Nick Gamba

Nick Gamba

Junior midfielder Nick Gamba (East Islip, N.Y.) of the men's lacrosse team recorded a team-high six points (four goals, two assists) over Western New England's two games last week. He produced three goals and one assist on Tuesday night in a 20-8 loss at No. 13 Bates, before turning in another multi-point effort on Friday with one goal and one assist as the Golden Bears defeated Nazareth College 14-12 in Tampa. (3/18)

Junior John Boyle (Rowley, Mass.) of the wrestling team made history over the weekend at the NCAA DIII Championships in Roanoke, Va. Boyle went 2-0 on Friday with wins over Rexx Hallyburton (Washington & Lee) and Josh Edel (Coe) to secure All-America honors for the second consecutive season. On Saturday, Boyle knocked off No. 1 seed Dylan Roth (Heidelberg) in the semifinals before defeating No. 2 seed Jake Ashcraft (Ithaca) in a sudden victory thriller to capture the 184-pound national title, Western New England's first national championship in any sport. (3/11)

Senior attackman Jared Ward (Littleton, Mass.) of the men's lacrosse team paced the Western New England offense with five points (three goals, two assists) on Thursday night as the Golden Bears rolled to a 17-9 victory over Keene State. Ward also collected three ground balls and caused one turnover in the win. (3/4)

Junior John Boyle (Rowley, Mass.) and sophomore Ryan Monteiro (Wilbraham, Mass.) of the wrestling team earned trips to the NCAA Division III Championships with their runner-up finishes at 184 and 157 pounds, respectively, at the NCAA Northeast Regional over the weekend at Johnson & Wales University. Boyle and Monteiro both went 2-0 during day one action on Saturday to clinch their spots in Sunday’s semifinal round. Monteiro secured his first career NCAA Championship berth with a 3-1 decision over Coast Guard's Christian Gosch, and Boyle defeated Dan Wensley of WPI in a 6-3 decision to reach the national stage for the second straight year. (2/25)

Junior goaltender Kyle Carducci (Rocky Hill, Conn.) of the ice hockey team was spectacular between the pipes as Western New England wrapped up its 2018-19 campaign with a 4-3 victory over Endicott College at the Olympia Ice Center on Saturday night. He made 52 saves to help the Golden Bears earn their first-ever win over the Gulls in ten meetings. Carducci stopped 18 shots in the first period and 20 in the second before shutting down Endicott with 14 saves in the third to seal the win. (2/18)

Junior forward Tim Reilly (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) of the men’s basketball team played a key role in Western New England’s 93-80 win over Salve Regina in Newport, R.I. on Tuesday night. He shot 6-of-10 from the field, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc, on his way to a 19-point, five-assist, four-rebound performance. (2/11) 

Senior forward Tyler Hines (North Haven, Conn.) of the ice hockey team scored two goals in Western New England's win over Becker on Saturday night at the Olympia Ice Center. His goal 6:13 into the third period snapped a 2-2 tie as the Golden Bears went on to earn a 3-2 victory over the Hawks. (2/4)

Junior goaltender Kyle Carducci (Rocky Hill, Conn.) of the ice hockey team was solid in net as the Golden Bears split their weekend series with 2017-18 national runner-up Salve Regina. He posted a 3.98 goals against average and a .915 save percentage while compiling 86 total saves. Carducci turned in a 46-save effort on Friday night as Western New England defeated Salve Regina, 7-4. The following night, he stopped 40 shots on the road in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Seahawks. (1/28)

Senior guard Mikey Pettway (Bridgeport, Conn.) of the men's basketball team averaged 20.5 points, seven assists and three rebounds per game in a 1-1 week for the Golden Bears. He scored 24 points to go with seven assists and four boards on Saturday as Western New England ended Gordon's 15-game winning streak with a 94-88 victory over the Fighting Scots in Springfield. In Monday's 91-77, non-conference loss to Suffolk, he finished with 17 points, seven assists and two rebounds. (1/21)

Sophomore Nick Arborio (Berlin, Conn.) of the wrestling team captured the 125-pound title at the Will Abele Invitational hosted by Ursinus College on Saturday. Arborio went 3-0 on the day, posting an 18-2 technical fall victory over Josh Roberts of UMBC and a 17-5 major decision win over Matthew Murawski of Scranton, before defeating Michael Savello of SUNY Oneonta with a 14-8 decision in the championship bout. (1/14)

Sophomore guard Alex Sikorski (Rocky Hill, Conn.) of the men's basketball team posted a pair of double-figure scoring efforts against CCC opponents last week. After finishing with 15 points, two rebounds and one steal on Thursday at Endicott, he broke out for a career-high 27 points on Saturday in a 132-94 victory over UNE. Sikorski shot 9-of-13 from the field, including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc, against the Nor’easters and also recorded eight rebounds and three assists. (1/7)

Senior forward Steve Beck (Milton, N.Y.) of the ice hockey team produced four points with a team-high three goals and one assist in a 2-0 week for the Golden Bears. He scored his first two goals of the season and added a helper in Thursday's 5-3 win over Worcester State, before tallying a short-handed goal on Friday in a 4-1 victory over Southern New Hampshire. (12/10)

