Who’s Done What and Where
The following is a list of former Upper Valley spring athletes now playing in college:
Dalton Campbell (Newport), a freshman catcher at Mitchell (Conn.) College, appeared in 16 games and batted .294 for the NCAA Division III Mariners, who finished 23-15-1 overall and 15-3 in the New England Collegiate Conference. ... Castleton went 28-14 and 22-2 in the North Atlantic Conference with a roster that included senior catcher Mat Pause (Hartford), sophomore pitcher Brendan Mayhew (Barnard/Woodstock), sophomore infielder Brian Martin (Woodstock), senior pitcher Patrick Riley (South Strafford/Hartford) and sophomore pitcher Derek Osborne (Springfield). Pause appeared in 31 games and batted .299, Mayhew pitched one inning and Martin appeared in 17 games and batted .389. Riley started 12 of the 13 games in which he appeared, going 6-6 with a 3.47 ERA while tossing seven complete games. Osborne started 12 of the 17 games in which he appeared, going 6-1 with a 3.49 ERA and completing two contests. The Spartans finished first in the NAC regular season but failed to defend their conference tournament title. ... Plymouth State went 20-20 and 4-10 in the Little East Conference with Jake Broom (New London/Kearsarge) playing in 24 games and batting .246. ... Senior pitcher Dave Bernstein (Hanover) made 11 appearances and pitched 12 innings for Bowdoin, which was 23-15 and 8-4 in NESCAC play. Bernstein had a 7.82 ERA. ... Freshman outfielder Clint Goodwin (Lebanon) appeared in six games during Daniel Webster’s 29-12 season. The Eagles went 15-3 in the NECC. ... Colby-Sawyer was 19-20 and 14-10 in the NAC. Freshman infielder Cody Pelletier (Lebanon) started 10 of 16 games in which he appeared and batted .200. Junior pitcher Alex Drost (West Windsor/Windsor) started six of the seven games in which he hurled, going 2-2 with a 4.08 ERA. ... Norwich was 9-20 and 7-9 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. Junior pitcher and infielder Devin Cilley (Tunbridge/South Royalton) played in 24 games and batted .231. He also pitched three innings. ... St. Michael’s was 12-29 and 8-21 in the Northeast-10 Conference. Freshman pitcher Byron Brocar (Bradford, Vt./Oxbow) started once in six pitching appearances, going 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA. ... Nichols (Mass.) College staggered to a 5-31 record, 1-15 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. Freshman infielder and pitcher Brady Boisvert (Plainfield/Lebanon) started 34 of the 35 games in which he played, batting .263 with seven doubles and nine RBIs. He started six games on the mound, going 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA. ... St. Lawrence was 20-17 and 14-10 in Liberty League play. Senior Andrew Weitzel (Cornish/Kimball Union) started twice in 15 pitching appearances, going 0-2 with a 6.95 ERA. ... Clark (Mass.) University was 12-22 and 4-14 in NEWMAC action. Sophomore Luke Crocker (Strafford) appeared 15 times as a pitcher, starting four times and recording a 1-2 record with a 6.32 ERA.
Castleton State (15-4) won the NAC title before falling in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament. Sophomore goaltender Sam Polas (Hartford) started once in eight appearances and was 1-0 while stopping 65 percent of the shots he faced. Senior attackman Sam Bailey (Hartford) tied for third on the team’s scoring list with 44 points on 28 goals and 16 assists. Senior defenseman Alex Brands (Woodstock) had four goals and seven assists. Like Bailey, he played in all 19 games. ... New England College lost the NAC title game to Castleton, but finished 10-7. Sophomore midfielder Asa Weisberg (Kearsarge) had a goal and an assist while starting nine time in 15 games played. Senior midfielder Nicholas Marro (Claremont/Stevens) scored once while playing in seven contests and sophomore goaltender Chris Galluzzo (New London/Kearsarge) started eight of the 14 games in which he played, going 6-2 with an 8.09 GAA. ... Plymouth State was 9-5, with senior midfielder Stephen Patch (Kearsarge) putting up 10 goals and 11 assists in 14 games. C.J. Frates (KUA) had 10 goals and three assists in 14 games. ... Haverford senior defender David Whitcomb (Lyme/Hanover) finished his college career by playing in nine games, starting one of them and posting an assist during the Fords’ 7-7 season. Teammate and junior midfielder Jordan Hitchcock (Hanover) started seven of the 10 games in which he played, assisting three times. ... Vermont was 4-10 with sophomore defender Calder Billings (Woodstock) playing in nine contests. ... Junior midfielder Charlie Dickey (Hanover) played in five games for Connecticut College, which finished 12-4. ... Sophomores Charlie Geraghty (Hanover) and John Staiger (Hanover) were part of Saint Anselm’s 5-10 season. Geraghty, an attackman, appeared in 14 games, starting