College Sports Notes: The Lowdown on Upper Valley Alumni

By Tris Wykes

Valley News Staff Writer

Published: 12-01-2018 11:44 PM

Here’s a look at some Upper Valley residents who competed on the college varsity level this fall. A compilation of winter-sport competitors will follow that season.

Men’s Cross Country

Bryant (R.I.) University freshman Bodie Avery (Fairlee) was 64th out of 78 runners at the Northeast Conference Conference meet, posting 29:53 over 8 kilometers. The Bulldogs were fifth out of eight teams. ... Colby-Sawyer junior Liam Fleming (Orford/Rivendell) finished 113th out of 391 competitors at the 8k NCAA Division III New England regional championships in 27:15.8. The Chargers finished 30th out of 58 teams. ... Colby-Sawyer finished fourth out of nine teams at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference meet and junior Ben Jones (Enfield/Mascoma) was seventh out of 85 competitors in 28:16.4. ... Matthew Phipps (Hartford), a junior at Grinnell (Iowa) College, finished 46th out of 108 runners at the Midwest Conference championships in 28:07.8. The Pioneers were second among 10 teams. ... UMass Lowell senior Josh Fontaine (Lebanon) finished 33rd out of 80 competitors in 25:54.9 at the America East conference championship, cutting nearly a minute off his time from last year. The River Hawks were fourth out of nine teams. ... Vermont Tech traveled to Virginia Beach, Va., for the USCAA national 8K meet and finished 15th. Senior David Mattern (Tunbridge) was 62nd in 30:51, nearly a minute better than last year’s performance. Sophomore Michael Dunkle (Tunbridge) was 98th in 33:37. ...  Christian Parenti (Orford/Rivendell) was a senior at Drew (N.J.) University. He was 225th among 307 runners at the NCAA Division III Atlantic Regionals in 30:53. ... Western New England was eighth and last at the Commonwealth Coast Conference meet. Freshman Ed Bieszczad (Grantham/Lebanon) was 60th out of 97 competitors in 31:31. ... New York University was fourth out of six teams at the Vassar Invitational. Freshman Malcom Silver Van-Meter (Thetford/Thetford Academy) was 21st out of 70 striders, posting 20:35.2 on the 6k course. ... Freshman Jadon Boudreau (KUA) helped Gordon (Mass.) College finish 15th out of 19 teams in the Maine State Invitational, running 30:12. It was his second and final meet of the season for the Fighting Scots.

Women’s Cross Country

Freshman Hayden Keene (Enfield) ran twice for Bowdoin, her best effort being 26:32.4 over a 6K course at her school’s invitational. ... Junior Isabelle Tuggle (Norwich/Hanover) competed for Lyndon State, which finished fourth out of seven teams at the North Atlantic Conference championships. Tuggle ran 26.22.4, placing 33rd out of 58 runners. ...Junior Lily Denmeade (Hartland/Woodstock) was the top finisher at the NAC meet for Johnson State, finishing 19th in 23:55. ... Plymouth State’s women were third at the nine-team Little East Conference championship and sophomore Leanne Burgess (Bradford/Oxbow) finished 27th for a second consecutive season, this time out of 78 runners in 21:39.7. ... Meagan Balch (East Thetford/Thetford Academy), a freshman at Denison (Ohio) University, was her team’s first-place finisher at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional meet, finishing 70th out of 240 runners in 23:39.9.

