Student-Athletes of the Week
PREVIOUS STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK FOR THE 2012-13 SEASON:
Colton Ham (Men's Cross Country): Ham ran the opening leg of the program's A-team at Saturday's Skyhawk Relays. Ham ran his leg in a time of 10:10 as the unit placed seventh out of 23 teams and finished ahead of several other NE-10 programs. It marked the first race for the men's program since being revived last fall.
Hannah Weagle (Women's Soccer): Weagle logged seven points (3 g1 a) in the opening two matches of the season and of her collegiate career. She scored twice in Saturday's win over Caldwell and then scored the OT winner in Monday's triumph at SNHU. She also had an assist in the match.
Ian Landry (Golf): Landry finished second at the FPU Division II Fall Invitational over the weekend as he carded a two-round score of 143 to finish at 1-under-par. He shot a 3-under 69 in the first round as his two-round total marked the lowest score of his collegiate career.
Shannon Lozier (Women's Cross Country): Against a field of all Division I runners Lozier ran a school-record time of 21:46.2 in the women's 5k race on Saturday at the Bryant Invitational. She finished ahead of 39 Division I runners in just her second collegiate race.
Le-Shaun Young (Men's Soccer): Young picked the best time to score his first collegiate goal as he scored in the 75th minute to lift No. 6 men's soccer to a 1-0 triumph over No. 3 Southern New Hampshire on Saturday night. His tally came off a header attempt.
Lina Kleinschmidt (Volleyball): Kleinschmidt had an outstanding week in leading the Ravens to a pair of 3-0 victories over Assumption and Post. Against Post she hit a robust .545 with a match-high in kills (13) and blocks (5). Against Assumption she hit .308 with six kills and five service aces.
Tyler Mathews (Sprint Football): In his first collegiate game Mathews produced 191 yards of total offense including three touchdowns (2 rush 1 pass) against Cornell on Saturday. He was 12-of-27 passing for 148 yards and zero interceptions. He also rushed for 43 yards.
Lauren Miller (Volleyball): Miller had a solid weekend as she averaged 20 digs per match at the Pace Tournament. She collected 21 in an important win over Nova Southeastern.
Colton Ham (Men's Cross Country): Ham finished second out of 275 harriers at the Pop Crowell Invitational on Saturday and was the top collegiate finisher in the field. He helped the Ravens to a third-place finish in the event.
Hannah Weagle (Women's Soccer): Weagle scored three of Franklin Pierce's four goals last week, including both in a 2-0 win at Bentley on Wednesday. She also scored in a 2-1 win at Adelphi on Saturday.
Gareth Dudney (Men's Soccer): Dudney logged four points last week including a pair of assists in a 3-1 win over Southern Connecticut State (including assisting on the match-winner) on Wednesday. He then scored the match-winner in a 2-0 win at New Haven on Saturday.
Megan Bird (Field Hockey): Bird scored the game-winning goal with 3:34 left in overtime to lift field hockey to a 1-0 win at Saint Anselm on Tuesday. The win snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Ravens.
Will Ellery (Sprint Football): Ellery returned a third quarter interception 44 yards for a touchdown to break a 14-14 tie and lift sprint football to a 21-14 win over Princeton on Friday night. It marked the first win in program history in just its third game played. Ellery also made three tackles in the game.
Talita Pereira (Women's Soccer): Pereira scored a pair of goals including the game-winner 4:35 into the second OT to lift women's soccer to a 3-2 win at Le Moyne on Saturday. It marked the second-consecutive match Pereira scored two goals.
Colton Ham (Men's Cross Country): Ham finished 19th at Saturday's NE-10 Championship and was placed on the All-NE-10 Third-Team for his accomplishment. He was the second fastest rookie in the race.
Megan Bird (Field Hockey): In her final collegiate field hockey match Bird assisted on a pair of goals Saturday against Assumption. In the process she became the program record holder for career assists with 15.
Stew Wise (Golf): Stew shot a three-over-par 75 to tie for first place in the individual standings of the NEIGA Championship on Sunday at The Captains Course on Cape Cod.