once, and posted five goals and two assists. Staiger played twice. ... Gunnar Shaw (Norwich/Hanover), a junior defenseman at Dartmouth, appeared in one game during the Big Green’s 3-11 campaign. ... Goucher went 6-0 in the Landmark Conference regular season but was upset in the conference tournament semifinals and finished 8-8 overall. Sophomore attackman Sam Morgan (Kearsarge) tied for third on the Gophers in scoring, with 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points. He played every contest and started eight times. ... Limestone (S.C.) College and sophomore attackman Nick Schmell (Woodstock) were beaten by a goal in the NCAA Division III semifinals, but finished 16-2. The No. 2 Saints were beaten by No. 1 Mercyhurst. Schmell played in eight games this spring. ... Norwich won the GNAC title for the first time in program history and earned its first NCAA Division III playoff berth. The Cadets were then routed at Tufts and ended 12-5. Senior defenseman Thomas Andrews (Hartland/Hartford) started all 17 games. ... Lyndon State had a 1-12 season, but featured junior defenseman Jeff Russell (South Royalton) and freshman midfielder Colin Young (South Royalton/Sharon Academy). Russell played in 10 games, starting one and Young was the team’s third-leading scorer with four goals and six assists and played in every game, starting 11 of them. ... Christian Johansen (Hanover), a freshman attackman, played in one game for Middlebury (13-3). ... St. Lawrence went 10-5 with freshman midfielder Ryan Brigham (Norwich/Hanover) appearing in six contests. ... St. Michael’s (11-5) featured senior defenseman Liam Pushee (Hanover) and freshman midfielder Owen Dayton (Kearsarge). Pushee played in 15 games and started twice. Dayton got into one contest. ... Darby Geno (White River Junction/Hartford) played in six games for Nichols (4-11). ... Springfield got a goal and an assist from sophomore midfielder Maxwell Abendroth (Sunapee/KUA) while going 10-8 this spring. ... Maine-Farmington went 4-7 with senior Geoff Ballou (KUA) suiting up on defense and starting each of the 10 games in which he appeared. ... Freshman midfielder Jon Spencer (KUA) helped Clark go 7-7 by scoring two goals and adding three assists in nine games.
Sierra Luce (Hartford) appeared in six games as a backup goaltender for Regis (Mass.) College. The freshman posted a 5.47 GAA and a 52 percent save percentage as the Pride went 13-6 and won the NECC title. ... Green Mountain College was 2-10. Freshman midfielder Martha Howe (Sunapee) started every game and posted a goal and two assists. Freshman defender Tessa Montano (Ascutney/Windsor) played in five games, starting once. ... Castleton (10-8) featured senior midfielder Samantha Bonasera (Chelsea) and freshman attacker Brianna MacKay (Randolph). Bonasera started every game and had eight goals and eight assists. MacKay started once in the 15 games in which she appeared and had five goals and two assists. ... Tufts finished 7-8 with sophomore goaltender Rachel Gallimore (Hanover) appearing in six games and posting a 55 percent save percentage and a 7.50 GAA. ... Sophomore attacker Hope Royce (Chelsea) was the fourth-leading scorer at Norwich, where she had 17 goals and an assist while starting 13 of the 14 games in which she played. The Cadets were 6-9. ... St. Michael’s was 5-10 with freshman midfielder Steph Bonewald (New London) chipping in two goals and an assist while appearing in 15 games. ... Senior defender Georgia Steese and sophomore midfielder Savannah Neuwirt, both from Kearsarge High, helped Rivier go 8-7. Neuwirt started every game and had 12 goals and 17 assists. Steese started all 13 games in which she appeared and had four goals and an assist. ... Colby-Sawyer went 7-9 with a local quartet of freshman goaltender Karley Hamilton (Bradford, Vt./Oxbow), senior attacker Kylie McDonnell (Quechee/Hartford), sophomore midfielder Michelle Upham (Chelsea) and freshman goaltender Jodi Dumayne (Claremont/Stevens). Hamilton started 13 of the 14 games in which she played and posted a 39 percent save percentage and a 12.68 GAA. McDonnell played in 14 games and started seven of them, recording six goals and an assist. Upham had eight goals and an assist while starting 13 of the 14 contests in which she competed. Dumayne started three times while playing in seven games and had a 34 percent save percentage and an 11.67 GAA. ... Morgan Tullar (Randolph Center/Chelsea) a sophomore goaltender for Central Connecticut State, helped the Blue Devils go 9-7, a program record for season victories and the first winning record in its 14-year history. Tullar was the Northeast Conference’s second-team, all-conference netminder and holds school records for career GAA (9.23) and season GAA (8.89). Her 2013 season save percentage (48.3) ranked eighth among 225 NCAA Division I goaltenders.
