Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith

Freshman forward Morgan Smith (Manchester, Conn.) of the women's soccer team scored a pair of goals last week in wins over Wentworth and Eastern Nazarene as the Golden Bears improved to 5-1 in CCC play. She tallied an insurance goal in the 90th minute against the Leopards on Wednesday in a 2-0 Western New England triumph, before netting the game-winner in the 58th minute of Saturday's 2-1 victory at Eastern Nazarene. Smith leads the Golden Bears with four goals this season. (10/16)

Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Lemekha (Stamford, Conn.) of the women's soccer team led Western New England to a 1-0-1 week with a 0.45 goals against average and .929 save percentage in two matches. She made a career-high 12 saves on Tuesday as the Golden Bears played to a 1-1 draw at Western Connecticut, which entered the game ranked No. 23 in the D3soccer.com national poll with a perfect 11-0 record. Lemekha followed that up on Saturday by stopping the only shot she faced to earn her CCC-leading fifth shutout of the season in Western New England's 2-0 win over Nichols. (10/9)

Sophomore Morgan Schrader (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) of the women's tennis team went 3-0 at No. 2 singles and 2-1 at No. 1 doubles last week as the Golden Bears posted a 2-1 record and clinched a spot in the CCC Tournament. Through nine matches this season, Schrader is 7-2 at the No. 2 singles flight and 4-5 from the No. 1 doubles position along with senior Christina D'Agostino. (10/2)

Senior Kim Phu (Wolfeboro, N.H.) of the women's tennis team was victorious in both of her doubles matches last week, improving to 3-3 from the No. 3 position along with sophomore Rachel Bauer. Phu and Bauer defeated Jordan Cressman and Veronica Jiminez of Eastern Nazarene by an 8-5 score on Saturday, before posting an 8-1 win over Ashley Fogg and Sarah Lind on Sunday. (9/25)

Sophomore setter Caitlyn Sibiskie of the volleyball team averaged 8.45 assists and 3.45 digs per set in a 2-1 week for the Golden Bears. She posted double-doubles in all three matches, starting with a 34-assist, 18-dig effort in Thursday's five-set loss at WPI. Sibiskie followed that up with a pair of strong performances on Saturday, compiling 33 assists, ten digs and three aces in a 3-0 win over Framingham State, before capping her week with 26 assists, ten digs and four aces in another 3-0 sweep over Colby Sawyer. Sibiskie also collected two kills in all three matches while hitting .400 without any errors in 15 attempts for the week. (9/18)

Sophomore forward Alicia Frappier (Granby, Mass.) of the women's soccer team enjoyed a memorable collegiate debut on Saturday, as the Golden Bears defeated New Paltz 3-1 in their home opener. Frappier snapped a 1-1 tie with her first career goal in the 75th minute, before finding the back of the net again just over five minutes later. (9/11)

Senior forward Brittany DeLima (Branchville, N.J.) of the field hockey team scored three first half goals to help Western New England open up a 5-0 halftime lead en route to an eventual 7-1, season-opening victory at Wheelock College on Friday night. DeLima got the scoring started just 1:38 into the contest, before adding goals at 12:15 and 34:06, respectively. She currently ranks fourth in program history with 32 career goals, just five shy of matching Alyssa Katz for third all-time. (9/4)

2016-17 Athletes of the Week