Blazer attack Haley Richard picked up NECC Player of the Year honors while skipper Rosamaria Riccobono was voted as the league?s Coach of the Year. Richard, Jackie Soucia (Belchertown, Mass.) and Vanessa Vurno (Salem, Conn.) were selected to the All-NECC First Team while Alecia Keesee (Westfield, Mass.), Madison Jung (Stafford Springs, Conn.) and Erienne Dowe (Somers, Conn.) were picked to the all-conference second team.
The Elms College women’s lacrosse team completed an undefeated New England Collegiate Conference campaign with a 17-14 victory at Wheelock to deal the Wildcats their first NECC loss and clinch the top seed in next week’s NECC Tournament.
Elms never trailed after scoring the first three goals and eventually went on top 12-5 by halftime. The Blazers then held SVC scoreless through the opening 24 minutes of the second period to walk out with the win.
Vurno (Salem, Conn.) led Elms with 18 points during the week, after racking up 12 goals and six assists. She scored her 100th career goal in a win over Bay Path and the Blazers went 2-0 against NECC competition.
Haley Richard scored the game-winning goal with less than two minutes to play and the Elms College lacrosse team fended off a furious attack by the Anchorwomen to pick up a dramatic 6-5 win over Rhode Island College at Leary Field on Thursday night.
Vanessa Vurno scored tallied three goals and an assist for the Blazers but the Elms Colelge lacrosse team couldn’t bounce back from a 14-0 Gordon run to close the first half, falling 20-5 in the season-opener on Saturday.
After tearing through the New England Collegiate Conference with a 7-1 league record and reaching the NECC Championship Game in 2017, the Elms College women’s lacrosse team was picked as the NECC favorite in 2018, the league announced on Friday.
Elms College junior forward Niah Pantry (New Haven, Conn.) earned New England Collegiate Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors for the third time this season, picking up the award for the week of Jan. 15-21 on Monday.