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June 24, 2013

College Stars: Georgetown's O'Connell wins prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

Michael Muldoon
mmuldoon@eagletribune.com

---- — Senior basketball player Taryn O’Connell of Georgetown won numerous academic, athletic and sportsmanship awards in a fine four-year career at Bates.

The highlight was winning a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for an English teaching assistantship in Malaysia.

The environmental studies major, who averaged 9.3 points while making a school record 90.0 percent of her free throws this winter, first learned about foreign cultures through Lewiston’s large Somali community.

She was quoted in the Bates website: “Basketball was the medium through which I became a part of a community that initially treated me as an outsider and I’m grateful for the power that sports had to teach me about my players’ culture, as well as providing a means to share my own.”

She said the Fulbright work in Malaysia, “will enable me to think and act as a global citizen.”

Durable Falcon

Bentley freshman shortstop Alex Borrelli of Salem and Central Catholic played every inning this season. She batted .279, led the team in hits (38), runs (20), doubles (6) and triples (3) and led the NE-10 in assists (142).

Rhody Raiders

Three members of URI’s New England champion women’s track team are from Central Catholic. They are freshman Ashleigh Marks of North Andover (personal best 15.53 100 hurdles), freshman Lanie Jowett of Atkinson (personal best 12:00.77 3,000-meter steeplechase) and sophomore Nicolette Pelrine of Methuen (personal best 2:18.35 800).

Case closed

Case Western senior co-captain Nick Errico from Londonderry recently wrapped up a fine career highlighted by a fifth-place at the UAA Championships, where he vaulted a career best 14-5.

His academic success is even more impressive.

He won the prestigious Case Western Biomedical Engineering Chairman’s Award for academic achievement and service. The magna cum laude graduate is pursuing his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Cal-Berkeley, where he’ll study bionic limbs.

NESCAC Scholars

The NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team included Amherst senior Kristen Moulton (North Reading, track), Bates senior Alicia Fannon (Haverhill, track), Bates sophomore Caroline Kem (Merrimac, rowing), Bates junior Jarret McKallagat (Atkinson, track), Bates junior Devin Tatro (Haverhill, track) and Bowdoin sophomore Will Ossoff (Andover, track).

Also Bowdoin junior Mackenzie Schleicher (Londonderry, lacrosse), Colby senior Morgan Lingar (Danville, track), Hamilton junior Alice Grant (Andover, lacrosse), Middlebury sophomore Sean McQuillan (Andover, baseball), Trinity senior Alyssa Rosenthal (Georgetown, rowing), Tufts sophomore Allan Yau (Andover, track) and Williams senior Darren Hartwell (North Reading, baseball).

To qualify athletes need a 3.35 cumulative GPA.

Lozeau to St. Mike’s

Ex-Central Catholic star Andrea Lozeau of Pelham was hired as assistant basketball coach at St. Michael’s. She’d spent the last three years at SNHU, her alma mater.

Dolan recognized

Salem State senior lacrosse player Kyle Dolan of North Andover made the All-Little East Conference scholar-athlete team. For Plymouth State, sophomore lacrosse player Molly Gleason of Haverhill and junior softball player Nora Galvin of Windham were honored.

Mann on a mission

Guilford senior midfielder Nick Mann of Tewksbury and Central Catholic contributed 11 goals, 10 assists and nine ground balls in 16 games.

Track talk

Stonehill sophomore Dan Cormier of Methuen (3.47, business major) and Stonehill senior Caroline McBride of North Reading (3.61, history) made the District 1 All-Academic track team.

Graduate school

Jessica Frey missed her graduation but she’s not complaining. The senior from Andover and Phillips Academy was in Indianapolis for her fourth straight NCAA Championships in rowing. The tri-captain helped Wellesley to a fifth-place finish. Frey originally made the team as a walk-on.Maguire honored

Track star Keely Maguire of Georgetown, a political science major who holds school records in the indoor 3,000 (9:29.49), outdoor 3,000 (9:33.76) and outdoor 5,000 (16:27.63), won UNH’s Jim Urquhart Female Student-Athlete of the Year award.

Dan the Man

Wheaton senior catcher Dan Gusovsky of Andover made second-team Division 3 All-New England. The co-captain batted .326, scored 15 runs and drove in 32 with a .396 on-base percentage and a .996 fielding percentage in 42 games.

Andover’s Summer Washburn helped Salisbury lacrosse win the Division 3 national title. The sophomore midfielder from Phillips Academy contributed four goals and two assists on the season.

Keene senior first baseman Greg Bates of Salem earned second-team All-Little East Conference honors.

Emmanuel update

Emmanuel sophomore defender Jeremiah Treanor from Chester played 11 games with seven starts. He recorded 10 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers.

Freshman midfielder Sarah Higgins of Groveland helped the women’s lax team to an historic 9-5 season. She was Emmanuel’s second leading scorer with 25 goals and was second with 54 ground balls. Sophomore Emma Mugerwa of Andover was a reserve defender.

Sophomore outside hitter Brett Pettis of Haverhill and sophomore libero Cody Diehl of Derry played for the volleyball team. Diehl was fifth on the Saints with 1.01 digs per set.

Going out on top

Worcester State senior Hannah Everson of Methuen went 11-8 with a 0.97 ERA, 107 strikeouts, 2 saves and a .193 opponent batting average in 137.2 innings en route to second-team All-New England honors. She also batted .286 (20 for 70) with 8 runs and 11 RBIs.

Her 35 career wins in three seasons ranks her fourth in the program’s 43-year history and her .648 winning percentage is third all-time. Everson, a 2007 Methuen High grad who began her career at New Haven, also is third in career ERA (1.59) and fifth in career strikeouts (333) at WSU.

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