Natasha Ray (Volleyball): Ray hit .448 on her way to a match-high 14 kills in volleyball's 3-0 win over Saint Michael's last Tuesday. She also recorded six service aces in the match. Ray averaged a little more than nine kills in three matches during the week.
Colton Ham (Men's Cross Country): Ham finished 30th out of 188 competitors at the NCAA Division II East Regional Championship, to earn All-East Region honors from the USTFCCCA.
Katie Jackson (Volleyball): Katie logged 23 kills in a pair of wins over Adelphi and Pace over the weekend. She hit .385 in Friday's win over Adelphi.
Pat Dunn (Men's Ice Hockey): Dunn averaged 32 saves in a pair of games last week including making 33 stops to earn a shutout victory over Assumption (1-0) in the Northeast-10 Conference opener on Saturday night.
Kara Charette (Women's Basketball): Charette averaged 21.5 points and 5.5 rebounds this past weekend in a pair of games including totaling 21 points and nine rebounds in her collegiate debut on Friday. She followed that up with 22 points in Saturday's win.
Brendan McCarron (Men's Ice Hockey): McCarron threw in a pair of power play goals on Saturday to lead the men's ice hockey team to a 3-1 win over SUNY Canton. The win was the Ravens' third in their first five games of the season.
Michaela Faia (Women's Ice Hockey): Faia scored a pair of goals and assisted on another for a three-point afternoon in women's ice hockey's 6-1 win over UNE on Friday. It marked the first win in program history. She became the first player in program history to score multiple goals in a game.
Eric Jean-Guillaume (Men's Basketball): Jean-Guillaume dropped in a game and season-high 23 points to lead the #8 nationally ranked men's basketball team to an 85-73 road win at #17 Stonehill.
Karsyn Baker (Women's Ice Hockey): Baker had a goal and an assist as women's ice hockey battled hard in a close 4-2 loss to Saint Anselm on Monday. In the process Baker became the first Raven to reach 10 points this season.
Mike Abrams (Men's Track & Field): Abrams finished second in the 200-meter dash third in the 60-meter dash and was a member of the victorious 4x400-meter relay team for the Ravens on Saturday at Smith College in the program's inaugural meet.
Jackie Price (Women's Track & Field): Price ran a time of 9.54 seconds to win the 60-meter hurdles on Saturday for the women's indoor track and field team at the season-opening Smith Indoor Track Winter Classic hosted by Smith College.
Ellis Cooper (Men's Basketball): Ellis averaged 16.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in a pair of victories for the Ravens last week. He had 17 points at Bentley on Tuesday and followed with a 15-point 7-rebound performance against Lowell on Saturday.
Amanda Saab (Women's Basketball): Amanda averaged 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game last week in a pair of contests. She scored a team-high tying 10 points at #2 Bentley on Tuesday. Her best performance was a near triple-double against Lowell on Saturday as she had a career-high tying 19 points 9 assists and 6 rebounds.
Ryen Vilmont (Men's Basketball): Ryen averaged 12.0 points 5.0 rebounds 2.0 assists 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game over three contests last week. He pumped in a team-high 16 points and had six boards in a 66-60 win over Queens on Wednesday.
Tiffany Johnson (Women's Basketball): Tiffany pumped in a career-high 26 points to help Franklin Pierce rally for a 75-72 win over Saint Michael's on Sunday. She went 10-of-16 from the floor including a blistering 6-of-7 from three-point range. She also had 3 rebounds 3 assists 3 steals and a block.
Eric Jean-Guillaume (Men's Basketball): Eric scored a career-high tying 29 points in Saturday's come-from-behind 91-71 win over Le Moyne. He tossed in 22 of those points in the second half as he was 7-of-8 from the field including a 6-for-6 clip from three-point range.
Kara Charette (Women's Basketball): Charette averaged 20.5 points 6.0 rebounds 1.5 assists and 1.0 blocks per game in two contests last week. She also shot a combined 11-of-16 from the floor. Charette pumped in a team-high 22 points on Wednesday in a win over Southern Connecticut and followed with 19 points in Saturday's win over Le Moyne.
