Local college honors

• A pair of Coast Guard Academy athletes earned weekly New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference honors on Monday. Senior Lukas Laplante was named NEWMAC Player of the Week in baseball while senior Adam Scalesse was named Athlete of the Week in men's track and field.

Laplante, a catcher, batted .545 (6-for-11) and hit the first two home runs of his career in a 6-5 win over Clark. He had a 1.182 slugging percentage, scored four runs and drove in four. Scalesse bettered his school record in the 110-meter high hugles (14.27 seconds) at the Larry Ellis Invite at Princeton, the fastest time in Division III this spring. He also finished fifth in the 400 hurdles (53.54).

• Two Mitchell College men's lacrosse players were honored by the New England Collegiate Conference. Senior Shane Sullivan of Waterford was named NECC Player fo the Week while freshman JD LeMay was named Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season. Sullivan led the Mariners with eight points on five goals and three assists in two games, including a season-high four goals in a 12-7 win over Rivier. LeMay played every minute in goal last week and recorded a total of 23 saves.

• Mitchell sophomore Tyler Shamas was named NECC Pitcher of the Week in baseball for the second straight week and third time this season. Shamas pitched a three-hitter and allowed only an unearned run in a win over Elms, striking out six. He is 6-2 overall (3.02 ERA) and 5-0 in the NECC and leads the conference in ERA (0.51) and strikeouts (32).

• Mitchell freshman Ashley Murtha was named NECC Rookie of the Week in women's lacrosse for the third time this season. Murtha scored 14 of Mitchell's 17 goals last week in games against Elms and and Sage. She leads the Mariners with 37 goals and two assists.

• Eastern Connecticut State University's Erin Miller, a junior from Waterford, was named Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week in softball. Miller won both of her starts and did not allow an earned run in 15 innings for the Warriors, pitching a three-hitter against UMass Dartmouth and a two-hitter against Rhode Island College. She also pitched a scoreless seventh in the second game against RIC. She walked only one, struck out seven and did not allow an extra base hit.

- Day Staff Reports


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