WNE Student-Athletes of the Week Selected for March 31-April 6 Period

WNE Student-Athletes of the Week Selected for March 31-April 6 Period
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Maria Francese from Softball and Jack Liacos of Men's Lacrosse are the latest honorees in the Western New England University Student-Athlete of the Week program, for the period March 31 through April 6.

A senior tri-captain who plays center field, Francese (Hinsdale, Mass./Wahconah Regional) was the table setter for the Golden Bears. The sport management major led WNE with a .393 batting average in the No. 2 spot in the lineup, going 11 for 28, and had a .429 on-base percentage. She scored eight runs, drove in two more and had three stolen bases.

Liacos, a senior from Beverly High School, led a strong defensive unit that surrendered only 12 goals and 29 shots on goal during the Golden Bears 2-0 week. He led the team with six caused turnovers and recorded six ground balls. In addition, he posted just his second career multi-point game with a goal and an assist against Salve Regina on Saturday. He is majoring in mechanical engineering.