Mariners making waves
• Two Mitchell College softball players earned New England Collegiate Conference weekly awards. Senior center fielder Brittany Zaccaria was named the player of the week for the first time in her career and freshman left fielder Lindsey Romagnino took home her second rookie of the week honor after helping the Mariners go 6-0 last week.
Zaccaria batted a team-best .542 with six RBI, 11 runs scored, three doubles, triple and three stolen bases last week. On the season, she has a career-high .333 average with 11 RBI.
Romagnino hit .524 with a team-high 11 RBI, three doubles and three home runs, including a game-winner against Daniel Webster and two in the same inning against Regis. On the season, she leads the team with a .370 batting average to go with 20 RBI and 28 runs scored.
The Mariners (17-13, 14-2) are riding a 10-game winning streak. They will be either the top or second seed in next week's NECC tournament.
• Senior Alexander Fusco is having the best season of his career. And he was rewarded for his efforts on Monday, receiving the NECC tennis player of the week honor. Fusco went undefeated in singles, playing No. 3 and No. 4, and at 2 doubles while combining with three different partners.
A team captain, Fusco is 10-0 this season for the Mariners, who begin defense of their NECC title as the top seed on Wednesday against fourth-seeded Becker College. The championship is Saturday at the site of the highest remaining seed.
• The Connecticut College sailing team qualified for the Inter Collegiate Sailing Association/Sperry Top-Sider Women's National Championship for the second straight year. The ninth-ranked Camels will compete in the national event May 30-June 2 in Austin, Texas. They finished second last year.
Sophomore Atlantic Brugman was selected as the first team All-New England skipper and first-year crew Grace Medley was a second team All-New England pick.
The Camels placed fourth last weekend in the New England Inter Collegiate Sailing Association Championship hosted by Boston College. Brugman, Claire Sacco and Sarah Price combined to take fourth in the A Division while Bitsy Whipple, Kim Bolick and Katie St. George placed fifth in the B Division.
• With one regular season game left, the men's lacrosse team has a shot to earn one of the top four spots in the NESCAC tournament and host an opening round game Saturday. The Camels have won four games in a row all by one goal to improve to 8-5 overall, 5-4 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
Conn is in a four-way tie for fourth place with Wesleyan, Amherst and Colby. The Camels visit Wesleyan on Wednesday. Since starting the season 0-3, the Camels have won eight of 10.
"We've come a long way," senior Clay Hillyer said last week after beating Amherst.
Around the region
• Senior attack Bridget Curtin, a Ledyard High School graduate, has contributed to the RPI women's lacrosse team's success. She has appeared in 12 games, starting two, while chipping in one goal and one assist. The Engineers are 13-1.
• St. Bernard graduate Tyler Wild went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored for the St. Michael's College baseball team in a 15-4 win over Norwich University.
• Right-hander Greg Porter, a sophomore from Mystic, improved to 3-0, leading No. 15 Eastern Connecticut State University to a 7-0 shutout of Manhattanville last Wednesday. He allowed four singles in a career-high seven innings, striking out seven.
• University of Hartford women's soccer coach John Natale has announced that Bacon Academy's Kristen McAdams will be one of nine incoming players for next season. McAdams, an All-State selection, was a member of the ECC champion Bobcats last fall. She also won two state championships on the club level, playing for Oakwood Soccer Club.
• Ryan Foster, a sophomore from Ledyard, scored the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday, lifting Western Connectictut State University past Plymouth State, 10-9. Senior Mike Gillis of Norwich assisted on the goal. The Colonials are 9-4 overall, 4-1 in the Little East.
• Eastern Connecticut junior Arielle Cooper was named the Little East softball player of the week after batting .474 (9-for-19) with 10 RBI in six games last week and extended her program record hitting streak to 23 games. She graduated from Fitch. The Warriors are 31-1 overall, 10-0 in the conference.
• Jacob Jablonski of Ledyard has won the starting quarterback job for the Southern Connecticut State University football team. Last season he saw limited action while backing up All-American Kevin Lynch, who guided the Owls to a 7-3 record and a spot in the Division II playoffs. Jablonski completed 15 of 25 passes with one interception.
- Gavin Keefe