Field Hockey

Freshman defender Amelia Mountford (New London) started eight of the 11 games she played for Bates (6-9). ... Bryant (3-15) featured senior midfielder Emily Perryman (West Lebanon/Lebanon), who started every game she played during her college career and finished with 14 goals and seven assists, two of each this fall. The Bulldogs also received a goal from senior forward Haley Wood (Brownsville/Windsor), who started three of the 11 contests in which she appeared. She started 16 of 46 games and had two goals and an assist during her career. ... Bowdoin was 11-5 with junior defender Elle Brine (Lebanon) starting every game and producing a goal and three assists. ... Senior defender Iyanna Williams (Windsor) and sophomore forward Loretta Blakeney (Barnard/Woodstock) helped Castleton go 15-5 and reach the Little East Conference title game. Williams played in 11 games and Blakeney started every game and scored 14 goals, four of them winners, after starting only three games last fall. ... The University of New England (12-10) received a team-high 17 goals and six assists from junior co-captain Kendra MacDonald (Lebanon), who started every game and notched three winning tallies. ... Rivier (N.H.) College was 3-12 for a second consecutive season. Freshman defender Josie Hastings (West Lebanon/Lebanon) appeared in five games and senior goaltender Emily Foster (West Lebanon/Lebanon) started 12 of the 14 games in which she played, posting a 2.83 GAA and a .706 save percentage while going 1-11. ... Junior forward Kelsey Pollard (Meriden/KUA) started one of the five games she started for St. Lawrence (6-10). Sophomore defender Anna Parker (Meriden/KUA) started all 15 games in which she competed for the Saints. ... Hannah Scott (Claremont/Stevens) was a junior forward and Lily D’Anna (Woodstock) a sophomore forward for Simmons (Mass.) College (7-12). Scott posted four goals while starting 16 of the 18 games she played and D’Anna started three of the 19 contests in which she participated, scoring eight times. ... Roanoke (Va.) College was 14-5 with freshman forward Hannah Bunten (Lebanon) scoring once during the 10 games in which she played. ... Junior defender Miranda Judd (Lebanon/KUA) competed for Merrimack (18-4), starting every game and producing seven goals and five assists for the Northeast Conference champions. ... Freshman midfielder/defender Liz Colannino (KUA) appeared in one game for Wesleyan (4-11).


Colby improved to 3-6 and won three of its last four games after going 1-8 last fall. Freshman Moises Celaya (Hanover) was fourth in NESCAC punting average (37.2 yards) and didn’t have a boot blocked. He was second in the conference in fair catches forced (10) and tied for fourth in punts dropped inside the 20-yard line (15). Freshman defensive lineman Mike Staiger (Hanover) appeared in one game for the Mules. ... Freshman defensive back Tyler Hamilton (White River Junction/Hartford) endured an 0-9 season at Bates, which allowed 36 points per game. Hamilton appeared in five games and made four tackles. Sophomore receiver Parker Smith (Claremont/Stevens) appeared in six Bobcats games and caught six passes for 60 yards. ... Bowdoin (1-8) snapped a 25-game losing streak by beating Bates. Junior cornerback Matt Whalen (Hanover) appeared in seven games and made 10 tackles. ... New Hampshire (4-7) missed the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. Sophomore tight end Jack Cavallaro (Hanover) played in eight games and had one catch for 5 yards. ... Nichols (Mass.) College was 5-5 with junior linebacker C.J. Lawrence (Newport) playing all but one game and being the Bisons’ second-leading tacker with 78. He also had two sacks. Sophomore defensive back Dylan McNamara (Newport), a transfer from Ana Maria, played in eight games and recorded 15 tackles and an interception. ... Castleton was 2-8 with a roster including sophomore defensive back Luc Issa (Woodstock), freshman defensive back Calen Thomas (Hanover), freshman offensive lineman Nicholas Stone (Claremont/Stevens), senior defensive lineman Tayler Larmie (White River Junction/Hartford) and sophomore receiver Alex Blaiklock (Woodstock). Issa played in every game and had 33 tackles and returns two kickoffs for a combined 6 yards. Stone saw action in one game and Larmie played in every game and had 32 tackles. ... Plymouth State (6-4) received 21 carries for 67 yards and seven receptions for 22 yards from sophomore running back Ryan Milliken (Lebanon), who saw action in eight games. He also returned three kickoffs for 56 yards. ... Ithaca (N.Y.) College was 8-3 with freshman lineman Ryan Shippa (Lebanon) practicing with the Bombers and playing for their JV team. ... Western New England was 8-3 and won its fourth consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference title with freshman tight end Matt Eylander (Grantham/Lebanon) on the roster.

Men’s Golf

Nichols (Mass.) College junior T.J. Barber (Cornish/Lebanon) competed in every autumn match for the Bison, who finished fifth out of 23 teams at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Division III championship. He tied for 13th out of 113 golfers at that event, twice shooting 78. ... Seniors David Albright (Grantham/Lebanon) and Austin Walters (Grantham/Lebanon) are at Johnson State, which finished fifth out of nine teams at the NAC championships. Albright was 17th out of 45 golfers with round scores of 80 and 85 and Walters tied for 23rd with an 83-87 performance. ... Middlebury (Vt.) College freshman Phin Choukas (Hanover) competed in five events, tying his season-best round with a 73 on the second day of the Saratoga (N.Y.) Invitational in mid-October. ... Sophomore Connor Morse (KUA) played every match for St. Michael’s (Vt.) College, scoring an average of 78.55 and tied for 39th out of 50 golfers by shooting 76-82 at the Northeast-10 Conference. The Purple Knights were 10th out of 10 teams. ... Southern New Hampshire won the Northeast-10 Conference title with senior Tyler Silver (Lebanon) playing in one tournament.

