WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, January 14th, 2020)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our sixth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to sponsor with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Fitchburg State’s Emma Thomson averaged 20 points, six rebounds, and one assist in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. (PHOTO COURTESY: Fitchburg State Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Emma Thomson (Fitchburg State | Sr. | York, Maine): Thomson averaged 20 points, six boards and one assist in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. She posted 20 points, six rebounds, and two assists in a 70-54 triumph over Pine Manor on Wednesday before adding 20 points, six boards and one steal in a 67-56 victory against Salem State on Saturday.


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Worcester State’s Erin Gallella averaged 8.5 points in two games last week for the Lancers. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State Athletics)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Erin Gallella (Worcester State | Fr. | Tewksbury, Mass.): Gallella averaged 8.5 points per game in a pair of contests for Worcester State last week. In the Lancers’ win over Saint Joseph’s (Me.) last Tuesday, Gallella recorded eight points with five assists and two rebounds before recording nine points, two rebounds, and one assist in a victory over Anna Maria on Thursday.


Women’s Basketball Milestone: Cherise Galasso (WPI): With a 64-58 win last Tuesday against Williams, WPI coach Cherise Galasso earned her 350th win on the sidelines, including her 315th with the Engineers. Prior to arriving at the Worcester campus, Gallaso won 35 contests during a three-year stint at Regis in Weston, Massachusetts. Two days after their exciting win over the Ephs, WPI provided Galasso with her 351st win with a 70-40 victory against Western New England.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | Sr. | New York, N.Y.): Wilson poured in a career and game-high 36 points on 10 of 22 shooting against Worcester State last Thursday. Wilson, who is averaging 20.5 points per game, concluded the non-conference tilt with 14 made freebies (out of 17 attempts), five rebounds (four defensive caroms), and five blocks. 

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Sr. | Washington Township, N.J.): Capacchione averaged 14.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game this past week while shooting 34.5 percent from the floor and 100.0 percent from the free-throw line. Against Saint Anselm, Capacchione put up 20 points with five rebounds, one assist, and one block to keep Assumption in the game.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Sr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison continued to lead the Hawks this past week, averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 steals per game over two games. The senior guard poured in 23 points on Tuesday in Becker’s setback at Mitchell before adding 18 at Eastern Nazarene on Saturday.

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Sr. | Franklin, Mass.): In a pair of games for the Crusaders this past week, Manis kicked off the week with a 25-point, 12-rebound, two-steal showing against Lafayette on Wednesday; with 8.6 seconds left, she hit the game-tying layup, was fouled and hit the go-ahead free throw in a 57-56 win over the Leopards. Against Bucknell, she added in a 15-point, five-rebound performance.

Gigi LeMay (Worcester State | Jr. | Grafton, Mass.): LeMay had a breakout week for the Lancers, leading her team to pair of wins off the bench. The junior guard opened the week with a career-high 26 points in a win over Saint Joseph’s (Me.), which included eight rebounds and four steals, before scoring 11 points with eight boards, four assists, and four steals in a win over Anna Maria on Thursday.

Alana Keating (WPI | Sr.| Leominster, Mass.): Keating netted 10 of her game-high 17 points during a game-opening 18-0 run as host WPI defeated Western New England last  Thursday at Harrington Auditorium. The senior guard connected on all four attempts from beyond the arc en route to a career-best point total. She has now reached double digits in five straight games, which has coincided with a five-game winning streak for the Engineers, who improved to 10-4 overall with the victory over the Golden Bears.  Earlier in the week, Keating tallied 10 points, including a trio of three-pointers as the Crimson and Gray knocked off undefeated Williams to deliver head coach Cherise Galasso her 350th career victory.  


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, November 19th, 2019)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another season of college basketball in the Worcester area has officially begun, which means it is time to unveil our initial Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to sponsor with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Megan Swords recorded a career-high 21 points to go with 14 rebounds last week in her team’s impressive win over Boston College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Player of the Week: Megan Swords (Holy Cross | Sr. | Glen Rock, N.J.): Swords led a tremendous team effort as the Crusaders beat local rival Boston College, 80-71, on Wednesday, Nov. 13. She recorded a career-high 21 points to go with 14 rebounds, including seven offensive boards. She led the team in both points and rebounds as she notched her eighth career double-double.


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Becker College first-year Natasha Pacheco has averaged 12.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game in five contests this season. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brian Foley)

Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week: Natasha Pacheco (Becker College | Fr. | Fairfax, Va.): Pacheco has had a stellar start to her collegiate career, averaging 12.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game over five games, while shooting 47.8 percent from the floor. The first-year Hawk was named to the All-Tournament Team of the Worcester City Tournament to start off her season. As of press time, Pacheco ranks first in the nation in double-doubles with four in five games, first in total rebounds, first in minutes played and third in total free-throw attempts.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | Jr. | New York, NY): In just three contests this season, Wilson has netted 74 points to go along with 30 rebounds, eight assists, and two swipes. Her best outing came against Catholic University when the junior guard led all scorers with 28 points while adding nine rebounds, five blocks, and one assist. Wilson also produced a double-double against Becker College with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while also recording four blocks and two assists.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 16.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, three assists and 2.5 steals per contest over four games for the Falcons. She posted 19 points, one rebound, one assist and five steals in a 57-40 setback to Eastern Nazarene in the season opener before adding 12 points, nine assists, two boards, and two steals in a 71-69 loss to Clark University on Wednesday. Marazzi concluded with a combined 36 points in a pair of games over the weekend at the 2019 Colby-Sawyer Tip-Off Tournament.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Sr.| Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison has averaged 16.8 points per game through five games this season, shooting 37.5 percent from behind the arc. The senior team captain scored a season-high 24 points in Becker’s 64-60 overtime win over Anna Maria College.

Mya Mosley (Worcester State | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Mosley had a huge start to her Worcester State career since transferring in from Franklin Pierce by averaging 17.0 points per game in her first five contests. Mosley was named to the All-Worcester City Tournament Team after averaging 18.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the opening weekend, before averaging 16.0 points per game in week two.

Alana Keating (WPI | Sr.| Leominster, MA): Keating was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the Worcester City Tournament as the Engineers took home the title for the sixth straight year.


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more.