Local college honors

• Six Mitchell College men's soccer players were honored by the New England Collegiate Conference on Monday, including senior midfielder Zachary Simmons, who was selected NECC Player of the Year.

Simmons was also a first-team All-NECC choice while forward Frank Williams, forward Jason Kirby and back Graham Cavanaugh made the second team and goalie Ramazan Sinani and back Jordon Cook of Fitch were honorable mention choices.

• Two Mitchell volleyball players were were named to the All-NECC team. Sophomore middle hitter Amanda Garcia earned second-team honors and senior outside hitter Gloria Charles was an honorable mention choice. Also making the second team was Bay Path's Kacie Bayreuther, a junior libero from East Lyme.

• Mitchell's Kaylee Woodford, a senior goalie from Niantic, was an honorable mention selection to the All-NECC women's soccer team. Woodford earned All-NECC status all four years.

• Coast Guard Academy's Richie Burns was named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Player of the Year in men's soccer for the third time this season. The junior goalie made nine saves in a win over Springfield that allowed the Bears to earn a berth in the NEWMAC tourney.

• Coast Guard sophomore Ben Morseth was named NEWMAC Men's Swimmer of the Week. Morseth won three events during a tri-meet win over Springfield and Rhode Island, capturing the 100 backstroke (56.10 seconds), 200 backstroke (2:01.92) and 200 IM (2:01.09).

• Amherst College's Jimmy Fairfield-Sonn, a sophomore defensive back from Old Lyme, was named New England Small College Athletic Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week in football. Fairfield-Sonn, who played for the Valley Regional/Old Lyme co-op program, made 11 tackles (eight solo) while intercepting a pass and recovering a fumble in a 17-16 win over Trinity. The Lord Jeffs are 6-1.

• Eastern Connecticut's Jessica Charron, a freshman from Norwich Free Academy, was named Little East Rookie of the Week in swimming. In her collegiate debut, Charron was 10th at the Saint Joseph Blue Jay Pentathlon, and the second overall freshman, with a combined time of 6:03.58. She was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay team, finished 11th in the 100 backstroke and 100 IM, 12th in the 100 breaststroke and 100 freestyle and 14th in the 100 butterfly.

- Day Staff Reports


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