Alyssa Stefanelli

Alyssa Stefanelli

Junior forward Alyssa Stefanelli (Chicopee, Mass.) of the women's basketball team posted her first career double-double with career-highs in both points (20) and rebounds (11) in Western New England's season-opening win over Suffolk on Saturday. Stefanelli, who scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half as the Golden Bears overcame a 13-point deficit, shot 8-of-11 from the field, making both of her three-point attempts. (11/12)

Junior Kayla Snider (Leesburg, Va.) of the women’s swimming team won three events on Saturday in Western New England’s first dual meet of the season at Babson College. Snider finished first in the 50-butterfly (30.33 seconds), 100-butterfly (1:05.05) and 200-individual medley (2:26.11). She posted season-best times in both the 200-IM and 100-butterfly. (11/5)

Senior Meagan Dias (Ludlow, Mass.) of the women’s cross country team turned in her third consecutive All-Conference performance on Saturday at the CCC Championship at Gordon College. Dias finished 13th overall in the 113-runner field with a time of 24:25 on the six-kilometer course. (10/29)

Junior forward Jacqueline Clark (Auburn, Mass.) of the field hockey team led Western New England to a pair of key CCC victories last week as the Golden Bears climbed into third place in the league standings. In Tuesday's 3-2 victory at Roger Williams, she put two shots on goal and converted her penalty stroke to give Western New England an early 1-0 lead in the shootout. Clark then recorded five points with two goals and one assist on Friday night in a 4-1 win over Gordon.

Junior goalkeeper Alex Lemekha (Stamford, Conn.) of the women's soccer team posted a 0.47 goals against average and a .933 save percentage in a pair of CCC victories for the Golden Bears last week. Making her third start of the season on Tuesday at Wentworth, Lemekha finished with six saves as Western New England earned a 2-1 double overtime victory over the Leopards. She then turned in an eight-save shutout performance on Saturday in the Golden Bears' 5-0 win over Curry. (10/15)

Junior middle blocker Cassandra Holmes (Ellington, Conn.) of the volleyball team posted impressive offensive numbers with a .511 attack percentage and 3.25 kills per set in a 1-1 week for the Golden Bears. She also totaled six blocks (0.75/set) and five service aces (0.63/set) over the two matches. In Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Salve Regina, she hit .524 with a team-high 12 kills, five aces and two blocks. Holmes followed that up by hitting .500 with a career-high 14 kills and four blocks in a 3-1 win at Mount Holyoke on Friday. For the week, she made just three attack errors while compiling 26 kills in 45 attempts. (10/8)

Junior Morgan Schrader (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) of the women’s tennis team went 3-1 last week at No. 1/2 singles and No. 1 doubles. In Friday’s 9-0 victory over Wentworth, she posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Ali Sollecito in the top singles matchup. Schrader also teamed up with Maylene LaPress for an 8-2 triumph at No. 1 doubles. On Saturday at Nichols, Schrader defeated Alanna Judd 7-5 at No. 2 singles for Western New England’s lone win of the match. (10/1)

Sophomore Samantha Lewis (Goffstown, N.H.) of the women's cross country team placed second overall in the 48-runner field with a time of 25:56 at the Elms College Blazer Classic on Saturday at Chicopee Memorial State Park. Lewis led the way for a Western New England squad that placed four runners inside the top ten en route to a first place finish. (9/24)

Junior outside hitter Ashley Matthews (Salem, N.H.) of the volleyball team posted a .264 attack percentage with 2.94 kills and 2.83 digs per set in a 2-2 week for the Golden Bears. She registered three double-doubles on the week, beginning with Tuesday's 14-kill, 14-dig effort in a 3-1 win at Elms. In Thursday's five-set loss to Framingham State, she produced a career-best 16 kills to go with 12 digs. On Saturday, the Golden Bears split a pair of matches with Worcester State and Colby-Sawyer. Matthews hit .393 with 14 kills and 15 digs against the Lancers, before totaling nine kills, four aces and ten digs against the Chargers. (9/17)

Sophomore forward Morgan Smith (Manchester, Conn.) of the women's soccer team was named to the Courtyard by Marriott Classic All-Tournament Team after scoring two goals on Sunday in Western New England's 3-0 win over host Husson University. Smith leads the Golden Bears with three goals in four games this season. (9/10)

Freshman midfielder Autumn Hathaway (Colchester, Vt.) of the women's soccer team had a memorable start to her collegiate career, as she scored the game-winning goal in Western New England's 2-1 victory at Keene State on Saturday. Hathaway's header, which came 2:12 into the second overtime period, lifted the Golden Bears to their first ever triumph over the Owls. (9/3)