College Notes: The Latest on Former Upper Valley Athletes
Former Hanover athlete Joe Cravero.
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Former Hartford athlete Joe Wood.
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Former Woodstock athlete Emma Astbury.
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Former Hanover athlete James Washington.
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Here’s a look at how Upper Valley athletes have fared in the college ranks recently:
Holy Cross was 13-31 with freshman pitcher Joe Cravero (Hanover) appearing five times, including four starts. He had a 5.40 ERA and an 0-1 record. ... Freshman infielder Andrew Cawley got into two games for Bowdoin (18-16-1). ... Norwich was 7-16 with senior Devin Cilley (Tunbridge/South Royalton) at third base. He batted .256 and had an .886 fielding percentage in 16 games. ... Castleton State (29-12) reached the NCAA Division III tournament’s New York Regional with freshman utility player Zach LaPerle (Randolph) appearing in two games. ... Plymouth State (22-16) featured sophomore utility player Jake Broom (New London/Kearsarge) and sophomore outfielder Justin Judd (Lebanon). The former batted .256 in 25 games and the latter hit .267 in eight. ... Sophomore outfielder Clint Goodwin (Lebanon) was part of Daniel Webster’s 12-20 campaign, starting all 25 games in which he played and batting .217. ... St. Michael’s was 12-29 with sophomore pitcher Byron Brocar (Bradford/Oxbow) making nine appearances and posting an 0-1 record and a 5.87 ERA. ... Colby-Sawyer suffered its ninth consecutive losing season, finishing 9-25. Freshman first baseman Justin Devoid (Quechee/Hartford) started 16 of the 21 games in which he appeared, batting .220 and committing no errors. Senior pitcher Alex Drost (West Windsor/Windsor) appeared six times and made four starts, going 0-4 with a 6.94 ERA. ... Nichols won six of 34 games. Sophomore Brady Boisvert (Plainfield/Lebanon) made three starts as a pitcher, going 0-2 with an 8.03 ERA. He also hit .200 in 30 at-bats.
Emily Eickhoff (Hanover) was a junior at Tufts, where she stroked on the second varsity eight and has been elected a co-captain for next season. ... Sophomore Sukie Emerson (Norwich/Hanover) helped Skidmore (N.Y.) College’s varsity four finish sixth in the New York State meet. Also in the program is freshman Sarah Landgraf (Orford/Rivendell), who was part of the novice eight boat’s sixth-place finish in the same meet. ... Freshman Parker Gardner (Hanover) competed in six regular season races and the Eastern Sprints for Dartmouth’s men’s heavyweight fourth varsity eight. ... The Wesleyan roster featured two locals, sophomore Connor Schon (Hanover) and senior Keegan Duffy (Norwich/Hanover). The latter helped the Cardinals varsity eight finish eighth out of 20 teams at the ECAC championships. ... E mma Behrens (Thetford Center/Hanover) was a sophomore at Ithaca (N.Y.) College. She rowed in the second varsity eight and was the stroke of the varsity four that competed at the state championships. ... Freshman Zach Kent (White River Junction/Hartford) helped Union’s second varsity eight finish third in the petite final at the New York State championships, clocking in at 7:28.72 over 2,000 meters. ... D an Seaman (Claremont/Stevens) was a freshman at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute and rowed in the program’s third varsity eight at the New England championships, finishing third.
Vince Kimball (Lebanon) was a senior for Southern New Hampshire, which made its first NCAA tournament trip since 2009 and the fourth in program history. Kimball tied for 48th place during the Penmen’s regular-season finale at the Mike Bello Invitational in Baldwinsville, N.Y. SNHU finished seventh out of 14 teams. ... The Bentley (Mass.) University’s men’s golf team finished seventh out of eight teams in its final regular season tournament. Sophomore Zach Pollard (Lebanon) tied for 35th among individuals with an 89. The Falcons received a fourth consecutive NCAA Division II tournament berth. ... The University of Hartford men’s team finished third out of seven teams at the America East tournament. Sophomore Evan Russell (Grantham/KUA) posted his squad’s third-best score and tied for seventh place among individual competitors. ... Z ach Temple (Hartland/Hartford), a freshman at Castleton State, led the Spartans to victory at an 11-team tournament to conclude the season. He won the individual competition by two strokes. ... Senior Joe Toland (White River Junction/Hartford) competed for Charlotte. His last action of the season came in late March, when he helped the 49ers finish 12th out of 15 teams at the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Ga. Toland tied for 66th among individuals at the event, shooting a combined 16 over par during three days of play.