Antoine Gisore (Men's Track & Field): In his first meet in an FPU uniform on Saturday at the Wesleyan Gisore won a pair of events including the 600 meters (1:25.14) and the 3000 meters (9:01.43). He also placed seventh in the mile and was part of the 4x400 meter relay team which placed 10th.
Alyssa Lambert (Women's Track & Field): Lambert won the 1000 meters in a time of 3:10.32 on Saturday at the Wesleyan Invitational. She also placed seventh in the 3000 meters to cap a pair of top-10 finishes on the afternoon.
Mike Abrams (Men's Track & Field): Abrams was busy speeding through a pair of dash events at the BU Invitational on Saturday. In the 400-meter dash he became the first NE-10 rookie to break 50 seconds this season (49.86) and placed 44th in the event. In the 200-meter dash he recorded a time of 22.37 to shave 0.06 seconds off his previous fastest time of the season. The time was good for 45th at the meet and fifth among NE-10 competitors.
Tiffany Johnson (Women's Track & Field): Johnson tossed in a game-high 23 points including nine in overtime to lift Franklin Pierce to a come-from-behind 69-60 win over Pace on Saturday. The Ravens trailed by 24 points in the second half but Johnson's play helped make the comeback possible. She nearly had a double-double with nine rebounds.
Ryen Vilmont (Men's Basketball): Ryen led the team in scoring in both games last week and averaged 21.5 points on a combined 13-of-20 shooting from the field. He pumped in a career-high 25 points in Saturday's win at Saint Rose. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds 2.0 assists 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.
Alyssa Lambert (Women's Cross Country): Alyssa competed in the 2013 USATF Junior Cross Country National Championship in St. Louis this weekend. The 6k race featured some of the top high schoolers and college freshmen in the nation. Lambert finished 48th in a time of 25:11.3.
Michael Carr (Men's Ice Hockey): Michael became the first player in program history to score four goals in one game as he turned the trick in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Saint Michael's. The win punched the program's ticket back to the postseason. It marked the second hat trick of Carr's career.
Michelle Stock (Women's Ice Hockey): Michelle scored the first goal of her collegiate career on Friday and it was a big one as it was the game-winner with just 3:06 remaining to lift the Ravens to a 3-2 win over Saint Michael's. It gave the Ravens their sixth win in their inaugural season.
Dino Federico (Men's Ice Hockey): Dino scored the game-winning goal with under three minutes remaining in Thursday's 3-2 win at SNHU. The win ensured the Ravens no worse than a second place finish and a home NE-10 playoff game this Saturday. It's the highest regular season finish in program history. Federico also scored a goal in Saturday's game versus Brockport.
Rachel Allen (Softball): Rachel got her senior campaign off to an outstanding start with a pair of complete-game wins this weekend at the Charger Chillout. She pitched a two-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over Ohio Dominican on Saturday. Allen yielded just two runs on three hits in a complete-game performance in a 3-2 win over Quincy on Friday.
Roscoe Sweeney (Men's Ice Hockey): Rocky scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's NE-10 semifinals win over SNHU and logged two assists to complete a three-point game. It marked the first post-season win in program history and the Ravens advanced to this Saturday's NE-10 Championship game at Saint Anselm at 4 p.m. in Manchester.
Brittany Martelle (Women's Basketball): Brittany came off the bench to average 19.5 points in two games last week including dropping in a career-high 26 points in a 101-86 win at UMass-Lowell on Saturday which enabled the Ravens to stay alive for a home NE-10 playoff game. She shot 55 percent from behind the three-point arc.
Ellis Cooper (Men's Basketball): Ellis averaged 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in two games last week including a double-double performance of 19 points and 10 boards in an NE-10 quarterfinal win over Southern Connecticut State on Sunday. Cooper was a combined 14-of-22 shooting from the field. He also had 20 points and Merrimack on Tuesday.
Kara Charette (Women's Basketball): Kara averaged 14.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games last week including an 18 point performance at Merrimack on Tuesday. She was a combined 10-of-17 shooting from the field in two games including scoring 10 points in an NE-10 quarterfinal win at UMass-Lowell on Sunday which was the first collegiate post-season game of her career.
