CAMBRIDGE, MA Sarah Wilson (Lowell, MA) was named the 2005-2006 Lesley University Athlete of the Year. Wilson, a freshman, was a two sport athlete during the 2005-2006 academic year, playing both soccer and softball. Wilson was brought on to the soccer team as backup goalie for star junior Sarah Wedge and despite seeing limited time in the field Wilson was the fourth leading scorer on the team.
Chicopee, MA Lesley University did something to NAC Player of the Year Kristi Guzzo that no other NAC team had done this year, score more than two runs. The number four seeded Lady Lynx gave a serious scare to the number one seeded and NAC Championships favorites Elms College in the first game of the day.
CHICOPEE, MA With the sun beating and the heat beating them down the Lady Lynx took the field for the second time of what was already a very long day and for the second time lost to the higher seed by two runs. Castleton State College, the number three seed, was able to get a fifth inning homerun from First Team All-Conference honoree Jen Gadouas as they went on to win 3-1.
NEWTON, MA Carried by the right arm of Maureen Mikos (Fairfield, CT) Lesley University upset the #1 seed in the East, Lasell College, to advance to the NAC Championships, to be held at Elms College. Mikos threw a complete game seven hitter helping to lead her team to a 5-1 victory.
Elms College senior Kristi Guzzo earned accolades as the North Atlantic Conference Softball Player of the Year in a vote by the conference coaches. Guzzo recorded a 0.48 ERA during 11 divisional appearances posting a perfect 10-0 mark. In 58 innings of work, Guzzo allowed just four earned runs while striking out 68 batters. At the plate, the senior hit .333 with 8 RBI and 18 runs scored.
CAMBRDIGE, MA Katie Bennett (Bartlett, NH) followed in the footsteps of teammates Sarah Wilson (Lowell, MA) and Lani Cabral-Pini (Wilmington, MA) who have already been honored this Spring by the North Atlantic Conference as Rookies of the Week.
FARMINGTON, ME Lesley University was held scoreless by a solid defensive effort by the University of Maine at Farmington in the first of two games on Sunday. Farmington committed no errors in the first game as they went on to defeat the Lynx 8-0.
WATERVILLE, ME Lesley allowed two runs in the fifth and one in the seventh as Thomas College overcame a two run deficit to defeat Lesley University 3-2 in the opener of the double-header, played at Thomas College.
CAMBRIDGE, MA Lani Carbral-Pini (Wilmington, MA) became the second Lesley player in this very young season to win the North Atlantic Conferences Rookie of the Week award. Liz Bergeron (Milford, ME) from the University of Maine at Farmington was the other co-recipient of the award.
LEICESTER, MA Lesley University got four runs in the top of the eighth inning on its way to a 10-6 win against Becker College. The win is historically huge for Lesley University because it is the first time in Lesleys softball programs history that they defeated Becker College.
FT. MYERS, FL Sarah Wilson (Lowell, MA) delivered what may be one of her biggest hits of the year; a one out, two RBI, game winning hit coming in the bottom of the eighth inning against Wilmington College (Ohio).
CAMBRIDGE, MA Sarah Wilson (Lowell, MA) tore up Southern Florida last week, batting .385 (10-26) with a .577 slugging percentage, accumulating 10 hits and knocking in 6 RBIs on her way to becoming the first NAC Rookie of the Week recipient for the 2006 season.
FT. MYERS, FL Lesley University collapsed in the top of the sixth, allowing 9 runs to Transylvania University, as they lost the game 16-1. The one bright spot for the Lynx came in the bottom of the sixth. Trailing 16-0 it would have been very easy for the Lynx to just give up make three quick outs and have the game be over. Instead Sarah Wilson (Lowell, MA) led off the bottom of the sixth with a solo homerun, her first of the spring.
FT. MYERS, FL Amy Breen (Holbrook, MA) pitched a complete game against Umass Boston as Lesley University won 7-2. The win is the first of the year for the Lady Lynx as they improve to 1-1 on the year.
FT. MYERS, FL Lesley University managed to get only four hits as Medaille College overpowered the Lynx and handed them an 8-0 loss. Lesley was coming fresh off an extra-innings thriller in which they beat Wilmington College 4-3 and the Lynx seemed to be drained against Medaille.
FT. MYERS, FL Cazenovia college ended a 1-1 tie with a four run fourth inning en route to a 9-4 win against Lesley University. The Lynx looked good early but the Cazenovia bats caught up with Christina Anzilotti (Pelham, NY) in the third inning.