All-WACBA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams (Tuesday, March 31st, 2020)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

With another season of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, it is time to unveil our All-Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams.

Noontime Sports is excited to share our end of season All-WACBA Teams for the seventh consecutive season after being the host site for the organization’s weekly honor rolls, which have appeared every Tuesday throughout the Worcester basketball season. 

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


WACBA Men’s Basketball Postseason Award

WACBA Women’s Basketball Postseason Awards 


All-WACBA Men’s Basketball (First Team)

Mike Rapoza 

Anna Maria College

Charlton, Mass.

Matthew Kelly 

Assumption College

North Potomac, Md.

Joe Pridgen

Holy Cross 

Winchendon, Mass.

DeAnte Bruton

Nichols College

New London, Conn.

Tyler Dion

Worcester State 

Barre, Mass.

Garrett Stephenson

WPI

Townsend, Mass.


All-WACBA Men’s Basketball (Second Team)

Bobby Perette

Anna Maria College

Marshfield, Mass.

Malik Brown

Assumption College

Waldorf, Md.

Mateus Ribeiro

Becker College

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Biko Gayman 

Clark University

Fort Pierce, Fla.

Matt Morrow

Nichols College

Leicester, Mass.

Chris Cardoso

Worcester State 

Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Jake Wisniewski

WPI

West Brookfield, Mass.


All-WACBA Women’s Basketball (First Team)

Amber Wilson

Anna Maria College

New York, N.Y.

Brianna Capacchione

Assumption College

Washington Township, N.J.

Hannah Favaloro

Clark University

Blackstone, Mass.

Lauren Manis

Holy Cross 

Franklin, Mass.

Avery LaBarbera

Holy Cross

Harrison, N.Y.

Mya Mosley 

Worcester State 

Worcester, Mass. 


All-WACBA Women’s Basketball (Second Team)

Sierra Johnson

Anna Maria College

Brockton, Mass.

Cassidy Harrison

Becker College

Foxborough, Mass.

Natasha Pacheco

Becker College

Fairfax, Va. 

Angelina Marazzi

Fitchburg State 

Manchester, N.H. 

Isabella Nerney 

Nichols College

Guilford, Conn.

Catherine Sweeney

Worcester State 

Lowell, Mass.

Spencer Vinson

WPI

Los Angeles, Calif. 

 


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

WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

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

Noontime Sports is proud to partner 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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Lauren Manis averaged 20.5 points and 12 rebounds in a pair of games last week for the Crusaders. (PHOTO COURTESY: Mark Seliger)

Women’s Player of the Week: Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Sr.|Franklin, Mass.): Manis averaged 20.5 points and 12.0 rebounds per game in a 2-0 week for the Crusaders. In a 64-61 victory over Army last Wednesday, Manis totaled 17 points and 15 rebounds. She later added 24 points and nine rebounds in a 73-58 win at American University this past weekend. In the game against Army, Manis became the Patriot League’s all-time leader in career rebounds; she now has 1,161 boards in her career, along with 1,976 career points.


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Monica Spain averaged 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Gil Talbot)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Monica Spain (Assumption College| Fr.|Braintree, Mass.): Spain was instrumental this past week for the Hounds by averaging 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game while shooting 64.7 percent from the floor. Spain started in Assumption’s first-round Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) Tournament game against Pace University and scored 15 points to go with nine rebounds before tallying just nine points in the quarterfinal setback to Stonehill College.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Sr.|Washington Township, N.J.): Capacchione was influential in Assumption’s Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) Tournament berth this past week by averaging 13.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. She also shot 34.1 percent from the floor and 100.0 percent from the foul line. In Assumption’s final regular-season game of the 2019-20 season, Capacchione scored 20 points with four rebounds, three assists, and four steals in a two-point setback to Franklin Pierce. In the first round of the NE-10 Tournament, she led the team with 16 points and nine rebounds against Pace University before tallying five points, five rebounds, and three steals against Stonehill College in the quarterfinals. 

Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Sr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison concluded her historic collegiate career last week by averaging 24.0 points per game over two New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) playoff games, shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and 43.8 percent from behind the arc. Harrison further averaged 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 1.0 assists per game over that stretch. First, in the NECC quarterfinals against Dean College on Tuesday evening, Harrison, playing in the final home game of her career, overcame a 1-for-6 shooting start and made nine of her next 11 shots, going 10-for-17 overall and 6-for-11 from behind the arc to finish with 27 points to lead the Hawks to a 82-74 win. Harrison sparked Becker to set a school single-game record in total three-pointers made by the team with 15. Then, on Thursday in the NECC semifinals at top-seeded Eastern Nazarene College, Harrison nearly carried the Hawks to the upset, as she finished with 21 points, nine steals, and seven rebounds before Becker came up short, 54-44.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi finished with a team-best 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals for the Falcons in a 73-44 quarterfinal round setback to the Lancers of Worcester State last Tuesday evening.

Mya Mosley (Worcester State | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Mosley closed out her career with the Lancers by averaging 25.7 points per game last week in three Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Tournament games. Additionally, she averaged 3.3 steals, 3.0 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game, too.  

Spencer Vinson (WPI | Sr. | Los Angeles, Calif.): Vinson closed out her standout senior campaign with 11 points and 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season and ninth of her career in a 59-49 loss to Springfield in a NEWMAC Tournament quarterfinal contest.


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

 

WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 25th, 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 twelfth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner 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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Cassidy Harrison became the first Hawk ever to reach 300 steals in a career. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Senior |Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison finished her regular season averaging 24.5 points per game over two games with 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 2.5 assists, all while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from behind the arc. First at Mitchell College last Thursday night, the senior team captain scored 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting. Then on Saturday, hosting Lesley University as part of Becker senior day, the all-time leading scorer in Hawks history led the Hawks with 23 points, eight steals, four rebounds, and four assists, all while shooting four-of-seven from behind the arc. With her first steal of the game with 5:42 left in the first quarter, Harrison, who already held the school record in career steals, became the first Hawk ever to reach 300 steals in a career. As of press time, Harrison was second in the NCAA among all active players in that category.


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Worcester State’s Erin Gallella averaged 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State Athletics)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Erin Gallella (Worcester State | Fr. | Tewksbury, Mass.): Gallella averaged 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game last week as the Lancers grabbed a pair of wins to secure the three seed in the upcoming Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Tournament.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Sr. | Washington Township, N.J.): Capacchione averaged 30.0 points per game this week while shooting 38.1 percent from the floor, 41.7 percent from beyond the arc and 100.0 percent from the foul line. Against Bentley University this past Wednesday, Capacchione led the Hounds with 30 points and added two rebounds, three assists and four steals in the game where Assumption took Bentley to overtime.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest for the Falcons over two games. She netted 18 points, six boards, three assists, one steal and one block in a 64-44 setback to Worcester State last Wednesday before adding 13 points, five caroms and two assists in an 81-53 loss to Framingham State on Saturday.

Mya Mosley (Worcester State | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Mosley finished off the final week of the regular season with a pair of huge performances in wins over Fitchburg State and Bridgewater State. Mosley averaged 24.5 points per game to lead the Lancers, while also averaging 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, 3.5 assists, and 3.0 steals per game.

Spencer Vinson (WPI | Sr.| Los Angeles, Calif.): Vinson tallied team-highs of 12 points and eight points, along with a game-best three blocks en route to helping the Engineers defeat Mount Holyoke on the road last week and clinch a spot in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament.


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

 

WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 11th, 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 tenth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner 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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Worcester State’s Mya Mosley was a player to watch for the Lancers this past week against Framingham State and Westfield State. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State University Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Mya Mosley (Worcester State | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Despite a pair of narrow conference setbacks, Worcester State senior Mya Mosley was a player to watch on the Lancers, averaging 26.5 points per game. Mosley began the week with 23 points, eight rebounds, and four assists against Westfield State last Wednesday, before putting up 30 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists against Framingham State on Saturday.


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Nichols College first-year Alexis Finnerty averaged 16 points in a pair of games last week for the Bison. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brian Foley)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Alexis Finnerty (Nichols College | Fr. | Chester, Conn.): Finnerty averaged 16 points per game for the Bison, who went 1-1 last week. She dropped in 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting in a one-point loss to Salve Regina on Saturday. She went 8-of-9 from the charity stripe and also knocked down three trifectas, falling one-point shy of her career-high. She also averaged one steal per game, too.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Sienna Johnson (Anna Maria College | Sr. | Brockton, Mass.): In her team’s lone outing of the week against Norwich University, Johnson scored a team-high (and season-high) 21 points on 9 of 14 shooting to go with six rebounds (two offensive caroms), one steal, and one assist in 34 minutes.

