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WACBA Reveals 2018-19 All-Star Selections

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By WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER, Mass. – Nichols College senior Marcos Echevarria and Holy Cross junior Lauren Manis have repeated as the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Players of the Year, as revealed on Wednesday in Jen Toland’s weekly college column.

The announcement also features the annual All-Stars, Rookies of the Year and Coaches of the Year as voted upon by sports information directors or primary contacts from each of the nine NCAA schools in Worcester County, including Division I Holy Cross and Division II Assumption College, as well as members of the local media.

Echevarria claimed the hardware for the third consecutive year while it was also a threepeat for the Bison with first-year head coach Scott Faucher earning Coach of the Year accolades. Assumption’s Cal Connelly, meanwhile, became the second Greyhound in as many years to secure Rookie of the Year honors. For the women, Manis narrowly missed out on a perfect ballot while fellow Crusader Avery LaBarbera was named as the Rookie of the Year, and Worcester State’s Karen Tessmer was selected as the Coach of the Year.

Nichols’ DeAnte Bruton and Matt Morrow joined Echevarria on the first team, as did Anna Maria’s Mike Rapoza, Becker’s Kareem Davis, and Holy Cross’ Jehyve Floyd. The second team was comprised of Fitchburg State’s Nicholas Tracy, Worcester State’s Tyler Dion, Assumption’s Matthew Kelley, Clark’s Tyler Davern, and WPI’s Jake Wisniewski and Reid Walker.

Manis and LaBarbera along with Worcester State’s Brittany Herring, Assumption’s Morgan O’Donnell, Fitchburg State’s Angelina Marazzi, and Becker’s Adrianna Dowdy were named to the first team. Clark’s Ogechi Ezemma, Anna Maria’s Amber Wilson, Becker’s Cassidy Harrison, Fitchburg State’s Catherine Coppinger, as well as, Worcester State’s Catherine Sweeney and Kaitlyn Berkel landed on the second team.

This year’s Paul N. Johnson and Pat Oroszko Courage Award recipients will be announced at a later date.

WACBA (Worcester Area College Basketball Association) is an organization billed as “one of its kind in the country” featuring nine colleges, 18 programs plus sports information directors and media members to foster friendships and camaraderie along with promoting the GREAT GAME OF BASKETBALL throughout the TRADITION RICH Worcester County Area.

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 MEN‘S ALL-STARS

Player of the Year: Marcos Echevarria (Lynn, Mass.), Nichols (third consecutive)
Rookie of the Year: Cal Connelly (Rochester, N.H.), Assumption (back-to-back for Greyhounds)
Coach of the Year: Scott Faucher, Nichols (third consecutive for a Bison head coach)

First Team
Nichols College Marcos Echevarria*# Lynn, Mass. Sr.
Nichols College DeAnte Bruton*# New London, Conn. Jr.
Anna Maria Mike Rapoza*# Charlton, Mass Jr.
Becker College Kareem Davis^# Lowell, Mass. Sr.
Holy Cross Jehyve Floyd# Sayreville, N.J. Sr.
Nichols College Matt Morrow Leicester, Mass. So.
Second Team
Fitchburg State Nicholas Tracy Indianapolis, Ind. Jr.
Worcester State Tyler Dion Barre, Mass. Jr.
WPI Jake Wisniewski West Brookfield, Mass. Jr.
WPI Reid Walker Lithia, Fla. So.
Assumption College Matthew Kelly& No. Potomac, Md. So.
Clark University Tyler Davern Webster, Mass. So.

 WOMEN‘S ALL-STARS

Player of the Year: Lauren Manis (Franklin, Mass.), Holy Cross (back-to-back)
Rookie of the Year:
 Avery LaBarbera, Holy Cross
Coach of the Year: 
Karen Tessmer, Worcester State

First Team
Holy Cross Lauren Manis*# Franklin, Mass. Jr.
Worcester State Brittany Herring*# West Brookfield, Mass. Sr.
Assumption College Morgan O’Donnell# Easton, Mass. Sr.
Fitchburg State Angelina Marazzi& Manchester, N.H. Jr.
Holy Cross Avery LaBarbera Harrison, N.Y. Fr.
Becker College Adrianna Dowdy& East Haven, Conn. Sr.
Second Team
Clark University Ogechi Ezemma*& Hope Valley, R.I. Sr.
Anna Maria Amber Wilson New York, N.Y. So.
Becker College Cassidy Harrison*# Foxborough, Mass. Jr.
Worcester State Catherine Sweeney& Lowell, Mass. Jr.
Worcester State Kaitlyn Berkel Waterford, Conn. Sr.
Fitchburg State Catherine Coppinger Boston, Mass. Jr.

