For the next nine months, give or take a couple weeks of vacation, I plan to bring you a comprehensive look at local athletes at the college level as I have done the last two years.
To do that, I need your help. Yes, you. It’s a tall task trying to keep tabs on literally hundreds of student-athletes, but the first hurdle is always building as complete a watch list as I can. So if you don’t see someone’s name in these pages, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet at me @BrendanKurieSCT. I might have them on my list and maybe they didn’t record any stats so far, but I’d rather sift through a few extra emails than leave someone deserving off all season. (Quick note: I don’t include UMass Dartmouth student-athletes, as they are featured in our regular UMD Roundup feature).
So far I have 113 fall student-athletes on my watch list — 52 of them appear this week — with 34 of them being football players. Women’s soccer features 26 players, one short of the men’s total of 27. There’s 11 field hockey players and nine cross country runners, plus four volleyball players and two from tennis.
But I know there’s more out there, and I want to know about them.
The most obvious pipelines are Bristol Community College men’s soccer (13 student-athletes), Mass Maritime football (six), Worcester State football (five), Curry women’s soccer (four), Framingham State football (four), Bridgewater State football (four), Bridgewater State women’s soccer (three), American International women’s soccer (three) and Bridgewater State cross country (three) .
Before we get into the early-season stats, here’s one last stat: Dartmouth has the most kids on my list thus far, with 24, followed by Bishop Stang (19), New Bedford (18), Apponequet (13), Fairhaven (11), Old Rochester (10), Wareham (seven), GNB Voc-Tech (six) and Old Colony (three).
Senior Richie Phillips (Old Rochester) has run for 210 yards and three touchdowns on 48 carries (4.1 ypc) in two games for Mass Maritime. ... Sophomore Sean Smialek (Dartmouth) has 12 tackles, two for a loss, in two games for Mass Maritime. ... Freshman Colin McCabe (Dartmouth) has eight tackles, 4.5 for a loss, and 3.5 sacks in two games for Mass Maritime. ... Sophomore Austin Stahmer (Wareham) made four tackles in two games for Mass Maritime. ... Senior Stephen Smialek (Dartmouth) has 17 tackles, 0.5 for a loss, and one pass breakup in three games for Worcester State. ... Freshman Jonathan Moraes (New Bedford) has eight carries for five yards, one catch for 24 yards, one punt return for 15 yards and three tackles in three games for Worcester State. ... Sophomore Drew Diggins (Fairhaven) has one tackle in two games for Worcester State. ... Sophomore Jack Sullivan (Dartmouth) has three tackles in three games for Framingham State. ... Freshman Jake Meleski (Apponequet) has one tackle in two games for Bridgewater State. ... Senior Russell Bolarniho (Bishop Stang) is 0-for-1 on field goals and 2-for-5 on extra points for Framingham State. ... Senior Joel Sodeinde (Dartmouth) has 14 tackles, 3.5 for a loss, and 1.5 sacks in three games for Springfield. ... Sophomore Vic Carrion Jr (New Bedford) has one tackle for a loss in one game for Springfield. ... Junior Jack McCabe (Dartmouth) has four tackles and one forced fumble in two games for Holy Cross. ... Junior Kevin Falaki (Apponequet) has two catches for 43 yards and one kick return for 15 yards in three games for Assumption. ... Sophomore Matt Golden (Bishop Stang) is 1-for-1 passing for 33 yards in one game for Bates. He's rushed four times for eight yards and has two tackles. ... Junior Jack Landry (Bishop Stang) has one tackle in one game for Elon. ... Freshman Grant Reuter (Old Rochester) has one catch for three yards in one game for Dean.
