.
Stonehill (1-0, 0-0 NE-10) is back in action next Saturday when it visits Pace University for a non-conference clash at 1 p.m. The Skyhawks return home on Friday, September 16, to host Bentley University in their Northeast-10 Conference opener at 7 p.m.
58 Stonehill Student-Athletes Earn Division II ADA Academic Achievement Awards
Northeast-10 Conference’s 350 honorees are most in Division II EASTON, Mass.
(August 18, 2010) – A total of 585 Stonehill College student-athletes have been recognized with Academic Achievement Awards from the Division II Athletic Directors Association (ADA). To earn recognition, student-athletes from Division II ADA member institutions must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, have completed at least four semesters, and have been an active member of their team during the previous academic year. The 58 Stonehill student-athletes honored represented all 20 Skyhawks intercollegiate athletic programs. The women’s soccer team led the way with 12 honorees helping Stonehill better its mark of 45 set last year. The equestrian team had eight honorees while the women’s track and field program followed with six. Heading the list of individual honorees for Stonehill is men’s soccer senior Tyler Hebert (Rockland, Mass./Sacred Heart), who became just the second student-athlete in school history to earn a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, Fr. William Gartland, CSC, Award winner and women’s basketball Northeast-10 Conference Woman of the Year Finalist Emily Rousseau (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford) and All-American field hockey senior midfielder Lindsey Pinkham (Skowhegan, Maine/Skowhegan).
EASTON, Mass. (August 18, 2011) – A total of 235 Stonehill College student-athletes have been named to the Northeast-10 Conference Spring 2011 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, released this week by the conference office. All 19 of Stonehill’s NE-10 varsity programs are represented on this semester’s list, recognizing student-athletes who earned a grade point average of 3.0 or better during the spring term. Five Skyhawks earned GPA’s of 4.0 for the semester: women’s soccer sophomore standout Elizabeth Belanger (Hooksett, N.H./Manchester Central, an ESPN Academic All-District I Third Team selection, men’s tennis senior and All NE-10 Second Team No. 3 Doubles selection Jonathan Burke (Wakefield, R.I./South Kingstown), junior wide receiver Justin Cerra (Wilmington, Mass./Arlington Catholic), men’s soccer senior forward/midfielder and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship award winner Tyler Hebert (Rockland, Mass./Sacred Heart) and men’s cross country sophomore Francis O’Brien (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth South).
The honor roll also includes Daktronics All-East Region women’s soccer second team selection Kirstie St. Martin (Providence, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy), senior second baseman/outfielder and two-time Capital One Academic All-District second team honoree Katy Abarr (Richmond, R.I./The Prout School), women’s basketball NE-10 Scholar Athlete of the Year Candidate Emily Rousseau (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford), two-time All-American for indoor and outdoor track and field and Ace’s stonehillskyhaws.com Male Student-Athlete of the Year award winner Patrick Fullerton (Bradford, Mass./Haverhill) and senior right-handed relief pitcher Brenden Shepard (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet) who became Stonehill’s first-ever student-athlete in program history this spring to be drafted by a Major League Baseball (MLB) club.
Among all Northeast-10 Conference programs, Bentley University had the most student-athletes recognized with 328 while Stonehill placed second (235) and Assumption College ranked third with 206 honored. Stonehill earned its second-straight Northeast-10 Conference Presidents’ Cup Trophy for the 2010-11 academic year and third in program history.
The Presidents’ Cup is presented annually to signify overall athletic excellence in the Northeast-10 Conference and is awarded to the institution that compiles the most points based on the placement at the conclusion of the regular season of each of its programs which compete in league championships.
BOSTON RED SOX STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF LOU GORMAN
The Boston Red Sox mourn the loss of Executive Consultant and former General Manager James “Lou” Gorman, who passed away earlier this morning. Lou, who courageously battled against a variety of health issues in the last year, died of congestive heart failure at the age of 82. The team extends its deepest sympathies to Lou’s beloved wife Mary Lou and extended family, as well as his legions of friends in baseball and beyond whose lives Lou touched.
“Lou Gorman was a legendary figure in the game of baseball,” said Red Sox Principal Owner John W. Henry. “Over the course of a career that spanned five decades, Lou helped to build winning teams across the sport, including the 1986 American League Champion Red Sox. Lou also served his country with honor and distinction, spending more than eight years of active service in the United States Navy. Above all else, Lou Gorman was a profoundly decent man who always had a kind word and an optimist’s perspective. His warm spirit and fundamental goodness will be greatly missed.”
“Lou Gorman truly was a good man and a friend to all,” Chairman Tom Werner said. “A proud son of Rhode Island, he returned to his native New England in the mid-1980s and chartered the Red Sox baseball operations department. Lou promptly led the club to the AL Pennant and the 1986 World Series. But for those who had the good fortune to meet him, Lou will be remembered as much for his disposition and character as his baseball acumen. The Boston Red Sox and the rest of baseball will not be the same without Lou, but we are all better for having known him.”
“Lou Gorman was first and foremost a gentleman: kind, warm, decent, and positive. He treated everyone with dignity and saw each person he encountered as a potential friend,” said President/CEO Larry Lucchino. “I will deeply miss sitting and watching Red Sox home games with Lou, learning from his wisdom and character. They just don’t make them like Lou Gorman. That is not a cliché; it is a historical fact.
“Lou Gorman was a giant in our industry,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein. “During half a century in the game, Lou impacted and helped so many people in countless ways. We’ll dearly miss this good, humble man who leaves an unmistakable legacy on the Red Sox and Major League Baseball.”
In addition to his active role as Executive Consultant to the Club, Lou had been serving as Coordinator of the Red Sox Hall of Fame, one of several Halls of Fame to which he belonged. A graduate of LaSalle Academy in Providence and Stonehill College in North Easton, MA, Lou was an outstanding student/athlete who also earned a Master’s Degree in Education at Bridgewater State. Before his time with the Red Sox, he helped construct winning teams with the Orioles, Royals and Mets, in addition to launching the expansion Seattle Mariners. Lou Gorman leaves behind his loved ones and a baseball industry full of dear friends.