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NH College Notebook: St. A's Tim Guers, SNHU's Chris Walters placed on All-East team


March 18. 2018 3:08AM

Bentley College and St. Anselm College played a NE-10 basketball semifinal game Wednesday night at Stoutenburgh Gym on the St. Anselm campus. St Anselm's Tim Guers takes it to the hoop past Bentley's Matt Turkington. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)



St. Anselm junior Tim Guers and Southern New Hampshire University senior Chris Walters are Division II First Team All-East Region selections, as announced Friday by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Earlier this week, Guers secured Division II CCA First Team All-East Region honors for the second-straight season.

Guers was selected as the Northeast-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year on Feb. 26, becoming the seventh Player of the Year honoree from St. Anselm in conference history.

Averaging 21.5 points per game this season, Guers finished the year with double-digit point scoring totals in 29 of the season's 31 games. Ranking fourth in the NE10 in points per game (21.5) and rebounds per game (7.4), Guers has also tallied 5.5 assists per game to rank fifth in the league after tallying seven or more assists in 12 games on the season.

Walters, who was named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association East All-Region First Team earlier in the week and the Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team last month, earns NABC All-District accolades for the second straight year after garnering a Second Team honor last season.

SNHU’s Chris Walters goes for the hoop against Le Moyne this season. Walters was named to the Division II All-East Region First Team. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)

Walters started all 27 games this season and averaged 23.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.6 blocks per game, while shooting 49.3 percent (198-402) from the field, 44.1 percent (52-118) from beyond the arc and 85.7 percent (191-223) from the stripe. 

Keene State College junior guard Ty Nichols was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District Second Team.

He was also named to the All-Little East First Team and All-Little East Defensive Team after he led the Owls in scoring at 20.6 points per game, shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from 30point range. He also grabbed 6.4 rebounds per game and passed out 5 assists per game.

Plymouth State University junior Mike Osgood, of Nashua, the Panthers' second leading scorer and top rebounder, was selected to the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Third Team. 

Osgood led the Panthers in scoring 12 times while averaging 21.4 points per game, the 34th highest mark in the country and second highest in the Little East Conference. He eclipsed the 30-point plateau five times.

Women's basketball

Southern New Hampshire University junior Kylie Lorenzen was recently named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association East All-Region Second Team.

Lorenzen, who was also chosen for the Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team last month, earns the first all-region honor of her career after starting all 29 games this season and averaging 17.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game, while shooting 47.5 percent (182-383) from the field and 82.5 percent (132-160) from the stripe.

Baseball

Endicott first baseman Nickolas Perkins, of Nashua, was named Commonwealth Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for last week's performance. 

Perkins went 2-for-3 during a 6-4 win over LaVerne and then went 3-for-5 during an 11-8 victory over Perkins in action March 11. He drove in four runs on an RBI single in the top of the third and cleared the bases on a double to center as part of the Gulls' marquee top of the fourth inning during the second contest.

Men's lacrosse

St. Anselm senior attack Ryan Hesseltine was named the program's first Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week in nearly four years this week.

Hesseltine established career-high totals in goals (5), assists (3) and points (8) for 17th-ranked St. Anselm in a season-opening 19-2 victory at Post last Saturday. The senior's performance led him to become the first Hawk to earn NE10 Player of the Week honors since Ryan Mee on March 24, 2014.

In 28 career games, Hesseltine has totaled 28 goals and 13 assists for 41 points, while also contributing 28 ground balls.

Plymouth State junior Zel Kerkel, of Loudon, was named LEC Men's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week and freshman Connor Delea, of Manchester, earned LEC Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week honors after the Panthers topped Norwich University, 14-12, in their lone game last week.

Kerkel made a career-high 15 saves, including five in the decisive fourth quarter, to improve to 1-1 on the season. 

Delea was the game's top scorer notching four goals in his collegiate debut. 

Softball

Junior Erin Garczynski of Southern New Hampshire University was chosen as the Northeast-10 Player of the Week.

Garczynski was 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 3-0 win against Le Moyne College and submitted a 3-for-4 performance in an 8-5 win against Caldwell University, driving in five runs, including three on a bases-clearing double in the fifth that tied the game. 

Through 10 games this season, Garczynski is batting .389 (14-36) with 10 RBI and nine runs scored, to go with a .395 on-base percentage and a .444 slugging mark.

Franklin Pierce University freshman first basemen Bre Eastlick was named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week.

Eastlick had three runs scored, two doubles and one RBI in two games last week. In the Ravens' 8-1 victory in over St. Thomas Aquinas, she went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. In Game 2, Eastlick was 2-for-3 as well with another double and a run scored.


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