Bryant (R.I.) University won its third consecutive Northeast Conference title, beating Siena during an NCAA Division I tournament play-in game and then posted perhaps the biggest playoff upset in college lacrosse history when it won at No. 2 Syracuse and advanced to the quarterfinals. There, the Bulldogs (16-5) lost to No. 7 Maryland. Senior midfielder Bo Redpath (Hanover) had three goals and two assists in 17 games. ... S am Funnell (Canaan/Hanover) was a sophomore midfielder at Bard (N.Y.) College. The Raptors were 6-8 and Funnell started every game, posting three goals and three assists. ... Freshman defenseman Nick Funnell (Grantham) was on the roster at Bowdoin (9-7). ... Freshman Christian Wolter (Hanover) played in every game for Michigan (5-11) as a defensive midfielder and chipped in an assist. ... Freshman midfielder Joe Wood (White River Junction/Hartford) appeared in nine games for Norwich (8-10) and had one goal while winning 21-of-31 faceoffs. ... Sophomore midfielder Jack Connally (Grantham/Lebanon) played one game for Johnson & Wales (R.I.) University, which finished 4-13. ... S am Polas (Hartford), appeared in nine games and started two for Castleton State (12-6). He was 1-2 with a 9.99 GAA. ... Freshman midfielder Peter Allen (Kearsarge) made it into two games for Plymouth State (9-6). Teammate C.J. Frates (KUA), a junior midfielder, appeared in 15 contests and had three goals and seven assists. ... Haverford was 1-13, with senior midfielder Jordan Hitchcock (Hanover) starting eight of the 13 games in which he saw action and recording a goal. Teammate and freshman goaltender James Washington (Hanover) made it into three contests, posting an 8.00 GAA. ... Vermont (5-8) included junior defenseman Calder Billings and his brother, senior goaltender Nate Billings, both from Woodstock. The former started four of the 12 games in which he appeared and the latter started one of the four contests in which he saw action, posting an 0-1 record and a 16.47 GAA. ... St. Anselm was 6-9 with junior attackman Charlie Geraghty (Norwich/Hanover) starting three of 12 games and producing three goals and three assists. ... New England College (14-4) won its second North Atlantic Conference title in three years. Junior Asa Weisberg (Kearsarge) played in eight games, scoring once. Junior goaltender Chris Galluzzo (New London/Kearsarge) played in every game, starting all but one, and was 13-4 with a .563 save percentage and a 10.15 GAA. ... Goucher (Md.) College was 7-8. Junior attackman Sam Morgan (Kearsarge) started every game and led the Gophers in scoring with 27 goals and 13 assists. ... Limestone (S.C.) College won its third NCAA Division II title, going 19-1. Junior attackman Nick Schmell (Woodstock) didn’t appear in the season finale, but did play in 10 contests, starting one. He had three goals and an assist. ... Freshman attackman Hunter Schmell (Woodstock), Nick’s brother, was also on a successful squad at Stevenson (Md.) University, which was 19-3 and lost in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. Hunter Schmell had two goals and an assist in four games and will transfer to Division II Merrimack (Mass.) University, which was 12-5 this spring. ... Middlebury was 8-8 with sophomore attackman Christian Johansen (Hanover) appearing in two games. ... Sophomore midfielder Ryan Brigham (Norwich/Hanover) helped St. Lawrence finish 8-6, playing in 14 games, scoring once and won 53 percent of his faceoffs as the Saints’ main man on draws. ... Nichols (Mass.) College was 3-13 with sophomore midfielder Darby Geno (White River Junction/Hartford) playing in every game and starting all but two of them. ... Springfield (Mass.) College reached the NCAA Division III tournament’s second round and featured sophomore midfielder Maxwell Abendroth (Sunapee/KUA), who appeared in nine games. ... Clark (Mass.) University was 8-7 with sophomore midfielder Jon Spencer (KUA) scoring nine goals and adding nine assists in 14 games. ... Lyndon State was 2-13 with senior defenseman Jeff Russell (South Royalton) playing in 14 games. Sophomore midfielder Colin Young (South Royalton/Sharon Academy) had seven goals and four assists in 14 games. ... C onner Blair (Hartland/Woodstock) was a freshman defenseman at Thomas (Maine) College (4-9), playing in 12 games and starting three.
