Keene State Student-Athletes Receive Little East Conference Honors

Keene State Student-Athletes Receive Little East Conference Honors

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--Student-athletes from the Keene State College men's basketball, swimming and diving, and indoor track and field teams were receipients of weekly honors from the Little East Conference, it was announced today.

Men's Basketball

Senior Ty Nichols (Springfield, Mass.) was named the LEC Player of the Week after leading the Owls to a pair of wins.   In the conference opener against UMass Boston, Nichols scored 23 of his 25 points after halftime, shooting 57.1% (8-for-14) and a perfect 7-for-7 from the line with six rebounds, six assists, four steals, and three blocks.    He followed that up by scoring 26 points with a career high 14 rebounds and seven assists on 9-of-16 shooting in the Owls' road win over No. 12 Middlebury College.

Freshman Edwin Ezedonmwen (Dorchester, Mass.) was picked as the LEC Rookie of the Week.  Ezedonmwen netted 10 points and passed out three assists, sinking a pair of three pointers in the Owls' win over UMass Boston, then added 11 points with four rebounds in the win over No. 12 Middlebury.

Women's Track and Field

Freshman Shannon Parks (Reading, Mass.) was chosen as the LEC Women's Rookie Field Athlete of the Week.  In her collegiate debut, Parks finished second in the shot put at the Smith Invitational, throwing it 10.57 meters.

The 4x200 meter relay team of freshman Amanda Deppert (Tinmouth, Vt.), junior Nicole De Almeida (Nashua, N.H.), senior Taylor Bisaillon (Columbia, Conn.), and sophomore Skyler Gauthier (Troy, N.H.) was named as the LEC Relay Team of the Week after winning the race in 1:52.74.

Men's Track and Field

Freshman Caleb Steever (Hinsdale, N.H.) was picked as the LEC Men's Rookie Field Athlete of the Week.  In his first college meet, Steever was second in the high jump (1.95 meters) and the triple jump (12.65 meters) at the Smith Invitational.  His high jump mark is currently the 10th best mark in the country.

Women's Swimming and Diving

Senior Katie Brandeberry (Phillipston, Mass.) was named the LEC Swimmer of the Week for the third time this season.  Brandeberry was a standout at the MIT Invitational, leading the Owls an NCAA B-cut time of 3:43.97 in the 400 free relay.