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Tracking the Bears
• Coast Guard Academy freshman Brenna Farrington was selected as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference offensive athlete of the week in women's lacrosse. Farrington helped sparked the Bears to two wins, scoring a program single-game record eight goals against St. Joseph's (N.Y.) and adding a team-high four goals against Salve Regina. Farrington, who has a conference-leading 17 goals and 18 points, also was named the CGASPORTS.COM athlete of the week.
• Freshman Kaitlyn Mooney will compete in two events at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship this weekend in Birmingham, Ala. Mooney owns the third fastest time in the 3,000 meters, running a school-record nine minutes, 45.69 seconds while becoming the first CGA athlete to win an individual championship at the New England Division III Championship. She also will run a leg on the distance medley relay team that also features junior Anita Green, sophomore Anna Beck and senior Ashlee Johnson.
In the men's competition, the 4x400 relay team of juniors Jacob Pawlina and Benjamin Taminger and senior Luke Rehfuss and Raeford Penny will compete on Friday. They own the school record of 3:15.07, which is the sixth fastest time in Division III. Pawlina, Penny and Rehfuss also qualified in the event last year.
Mariners riding a wave
• Mitchell College senior Bryton Ferris received New England Collegiate Conference pitcher of the week honors. Ferris picked up the win and pitched a complete game in a 3-2 victory over Otterbein last week in Florida. He allowed two earned runs on nine hits, striking out five. Ferris, a left-hander, began the season with the lowest career earned run average, 3.02 in 23 career starts, in the program's Division III history.
• The NECC named freshman Lindsey Fairbank its player and rookie of the week for women's lacrosse. Fairbank had two goals, an assist, two ground balls and two draw controls in a season-opening loss to Lyndon State.
• Connecticut College junior goalie Jameson Hill was named New England Small College Athletic Conference men's lacrosse player of the week. Hill made 15 saves in an 8-6 win over Bowdoin.
• The Camels are sending junior Scott Mason and sophomore Danny Aschale to the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship in Alabama. Mason qualified in the 3,000 meters and received the ninth seed. His top time this season is 8:22.73. Aschale will be the 14th seed in the 5,000 meters. His best time is 14:39.69.
Around the region
• UConn junior Jalen Adams was named to the American Athletic Conference weekly honor roll for men's basketball after averaging 23.5 points and seven assists in two games last week.
• Ledyard High School graduate Brooke Scahill, a junior from Gales Ferry, had a productive week last week for the Mount Ida women's lacrosse team. She had four goals and an assist in Mount Ida's 15-7 win over Wentworth on Wednesday and had five goals and two assists in an 18-16 loss to Colby-Sawyer on Saturday.
• Another Ledyard graduate, Nichols College sophomore DeAnte Bruton, had another productive season in leading the Bison to their second straight trip to the NCAA Div. III men's basketball tournament. He had 32 points and 11 rebounds in a 103-86 loss to Plattsburgh State in the first round. He also went over 1,000 career points with 34 during an 89-75 win over Roger Williams in the Commonwealth Coast Conference semis. He was a first-team All-CCC choice and averaged 18.7 points for the season.
• Old Lyme's Abigail Berger and East Lyme's Alexandra Rose contributed to Endicott women's lacrosse team's 18-2 rout of Emerson last weekend. Berger scored a goal and Rose made three saves and didn't allow a goal in the second half.
• Freshman midfielder Molly Reinhold, a Fitch graduate, scored three goals for Simmons College women's lacrosse in an 11-7 victory against Salve Regina.
• Wheeler High School graduate Troy Stefanski is off a torrid start for the UConn baseball team. He's started all nine games, leading the team with a .382 batting average. He also has two home runs and five RBI for the Huskies (5-4).
• Through 14 games, Fitch graduate Taylor Wolfgang is batting a team-best .314 for the Bucknell softball team. She also has four doubles, one home run and six RBI.
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