Men’s Soccer

Colby (8-6-5) received two goals and two assists from junior midfielder Asa Berolzheimer, who played in every game and started 15 of them. Teammate and senior forward Wyett McDonald (Plainfield/KUA) had an assist while playing in 18 contests and starting 16. ... Senior midfielder Morgan Dewdney (Meriden/KUA) played 14 games and started seven of them for Bates (8-7), scoring once. ... Junior forward Jack Doherty (Meriden/KUA) started all 15 games and had two goals and four assists for UNH (12-4-2). The Wildcats won the America East Conference title and lost in the opening round of the NCAA playoffs. ... Vermont Tech was 5-7-3 and its roster included senior midfielder David Mattern (Tunbridge/South Royalton), sophomore goalkeeper Jonathan Alvin (White River Junction), freshman defender Andy Ruddell (Tunbridge/Sharon Academy) and sophomore midfielder Scott Shepherd (Grantham/Lebanon). Mattern started every game and had two goals and two assists. Alvin started three of four games in which he appeared and went 0-1 with a .680 save percentage and a 1.56 goals-against average. Ruddell played every game and started all but one and Shepherd started 10 of 14 contests and had two assists. ... Castleton (9-9-1) featured sophomore midfielders Zak Gillette (Whitcomb) and Mason Thompson (Woodstock). Gillette played in two games and Thompson played in 11 contests, starting one. ... Southern New Hampshire (13-4-2), which featured 14 players from 10 countries outside the U.S., also enjoyed the services of junior defender Hugh Townsend (Lebanon), who started seven of 10 contests in which he played for the Penmen. ... Junior defender Chris Morse (Meriden/Lebanon), freshman midfielder James Disbrow (Grafton/Mascoma) and sophomore defender Carter Adams (Lebanon) were part of New England College’s 7-8-4 campaign. Morse played in six games, Disbrow played in one contest and Adams started every game and scored twice. ... Junior forward Alex Crompton (Woodstock) and senior defender Jackson Greenspan (Meriden/KUA) were part of Babson’s 12-3-4 season. Crompton played in 15 games and started 13 times while posting three goals and three assists. Greenspan started all 16 games in which he played and had three assists. ... Sophomore forward Collin Campbell (Woodstock) started six of 15 games in which he played for Johnson State (10-7) and had a goal and an assist. Freshman defender Arthur Clayton (Lyme/Thetford) started every game and had a goal and three assists. ... Curry (Mass.) College was 6-11-1. Sophomore defender/midfielder Kuda Muhlauri (Meriden/Lebanon/KUA) started four of 11 games in which he saw action. ... Connor Higgins (KUA) was a senior midfielder at St. Lawrence (12-3-3), which won the Liberty League title and advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs. He started each of the 17 games in which he played. ... Junior midfielder and fullback Brendan McGovern (KUA) started every game and had two goals for Dickinson (Pa.) College (11-6-2). ... Jules Stewart (KUA) was a junior defender for Wheaton (Mass.) College, which finished 9-10-1. He had four goals and two assists while starting 19 of the 20 games in which he saw action. ... Lyndon State (1-14) featured junior midfielder Matthew Townsend (Barnard/Whitcomb) and sophomore defender Noah Sanville-Perry (Thetford). Townsend appeared in two contests. Sanville-Perry started all 14 games in which he played. ... Freshman midfielder Jake Acker (Norwich/Hanover) started once and played in six games for Bentley (6-6-4), recording an assist. ... Rivier (1-15-3) received two goals from freshman midfielder Adam Cataldo (Woodsville), who appeared in eight contests. ... Freshman defender T.J. Hubert (Newport) played for New Hampshire Technical Institute (9-6-1), which won the Yankee Small College Conference and reached the United States Athletic Association semifinals. ... Ithaca (14-2-4) received two goals, including a winner, and three assists from freshman defender Thomas Pierce (KUA). ... Plymouth State (5-7-3) got an assist from sophomore forward Antonio Houde (Woodsville), a transfer from Rivier. ... Another transfer, Green Mountain (Vt.) College senior goaltender Sawyer Levy (Sharon), previously played at Paul Smith’s (R.I.) College. He was part of Green Mountain’s 4-9-2 season and started every game, posting a 1.85 GAA and a .809 save percentage. ... Union (7-9) featured freshman defender Henry Kahl (Hanover), who appeared in six games. ... Clarkson (N.Y.) University was 10-6-1 with freshman defender Sam Pych (Hanover) appearing in three games. ... Senior Isaac Davis (Norwich/Hanover) and freshman Kezar Berger (Strafford/Hanover) were part of a 2-10 campaign for NAIA member Warren Wilson (N.C.) College. Davis started 10 of 11 games in which he played and Berger started six of 10 contests in which he appeared, scoring once. ... Skidmore (N.Y.) College was 9-6-3 and received three goals from freshman midfielder Hart Jamieson (KUA).