St. Joseph’s (Maine) College was 12-8 with freshman goaltender Emma Astbury (Bridgewater/Woodstock) playing in eight games, starting four of them and producing a 3-0 record and a 4.89 goals-against average. ... Freshman attacker Mo Moran (Lebanon) appeared in eight games for Keene State (13-5) and had three goals and three assists. ... S ierra Luce (Hartford), a sophomore goaltender at Regis (Mass.) College, appeared in one game for the Pride (14-3). ... M organ Tullar (Randolph Center/Chelsea) was part of Central Connecticut’s 7-10 campaign and appeared in every game, starting all but one. She had a 13.25 goals-against average. ... Wilkes (Pa.) University (13-3) set a program record for victories and reached the Freedom Conference’s title game. Freshman goaltender Morgan Galluzzo (New London/Kearsarge) played in every game, starting 14 of them, and posted a 13-3 record, a .350 save percentage and a 10.52 GAA. ... Green Mountain College was 0-9. Sophomore midfielder Martha Howe (Sunapee) started every game. ... Castleton State (9-7) featured senior midfielder Blake Wardwell (Bridgewater/Woodstock) who played every game and started all but one while scoring nine goals and adding five assists. Sophomore attacker Brianna McKay (Randolph) started 10 of the 11 contests in which she played, posting 16 goals and three assists. ... St. Michael’s (5-10) enjoyed the services of sophomore midfielder Steph Bonewald (New London), who started every game and had 13 goals and one assist. ... Colby-Sawyer (4-13) utilized junior midfielder Michelle Upham (Chelsea), who started seven of the nine games in which she played and scored 18 goals and added an assist. ... Freshman midfielder Gemma Bready (Kearsarge) helped Colby go 11-7 and reach the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. She had two goals, starting two of the 13 contests in which she appeared. Classmate Georgia Lubrano (Hanover) appeared in three games. ... The starting goaltender for Tufts (10-6) was junior Rachel Gallimore (Hanover), who played every game and started all but two, going 9-5 with a .349 save percentage and a 9.70 GAA. ... The roster at Norwich (8-5) included junior midfielder Hope Royce (Chelsea) and freshman defender Hannah Mesh (Chelsea). The former started every game and had 15 goals and three assists, while the latter appeared in three games and had a goal. ... Rivier (N.H.) University was 9-9 with junior midfielder Savannah Neuwirt (Kearsarge) as its second-leading scorer with 15 goals and 27 assists. She played every game and started all but one. ... H annah Lyons (Hanover) was a freshman attacker at Colorado College (13-6) who started two of the 18 games in which she played and posted five goals and an assist.
