Peter Hoff

Peter Hoff

Sophomore Peter Hoff (Shelton, Conn.) of the football team ran for a career-high 115 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries (7.2 avg.) in Saturday's 41-14 victory over Endicott in Western New England's CCC opener. With the Golden Bears leading 17-0 in the second quarter, he broke free for a 49-yard touchdown run down the sideline. Hoff later scored on a one-yard plunge in the third quarter to make it 34-7. He was also recognized as the CCC Football Offensive Player of the Week following the breakout performance. (10/16)

Senior John Abbott (Higganum, Conn.) of the men's golf team earned medalist honors at the CCC Fall Qualifier on Thursday, as he shot a one-under par 70 and led Western New England to a second place finish in the field of seven teams. His performance included a hole-in-one on the par three sixth hole. (10/9)

Senior quarterback Anthony Service (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) of the football team led Western New England's second consecutive comeback from a late two touchdown deficit in Saturday's 27-24, overtime victory over St. Lawrence. Service accounted for 304 yards of total offense (193 passing, 111 rushing) and three touchdowns on his way to CCC Offensive Player of the Week accolades. After being held to just 81 combined yards (75 passing, six rushing) and no touchdowns in the first half, he led Western New England's late rally, compiling 223 yards (105 rushing, 118 passing) and three touchdowns in the second half and overtime. Service led scoring drives of 96 and 85 yards in the fourth quarter, and converted a key fourth down in overtime before throwing the game-winning touchdown pass to junior Jared Wolfe. (10/2)

Senior safety Sam Olsson (Milford, Conn.) of the football team recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and helped fuel Western New England's second half rally with a forced fumble and an interception as the Golden Bears came back to defeat Husson, 21-14, on Saturday. His strip of Husson running back John Smith at the WNE two-yard line late in the third quarter prevented the Eagles from going up 21-0 and sparked the Golden Bears' late rally. (9/25)

Senior Joe Ciolek (South Hadley, Mass.) of the men's golf team led Western New England to a second place finish over the weekend at the Duke Nelson Invitational as the Golden Bears posted their lowest two-round score in program history. He followed up his one-over par 72 on Saturday with a one-under 70 on Sunday, which was tied for the lowest single-round score of the weekend. (9/18)

Junior Kurtis Jolicoeur (Windham, N.H.) of the football team led the Western New England defense in Friday night's 38-6 victory at Westfield State. He recorded a team-high ten tackles (including 3.5 for a loss of 15 yards), one forced fumble, one pass breakup and a quarterback hurry that resulted in a Westfield State turnover on downs. (9/11)

Senior forward Troy Remillard (Palmer, Mass.) of the men's soccer team picked up right where he left off from last season's 17-goal campaign, netting five goals in a pair of Western New England victories last week. He recorded his second career hat trick in Friday's 4-0 win over Bridgewater State, before adding two more goals in Sunday's 5-1 triumph over MCLA. All five goals came in the first half for Remillard, who now ranks third in program history with 36 in his career. (9/4)

2016-17 Athletes of the Week