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College Athletes Shine In Shortened Freshmen Seasons

College Athletes Shine In Shortened Freshmen Seasons


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While having their collegiate seasons canceled due to COVID-19 or coronavirus, Cheshire High School graduates enjoyed strong starts to their freshman spring seasons. An attack player for Colby College (Maine) women’s lacrosse, Annie Eddy tied for the team lead in goals (16) and tallied three assists in six games. On March 10, Eddy supplied five goals and two assists in a 22-10 victory at the University of New England.

A member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference, the Mules went 4-2 under Head Coach Karen Henning.

An attack/mid-fielder, Tim Krutz posted two goals and four assists for Southern New Hampshire University. On Feb. 29, he netted both of his goals in a 13-11 loss at Molloy College.

Paul Calkins coaches SNHU (1-2) in the Northeast-10 Conference.

In her softball debut for Western New England University (Massachusetts) on March 13, outfielder Lexie Hemstock went four for seven with two runs scored in a doubleheader against Heidelberg University (6-2, loss) and Husson University (5-2, win) in Clermont, Florida. In six games on her opening trip, Hemstock batted .429 with nine hits and six runs scored for Head Coach Amanda Novak.

The Golden Bears (3-3) compete in the Commonwealth Coast Conference.

Paul Villecco became an immediate starting infielder under WNE baseball head coach Dan Gomez. In seven games, Villecco had three hits, two runs scored, three walks, and an RBI.

WNE went 3-4 in 2020.


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