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Local roundup: Crinella named Merrimack College Male Athlete of the Week

Date: 3/26/2015

NORTH ANDOVER – Merrimack College baseball player Frank Crinella of East Longmeadow was named the school’s Fuddrucker’s Male Athlete of the Week after posting gaudy offensive numbers as the Warriors played in five games last week.

Crinella hit .474 during the five games, which included a doubleheader sweep of St. Augustine’s March 20 in Cary, N.C. He led the team in average, slugging percentage (.842) and was a tick off the team lead in on-base percentage (.583). He cranked his first home run of the season and eighth of his career.

He also led the team in hits (9), runs scored (7), extra-base hits (4), RBI (7) and steals (5). He is one swiped bag away from 50 in his career and is 20 RBI shy of 100 for the third-year player and preseason All-American.

Crinella and the rest of the Warriors begin Northeast-10 Conference play against Adelphi and Pace this weekend.

Wysocki named to National Academic Team

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Springfield College field hockey’s Mikayla Wysocki of Longmeadow was one of 14 student-athletes named to the 2014 Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Academic Team.

This season the Pride, which had a team GPA of 3.57, was the third-ranked academic program as Stockton University (3.79 GPA) and Eastern University (3.60) were the only two institutions that finished ahead of Springfield.

Normoyle receives Honorable Mention All-America honors

SHENANDOAH, Texas – Michael Normoyle of Springfield earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 100 yard breaststroke on Friday in the NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Conroe ISD Natatorium.       

In the morning prelims, Normoyle swam a school record time of 55.54 to finish 10th out of 32 competitors in the event.  The Biology major was seeded 21st after posting a qualifying time of then school record time 56.13 when he won the New England Women's and Men’s Athletic Conference Championship in the event.

Competing in the consolation finals for the second time in his career on March 20, Normoyle placed fifth to finish 13th overall after touching in 55.90.

In 2013, Normoyle was also an Honorable Mention All-America in the 200-yard breaststroke after he placed 15th.

Welsh, Elms snap losing skid

CHICOPEE – Kevin Welsh of Wilbraham dished out 33 assists with 11 digs and five kills as the Elms College men’s volleyball team registered their first New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) victory with a five-set win (25-12, 25-18, 20-25, 21-25, 15-10) over visiting Lesley University, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Khampaeng makes 11 saves in victory

WESTFIELD – Mimi Khampaeng of Hampden made 11 saves as the Westfield State University women’s lacrosse team defeated visiting Nichols College 12-9 on March 23.

She also notched eight stops in a 12-11 loss for against Johnson & Wales University on March 18. Wilbraham’s Brooke Williams scored a goal with 20 seconds to bring the Owls within one, but they could not complete the comeback.

Castleman helps WNE to win over RIT

CLERMONT, Fla. – Senior goalie Emily Castleman of Wilbraham made eight saves and had a game-high 4 ground balls as the Western New England University women’s lacrosse team earned an 11-10 over Rochester Institute of Technology on March 21.

Nassar wins in final spring training match

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Longmeadow’s PJ Nassar was part of a No. 2 doubles team that earned a sweep as the Western New England University men’s tennis team cruised past Knox College 8-1 on March 19.

Magni named MASCAC Co-Pitcher of the Week

BUZZARDS BAY – Fitchburg State University baseball’s Ryan Magni of West Springfield was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Co-Pitcher of the Week on March 16.

Mangi went 1-1 with an ERA of 0.50 and 19 strikeouts in a pair of complete game efforts. He tossed a complete game shutout on five hits and 10 strikeouts for the 7-0 victory against Suffolk University and allowed just one earned run, six hits and nine strikeouts in a complete game 3-2 setback to Concordia College.

Lungarini makes MASCAC weekly honor roll

BUZZARDS BAY – Westfield State University’s Samantha Lungarini of Agawam was named to the MASCAC weekly honor roll on March 16 after she scored eight goals in an 0-3 week for the Owls, including six goals in a 16-15-overtime loss to Meredith (NC) College.

Ritter keeps Wentworth’s offense rolling

BOSTON – Collin Ritter of Feeding Hills handed out 26 assists while knocking down four kills in the Wentworth Institute of Technology men’s volleyball team’s March 14 3-0 sweep of Daniel Webster College.

Ritter also tallied 26 assists in a sweep of Albertus Magnus and 17 assists and a pair of blocks in a 3-0 decision over Mount Ida in a tri-meet on March 21.

Narey’s hat trick lifts Blazers past Albertus Magnus

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Kayla Narey of South Hadley registered a hat trick and fellow South Hadley native Nora McDonough had three points – a goal and two assists – to lead the Elms College women’s lacrosse team to a 9-3 win over Albertus Magnus on March 23.

Emily Brown of Agawam also netted her first goal of the season for the Blazers

Glantz earns pair of wins as WNE tennis rolls

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Agawam’s Joeanna Glantz won her second singles match 6-1, 6-3 and teamed up with Lauren Sell earned a 8-5 victory at No. 1 doubles as the Western New England University women’s tennis squad wrapped up its spring break tour defeating Knox College 8-1 on March 20.

Feeding Hills’ Michael Masciadrelli clinched the team win as he was one of five singles winners for the Golden Bears men’s team clipped Onondaga Community College in an exhibition 5-4 on March 18.

Elms volleyball snaps losing skid

CHICOPEE – Roger Conklin of Chicopee had 12 digs, and Austin DeCosmo of Southwick snared a game-high 22 digs as the Elms College men’s volleyball team registered their first New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) victory with a five-set win (25-12, 25-18, 20-25, 21-25, 15-10) over visiting Lesley University, snapping a four-game losing streak.