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NH College Notebook: Central grad Pelletier sets Patriot League mark

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November 12. 2017 3:12AM

LEHIGH SENIOR wide receiver Troy Pelletier, a Manchester Central graduate from Deerfield, became the Patriot League's all-time receptions leader on Nov. 4.

Pelletier with nine catches for 97 yards in the Mountain Hawks' 42-21 win at Bucknell. A four-yard reception in the second half gave Pelletier the Patriot League's career receptions record at 296, surpassing Fordham's Javarus Dudley.

The Hawks are 3-6, but 3-1 in the Patriot League with home games against Holy Cross and Lafayette left on the schedule.

Women's soccer

Southern New Hampshire Univesity: Head coach Elie Monteiro, who led the Penmen to the conference championship, was named Northeast-10 Coach of the Year.

The Penmen are 15-2-5 after Friday's 3-0 win over Georgian Court in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's East Region, the first-ever tournament win for SNHU. The Penmen take on regional host Mercy today at noon in a second-round tilt.

SNHU senior Rianna Fasanello was named NE-10 Defensive Player of the Year after starting all 21 matches and anchoring a stingy Penmen back line.

Senior Trisha Luis joined Fasanello on the NE10 All-Conference First Team. Senior Abigail Maker, junior Ariana Silvia and sophomore Shae Roys were named to the Second Team. Senior goalkeeper Paige Salmon was named to the Third Team.

Senior Courtney Benson of Hopkinton and junior Samantha Sparda were tabbed for the Third Team and freshman Allyson Patterson received an All-Rookie Team nod.

Keene State: Keene State sophomore defender Nicole De Almeida of Nashua was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year in the Little East, and also got a First Team All-Conference nod.

Joining De Almeida on the First Team were senior defender Tori Laires and junior midfielder Patricia Norton. Senior forwards Katie Silegy of Keene and Taylor Farland along with midfielder Julia Pearson were named to the Second Team All-Conference.

Plymouth State: Freshman Mallory Lloyd was selected as the Little East Conference Women's Soccer Rookie of the Year. Lloyd was also named to the All-LEC First Team, while junior Kate Martin of Westmorelandearned All-LEC Second Team recognition.

Colby-Sawyer: Senior Corrie Hoyt has been named North Atlantic Conference Women's Soccer Player and Defensive Player of the Year.

Hoyt also was named to the All-NAC First Team, along with sophomore Sam Mitchell of Chester and sophomore Molly MacLure. Junior Hannah Fields earned All-NAC Second Team honors. Junior Amanda Martin was named to the Sportsmanship Team. Head coach Meghan Medbery was named NAC Coach of the Year.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Stephanie May of Windham has been chosen to an All-Liberty League First Team in soccer.

A senior midfielder, May started all 18 games for the Engineers this season, scoring two goals and assisting on two more for six points.

Bucknell: Twin sisters Jackie Ham and Kendall Ham of Stratham both earned First Team All-Patriot League honors. Jackie Ham is now a three-time All-Patriot League selection, while Kendall Ham earned First Team honors for the third year in a row.

Kendall Ham scored three goals in the first 21 minutes of the match to lift Bucknell to a 3-2 win over Navy in the Patriot League tournament championship on Saturday game last Saturday.

Worcester State: Junior midfielder Jenna Martin, of Salem, was named to the MASCAC Second Team.

Simmons: Liz Donovan of Nashua was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Second Team, while Kashka Gammon of Nashua was tabbed a Third Team selection.

NHTI: Freshman forward Maura Hart of Fitzwilliam was named first team All-American by the United States Colligate Athletic Association Thursday evening. Hart, who was the Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Year, scored 21 goals and assisted eight more.

Sophomore Fallyn Mele of Raymond and senior Lexi Duclos of Epsom were All-American Honorable Mentions. Sophomore Hannah Pellerin of Boscawen and Kate Brockway of Manchester earned All-Academic honors for maintaining a 3.5 grade point average.

Men's soccer

University of New Hampshire: Robin Schmidt has been named the America East Men's Soccer Striker of the Year, while UNH also won the Coaching Staff of the Year award. Schmidt, freshman Linus Fallberg and junior Otto Sahlen earned All-America East first team accolades, while graduate student Willis Griffith of Amherst was named to the second team. Redshirt freshman Josh Bauer of Bedford and Fallberg received All-Rookie team honors. Junior Chris Arling of Windham earned a spot on the All-Academic team.

Keene State: Senior William Salta, of Laconia, was named to the Little East First Team All-Conference for the first time. Salta finished the season tied for a team-high six goals and added two assists.

Senior Conor Leahy was recognized as a Second Team All-Conference honoree.

New England College: Senior Michael Skarbelis, junior Cooper Valinski of Portsmouth and freshman Carter Adams of Lebanon were all first team North Atlantic Conference selections, while senior Tenzin Khenrab was placed on the second team.

Southern Vermont: Lee Dennis of Tamworth was named to the New England Collegiate Conference All-sportsmanship Team.

Salem State: Sophomore goalie Chris Jimenez of Nashua was named to the MASCAC first team.

Field hockey

Keene State: Freshman Nina Bruno was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Year. Bruno started all 22 games for the Owls, scoring 23 goals and assisting on seven more.

Joining Bruno on the All-LEC First Team is sophomore Jensyn Dandeneau of Berlin and senior Casi Smith of Merrimack.

Earning a spot on the All-LEC Second Team is sophomore Ally McCall.

Plymouth State: Seniors Alivia Bates and Katie Martin, sophomore Kate McPherson of Conway and freshman Haley Wakefield were all named to the All-Little East First Team.

Simmons: Julie Saltamartini of East Hampstead was named to the Great Athletic Conference second team.

St. Michael's: Senior captain Jenna Deschaine of Claremont was selected to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference first team, earning her second career all-league honor.


Southern Maine: Senior Jess Williamson of Goffstown has been named Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year and first team all-conference for the third consecutive year.

Cross country

SNHU: Sophomore Jill Couto of Newton earned All-Region accolades on Nov. 4, finishing 17th at the NCAA Division II East Regional. Couto completed the 6,000-meter course in a time of 23 minutes, 46.4 seconds.

WPI: Tristam Winship of Bedford earned All-NEWMAC honors at the conference championships Nov. 5 in Boston, finishing 14th in a time of 26:20.


Assumption: Freshman Julia Chappell, a Manchester Central graduate, earned All NE-10 Third Team recognition for singles. She paired up with Cassie Burbine of Londonderry at No. 1 doubles to earn Third Team All-Conference after playing to a record of 11-2. Chappell and Burbine also won the 2017 Grass Court Doubles Championship at the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Chappell was also placed on the NE-10 All-Rookie Team.

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