Ellis Cooper (Men's Basketball): Ellis averaged 20.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in two games last week in the NE-10 tournament and was named to the NE-10 All-Championship Team. He had a double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds in a 71-68 win over #9 Saint Anselm in the semifinals and followed that up with 23 points and 8 rebounds in the finals versus SNHU.
Kara Charette (Women's Basketball): Kara pumped in a team-high 14 points and pulled down six rebounds in an NE-10 semifinal loss at #3 Bentley last Thursday. Her efforts helped the Ravens earn a spot in the upcoming NCAA Division II Tournament East Regional.
Adrianos Vourliotakis Perdikaris (Men's Basketball): Adrianos averaged 17.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in the first two games of the NCAA Tournament this past weekend. He went for 16 points and 8 rebounds in Saturday's first round win over Bloomfield and followed that up with a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday's second round win over New Haven.
Nadine Hyde (Women's Track & Field): Nadine filed one of the most impressive individual performances at the Wagner Invitational this weekend as she posted a pair of top-three finishes in field events. She finished third of 14 participants in the shot put with a heave of 9.72 meters and also flung the discus 36.00 meters to finish second of 17 in that event.
Ryan Thompson (Baseball): Ryan pitched 8 innings of two-hit ball with 10 strikeouts in Sunday's 7-1 win over Saint Rose in game one of a doubleheader. He faced just three batters over the minimum through his eight shutout innings of work.
Micaila Olson (Women's Track & Field): Micaila tossed the javelin 32.09 meters on Saturday to become the early-season Northeast-10 Conference leader in the eventwhile placing sixth at the BSU Bears Invitationalhosted by Bridgewater State University.
Kevin Dargin (Men's Lacrosse): Kevin logged seven goals and two assists for nine points in a pair of wins last week. He scored a season-high four times in a 12-11 win at Assumption on Tuesday and then followed with five points (3g 2a) in a 16-10 win at AIC on Friday. He is tied for the team lead with 18 points this season.
Madeline Shopshire (Women's Lacrosse): Madeline scored a game-high six goals picked up six ground balls and two draw controls and caused four turnovers on Saturday to lead women's lacrosse to an 18-9 win over Southern Connecticut State. She also had a goal and two shots at Stonehill on Tuesday.
Zach Mathieu (Baseball): Zach batted .571 with four doubles a home run and 11 RBI in six games last week -- all FPU victories. He also posted a .905 slugging percentage and a .690 on-base percentage. He was also 7-for-9 in steal attempts. Zach drew seven walks and struck out just once in 21 at-bats.
Natasha McCarthy (Women's Tennis): Natasha went 2-1 in both first singles and first doubles last week including pulling off wins in both to lead Franklin Pierce to a 7-2 win over Regis on Saturday. She also turned the trick in Sunday's match versus Le Moyne.
Vincent Biunno (Men's Track & Field): Vinny piled up 5891 points to win the Tufts Decathlon this weekend. It was a two-day event on Saturday and Sunday. He opened the event by taking first place in the 100-meter dash while also finishing first in the long jump and the 400-meter dash. He also tied for first in the high jump.
Ashley Noke (Softball): Ashley had at least one hit in four of five games played in last week including a pair of multi-hit games. She went 2-for-4 with two doubles two RBI and a run scored to lead the Ravens in Saturday's 5-2 win at Bentley.
Antoine Gisore (Men's Track & Field): Antoine picked up a pair of first-place finishes at the Eric Loeschner Meet in Fitchburg on Saturday afternoon. He won the 800 meters in a time of 1:57.18 while also being crowned champ in the 1500 meters with a mark of 4:03.48.
Mandi Adee (Softball): Mandi turned in a gem in the pitching circle last Tuesday to lead Franklin Pierce to a satisfying 5-1 win over Saint Michael's in game two of a doubleheader. The win also ensured the Ravens a sweep of the Purple Knights. Adee pitched a complete game while yielding just one run on five hits with five strikeouts to pick up the win.