Meghan Orbann

Meghan Orbann

Senior forward Meghan Orbann (East Hampton, Conn.) of the women’s basketball team had a strong start to her final collegiate campaign with a game-high 21 points in Western New England’s 71-52, season-opening win over Suffolk at the AHLC on Saturday. Orbann connected on 6-of-10 field goals, including 3-of-5 from three-point distance, while sinking 6-of-7 free throws. She also recorded five rebounds, two assists and one steal in the win. (11/11)

Senior Brooke Townsend (Portland, Conn.) of the women’s cross country team posted her second career All-Conference performance at the CCC Championship on Saturday at Colt State Park in Bristol, R.I. Townsend completed the six-kilometer course in 24:02.11, placing 14th in the 98-runner field. (11/4)

Junior forward Christina Sordi (Bethlehem, Conn.) of the women’s soccer team lifted the Golden Bears to a 1-0 road victory over Endicott on Wednesday with her 77th minute goal. The win was Western New England’s first at Endicott since the 2013 season. (10/28)

Senior Emily Elliott (Cortland, N.Y.) of the women’s swimming team set a program record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:13.35 on Saturday as the Golden Bears opened their season at the Roger Williams Invitational. Elliott, who placed third overall in the event, beat the previous record of 1:13.89 that had stood since the 2007-08 season. (10/21)

Senior setter Caitlyn Sibiskie (Rockfall, Conn.) of the volleyball team had a strong all-around week with averages of 8.50 assists, 2.25 digs and 1.50 kills per set as the Golden Bears went 2-0 and extended their winning streak to four matches. She recorded 30 assists, 11 digs, five kills and two block assists on Tuesday in a 3-0 road sweep at Nichols, before compiling 38 assists, seven digs, seven kills, and two more block assists on Friday as Western New England held off Mount Holyoke, 3-2. (10/15)

Sophomore forward Allison Bruehwiler (Old Saybrook, Conn.) of the women's soccer team led the Western New England offense with three goals last week. She scored twice in Wednesday's 4-1, non-conference victory over Dean, before finding the back of the net again on Saturday in a 3-2, CCC triumph over Nichols. Bruehwiler's 15th minute strike against the Bison gave the Golden Bears a 3-0 lead and stood as the game-winner in the contest. (10/7)

Senior forward Jacqueline Clark (Auburn, Mass.) of the field hockey team produced a team-high 7 points (3 goals, 1 assist) in two games last week. She led the Golden Bears to a 4-0 win over Gordon on Tuesday, scoring twice and recording an assist. Clark also tallied a goal in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Mount Holyoke. (9/30)

Senior middle blocker Cassandra Holmes (Ellington, Conn.) of the volleyball team recorded a team-high 2.75 kills per set with a .320 hitting percentage last week. She also totaled four blocks (one solo, three assists) and four digs on the week. Holmes matched her career-high with 17 kills in Saturday's 3-2 win over Worcester State. She followed that performance up with 11 kills on a .476 attack clip against Wheaton. (9/23)

Senior captain Morgan Schrader (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) of the women's tennis team helped lead the Golden Bears to a 5-1 win over Wentworth in their CCC opener on Saturday. She teamed up with junior Maylene LaPress for an 8-3 victory over Ali Sollecito and Morgan Collins in doubles play, before cruising past Olivia DeLuca in singles action, 6-0, 6-0. Schrader improved to 6-0 this season (3-0 singles, 3-0 doubles) following Saturday's win over the Leopards. (9/16)

Senior forward Jacqueline Clark (Auburn, Mass.) of the field hockey team fueled the Western New England offense last week with a team-high three goals. She scored twice on Wednesday against Springfield College to lead the Golden Bears to their first win over the Pride in program history. Clark scored the goal that would stand as the game-winner in the third quarter before adding an insurance tally in the final period. The senior captain recorded another goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Clark. (9/9)

Senior goalkeeper Alex Lemekha (Stamford, Conn.) of the women's soccer team had a strong start to the 2019 season, posting a ten-save shutout on Saturday in Western New England's 2-0 victory over Keene State. (9/2)