College Notes: An autumn trip to the campus

  • Former Hanover High field hockey standout Kate Blaisdell now plays for Northeastern University. NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY — Jim Pierce

  • Kate Blaisdell

  • Eliza Bates

  • Former Newport High standout Eliza Bates is now a regular at Southern New Hampshire University SNHU — Jim Stankiewicz

  • Owen Johnstone

  • Former Lebanon High standout Owen Johnstone played for Ithaca (N.Y.) College this fall. —Ithaca College

  • Former Thetford Academy student Thomas Darrah now competes for Franklin Pierce University.

  • Sally Rainey —UNH Athletics

  • Former Lebanon High star Sally Rainey is now a backup goalkeeper for the University of New Hampshire. UNH Athletics

  • Jack Stone

  • Cate Wagner —Middlebury College Athletics

  • Former Hanover High standout Cate Wagner recently finished her college career at Middlebury (Vt.) College. Middlebury College Athletics — Will Costello

Published: 11/26/2022 9:18:49 PM
Modified: 11/26/2022 9:16:23 PM

Here’s a look at some Upper Valley residents who played varsity college sports this fall:


Sophomore Kaeli Bennett (Windsor) played in eight games and started one for Smith (Mass.) College, which was 9-11-0. … Wesleyan was 4-11-0 with senior twins Diana Schwarz and Lois Schwarz (Etna/Hanover) each playing in every game. Diana started 15 times at forward and Lois started once while playing forward and midfielder. … Sophomore goaltender Ella Edmonds (Hanover) appeared in one game with Brown, which was 8-9-0 overall and 1-6-0 in Ivy League action. … Sophomore defender Hannah Wood (Brownsville/Windsor) started every game for Keene State (11-10-0), scoring once and assisting five times. … St. Lawrence was 5-11-0 overall and 0-7-0 in Liberty League action, with freshman forward Caroline Hamilton (White River Junction/Hartford) starting seven of the 15 games in which she appeared. Junior defender Katrina Randall (Hanover) started every game. … Sophomore forward Kate Blaisdell (Hanover) played in every game and started 15 times for Northeastern (5-14-0). … Southern New Hampshire was 8-11-0. Sophomore midfielder Eliza Bates (Newport) started 15 of the 18 games in which she played, posting five goals and three assists. Freshman midfielder Brianna Frisbee (Claremont/Stevens) started three of the 18 games in which she participated and had two goals and three assists. … Castleton (14-8-0) won the Little East Conference title and played in the NCAA Division III tournament’s first round. Sophomore defender/midfielder Amelia Wilson (Enfield/Mascoma) started every game for the second consecutive year. Freshman midfielder Peyton Richardson (Windsor) produced three goals and five assists while starting 17 of the 20 games in which she appeared. … Freshman midfielder Amalia Hickey (Lebanon) appeared in 11 games and totaled 17 minutes for Ithaca (N.Y.) College, which was 14-4-0.


Freshman Bethany Davis (White River Junction/Hartford) was Castleton University’s top finisher at the Little East Conference championships, running 21:58 over 6 kilometers to earn 24th place. … Franklin Pierce’s men finished second among 13 teams at the Northeast 10 Conference championship, with junior Thomas Darrah (Thetford/Thetford Academy) finishing 24th among 125 individual racers in 26:59 over the 8-kilometer course. … Carlton College sophomore Caroline Loescher (Etna/Hanover) finished eighth in 16:08 during the Knights’ clash with Northfield, Minn., crosstown rival St. Olaf. The Knights lost in what is typically a race for reserves but later finished fourth at the NCAA Division III championships. … Maine’s Bowdoin College finished seventh at the 11-team NESCAC championships, but senior Leila Trummel (Etna/Hanover) reached the NCAA Division III championship for the second consecutive year, finishing 78th in 23:13 after being 94th last fall. Freshman teammate Charlotte Tagupa (Norwich/Hanover) posted her best time at 26:18 at the Bowdoin Invitational in September. … Bates College junior Chrissy Aman (Hanover) was sixth among 39 runners in 19:18 over the 5K course at the Maine school’s Super Shootout. … Colby College sophomore Bridget Meehan (Hanover) was her school’s fifth-place runner as the Mules won a three-way meet against Bates and Bowdoin. She crossed the line in 20:03. … Denison (Ohio) College junior Matt Bonner (Hanover) competed in all seven races for the Big Red, posting a career-best 26:29 in the 8K distance. … UMass-Lowell won its third consecutive America East Conference title, with graduate student Izzy Guessing (Bradford/Oxbow) earning all-conference honors by finishing fourth in 16:59 on the 5K course.


Freshman defensive back Seamus Murphy (Norwich/Hanover) played in four games and made two tackles for Plymouth State (9-2). Freshman defensive lineman Harry Gaudet (Hartford) was also on the Panthers’ roster. … Bates was 3-6. Freshman defensive back Colin Pierce (Hanover) played in three games and made three tackles. Junior defensive lineman Kyle Hamilton (Hartford) played in every game and made 27 tackles. … Castleton was 5-5 with freshman defensive back C.J. Childs (Lebanon) appearing in three games and making one solo and one assisted tackle. Classmate and defensive lineman Connor Brown (Lebanon) did not see action. … Also spending the fall practicing were UNH freshman defensive back Jack Stone (Meridan/Lebanon), Hamilton (N.Y.) College linebacker Josh Bucci (Norwich/Hanover), Merrimack College (Mass.) sophomore receiver Henri Bourque (Claremont/Stevens) and University of New England freshman defensive lineman Cam Davio (Lebanon). The latter has announced plans to transfer to Massachusetts’ Endicott University in the coming year.


