Mikey Pettway

Mikey Pettway

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)