Sophomore basketball player Olivia Murphy has been named the Little East Conference’s Player of the Week for the second straight time. Murphy, who led the Beacons (5-1) to a 2-0 week, averaged 30 points and 12 rebounds. She also earned the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Player of the Week award. The Beacons face Westfield State University on Thursday.
The Beacons (3-4) dropped both their games this week, including the conference opener on Saturday against Keene State College. The team looks to rebound this Saturday when they travel to Rhode Island College.
The Beacons (6-1-2) picked up two big wins this week, including a 3-2 victory over rival University of Southern Maine on Saturday. Also this week, senior captain Travis Daniel of North Brunswick, New Jersey became the thirteenth Beacon to rack up 100 career points. The team hosts Wentworth Institute of Technology on Friday.
Meanwhile, the countdown continues to the January 7 Frozen Fenway game at Fenway Park. Anyone who purchases a ticket will receive a 20 percent discount on all UMass Boston apparel and gifts in the UMass Boston Bookstore through January 24. Bring your ticket to the Athletics Department to get your voucher. Fans will also receive one-of-a-kind gameday apparel.
The women’s hockey team was 1-0-1 this week, meaning the Beacons (3-7-2) have extended their unbeaten streak to three games. Junior Moe Bradley of Swampscott had a career-high 30 saves in the scoreless tie against Trinity College on Saturday night. Women’s hockey has a few weeks off. They return to action on Thursday, January 2 when they host Stevenson University in the first round of the 7th Annual Codfish Bowl Tournament.
Track and Field
Sophomore Hulerie McGuffie of Lynn led the Beacons at the second annual UMass Boston Indoor Open with a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash and a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash. McGuffie added to her accomplishments on Monday when she was named the LEC’s Track Athlete of the Week.