Notebook No. 12 . . . Canney, Sidebottom, Woodard honored
WORCESTER, Mass. --- Football senior wide
receiver David Canney (Templeton,
MA/Narragansett)---Northeast-10 Conference Offensive Player-of-the
Year---and, senior offensive tackle Matt
Sidebottom (Franklin, MA/Franklin) (PICTURED
RIGHT)---the Offensive Lineman-of-the-Year, have both been
named to the New England Football Writers all-star team as voted by
Sidebottom was the lone conference representative on the ballot for the Gene Upshaw National Division II Lineman-of-the-Year.
In other football news, senior running back Herbert Woodard (Salem, NJ/Salem) will be honored for the second straight year as the Touchdown Club of Southern New Jersey Division II Player-of-the-Year. The presentation will be held at the Adelphia Restaurant (Deptford, NJ) Tuesday, December 14. Woodard completed his career as the leading rusher (3,695 yards) and scorer (258 points) in team history.
And, Canney and Sidebottom were both named to the Daktronics Super Region 1 all-star team as selected by the Sports Information Directors. Only five players were picked from the Northeast-10 Conference---Assumption the only one with two honorees.
In the Northeast-10 Conference junior right wing Patrick O’Kane (Hollis, NH/Bishop Guertin/Williston-Northampton was named the ice hockey co-Player-of the-Week after scoring two goals against Saint Michael’s and junior forward Kelly Meredith (Franklin, MA/Franklin), who averaged 20.5 points leading the Greyhounds women’s basketball to a 2-0 week was the women’s basketball co Player-of-the-Week. Men’s basketball junior forward Tim Beinert (Bellerose Village, NY/Holy Cross) earned weekly honor roll.
ICE HOCKEY: the Greyhounds are off to a solid start at 5-3 and get right back to their Northeast-10 Conference schedule Wednesday hosting Saint Anselm College at the Buffone Rink at 7:35 p.m. and traveling to Franklin Pierce University Saturday at 7 p.m. . . junior center Taylor Larsen (Blackstone, MA/Blackstone/Worcester Academy) leads the team with 7-9--16 points (NE-10 leader) followed by junior right wing Patrick O’Kane (Hollis, NH/Bishop Guertin/Williston-Northampton) at 6-5--11 points (second NE-10) and sophomore defenseman Kevin Glanzman (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) at 3-7--10 points-- the trio is also1-2-3 in the Northeast-10 Conference listings as well . . . Glanzman leads in power play goals (3) and scoring among defensemen . . . forward Ross White (Uxbridge, MA/Uxbridge/The Winchendon School) is tied for the lead among freshmen with 2-2--4 points . . . junior goalkeeper Nick Blanchette (Stuart, FL/Worcester Academy) owns a 3.35 goals-against average and .890 save percentage in his first 340 minutes . . . heading toward the career century mark: Larsen (39-46--85 points), senior left wing Patrick Fitzgibbons (Worcester, MA/Saint John’s) (28-49--77 points) and O’Kane (44-31--75 points)
WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING: point totals for the swimmers through the first 10 meets . . .
Monique Henry (Fr., Rialto, CA/Bloomington) 337.50
Jennifer Ryan (So., Weston, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas) 226.75
Maureen Quirk (Fr., Wakefield, MA/Wakefield) 186.00
Carly Eckles (Fr., Sherborn, MA/Dover-Sherborn) 169.50
Jill Burke (Fr., North Andover, MA/Central Catholic) 163.50
Amanda Guy (So., Lakeville, MA/Apponequet) 162.00
Dorian George (Fr., Holden, MA/Wachusett) 109.00
Caroline Papachriston (Fr., Haverhill, MA/Haverhill) 96.25
Kaitlin Owen (So., Bridgewater, MA/Coyle Cassidy) 87.50
The Greyhounds are at the Bentley University Invitational Friday and Saturday (December 4-5) before they break for exams.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: the Greyhounds are 3-4 to open the season and lost once by two points, once by four points and once in overtime . . .
