The Bridgewater State Bears claimed both the MASCAC and New England Alliance Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Bears won the MASCAC title with 257 points while second place finisher Westfield State had 171. Worcester State was next in third with 113 points while Fitchburg State and Massachusetts Maritime rounded out the field in fourth and fifth with 87 and 16 points, respectively.
Worcester State's Justin Lewis earned back-to-back national championships in the high jump after finishing first with a top leap of 2.18m (7' 1.75") at the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship. Fitchburg State's Cameron Stalters earned All-American honors with a second place finish in the javelin while Westfield State's William Canty was 14th in decathlon and David Drigo was 19th in the javelin.
For the third straight year, the Westfield State Owls are the MASCAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Champions after competing in the MASCAC/New England Alliance Championships. The Owls finished with 271 points for the MASCAC and Alliance titles while Worcester State was second with 168 points. Bridgewater State came in third with 145 points while Fitchburg State and Massachusetts Maritime rounded out the teams in fourth and fifth with 51 and three points, respectively.
Seven female MASCAC student-athletes qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Bridgewater State's Jayci Andrews was second in the 100 meter hurdles while Fitchburg State's Annie Woolley was right behind in third for All-American honors. Westfield State's Ashley Craig and Jessie Cardin were All-Americans in the pole vault and 3,000m steeplechase after finishing fifth and seventh, respectively.
Westfield State won their second straight MASCAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament Title with a thrilling 17-10 win over Framingham State. The Owls were also the regular season champions.
Westfield State goalie Maria Woodall went 2-0 with a 5.39 GAA and a 70.6 save percentage with 24 saves to earn Tournament MVP honors after the Owls claimed the tournament crown. She made eight saves with a perfect save percentage in 51 minutes of play in the 16-0 semifinal win over Worcester State. Made 16 saves with a 61.5 save percentage, allowing 10 goals in the championship game win over Framingham State.
The Owls earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament with the conference's automatic bid. They faced off with SUNY-Morrisville in the first round and won 17-12. In the second round, they fell to eventually DIII Champs Gettysburg.
Along with Tournament MVP, Woodall of Westfield State was named the 2018 Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year and headlined this year's all-conference team in a vote taken of the eight coaches from around the league.
Framingham State's Grace Gamache and Westfield State's Maria Woodall were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Berkshire All-Region Second Team.
Baseball regular season champions Westfield State took home the MASCAC Tournament Crown after defeating Framingham State, 7-5 in the second game of the championship series.
Westfield State's John Gegetskas earned a win and save over 9.1 innings, allowing nine hits, a 3.86 ERA with six strikeouts and three walks on his way to earning Tournament MVP honors during the MASCAC Tournament. Threw 7.1 innings with nine hits, four earned runs and three strikeouts in the 13-7 quarterfinal win over Salem State. Earned the two-inning save, not allowing a run or hit with three strikeouts in the championship game victory over Framingham State.
With the league's automatic bid, the Owls were placed in the Auburn (N.Y.) Regional and faced SUNY-Cortland in the first game, falling 5-4 in extras. The team then played Baldwin Wallace and fell, 3-2.
The Westfield State duo of Anthony Crowley and John Gegetskas were named the 2018 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Player and Pitcher of the Year and headlined the 2018 MASCAC All-Conference team as voted by the eight coaches from around the league.
Aaron Williams of Framingham State, Logan Sullo of Massachusetts Maritime, Mac Daniel Singleton of Salem State and Anthony Crowley, John Gegetskas and Alex Lafayette of Westfield State earned Baseball All-Region honors. Crowley and Gegetskas were honored by both D3baseball.com and ABCA on their All-Region teams while Lafayette and Sullo were D3baseball.com All-Region honorees and Singleton and Williams earned a spot on the ABCA/NEIBA All-Region Third team.
Framingham State earned back-to-back MASCAC Softball Tournament titles with a 1-0 win over Westfield State in the title game.
Framingham State's Gunarathne went 3-0 with three complete game shutouts with a 0.00 ERA, 28 strikeouts with 16 hits and no walks on her way to earning Tournament MVP honors during the MASCAC Tournament. Went seven innings, giving up five hits with 10 strikeouts in the 7-0 quarterfinal win over Westfield State. Pitched another seven innings, allowing seven hits with five strikeouts in the 5-0 semifinal win over Worcester State and a complete game seven inning shutout, allowing four hits , no walks and 13 strikeouts in the championship game victory over Westfield State.
The Rams, earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament, were placed in the Cambridge Regional hosted by MIT. They faced host MIT first, falling 2-0 before coming back in game two and defeating UMass Boston, 8-4. In the third game of the regional, they were defeated by Tufts, 6-0.
Worcester State’s Sydney Despres and Dakota Smith-Porter were named the 2018 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Year and head up the all-conference squad which is voted on by the coaches from around the conference.
Bridgewater State's Shannon Grindle, Framingham State's Kelsi Gunarathne, Dayna Marchant and Worcester State's Sydney Despres, Dakota Smith-Porter earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region honors.