NH College Notebook: Bedford's Glassman first NH player into D-I dance
University of Arizona center Kaleb Tarczewski of Claremont won't be the only men's basketball players whose team finds out its seeding in the NCAA tournament Sunday night. Bedford's Trevor Glassman, a walk-on guard at Manhattan College, earned his ticket to the Big Dance when the Jaspers earned an automatic berth by beating Iona in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship game last Sunday.
Glassman, who helped lead Bedford High School to the 2012 NHIAA Division II final before spending a prep year at the New Hampton School, was added to the Manhattan roster as a walk-on for the spring semester. He's seen action in four games and scored three points.
Glassman's younger brothers, Eric and Matt, are current Bedford High athletes. Eric was a standout lineman on the Bulldogs football team, and Matt was a member of the boys' basketball team that reached the quarterfinals of this year's NHIAA Division I tournament.
Glassman isn't the only New Hampshire connection in the Manhattan men's basketball program.
Hillsborough native Mathiew Wilson is in his third season as a member of the Jaspers staff, his first as an assistant coach. His responsibilities include recruiting and opponent scouting, as well as a variety of other tasks.
Wilson previously worked for two seasons as Manhattan's coordinator of operations.
Before arriving at Manhattan, Wilson was the assistant video coordinator at Louisville for the 2010-2011 season. He assisted with the scouting of opponents and coordinated the film exchange for a team that finished with a 25-10 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Wilson was a student manager for Louisville from 2008-2010, while working toward his bachelor's degree in sport administration. He transferred to Louisville from Southern New Hampshire University, where he was a student manager for the Penmen in 2007-2008.
While Glassman, Wilson and the rest of the Jaspers already had theirs, Tarczewski and the Wildcats were trying to earn an automatic berth of their own last night, facing UCLA in the Pac-12 championship game at Las Vegas. Regardless of the outcome, the Wildcats are a lock for a high seed in the national tournament, with a 30-3 record and the nation's No. 4 ranking entering last night.
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ANOTHER Bedford resident Connor Green, entered Saturday night's NCAA Division III third-round game as the second-leading scorer for Amherst College.
Green, who graduated from Bishop Guertin High of Nashua and prepped at Phillips Exeter Academy, was averaging 18.5 points and 5.8 rebounds as the Lord Jeffs sought to reach the tournament semifinals.
A 6-foot, 4-inch sophomore swing man, Green earlier scored 21 points as Amherst (26-3 through Friday) became the first team in NESCAC history to win three consecutive men's basketball titles by defeating rival Williams, 93-82, in the conference final.
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YALE University sophomore Eva Fabian of Keene last month tied Princeton senior Lisa Boyce for the most individual points in the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships at Brown University, winning two events and finishing second in another in addition to swimming a leg on the Bulldogs' second-place 800-yard freestyle relay team.
The 2013 New Hampshire Union Leader Red Rolfe Female Athlete of the Year, Fabian, started the three-day Ivy meet by winning the 500-yard freestyle, her time of 4 minutes, 44 seconds meeting the "B" qualifying standard for the NCAA Division I Championships. Next, she fnished second in the 1,000-meter freestyle despite bettering the Brown pool record she previously had set.
Fabian and her teammates set a school record while placing second in the 800 free relay, and she capped the meet by defending her league title in the 1,650-yard free, meeting another NCAA Division I "B" standard with a time of 16:20.21.
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WHILE Fabian was dominating Ivy League competition, a swimmer coached by her father, Keene State College's Jack Fabian, was having similar success with the Owls.
Senior Drew Ludwith won all three of his individual races and helped the Owls to a first-place finish in the 800-yard medley relay during the New England Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Association Championships at the University of Rhode Island Feb. 14-16.
Ludwith opened the meet by winning the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes 29 seconds and followed that with a victory in the 400 IM, in 4:14.59. After the relay victory, he finished off a perfect long weekend by setting a school and URI pool record in winning the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:29.29.
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SENIOR right-hander Shane Beauchemin and UMass Lowell got off to strong starts in their first baseball season in Division I, the River Hawks taking a 6-2 record into this weekend.
A graduate of Manchester Memorial High, Beauchemin pitched well in his first two starts, going 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 14 strikeouts over 13 innings.
In his first start, against Temple in a game played in North Carolina, he gave up three runs early then shut down the Owls, enabling Lowell to come back for a 14-3 win. In his next start, Beauchemin allowed just one earned run over seven innings at Virginia Tech but wasn't involved in the decision in a game the Hokies eventually won, 4-3.
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SENIOR co-captain Emily Cousens was New York University's sole representative in this weekend's NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb.
A resident of the Hopkinton village of Contoocook, Cousens entered the meet ranked second in Division III in the 3,000-meter run, with a school-record qualifying time of 9 minutes, 41.11 seconds.
Cousens had a successful indoor season in her other event, the mile, as well. She won at three meets - the NYC Gotham Cup on Jan. 10, the NYC Metropolitan Championships on Jan. 31 and the University Athletic Association Championships on March 1. At the NYU Challenge, held on Jan. 24, she came in second, setting a personal best of 4:59.69.
She has captured five weekly conference awards so far this season. She was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week three times and the UAA Athlete of the Week twice.
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