Anna Haron (Kearsarge), a sophomore on the St. Lawrence equestrian team, helped the Saints win a second consecutive IHSA team championship. She was the Zone 2 and Region 2 champion in the walk-trot-canter and finished fifth nationally in that event. The team’s coach, Mary Drueding, formerly guided the squad at Colby-Sawyer, winning IHSA titles in 1989 and 1994. ... Zach Pollard (Lebanon) was a freshman on the Bentley (Mass.) College men’s golf team. He tied for 20th out of 44 competitors at a tournament on Cape Cod in March and tied for 37th out of 90 players at the Worcester (Mass.) State Invitational the next month. The Falcons finished 10th out of 20 teams at the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Regional in May, although Pollard did not compete in that event. ... Kristy McDonnell (Quechee/Hartford) pitched five times for Johnson State’s softball squad, starting twice. She went 1-2 with a 2.21 ERA in 12 innings. ... Senior outfielder Holly Buttrey (East Thetford/Thetford Academy) helped Carleton (Minn.) College go 14-19, the Knights’ highest total for victories during a season in nine years. Buttrey started all 32 games in which she played, batting .171 and posting a .969 fielding percentage... Keene State’s softball team finished 22-17. Junior infielder Elissa Coburn (Claremont/Stevens) played in 20 games, batting .128 with three doubles. ... Norwich softball was 25-10, compiled a program-best 19 game winning streak and won its first GNAC regular-season title but was upset during its initial game in the conference tournament. Sophomore first baseman Erin Clark (Bradford, Vt./Oxbow) played in 35 games and batted .159 while posting a team-high fielding percentage of .984. ... Sophomore Cathy Liebowitz (Plainfield/Lebanon) won the hammer throw for Dartmouth during its only home meet of the outdoor track season. Her mark of 161 feet, 5 inches, helped the Big Green defeat UMass-Lowell and Vermont. ... Dartmouth sophomore Dom Filiano (Lebanon) was second in the shot put at 51-1.5, and third in the discus at 146-1 at the UMass Invitational meet in April. ... Josh Cyphers (Grantham/Lebanon), a Dartmouth junior pole vaulter, finished 10th at the IC4A Championships on May 11 by clearing 15-9. ... Mike Cyphers (Grantham/Lebanon), a freshman pole vaulter at UMass, soared over the bar at 15-3 and finished third in his event to help the Minutemen finish 21st out of 37 teams at the New England Championships. ... Vermont’s women’s track team was third at the America East Conference championships. Junior Tess Cioffredi (Lebanon) narrowly missed an all-conference designation when she finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at 1:02.87. ... Boston University sophomore Annie Pullen (Plainfield/Lebanon) posted personal bests of 17.90 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles and 7-5 in the pole vault this spring. ... Evan Russell (Grantham/KUA), a freshman golfer at the University of Hartford, was named to the Division I All-Northeast Region team, one of 155 players from six regions across the country to receive the honor. Russell was also named the America Sky Conference’s Newcomer of the Year and earned all-conference honors after posted a 73.06 strokes-per-round average, the lowest season scoring average in program history. ... Alex Strenta (Hanover), a junior on the Dickinson (Pa.) College track team, won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Mason-Dixon Invitational in Gettysburg, Pa., with a persona-best time of 9:52.98. ... Michaela Cioffredi (Lebanon), a freshman track competitor at Ithaca (N.Y.) College helped the Bombers women finish fourth out of 57 teams at the ECAC Division III championships, the program’s sixth top-10 finish in as many years. Cioffredi ran on a 4-x-800 relay team that placed sixth in 9:34.94... Erin Donahue (Norwich/Hanover), a freshman at Lees McRae (N.C.) College, helped the Bobcats win the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference road championship and finish eighth at the U.S. Collegiate Road national championships in Ogden, Utah, last month.