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NH College Notebook: Londonderry's Lewis having a strong start for Keene State

April 15. 2018 4:23AM

The Keene State College women's lacrosse team is rolling these days and Londonderry's Chelsea Lewis is right in the thick of the Owls momentum. Lewis, a junior midfielder, has been an offensive standout during the Owls six-game win streak, which was extended with Saturday's 19-8 thumping of UMass-Dartmouth in Keene.

Lewis has scored 22 of her team-leading 42 goals during Keene State's streak, which comes after a 1-6 start. The scoring prowess garnered the attention of the Little East Conference, which has awarded Lewis the Player of the Week honors the last two weeks.

The first award came two weeks (March 26-April 1) when Lewis collected 10 goals between a pair of Owls' lopsided victories. Lewis kept the award under her name the following week (April 2-8) with eight more goals and five assists in two more wins.

Lewis scored twice in Saturday's win to add to her career-best total. Lewis broke through with 38 goals and 10 assists in 17 games as a sophomore last season, which was her first with the Owls after a transfer from UMass-Lowell.

Women's track and field

Worcester Polytechnic Institute senior Brittney Lambert was selected as NEWMAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week last week. Lambert, of Hudson, won her first high jump competition of the season at last Saturday's Amherst Spring Fling with a clearance of 5 feet, 2½ inches. It is the senior's ninth career win and third in as many trips to the event.


St Joseph's College (Maine) junior outfielder Jared Gagne was named GNAC Player of the Week last week. The Dover product earned the first conference weekly honor of his career after hitting .563 (9-for-16) with two doubles, 11 runs, five RBIs, four walks, and eight stolen bases in as many attempts in a 6-0 week for the Monks.

Men's golf

Southern New Hampshire University junior Matt Paradis carded a 2-over 73 to win individual medalist honors at the Le Moyne College Mike Bello Spring Invitational on Friday at Bellevue Country Club in Syracuse, N.Y. After turning in the tournament's top score with a 1-under 70 Thursday, Paradis submitted the second best score of Friday's final round. The Hooksett product made a tournament-high seven birdies to capture his fourth individual medalist honor of the season.

Men's lacrosse

Sacred Heart University freshman Alex Weiss was recently named to the German men's national lacrosse team. Weiss, of Tuftonboro, will compete in the FIL World Lacrosse Games in Netanya, Israel, this summer after being selected to the 2017-2018 German training squad last year. Dual citizenship, courtesy of his father, qualifies Weiss for the German team. The freshman has yet to get into a game for Sacred Heart this season.


University of New Hampshire football senior Nick Marino was named a member of the 2018 NFF Hampshire Society this week by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. The NFF Hampshire Society includes college football players who maintained a grade point average of 3.20 or higher throughout. The senior safety, who hails from Hudson, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, graduating summa cum laude with a 3.86 GPA in December 2016. Marino, a University Honors Program Presidential Scholar, has compiled a 4.00 GPA as a graduate student studying for a master's degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in fluid dynamics. Marino played in all 14 games for UNH last season.

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