Local college notes
Outside the region
• UConn sophomore guard Christyn Williams was named to the American Athletic Conference weekly honor roll in women's basketball. Williams averaged 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and 1.5 steals in two games. On the men's side, senior Christian Vital earned honor roll status, averaging 19.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in two games.
• Freshman Tai Pagan of New London is leading the Post University basketball team in rebounds and blocks at 8.9 and 2.3 per game, respectively. She's also scoring 7.7 points per game through 11 games. She received Central Athletic Collegiate Conference rookie and defensive player of the week honors in early December.
• Waterford's Liam Spellman, a reserve freshman guard on the Ithaca College basketball team, has appeared in 10 games, averaging 2.1 points and 2.6 rebounds.
• An Eastern Connecticut Conference, state, New England and national champion wrestler during his Fitch High School days, Jarod Kosman is competing for the University of Maryland. Kosman, a redshirt freshman, owns a 6-6 record at 125 pounds.
• New London's Collin Sawyer is having a career year as a member of the Brandeis University men's basketball team. He's averaging a team-best 15.1 points per game and grabbing 2.3 rebounds. He's shooting a sizzling 51.7 percent (31-for-60) from 3-point range and 53.8 percent from the field, both career highs. He's scored in double figures in 10 of 12 games.
• At Utica College, sophomore Cora Sawyer of New London has appeared in 11 games, starting four. She's averaging 2.7 points and 2.8 rebounds.
• Former Waterford standout Mikey Buscetto is averaging 3.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 22.1 minutes per game for the Southern New Hampshire University basketball team.
• East Lyme graduate Megan Bauman's college basketball career is off to a good start at Babson College. Bauman had 10 points in a recent win over Clark and then added 12 points, five rebounds and two assists in win over Springfield on Saturday.
• UConn Avery Point sophomore Rebekah Sanders ranks third in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III in rebounds per game at 18.1. The Waterford graduate also averages 18.5 points per game while freshman Abby Stone of Old Lyme averages a team-best 21.1 points.
• UMass Dartmouth senior Ella Rath, who's from Pawcatuck, placed fifth in the 600 meters on Saturday at the Brandeis Reggie Poyau Invitational. Her time was one minute, 48.30 seconds. Rath also competed on the 4x400 relay team that took fifth.
• Samuel Milardo, who attended Old Lyme as a freshman and currently attends Taft School in Watertown, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his lacrosse career at Division I Bucknell University. Milardo, a 6-foot-3 defenseman, is a senior and who started the previous two seasons for the Rhinos.
Mariners riding a wave
• Two Mitchell College women's basketball players earned weekly honors from the New England Collegiate Conference. Sophomore Amina Wiley was named Player of the Week for the third time this season, including the last two weeks. She averaged 20 points and 14 rebounds in league wins over Becker and Elms. She has 10 games of double figure points and rebounds, ranking second in the nation in Division. She leads the NECC in scoring (18.4) and rebounds (14.9). Sam McKenna was selected as the NECC Rookie of the Week for the second time. She averaged 17 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals.
Tracking the Bears
• The Coast Guard Academy wrestling team was 11th in the NWCA Division III national rankings as of last week. Heavyweight Patrick Irwin is ranked fourth nationally while AJ Aeberli (174) and Paul Detwiler (184), who is 13-0 with six pins, are both sixth in their respective classes. Jon Wagner is fifth at 197.
• The Connecticut College men's hockey team stretched its season-high winning streak to four games with wins over Worcester State (4-1), No. 8 Salve Regina (4-1) and Salem State (5-3) last week. Senior Connor Rodericks made 32 saves in the upset win against Salve Regina. Senior Ryan Petti leads the Camels (6-5) in goals (eight) and points (13) while sophomore Anthony Quatieri is first in assists (nine) and second in points (12).
• Sophomore Claire Gulbin was one of the top performers for the women's basketball team last week. She averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals as the Camels (5-8) went 1-1 in New England Small College Athletic Conference action. Gulbin is second on the team in scoring at 10.1 points per game.
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