Women’s Volleyball Crowned LEC Tournament Champions; NCAA Tourney Starts Friday
The Beacons (21-15) will face Wellesley College Friday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA tournament following their fifth straight Little East Conference tournament title. Patsy Boland, a freshman from Chicago who had 26 kills over the LEC tournament weekend, was named MVP.
“We just had to focus on our game rather than anyone else’s game. It could be our last so we had to swing hard, we had to play our best, not worry about what anyone else had to do,” Boland said.
Boland is one of six Beacons to make the all-conference teams this year. Boland, senior Megan Pollock, and senior Corrine Porter earned second team all-conference honors alongside freshman Elizabeth Glavan, who also won the Defensive Player of the Year. Junior Kristen Morrison was named to the first team alongside freshman Julia Murphy, the Co-Offensive Player of the Year.
The Beacons will play Wellesley in the first round of the NCAA Division III regional tournament on Friday at 3 p.m. at Williams College.
No. 5 Eastern Connecticut stunned the No. 1 Beacons 1-0 in the finals of the LEC tournament last Thursday. The team closed out the season with a 15-5 record. A program record seven players received all-conference honors on Tuesday. Junior Krista Ledin was named the Offensive Player of the Year; she also earned first team all-conference honors along with seniors Tayla Andrews, Sam Cristoforo, and Alli Modzelewski, and junior Kristen Spain. Juniors Brittany Castillo and Ericka Garufi received spots on the second team.
Three members of the men’s soccer team (11-7-1), which fell just shy of the LEC tournament, have earned all-conference honors. Freshman Edmilson Barros was named the Rookie of the Year. Barros and junior Marcus Pizzetti received first team all-conference honors, and junior Rolando Barbosa was named to the second team.
Freshman Nuha Muntasser has become the first Beacon in program history to be named the LEC’s Rookie of the Year. Muntasser and senior Anitra Kloczewiak were both named to the LEC’s All-Conference Team on Tuesday.
Women’s Ice Hockey
Angela Dandreo’s goal earned the Beacons (0-2-1) a tie with the University of New England Nor’Easters on Tuesday night. The Beacons host Manhattanville College on Friday at 4 p.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey
A Travis Daniel goal 42 seconds into the overtime period gave the Beacons (2-1) their first conference win of the season on Saturday. Daniel, a senior from North Brunswick, New Jersey, had 4 points in the 4-3 win over St. Anselm College. The Beacons have the rest of the week off. They next take on Castleton State College in Rutland on Friday, November 22.
To follow the Beacons all season long, visit www.beaconsathletics.com.
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