Junior All-American John Boyle (Rowley, Mass.) of the wrestling team picked up a key win in Western New England’s 24-21 victory over Rhode Island College on Friday night in Providence. Boyle registered a 10-6 decision over Michael Gallagher in the 184-pound bout to give the Golden Bears a 24-15 lead in the match. Gallagher, a 2016-17 NCAA National Qualifier, entered the match ranked tenth in NCAA DIII in his weight class. Boyle improved to 11-2 this season with the win. (12/3)  

Senior forward Matt O'Dea (Orland Park, Ill.) of the ice hockey team recorded four points in a 1-1 week for the Golden Bears. He scored his third goal of the season and added two assists in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over Post, before tallying another assist on Sunday in a 4-3 loss to Johnson & Wales. (11/26)

Junior All-American John Boyle (Rowley, Mass.) of the wrestling team won the 184-pound title at Springfield College's Doug Parker Invitational on Saturday for the second consecutive season. Boyle went 4-0 on the day, defeating Ian Darling of Williams (Fall, 3:58), James Valley of Centenary (Technical Fall, 15-0, 4:21), Jeremy Berson of Coast Guard (Fall, 3:46) and Paul Detwiler of Coast Guard (Decision, 8-6). Western New England finished eighth overall in the 17-team field. (11/19)

Senior guard Mikey Pettway (Bridgeport, Conn.) of the men's basketball team carried the Golden Bears offensively during Western New England's first two games of the season last week. He averaged 33.5 points per game on 53.1 percent shooting (26-of-49) while also contributing 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. In Thursday's season opener against No. 7 Springfield, he scored a team-high 28 points to go with four assists in a close loss to the Pride. Pettway then poured in a career-high 39 points and added eight boards in a comeback win over Emmanuel on Saturday. (11/12)

Sophomore Ryan Monteiro (Wilbraham, Mass.) of the wrestling team went 5-1 over the weekend at the season-opening Ithaca Invitational on his way to third place in the 157-pound weight class. In the quarterfinals, Monteiro defeated third-seeded Brady Robin of Johnson & Wales to avenge last season’s loss in the NCAA Regional Championship. (11/5)

Freshman Anthony Spooner (West Bridgewater, Mass.) of the men’s cross country team was Western New England’s top performer at the CCC Championship race on Saturday at Gordon College. Spooner placed 21st in the 96-runner field with a time of 28:41.6 on the eight-kilometer course. (10/29)

Senior running back Ryan Schenck (Farmingdale, N.Y.) of the football team topped the 100-yard mark for the first time in his career with 106 yards rushing and two touchdowns on eight carries (13.3 avg.) in Western New England's 70-13 victory over the University of New England on Saturday. Schenck scored on runs of three and eight yards in the second half and also broke free for a career-long 35-yard scamper. (10/22)

Junior quarterback Alec Coleman (Arlington, Mass.) of the football team produced 314 yards of total offense and five touchdowns on Saturday in Western New England's 56-21 victory over Curry College at Golden Bear Stadium. He completed 19-of-29 pass attempts for 273 yards and four scores, while also picking up 41 yards and one touchdown on the ground. After the Colonels pulled to within seven points (28-21) late in the third quarter, Coleman engineered four straight touchdown drives to put the contest out of reach. (10/15)

Sophomore Ryan Zogby (New Hartford, N.Y.) of the men's golf team registered a runner-up finish at the Elms College Blazer Invitational over the weekend. Zogby led the 87-player field after opening the tournament with a two-under par 70 during round one action on Saturday, before carding a two-over 74 on Sunday. His 36-hole score of 144 was just one stroke off the pace set by medalist Gavin Dugas of Husson. As a team, the Golden Bears placed third in the 17-team field. (10/8)

Junior running back Peter Hoff (Shelton, Conn.) of the football team broke out for a career-high 204 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries (8.9 avg.) in Western New England's 41-14 victory over Salve Regina on Saturday. He found the end zone on a career-long 67-yard run late in the fourth quarter. (10/1)

Freshman Andrew Crean (Victor, N.Y.) of the men's golf team earned medalist honors at the CCC Fall Qualifier on Wednesday after carding a one-over par 73 as the Golden Bears won the tournament and hosting rights for next spring's CCC Championship. Over the weekend at the Williams Fall Invitational, he tied for 32nd place in the 104-golfer field with a two-day total of 156 that included a team-best 77 during round two on Sunday. (9/24)

Junior quarterback Brendan Smith (Seekonk, Mass.) came into the game late in the third quarter and led the Golden Bears to a 31-28 victory over Husson University on Saturday in Bangor, Maine. Smith completed 6-of-7 pass attempts for 68 yards and threw the game-winning 19-yard touchdown pass to Steven Fedorchak with 3:12 remaining in the fourth quarter. (9/17)

Senior linebacker Kurtis Jolicoeur (Windham, N.H.) of the football team led the Western New England defense in the Golden Bears' 31-23 victory over Westfield State in the 30th Presidents' Cup game on Saturday. Jolicoeur recorded a game-high 11 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of seven yards, and he also blocked an extra point in the second quarter. (9/10)

Senior midfielder Nick Liccardi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) of the men's soccer team scored two goals over the first two games of Western New England's 2018 campaign. He found the back of the net in Friday's season-opening setback at Bridgewater State, before converting a penalty kick opportunity in the Golden Bears' 3-0 triumph at MCLA on Sunday. (9/3)