Women’s Soccer

St. Michael’s (1-12-3) featured junior forward Maddie Morse (Brownsville/Windsor), who started four of the 15 games in which she played and had two goals and two assists. ... Madison Distel (Tunbridge) was a junior forward at Vermont Tech (2-8-1) who started all nine games in which she competed and who had a goal and an assist. ... Castleton (7-12) featured senior defender Katie Sanders (KUA), who started all 18 games in which she played and produced a goal and an assist. ... Freshman forward Maddie Austin (Sunapee) appeared in five games for Southern New Hampshire (14-4-3). ... Junior forward Kelly Brigham (Norwich/Hanover) appeared in 13 games and started nine of them at Connecticut College (7-6-2). ... Plymouth State (6-8-2) featured sophomore forward Mallory Lloyd (Hartland/Sharon Academy) and junior midfielder Hannah Hubert (Newport). Lloyd started every game and had six goals and three assists and Hubert appeared in four games. ... Lyndon State (5-9-1) included sophomore midfielder Taylor Hollis (Corinth/Thetford Academy), who had a goal and an assist while starting 13 of the 14 contests in which she appeared. ... Ella Bankert (KUA), a sophomore midfielder for Vermont (6-8-4), started every game and had a goal and an assist. ... Gabbi Rozumek (Woodstock) was a junior defender at Rhode Island’s Roger Williams University (7-10-2). She started six of the 15 games in which she saw action and scored four goals. ...New England College (13-8-2) featured senior midfielder Michaela Pomeroy (Thetford/Thetford Academy), who started every game for a second consecutive season and posted 16 goals, four of them winners, and nine assists. ... Johnson State was 7-10 and featured sophomore forward Morgan Grace (Plainfield/Lebanon), who started nine of the 17 games in which she played. ... Junior forward/midfielder Dee Martin (Bath/Woodsville) appeared 15 times for Clarkson (5-9-3) and scored once. ... Junior goalkeeper Katelyn Fowler (KUA) started two of the four games in which she played at Elon (N.C.) University, compiling an 0-1-1 record, a 1.47 GAA and a .500 save percentage. The Phoenix were 3-10-4. ... Freshman forward Carly Craft (Hanover) started 14 of 15 games in which she appeared for Skidmore (8-7) and had one goal.

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Halle Clark (Meriden/KUA) was part of Southern New Hampshire’s women’s golf program as a freshman, twice competing as an individual. ... Endicott (Mass.) College women’s volleyball was 18-11 with sophomore middle blocker Meghan Frederick (Sunapee) playing in 16 matches and producing 39 kills. ... Maggie Kinder (Pike/Woodsville) is a Colby-Sawyer senior equestrian rider who finished sixth in novice flat during the Chargers’ 11-team, fall finale at Dartmouth. Junior Sophia Sorci (Lebanon) won intermediate fences at the same event. ... Norwich women’s rugby was 5-4 and included sophomore prop Molly Higgins (Thetford Center/Thetford Academy). She scored her first collegiate try during a 52-5 rout of the University of New England. ... Williams (Mass.) College sophomore rower Katrina Wheelan (Hanover) was part of the Ephs’ second varsity boat at the Head of the Fish event in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in late October. The craft won in 11:50. ... Freshman Daniel Tengdin (Hanover) was part of Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic’s rowing varsity eight, which finished ninth out of 36 teams at the Head of the Charles Regatta, two seconds out of sixth place behind Notre Dame. The Engineers were second among Division III programs. ... Also at the Head of the Charles was Wesleyan, which finished 12th in 16:44 with senior Ben Lynch (Hanover) in the varsity eight. ... Andrew Wilson (Grantham/Lebanon), a sophomore rower at Ithaca, was part of the Bombers’ “B” boat, which came in second to the Rochester Institute of Technology in 15:31.24 at the Head of the Genesee race. ... Also at Ithaca is senior sculler Sierra Keat (Grantham), who helped a two-woman boat finish fifth in 18:16 at the Cornell Classic.

Tris Wykes can be reached at or 603-727-3227.