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2018 MASCAC Winter Championship Recap

For the first time 2015, the Bridgewater State Bears are the MASCAC and New England Alliance Indoor Track and Field Champions. Bridgewater State finished with 232 points while runner-up Westfield State was next with 153 points. Worcester State and Fitchburg State rounded out the field in third in fourth with 126 and 69, respectively.

Lamont Haynes, Josh Higgins, Michael Kotleski and John Lara of Bridgewater State and Justin Lewis and Marcus Vieira of Worcester State qualified for the NCAA DIII Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Birmingham Southern March 9-10.

Worcester State's Justin Lewis and Marcus Vieira earned All-American accolades at the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in high jump and weight throw, respectively.

For the second straight year, Westfield State has won the MASCAC Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship. They were also the New England Alliance Champions which is run in conjunction with the Little East Conference. Westfield State ended the meet with 234 team points while runner-up Bridgewater State was next with 148 points. Worcester State was next in third with 110 points while Fitchburg State rounded out the team rankings in fourth with 84 points.

Jayci Andrews of Bridgewater State, Annie Woolley of Fitchburg State, Jessie Cardin, Ashley Craig and Sabrina Pray of Westfield State and Jana Agustsdottir of Worcester State earned a spot in the NCAA DIII Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Birmingham Southern.

Jayci Andrews, Kara Gilbreath, Lamont Haynes, Joshua Higgins, Michael Kotleski and John Lara of Bridgewater State, Annie Woolley of Fitchburg State, Jessie Cardin, Ashley Craig and Alexa Popp of Westfield State and Jana Agustsdottir, Justin Lewis, John Ojukwu and Marcus Vieira of Worcester State all were recognized by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on the All-New England teams.

The Bridgewater State University men's basketball team captured the 2018 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Tournament championship as the second-seeded Bears downed #4 Fitchburg State University, 77-72, in the conference title game.

Rocky DeAndrade, the MASCAC Tournament MVP, averaged 18.5 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals in two games during the Bears’ MASCAC championship run. Also shot 50% (11-22) from the floor, 36% (4-11) from three-point range and 92% (11-12) at the free throw line. Tallied 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 102-93 semifinal win over MCLA. Notched 12 points, three boards, five assists and three steals in a 77-72 title game victory over Fitchburg State.

Senior Shaquan Murray of Salem State is the 2017-18 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year while Noah Yearsley of MCLA was Rookie of the Year and Chris Harvey of Salem State was Champion's Choice Coach of the Year.

Along with MASCAC Player of the Year, Murray was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches and D3hoops.com All-Region teams.

Top-seeded Westfield State University women’s basketball completed the three-peat, defeating Framingham State, 90-75 in the 2018 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship game.

McCarthy averaged 14 points, five rebounds, an assist and steal on her way to earning Tournament MVP honors during the MASCAC Women’s Basketball Tournament. Tallied 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in the 90-75 championship game win over Framingham State. Scored 13 points with three rebounds in the 105-80 semifinal win over Worcester State.

Sophomore Mary Kate O'Day of Framingham State was named the 2017-18 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year and headlined the All-Conference team which is voted on by the seven coaches around the conference. Mikaela Mitchell of Fitchburg State earned Rookie of the Year honors while Walter Paschal of Framingham State was the Champion's Choice Coach of the Year.

O' Day was also named to the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Third Team and to the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) All-Region Second Team.

Bridgewater State's Chanelle Melton and Framingham State's Raegan Mulherin were selected to play in the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior All-Star Classic on March 24.

The Fitchburg State University ice hockey team claimed the 2018 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) title with a 2-0 victory over fourth seeded Corsairs of UMass Dartmouth

McGrath stopped all 45 shots he faced with a perfect 0.00 GAA in the Falcons’ 2-0 MASCAC Tournament Championship victory over UMass Dartmouth while also earning Tournament MVP accolades.

Fitchburg State's Nick DiNicola, Plymouth State's Victor Bergstrom, Ryan Stevens and UMass Dartmouth's Jerry Laakso and Jonathan Ruiz earn New England Hockey Writers Association All-New England honors. Ruiz also was named to the American Hockey Coaches Association All-America Third Team.

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