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Sr.| Washington Township, N.J.):  Capacchione led the Hounds to a 1-1 week, averaging 16.0 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 34.4 percent from the floor, 38.5 percent from three and 100.0 percent from the foul line. Against Saint Anselm, Capacchione put up eight points with four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. In Assumption’s thrilling overtime win over Southern New Hampshire, Capacchione led the Hounds with 24 points and five rebounds while going 5-for-10 from three-point land and 8-for-19 from the floor.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 17.5 points, nine rebounds, 3.5 assists and two steals per contest for the Falcons last week. She posted a game-best 23 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a 56-41 triumph over MCLA last Wednesday before adding 12 points, nine boards, four assists, and two steals in a 92-64 setback to Westfield State on Saturday.

Avery LaBarbera (Holy Cross | So. | Harrison, N.Y.): LaBarbera led the Crusaders against Boston University this past Saturday with a team-high 17 points to go with seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. She has recorded double-figure points in each of the last seven games.

Maddie Blake (WPI | Jr. | Bedford, NH): Blake delivered her first double-double of 14-point, 10-rebound effort in WPI’s 59-50 loss to MIT last Wednesday.


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

 

WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, January 28th, 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 eighth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner 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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Anna Maria College’s Amber Wilson was named the WACBA Women’s Player of the Week for the second-straight week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Anna Maria College Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | Jr. | New York, N.Y.): In a pair of games last week for the AMCATs, Wilson averaged a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds to go with four-and-a-half assists and two blocks. She began the week by scoring a team-high 25 points against Suffolk University of 8 of 17 shooting to go with seven rebounds (all defensive caroms), one assist, and one block. Four days later against Lasell University, the third-year forward came close to recording a triple-double with 31 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists while recording three blocks and two steals.


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Nichols College first-year Alexis Finnerty averaged 19.5 points in a pair of games last week for the Bison. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brian Foley)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Alexis Finnerty (Nichols College | Fr. | Chester, Conn.): Finnerty averaged 19.5 points per game this past week as the Bison went 1-1 in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action. Finnerty started the week off strong with a 17-point effort against Salve Regina to go along with five assists and four rebounds. The Chester, Connecticut native followed that performance up with a 22-point effort against Wentworth as the Bison took the season sweep with a 78-62 final. Finnerty added six assists and four rebounds in the game. She is now averaging a team-best 15.9 points per game this season.


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Cassidy Harrison became the second Becker College women’s basketball player to reach 1,000 points last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: BECKER COLLEGE ATHLETICS)

Women’s Basketball Milestone: Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Sr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison had a week for the ages, averaging 23.3 points per game on 46.4 percent shooting over three games with 4.7 steals, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. The senior captain opened the week by leading the Hawks to a 70-56 win at Elms College. Then on Thursday, Harrison exploded for 32 points (matching a career-high) in Becker’s upset-bid at New England College. During the game, Harrison became just the second Hawk in the history of the program to reach 1,500 career points, reaching the milestone on a two-point jumper with 6:06 to go in the second quarter. Finally, on Saturday, Harrison led the Hawks with 24 points as the team cruised to a 78-49 win over Bay Path. At press time, Harrison ranked eighth in the nation among all active players in career points.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Senior | Washington Township, N.J.): Capacchione was influential for Assumption last week averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 43.8 percent from the floor, 52.9 percent from three and 100.0 percent from the foul line. At Adelphi, Capacchione led the Hounds with 13 points and six rebounds and went 3-for-6 from beyond the arc. In Assumption’s win over New Haven, the senior tied her career-high 26 points and went 9-for-18 from the floor and 6-for-11 from beyond the arc.

Sarah Blomgren (Worcester State | So.| Lunenburg, Mass.): Worcester State sophomore Sarah Blomgren averaged 13 points per game last week as the Lancers went 2-0 in conference play. Blomgren shot lights out 9-for-11 (82 percent) from the floor in both games while averaging seven rebounds per game.


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