Sophomore Tyler St. Martin (Lebanon) has started all 34 games he’s played at Southern Maine, doing so in 17 contests this fall with no points. The Huskies were 6-5-7. … Ithaca was 3-9-5 with graduate student Owen Johnstone (Plainfield/Lebanon) appearing in six games, starting twice and earning an assist. Freshman Ryan Oliveira (West Lebanon/Lebanon) was a reserve who didn’t see action. The Bombers also enjoyed the services of assistant coach Austin Mansell (West Lebanon/Lebanon). … Charlie Adams (Norwich/Hanover), a sophomore midfielder, produced two goals and an assist while playing every game and starting 11 of them for Brown, which was 8-5-3 overall but 0-3-3 in Ivy League play. … Bard College (N.Y.) was 4-10-1 and 0-9 in Liberty League action. Sophomore defender Dylan Kotlowitz (East Thetford/Hanover) played in 13 games and started 11 of them. Senior defender Min Purvis (Woodstock) appeared in one game. … Freshman forward Jacob Kubik-Pauw (Hanover) appeared in 10 games for Allegheny College (Pa.). The Gators were 5-8-4. … Five locals helped Keene State go 5-12-2. Freshman Cooper Moote (Claremont/Stevens) was one of five goalkeepers on the roster and didn’t appear in a game. Senior midfielder Noah Spaulding (Claremont/KUA) appeared in 13 games and started twice, posting two assists. Junior defender Colin Lewis (Claremont/KUA) appeared in 13 games and started four times. Sophomore midfielder Blake Palmer (Hanover) appeared in one game, and freshman defender Dylan Chambers (Claremont/Stevens) started three of the seven games in which he participated. … Northern Vermont-Lyndon was 2-12-1 with junior forward Joseph Patrick Osborn (Hanover) starting every game and producing three goals and an assist. Senior defender Koltin Leduc (Tunbridge/Sharon Academy) started two of the 12 games in which he appeared, scoring once. Leduc also competes for the cross country and lacrosse teams. … Junior forward Arthur Clayton (Lyme/Thetford Academy) started 13 of the 14 games in which he played for Northern Vermont-Johnson (4-10-2), scoring twice. … Sophomore defender Ian O’Brien (Quechee/Hartford) started every game for Vermont Tech (0-12-0) and produced a goal and an assist. Senior midfielder Zach Johnson (White River Junction) started 10 of 12 games in which he participated. … Colby-Sawyer was 5-11-3 with junior goalkeeper Stan Nelson (Grantham/Mid Vermont Christian) appearing in one game. … Freshman defender Griffin Gamache (West Lebanon/Lebanon) started twice and played in six games for Plymouth State (7-7-3). … Johns Hopkins University (Md.) was 15-1-8 but lost on penalty kicks in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. Blue Jays junior defender Logan Falzarano (Lebanon) has now started all 43 games in his college career and had an assist this fall. … Tucker Stenger (Enfield/Mascoma), a New England College graduate student and striker, played in every game and started all but one for the Pilgrims (8-9-3). He produced three goals and three assists for the back-to-back New England Collegiate Conference champions.


Sophomore goaltender Sally Rainey (West Lebanon/Lebanon) started one of the three games in which she appeared for the University of New Hampshire (9-6-3), which advanced to the first round of the NCAA Division I tournament. … Freshman forward Elliot Rupp (Windsor) appeared in 17 games and scored twice for Pennsylvania’s Moravian University (6-6-5). … Middlebury freshman defender Elsa Bolinger (Lyme/Hanover) played in seven games and started two of them as the Panthers went 10-5-1. Senior midfielder Cate Wagner (Hanover) started 14 of 16 games in which she appeared this fall and 36 of 59 during her career. … Junior midfielder Kyra Russian-Araya (Meriden/KUA) played in every game for Skidmore College (N.Y.) and produced five goals and three assists for the Thoroughbreds (10-2-4). … Junior forward Gracie Gamache (West Lebanon/KUA) started one of the 12 games she played for Rhodes College (Tenn.), which was 10-4-1. She had one assist. … Colby was 5-9-1 and winless in NESCAC play with sophomore fullback/forward Charlotte Johnson (Hanover) starting six of the 10 games in which she played. Junior midfielder Pepper Joseph (Hanover) started 13 of 14 contests in which she saw action and produced two assists. … Junior forward Casey MacVeagh (Thetford/Thetford Academy) was the leading scorer for Carleton with 10 goals and seven assists, helping the Knights go 13-2-3 and 8-0-3 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. … Emmanuel College (Mass.) was 13-3-3 with sophomore midfielder Rachel Harrington (Lebanon) starting one of the four games in which she took the field.


Castleton men’s golf finished second out of six teams at the Little East men’s championship. Sophomore Brady Hathorn (Wilder/Hartford) tied for third among individual competitors at that event and was second among the Spartans with an 80.0 scoring average during the season. … Middlebury was second out of 23 teams at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association championship. Senior Phin Choukas (Hanover) tied for 28th place among 113 individual golfers. … Norwich sophomore rugby player Marius Edwards (Unity/Newport) piled up two tries and four conversions during a rout of UMass-Lowell in October. The Cadets lost to North Carolina State in the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association’s Division II quarterfinals. … Union College (N.Y.) sophomore Lena Nowell (Lebanon) rowed fifth seat in the varsity eight during its lone fall competition at the Head of the Fish in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Dutchwomen finished 21st. … Worcester Polytechnic Institute fifth-year competitor Daniel Tengden (Hanover) won the singles race at the Wormtown Chase Regatta, hosted by his Goats. Homeschooled during his teens, Tenden bested four other entrants in 22:30.

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