Eileen Ruby

Eileen Ruby

Junior attack Eileen Ruby (New Fairfield, Conn.) of the women's lacrosse team helped lead the Golden Bears to their first win of the season over Castleton on Wednesday. Ruby compiled six points with five goals and one assist in a 14-8 victory over the Spartans. She also caused three turnovers and collected three ground balls in the win. (3/18)

Senior attack Kristen Breen (Ellington, Conn.) of the women's lacrosse team scored a team-high five goals on seven shots in Western New England’s 17-7 loss to Westfield State on Thursday. (3/11)

Junior defender Madison Lemire (Ellington, Conn.) of the women's lacrosse team recorded nine draw controls, nine ground balls, and five caused turnovers (all team-highs) in Western New England's 13-12 setback to Smith on Thursday night in Northampton. (3/4)

Junior forward Courtney Carlson (Woodbury, Conn.) of the women's basketball team played a key role in Western New England's run to the CCC title last week, averaging 18.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. She had 16 points and nine boards in Tuesday's 64-52 quarterfinal win over Salve Regina, before scoring 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go with five rebounds on Thursday as the Golden Bears defeated UNE on the road in the semifinals. Carlson turned in another clutch effort in the championship game with a team-high 18 points and game-high nine rebounds to help Western New England secure its first-ever conference title. She shot 55.8% (24-of-43) from the field over the three-game stretch. (2/25)

Sophomore Lauren Mangiaratti (Ashland, Mass.) of the women’s swimming team had several impressive performances over the weekend at the NEISDA Championships. Mangiaratti broke a 15-year old record in the 50-yard breaststroke (33.56 seconds) during Friday’s prelims, before topping that mark in the finals (33.55 seconds). She also swam season-best times in both the 100-breaststroke (1:15.35) and 200-breaststroke (2:44.58), and was a part of Western New England’s scoring 200 and 400-medley relays. (2/25)

Junior forward Courtney Carlson (Woodbury, Conn.) of the women's basketball team had a strong finish to the regular season with 18.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as the Golden Bears went 1-1 and clinched the third seed in the CCC Tournament. Carlson scored a career-high 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting and secured seven rebounds in Wednesday's 52-48 loss to Endicott. She followed that up with 16 points, five boards & two steals on Saturday in a 62-46 victory at Roger Williams. For the week, Carlson shot 51.5 percent (17-of-33) from the field. (2/18)

Senior guard Meghan Gilhool (Montrose, Pa.) of the women’s basketball team helped the Golden Bears earn a 53-37 road victory over Salve Regina on Tuesday night. She tied for the team lead with eight rebounds, while also recording nine points, three blocks, two assists & two steals. (2/11)

Junior forward Meghan Orbann (East Hampton, Conn.) of the women's basketball team averaged 17 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game last week as Western New England went 2-0 and extended its winning streak to six games. Orbann had 13 points and nine boards in Wednesday's 59-35 win at Nichols, before posting her fifth double-double of the season with 21 points, ten rebounds, two assists & two steals on Saturday in a 52-30 victory over Curry. She shot 60 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line for the week. (2/4)

Junior guard Emily Farrell (New Fairfield, Conn.) of the women's basketball team led the Golden Bears to a 3-0 week that included a pair of CCC wins. She averaged 16.3 points, five assists and three rebounds per game while shooting 51.7 percent from the field and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. Farrell opened her week with 15 points, four assists, one steal and one rebound in a 67-37 victory over Wentworth on Tuesday. She then matched her career-high with 21 points while also recording seven assists, six boards and two steals as Western New England defeated Eastern Connecticut 67-57 on Thursday. Farrell capped her week with 13 points, four assists and two rebounds on Saturday in a 65-60 road triumph at UNE. (1/28)

Junior Emily Elliott (Cortland, N.Y.) of the women's swimming team had several strong performances during Western New England's tri-meet with Elms and Colby-Sawyer in Chicopee on Wednesday. Elliott swam the third leg of the Golden Bears' record-breaking 800-meter freestyle relay (10:38.94), while also posting a first-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:26.63) and a runner-up effort in the 50-meter breaststroke (41.15 seconds). (1/21)

Freshman Hannah Tricarico (Seymour, Conn.) of the women's swimming team played a key role in Western New England's 148-105 victory over Elms College at the AHLC Pool on Wednesday afternoon. Tricarico won two individual events, capturing the 100-yard freestyle (1:01.16) and the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.26), while also swimming the lead leg in both of the Golden Bears' relay victories. (1/14)

Junior forward Meghan Orbann (East Hampton, Conn.) of the women's basketball team averaged 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Golden Bears last week. She finished with six points, four rebounds and one assist on Thursday at Endicott, before scoring a team-high 15 points to go with seven boards, two blocks and one steal on Saturday against UNE. (1/7)

Junior guard Emily Farrell (New Fairfield, Conn.) of the women's basketball team averaged 15.0 points and 6.7 assists per game in a 3-0 week for the Golden Bears. She opened her week with 18 points, seven assists and three rebounds in a 72-58 CCC win at Gordon on Tuesday. Farrell then scored 13 points to go with seven assists, three boards and two steals on Thursday in a 69-54 victory over RPI. In the final game of the week on Saturday at MCLA, she finished with 14 points, six assists and one steal in a 79-61 triumph. Over the three-game stretch, Farrell shot 54.2 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from beyond the arc, and 88.2 percent from the free throw line. (12/10)

Junior forward Meghan Orbann (East Hampton, Conn.) of the women’s basketball team helped lead the Golden Bears to a pair of CCC victories last week, averaging 15.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. In Saturday's 74-49 win at Wentworth, she made 5-of-8 three-pointers and 8-of-13 field goals overall on her way to a career-high 24 point performance. Orbann also recorded nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in the win over the Leopards. (12/3)

Sophomore forward Emily Scurka (Billerica, Mass.) of the women's basketball team recorded nine points, five rebounds, one steal and one block in Western New England's only game last week, a 66-54 non-conference loss to Worcester State on Tuesday. Scurka shot 4-of-6 from the field and made her only free throw attempt in 14 minutes off the bench. (11/26)

Junior guard Emily Farrell (New Fairfield, Conn.) of the women's basketball team led the Golden Bears to a 2-1 week, averaging 16.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game. In Tuesday's 58-49 triumph over crosstown rival Springfield College, Farrell scored 15 points to go with seven assists & five rebounds as the Golden Bears defeated the Pride for the first time since 2014.. She followed that up with a career-high 21 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in an 80-74 victory over Rutgers-Camden on Saturday at the Neumann Tip-Off Tournament. On Sunday in the championship game against host Neumann, she tallied 13 points, seven boards, four steals and two assists in a three-point loss to the Knights. Farrell, who earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team, was also named CCC Player of the Week for the first time in her career. (11/19)

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)