* 2017 First Team
^ 2017 Second Team
# 2018 First Team
& 2018 Second Team

WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week 13 (Feb. 12th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes women’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Morgan O’Donnell became the 24th player in Assumption College women’s basketball program history to reach 1,000 points this past week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Assumption College Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College | Sr. | Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell averaged 20.0 points 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 33.3 percent from the floor and 100.0 percent from the foul line last week. Against Merrimack College, O’Donnell was the leading scorer with 30 points along with seven rebounds and two assists. On Saturday, O’Donnell scored the first six points of the game for the Hounds to earn her 1,000th career point. She ended the game with 10 points and six rebounds to bump her career total to 1,004 points. O’Donnell is the 24th player in Assumption women’s basketball history to reach this milestone.

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WPI’s Alex Scariati averaged 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for the Engineers. (PHOTO COURTESY: Frank Poulin)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Alex Scariati (WPI | Fr. | Scotch Plains, N.J.): Scariati averaged 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds to go with 10 assists and five steals in a 2-0 week. After establishing a new career-high of 13 points to go with six rebounds and three helpers versus Wheaton College, the freshman notched six points, seven rebounds and a career-best seven assists at Mount Holyoke College.

Hannah Favaloro (Clark University | Soph. | Blackstone, Mass.): Favaloro led Clark defensively in a 1-1 week with 20 rebounds, including 14 on the defensive end, along with nine steals. She started the week with 11 points and nine rebounds in an important conference win over Coast Guard Academy before putting up a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds in a two-point setback to Emerson College.

Sam Maglione (Worcester State | So. | Lancaster, Mass.): In her team’s lone contest of the week, Maglione netted 22 points on 7 of 15 off the bench, while adding three rebounds and three assists in the Lancers’ 96-73 win over Fitchburg State.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 24 points, four rebounds, 1.5 assists and two steals per contest in two games for the Falcons. She collected 19 points, five rebounds, one assist and three steals in a 74-56 setback to MCLA on Wednesday before adding a game-leading 29 points, three caroms, two assists and one steal in a setback to Worcester State on Saturday.

Madalyn Smith (Holy Cross | Jr. | Sussex, N.J.): Smith was perfect from the field last Saturday in her team’s 58-48 win over Loyola. She netted 15 points on 5 of 5 shooting, including four trifectas, while dishing out a trio of assists.

Sarah Ware (Becker College | Jr. | Oakham, Mass.): Ware averaged 9.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game over three games this past week, all of which proved to be wins for the Hawks. The junior shot 68.8 percent from the floor and 80 percent from behind the arc. The biggest moment of her season came last Tuesday evening when she scored a career-high 21 points in Becker’s 53-49 victory over Eastern Nazarene, a critical win that has the Hawks in the driver’s seat for the number one overall seed in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) standings.

Spencer Vinson (WPI | Jr. | Los Angeles, Calif.): Vinson averaged a double-double with 11.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week. After notching eight points and 11 rebounds against Wheaton College, the junior led all student-athletes with 15 points and 13 boards at Mount Holyoke College.


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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week 12 (Feb. 5th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes women’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Lauren Manis was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week after a pair of solid performances last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Jr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis recorded a pair of double-doubles in a 1-1 week for the Crusaders. In a loss to American last Wednesday, she recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds, along with four assists and two blocks. In a home victory on Saturday over Lafayette, she had 19 points and 11 rebounds and also scored the go-ahead basket in overtime. Mannis now has 16 double-doubles on the year – she is now tied for fifth-most in single-season program history.

