Joe Duball's NH College Notebook: Peterborough golfer scores titleBy JOE DUBALL
May 06. 2018 1:12AM
Jake Hollander's standout season for the University of Redlands (Calif.) men's golf team keeps getting better and better.
Hollander, a ConVal High alum and Peterborough native, earned medalist at the Southern California Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championships on April 22-24 in Chino Hills, Calif. His three-day score 7-under-par 210 was a stroke better than runner-up Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College's Johnny Brandt and six strokes up on the three players in third.
An even-par 72 in the final round on April 24 capped the win for Hollander, but his tournament-low 67 in the second round allowed him to play with a lead and settle for a steady round on the final day. The sophomore sunk 14 birdies and 33 pars, including a par putt on the 18th hole to clinch his triumph.
The performance during the conference tournament and his regular-season play landed Hollander on All-SCIAC First Team, which was announced Tuesday. Hollander was one of just two Redlands golfers to earn all-conference recognition. Hollander's average score of 72.8 across five SCIAC rounds merited his nomination.
Hollander and Redlands finished third at the SCIAC Championships and now hope for selection to the NCAA Division III Tournament, which will be announced on Monday.
Following a runner-up performance at the Liberty League Men's Golf Championship April 27-29, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ryan Quinn was announced as the league's Rookie of the Week earlier this week.
Quinn, of North Hampton, finished second overall and two shots off the lead following a 7-over 223 over 54 holes at Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinville, N.Y. The freshman followed an opening-round 72 with rounds of 76 and 75. He drained 15 pars during final-round play.
Plymouth State University senior Clarissa Foote captured Little East Conference Goalie of the Week honors last week. Foote, a Weare native, made 16 saves in the Panthers final two regular-season wins, which helped clinch an LEC regular-season title.
Foote continued her work strong work in the LEC Tournament this week. She logged 13 saves in the tournament semifinals on Thursday before needing just one save in Saturday's 13-7 title win over Eastern Connecticut.
Southern New Hampshire University senior Alexa Bedell, of Londonderry, was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Third Team on Friday. Bedell started all 17 games for the Penmen this season, scoring 43 goals and dishing out 26 assists. The selection is Bedell's third consecutive NE-10 All-Conference honor.
Plymouth State sophomore Tyler Brown nabbed Little East Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week last week. He only threw one game but Brown, of Littleton, made his appearance count as he picked up the win as the Panthers downed UMass Boston 6-2 last Saturday. The righty hurled six innings of two-run ball to secure the victory, which was the Panthers' first win over the Beacons since 2014.
Plymouth State sophomore Caitlyn Miller took home her fourth Little East Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week honor last week. The Lee resident had a pair of complete-game wins that gave the Panthers the right to host the LEC Tournament this past week.
Miller celebrated her award by allowing one run across three tournament games between Thursday and Friday. She hurled a no-hitter in a 4-0 elimination-game win on Friday against UMass Dartmouth.