Local college notes

Tracking the Bears

• Three Coast Guard Academy baseball players were recently named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference academic all-conference team.

Senior Nick Peters earned a spot for the third straight season while junior Ed Sella made the team for the second time and sophomore Dave Wolinski was a first-time selection.

Camel trails

• The Connecticut College women's sailing team will compete in the Inter Collegiate Sailing Association Sperry Top-Sider Women's National Championship, beginning May 30 in Austin, Texas. Sophomore skipper Atlantic Brugman and first-year crew Grace Medley anchor the Camels who are ranked ninth. Last year the Camels placed second in the national championship.

Around the region

• Junior catcher Stacy Pouliot and her Southern Connecticut State University softball team advanced to the NCAA Division II College World Series by rallying to win a best-of-three series in the East Super Regional last weekend. Pouliot, a Fitch graduate from Ledyard, went 6-for-12 and had two RBI in three games against Molloy.

The Owls will play St. Joseph's of Indiana in their World Series opener today in Louisville. Pouliot is batting .313 with two home runs and 23 RBI.

• Eastern Connecticut State University third baseman Arielle Cooper, a Fitch graduate, has been named to the 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-New England first team.

• UConn senior Mary Grace Haggett of Ledyard earned All-Big East first team honors for rowing. She helped the Huskies finish fifth in the Big East Championship.

Bridget Curtin completed her college lacrosse career in style, helping RPI reach the NCAA tournament and then scoring a goal in a first round loss to Messiah College. RPI also won the Liberty League championship for the first time in the program's history and Curtin chipped in a goal in the final. She finished with three goals and one assist this season.

Her brother, Sean, plays lacrosse at St. Michael's College. He just finished his freshman year.

Taylor Doyle, a Fitch graduate, was recently named the most valuable player of the Post University volleyball team. A two-year captain, she set the school record for assists. Doyle also was a four-year member of the basketball team.

• Competing for Bryant University, Brooke Tomasetti of Waterford qualified for the New England championship and finished 24th in the 800 with a personal best time of two minutes, 18.03 seconds.

Don Ferguson, a native of Montville, has been hired as the Western Connecticut State University women's volleyball coach. He spent the previous seven seasons running Hartford's program.

- Gavin Keefe

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