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Bailey Savage secured her first WACBA Rookie of the Week honor after leading WPI to a 1-1 week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Frank Poulin)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Bailey Savage (WPI | Fr. | Charlton, Mass.): Savage shot 59.1 percent (13-22) from the field, including 57.1 (8-14) from beyond the arc, in a 1-1 week. After tying her career high of 15 points at Coast Guard, the rookie went off for 20 in a setback to Babson College. In 34 minutes against the NEWMAC-leading Beavers, Savage was 7-10 (70%) and 5-8 (62.5%) with five 3-pointers.

Brittany Herring (Worcester State | Sr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): In a pair of wins last week for the Lancers, the senior forward averaged 17 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks. She began the week netting eight points of 4 of 7 shooting while recording five rebounds and one block in an exciting 56-55 win over Framingham State. Three days later against the Trailblazers of MCLA, Herring finished 10 of 10 from the field, while sinking six of seven attempts at the charity stripe for a game-high 26 points. Additionally, she totaled nine rebounds, three blocks, one assist, and one steal.

Sienna Johnson (Anna Maria College| Jr. | Brockton, Mass): In a pair of games last week for the AMCATs, Johnson averaged 14 points, two assists, one-and-a-half rebounds, and one steal. She netted 11 points or more in both games, including 17 points against St. Joseph’s (Conn.) last Saturday, while finishing the week four of eight from the charity stripe.

Maya Kerstetter (Clark University | Sr. | Northampton, Mass.): In her team’s lone contest last Wednesday against Mount Holyoke, Kerstetter recorded 17 points on 5 of 6 shooting, along with six rebounds (two offensive caroms), five steals and two assists in 32 minutes. Her impressive effort helped the Cougars race past Mount Holyoke College for an important league win.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 28 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and one steal per contests in two games for the Falcons last week.  She netted a game-best 30 points, two rebounds and one assist in a 76-60 setback to Salem State on Wednesday before adding game-leading 26 points, five boards, four assists, and two steals in a 65-62 triumph over Pine Manor on Saturday.

Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College | Sr. | Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell averaged 19.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game this week while shooting 50.0 percent from the floor and 76.9 percent from the foul line. She was the leading scorer for the Hounds in their 76-71 victory over Southern Connecticut with 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and a block in the game. O’Donnell then contributed 21 points and eight rebounds in Assumption’s matchup with Le Moyne on Saturday.

Sarah Ware (Becker College | Jr. | Oakham, Mass.): In Becker’s sole game of the week, Ware led the team to a 65-52 victory over Elms College on Saturday. She finished with 15 points while shooting six-of-seven from the floor, with two rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week 11 (Jan. 29th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes women’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Catherine Coppinger averaged a double-double last week for the Fitchburg State women’s basketball team. (PHOTO COURTESY: Fitchburg State Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Catherine Coppinger (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Boston, Mass.): Coppinger averaged a double-double of 14.7 points and 13.3 rebounds per contest as well as one assist and 3.7 steals per game for the Falcons. The junior posted a double-double of 18 points and 14 boards in addition to one assist and three steals in a 99-68 setback to Westfield State on Tuesday before adding another double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds to go along with two assists and six steals in a 71-65 loss to Bridgewater State on Thursday. She finished the week with eight points, 12 rebounds and two steals in a 90-63 loss to Framingham State on Saturday.

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Emily Sifferlen enjoyed a successful week for the Clark University women’s basketball team. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Emily Sifferlen (Clark University | Fr.| North Andover, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Cougars, Sifferlen averaged 18 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Sifferlen matched her career-high of 23 points in an 81-61 setback to Wheaton College last Saturday before pouring in a team-high 13 points off the bench in Clark’s 60-56 win over Wellesley College. Head into the new week, Sifferlen ranks third on the team in points per game (10.7) but leads the Red and White in three-pointers made (32) and three-point percentage (37.2).

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Adrianna Dowdy became the eighth player in Becker College women’s basketball history to net 1,000 points. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Milestone: Adrianna Dowdy (Becker College | Sr. | East Haven, Conn.): Adrianna Dowdy became the eighth player in Becker College women’s basketball history last week to reach 1000 points for her career in the Hawks’ 66-54 win over Newbury College. Dowdy entered the game with exactly 999 career points but reached the milestone on a jumper with 3:31 remaining in the first quarter. Dowdy would finish the game with 15 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks.