Senior Korinna Tsonis (Dartmouth) has scored two goals in the first five games for Curry. ... Freshman Isabelle Shields (Bishop Stang) has one goal in her first five games for Curry. ... Senior Nicole Simas (Dartmouth) has three goals in four games so far for Bridgewater State. ... Senior Casey Meissner (Bishop Stang) has one goal and one assist in four games thus far for LaSell. ... Senior Taylor Souza (New Bedford) has three goals and one assist in five games for Nichols. ... Sophomore Nicole Gidley (Dartmouth) has one goal in five games for Nichols. ... Senior Michaela Bouvette (Old Rochester) has scored once in the first five games for Regis. ... Senior Hannah Cook (Dartmouth) has two goals and four assists in Oberlin's first six games. ... Junior Taylor Canastra (Fairhaven) has made 18 saves while allowing two goals in four games for Southern Maine. She has a 2-2 record and a .783 save percentage. ... Sophomore Abby Carchio (Apponequet) has one goal and two assists in five games for Brown. ... Sophomore Jenn Wheaton (Dartmouth) had seven saves while allowing two goals in one game in goal for Stonehill. ... Freshman Payton Wildrick (GNB Voc-Tech) has made 11 saves while allowing four goals in three games for Saint Anselm. She has a .733 save percentage and an 0-1 record.
Senior Ben Silvia (Dartmouth) has five goals and one assist in just five games for Curry. ... Junior Jake Szyndler (Dartmouth) has scored once in five games for Curry. ... Senior Mike Pruchnik (Old Rochester) has made 34 saves while allowing 10 goals in four games for Mass Maritime. He's 1-3 with a .773 save percentage. ... Sophomore Nate Morgado (Dartmouth) has made 17 saves while allowing nine goals in four games for Bridgewater State. He's 1-3 with a .654 save percentage. ... Freshman Nathan Gil (GNB Voc-Tech) has one goal in two games for Bristol Community College. ... Freshman Gerges Anwar (Wareham) has made nine saves while allowing four goals in two games for BCC. He's 1-1 with a .692 save percentage. ... Freshman Noah Romalho (Old Colony) made four saves while allowing one goal in one game for BCC. ... Junior Noah Martins (Dartmouth) has four assists in four games for Wentworth. ... Junior Klisman Sousa (New Bedford) has one assist in five games for Providence College. ... Freshman Paul Soucy (Old Colony) has one assist in five games for Westfield State. ... Senior Ty Cantunto (New Bedford) has one assist in five games for Rhode Island College.
Junior Mya Lunn (Old Rochester) has made 35 saves while allowing 11 goals in five games for Roger Williams. She has a 3-2 record and a .761 save percentage. ... Senior Katie Frade (Dartmouth) has four goals and one assist in just two games for Wheelock. ... Freshman Taylor Bulis (Apponequet) has one goal in four games for Salve Regina.
Senior Zack Viera (GNB Voc-Tech) was 15th overall (17:32) for Bridgewater State during the Roger Williams Invitational on Sept. 2. Junior Kris Moore (Fairhaven) was 56th (19:17) in the same race for BSU. On Saturday, at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational, Viera was 118th in 28:11. ... Senior Emma Robidoux (Fairhaven) was sixth (20:15) for the University of New England at its home invitational on Sept. 9. She was fifth (19:31) on Saturday at the Bowdoin Invitational. ... Senior Elizabeth Sullivan (Bishop Stang) was 18th for Assumption on Sept. 2 at the Shacklette Invitational. She was 21st (19:12) on Saturday at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational. ... Sophomore Paige Fehskens (Wareham) won the Shacklette Invitational in 20:22 for Bentley on Sept. 2.
Junior Katie Leidhold (Fairhaven) has 61 kills, six assists, 14 service aces, 56 digs and 12 blocks in eight matches for Johnson and Wales. ... Junior Faith Richard (Fairhaven) has nine kills, three assists, 12 service aces and 24 digs in four matches for Lyndon State. ... Junior Kristy Walton (Fairhaven) has 88 kills, nine assists, two service aces, 91 digs and 11 blocks in 12 matches for Mount Ida. ... Senior Courtney Carroll (Bishop Stang) has eight kills, 14 assists, 16 service aces and 141 digs in 10 matches for Curry.
Senior Jacqueline Andrade (Bishop Stang) is 0-3 at No. 1 singles and 0-3 at No. 1 doubles for Becker, teaming up with Victoria Puczydlowski.
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