Carleton (Minn.) College went 12-25 with senior outfielder and catcher Holly Buttrey (East Thetford/Thetford Academy) starting every game and batting .237 and posting an .875 fielding percentage. ... Norwich (18-18) featured senior first baseman Erin Clark (Oxbow) and sophomore outfielder Taylor Morris (Haverhill/Woodsville). Clark batted .241 while playing every game and Morris hit .273 in 28 games and also started four games as a pitcher, going 1-2 with 3.62 ERA. ... Johnson State was 6-23 with junior outfielder and pitcher Kristy McDonnell (Quechee/Hartford) batting .344 in 19 games and making three appearances in the circle. ... Keene State (19-19) enjoyed the services of senior infielder Elissa Coburn (Claremont/Stevens), who batted .115 in 13 games. ... R ebecca Young (Plainfield/KUA) was a sophomore infielder at Maine-Farmington (14-14), appearing in six games and delivering a hit in two at-bats. ... K atie Davis (North Haverhill/Woodsville), a junior pitcher at Lyndon State, was honored on the North Atlantic Conference’s second team for the second consecutive year. She led the conference with 98 strikeouts and was third in victories with nine. She allowed 73 earned runs in 161 2/3 innings and completed 24 of her 25 starts. At the plate, she hit .348 with two doubles, one triple and seven RBIs while compiling a slugging percentage of .435. Teammate and freshman outfielder Mindy Carl (Newport) appeared in 29 games for the Hornets (9-21), batting .265 with 12 RBIs.
Brown finished sixth at the eight-team Ivy League championships. Senior Heidi Caldwell (Hanover) concluded her college career with a 24th-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA East regionals in 16:32.79. She finished 10th in the 3,000 meters at the Ivy League championships in a time of 9:51 and fourth in the 5,000 meters in 16:49 as Brown finished sixth out of eight teams. Sophomore teammate Leah Eickhoff (Hanover) was ninth in the 3,000 meters in 10:49 and won the mile at the Brown Springtime Open meet. ... Bates sophomore Elyse Rubchinuk (Newport) was fifth in the javelin at the 10-team NESCAC championships with a career-best toss of 124-11. The Bobcats finished sixth. ... A lex Strenta (Hanover), a senior runner for Dickinson (Pa.) College, finished 21st out of 29 competitors in the 5,000 meters in 15:31 at the Centennial Conference championships. The Red Devils were third out of eight teams. ... UVM finished second at the America East women’s championships, its best placement since winning the title in 2001. Contributing was senior Tess Cioffredi (Lebanon), part of the Catamounts’ fifth-place 4x400 relay team, which finished in 3:55.71. Freshman Denali Balser (South Pomfret/Woodstock) was 11th in the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 12:10.34 as the Catamount men finished fifth at the same meet. ... Dartmouth junior Cathy Liebowitz (Plainfield/Lebanon) helped the Big Green finish second by taking fourth in the hammer throw at the Ivy League championships with a toss of 172 feet, 5 inches. ... Dartmouth’s men’s team finished fifth at the Ivy Championships. Senior Josh Cyphers (Grantham/Lebanon) won the pole vault at 16 feet, 6.75 inches. At the same event, senior Dom Filiano (Lebanon) was 11th in the shot put at 51 feet, one inch, 13th in the hammer throw at 162 feet, six inches, and 12th in the discus at 144 feet. He was later 27th in the shot put at the IC4A Championships with a toss of 49 feet, 10.5 inches. Another Dartmouth competitor, junior Joe Carey (Hanover), ran the 1,500 meters in 3:59.01 at the second New Balance Boston Twilight Meet in May, placing 21st out of 55 other runners. ... Hamilton (N.Y.) College senior William Tifft (Fairlee/Rivendell) finished fifth in the hammer throw at the NESCAC championships with a toss of 149 feet, one inch. Hamilton tied for last at the 11-team meet. ... Senior Jesse Chapman (East Thetford/Thetford Academy) finished seventh in the shot put at the New England championships with a toss of 46.50 meters. He won the decathlon at the IC4A championships and was second in the event at the American Athletic Conference championships. ... Freshman Galen Moynihan (Plainfield/Lebanon) competed for Union (N.Y.) College and finished 10th out of 13 runners in the 400 meter hurdles at the Liberty League championships in a time of 1:05.72. The Dutchmen came in fourth at the six-team meet. ... T ala Wilson (Orford/Rivendell) was a freshman at Franklin Pierce. She placed 13th out of 15 runners in the 400 meters during April’s Regis Pride Classic in Weston, Mass., with a time of 1:12.42.
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