2017 MASCAC Spring Championship Recap

Salem State won their second straight MASCAC Golf Championship with a team total of 322. The Vikings were led by Chad Alibozek who finished five over par with 77. The championship was played at Blackstone National Golf Course along with the Rich Korzec Invitational.

Mike Sarkis from Westfield State was the overall MASCAC Individual Champion with a top score of 75, three over par. Sarkis is the first medalist for the Owls since the conference first offered men's golf in 1971.

Worcester State claimed both the MASCAC and Alliance crowns at the 2017 MASCAC/New England Alliance Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship. The Lancers took home the MASCAC title with 208 points while collecting eight individual titles and one relay crown.

Justin Lewis of Worcester State claimed the NCAA DIII Men's High Jump championship with a top leap of 2.16 meters for All-American honors. Joining Lewis as an All-American were Fitchburg State's Cameron Stalters in the javelin (64.35m) and Worcester State's Sam Weeks in the discus (48.47m). Weeks also competed in the hammer throw and shot put while teammate Edward Boamah raced in the 400 meters.

Westfield State claimed back-to-back MASCAC titles at the 2017 MASCAC/New England Alliance Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship. The Owls finished with 253 points and seven individual crowns plus two of three relays.

Fitchburg State's Annie Woolley and Westfield State's Sabrina Pray both earned All-American accolades at the NCAA DIII Outdoor Championships in the 100 meter hurdles. Woolley finished fifth in a time of 14.42 while Pray was seventh in 14.52. Worcester State's McFadries claimed All-American honors in the javelin with a top throw of 41.89 meters. Bridgewater State's Ellie Bucknell and Samantha Richner also competed in the meet in the javelin and high jump, respectively.

The Westfield State Owls claimed their first MASCAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament title with a 15-5 win over Bridgewater State. Earning the league's automatic bid, the Owls won their NCAA Tournament opener against Castleton before falling to William Smith.

Goalie Maria Woodall was named Tournament MVP after making 18 saves with a 4.00 goals against average during the tournament.

Fitchburg State's Carrie Long, Ali Laferriere and Framingham State's Kimmy Foley earn ECAC DIII North All-Stars while Long also was named to the IWLCA All-Berkshire Region Team.

Framingham State won their second MASCAC Softball Tournament crown with a thrilling walk-off 5-4 victory over Westfield State. The Rams moved on to the NCAA Tournament where they played in the Regional hosted by Babson. The squad won a game against Lesley but were defeated by Rowan and Babson.

Kelsi Gunarathne took home Tournament MVP honors after going 3-0 with three complete games, 1.00 ERA, allowing 15 hits, three earned runs and 14 strikeouts.

Gunarathne and teammate Dayna Marchant along with Worcester State's Rachel Couto and Sydney Despres were named to the NFCA DIII All-New England team. Gunarathne, Marchant and teammate Mycala Moody also received ECAC DIII New England All-Star honors.

Worcester State earned their sixth MASCAC Tournament title with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Framingham State. The Lancers tagged a spot in the NCAA New England Regional where they lost a battle in 12 innings to Arcadia and were bumped out by St. John Fisher.

Kyle Sullivan was named the Tournament MVP after going 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA, allowing 12 hits, one earned run and four strikeouts over 16 innings, including a a complete game shutout, only allowing seven hits with four strikeouts in the championship.

Seven MASCAC student-athletes have earned DIII New England regional baseball honors from D3baseball.com, American Baseball Coaches Association and Eastern College Athletic Conference. Nathan Littman and Noah Milliard of Fitchburg State (ECAC), Kevin Connelly of Framingham State (D3baseball.com, ECAC), Anthony Crowley (D3baseball.com, ABCA) and Matt Nunes (ABCA) of Westfield State and Adam Barry (ABCA) and Jake Ryan (D3baseball.com) of Worcester State all received honors from the various organizations.

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