senior/captain forward Mike Baldarelli (Sutton, MA/Holy Name) leads the team at 17.1 points, while three more Greyhounds are averaging double-figures: junior forward Tim Beinert (Bellerose Village, NY/Holy Cross) (11.1 ppg), sophomore guard Bobby Harris (Berlin, NJ/Eastern Regional) (11.0 ppg,) and senior forward/captain Tobin Haase (Southold, NY/Ridgewood, NJ) (11.0 ppg) . . . and freshman guard Cory Schmidt (Center Valley, PA/Southern Lehigh) has impressed at 9.0 ppg . . . Beinert leads the team in rebounds (57) and assists (23) and is second in steals (10) . . . Harris is tops in three-pointers (12) and steals (13) . . . Baldarelli has now scored 1,150 points in his career and Wednesday’s game will be the 100th in his career . . . the point total is 28th all-time, just three points behind Hall of Famer Eric Inauen ’69 (1,153) and 25 behind former teammate Corey Diethorn ’08 (1,175) . . . he needs just two rebounds for 500 . . . the team is at American International Wednesday and hosts Le Moyne Saturday.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: the Greyhounds are 4-1 overall and tied for first-place in the conference at 3-0 with four other teams . . . junior forward Kelly Meredith (Franklin, MA/Franklin) leads the team at 19.6 ppg (second in the NE 10) while three other Hounds are in double figures as well: senior forward/captain Molly Griffiths (Walpole, MA/Ursuline Academy) (14.4 ppg) (12th NE-10), sophomore guard Gabrielle Gibson (Amityville, NY/Copiague) (13.5 ppg) and sophomore forward Sabrina Siciliano (Fairfield, CT/Fairfield-Ludlowe) (10.8 ppg) . . . Meredith had 34 points in the Hounds win over Dominican, NY, the third highest point production in team history. Only Hall of Famers Stacy Mattioli '00 vs. American International (1/12/97) (38 points) and Liz Kolodziej vs. Bridgeport (11/28/81) (37 points) had more . . . the 34 points is the most in a Greyhound victory . . . she followed with a 26-point effort in the win over New Haven to become just the fourth player to score 60 points in back-to-back games . . . Kolodziej had a record 61 points, while Joy Barry ’93 and Katie Kerr ‘00 each had 60 . . . she made 22-of-31 shots from the floor (.710) in the two games . . . Griffiths also leads in rebounds (45) (4th NE-10) and three-pointers (10), while Siciliano leads with a .622 floor accuracy (23-for-37) (3rd NE-10) and leads the NE-10 with 14 steals in five games . . . Griffiths now has 923 career points (22nd place) in 94 games . . . she is just 11 points behind former teammate Kerry Milhaven ’06 (934) and projects to become the 19th 1,000-point scorer in San Diego, CA, where the team will compete in the Surf ‘N Slam between Christmas and New Years . . . the team is at American International Wednesday and hosts Le Moyne Saturday.
CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK: coached by second-year caoch Barry Coonan competed at the Northeast-10 Conference championships Sunday at Stonehill College and finished 20th of 26 teams in the men’s race, while women’s team was 24th of 28 teams. Junior captain Kyle Higgins (Braintree, MA/Braintree) was the Greyhounds top performer over the 8k course with a 34:09 time (67th) followed by junior captain Chris Trajkovski (Wilbraham, MA/Minnechaug) (94th, 35:15), junior Patrick Erban (Attleboro, MA/LaSalle Academy) (126th, 36:45), freshman Mike Weselcouch (East Haddam, CT/Nathan Hale Ray) (148th, 38:24), sophomore John Conley (Andover, MA/Andover) (161st, 39:34) and freshman Adam Mailhot (Ledyard, CT/Ledyard) (172nd, 41:39).
For the women, junior captain Erynn Sweeney (Braintree, MA/Braintree) was the top finisher in 102nd place (26:08). She was followed by freshman Valerie Joseph (Henniker, NH/John Stark) (112th, 26:28), sophomore Catherine Griffin (Columbia, CT/East Catholic) (126th, 36:45), senior captain Jessica Chmielewski (Newington, CT/Newington) (130th, 26:55), junior Melissa Hambley (Canton, CT/Canton) (157th, 28:14), senior Liz Penta (Topsfield, MA/Masconomet) (158th, 28:19) and junior Katie Wirzbicki (Gardner, MA/Gardner) (160th, 28:35).
The men and women’s indoor track team under second-year coach Becky Bergin opens its 2010-11 season Saturday, December 4 at the Smith College Invitational . .