Hannah Favaloro (Clark University | So. | Blackstone, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Cougars, Favaloro registered averaged 11.5 rebounds and 9.5 points. Against Wellesley College last Wednesday, Favaloro recorded a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Cougars to an important conference win over Wellesley College. Three days later against Wheaton College, the sophomore forward produced eight points on 3 of 11 shooting, while snatching a team-high 10 rebounds in an 81-61 setback.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Jr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison averaged 16 points this past week, along with 2.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds. The junior scored 12 points in Becker’s 66-54 win over Newbury College before pouring in 20 in a 75-50 setback to New England College last Saturday.

Isabella Nerney (Nichols College | So.| Guilford, Conn.): Nerney averaged 19 points in a pair of conference tilts last week, as the Bison concluded the seven-day stretch 1-1. She dropped in a career-high 31 points against Salve Regina on Saturday afternoon, including seven triples. The 31 points are tied for second most all-time in a game for the Bison. Meanwhile, her seven three-pointers on Saturday is tied for the most all-time in a game for Nichols with current head coach MaryLynn Skarzenski. Nerney recorded 38 points, seven rebounds and three assists across the two games, including an early week match-up with Endicott College.

Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College | Sr. | Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell averaged 17.0 points this past week, while shooting 55.0% from the floor, 66.7% from beyond the arc and 83.3% from the foul line. She was leading scorer for the Hounds with 22 points, two rebounds and three assists against American International College and added 12 points and three rebounds against Saint Rose.

Catherine Sweeney (Worcester State | Jr. | Lowell, Mass.): Sweeney averaged 11.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 7.3 assists in a trio of games last week. Sweeney’s strongest outing occurred last Thursday when she recorded her second career triple-double with 17 points, 19 rebounds, and 11 assists as the Lancers defeated Westfield State, 94-79.

Megan Swords (Holy Cross | Jr. | Glen Rock, N.J.): Swords was a key contributor in a 1-1 week for the Crusaders. In a tight defensive battle against Army on Wednesday, Swords had 11 points, six rebounds and a block in a 58-39 victory. In a close 75-71 loss to Patriot League-leading Bucknell on Saturday, Swords had a team-high 17 points and added in eight rebounds (including five offensive boards) while shooting 6-for-9 from the field.

Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | Soph. | New York, NY): In a 1-1 week for the AMCATs, Wilson averaged 16.5 points, six rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.5 blocks. She began the week netting 13 points on 5 of 13 shooting while recording six rebounds (two offensive), five blocks, two assists and one steal in an 87-61 setback to Suffolk University. Two days later against Lasell College, she netted 20 points on 5 of 8 shootings, while also adding six rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes. Wilson has netted 20 points or more twice this winter – she scored a season-high 25 points in her team’s two-point win earlier this month against Rivier University.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Six (Dec. 18th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER  Another busy week of Worcester area basketball has been recorded, which means it is time to unveil our sixth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.

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WACBA Women’sPlayer of the Week: Kaitlyn Berkel (Worcester State | Sr. |Waterford, Conn.):Berkel put up 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in her team’s exciting 68-60 win over Springfield College last Tuesday.

Korbey HS WACBA Women’s Rookie of the Week: Calli Korbey (Worcester State | Fr. |Hopkinton, Mass.):Korbey netted 10 points, including a pair of triples, while tallying two assists and one steal in her team’s eight-point win over Springfield College last Tuesday.

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Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College | Sr. | Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell posted a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds in just 16 minutes last Saturday in her team’s fifth-straight win over Caldwell University. The senior forward connected on 7 of 8 attempts from the floor, while sinking 4 of 6 free throws.

Hannah Favaloro (Clark University | Soph. | Blackstone, Mass.): Favaloro posted a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds in a 62-49 setback to Suffolk University last Tuesday. Favaloro has now posted six double-doubles this season, and is currently averaging 11.9 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.

Sienna Johnson (Anna Maria | Jr. | Brockton, Mass.): In her team’s lone contest last Thursday against Gordon College, the Brockton native tallied eight points, five rebounds, two steals and one assist.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi collected 23 points, three rebounds, nine assists and six steals in a 76-71 setback to Regis College last Tuesday evening in the Falcons’ lone contest of the week.


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