North Dartmouth, Mass. 4/25/11 – Five Keene State College student-athletes were named Little East Conference athletes of the week as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Player of the
Laura Chandler (Wakefield, Mass.), Junior, Outfielder, Keene State College
Chandler paced the Keene State offensive attack this week, registering a .579 (11-for-19) batting average with eight runs scored and eight RBI. The junior outfielder from Wakefield, Mass. scored a run in each of her five appearances, while recording multiple hits four times. Chandler collected a season-high three hits and five RBI at Williams on April 21. She went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBI as the Owls swept conference foe UMass Boston on April 19. Chandler launched her second home run of the week at Southern Maine on April 22.
Lacrosse Goalie of the
Jason Leser (Brewster, N.Y.), Sophomore, Keene State College
Leser posted a 4.22 goals against average and a .684 save percentage in a pair of conference wins for Keene State. The sophomore from Brewster, N.Y. stopped six of the eight shots he faced against UMass Boston, while turning back seven of the 11 attempts at Southern Maine.
Lacrosse Offensive Player of the
Taylor Jette (Simsbury, Conn.), Junior, Attack, Keene State College
Jette tallied eight goals and three assists to lead Keene State to a 2-0 week. The Simsbury, Conn. product netted two goals and notched two assists in a 23-3 conference win over UMass Boston. The junior also posted a game-high six markers along with a helper in the victory at Little East foe Southern Maine.
Field Athlete of
Bryan Kolacz (Brentwood, N.H.), Senior, Keene State College
Competing at the Springfield College Invitational on April 23, Kolacz won the hammer throw with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 200'-00". It was the second best throw during his collegiate career.
Track Athlete of the Week
Amy Knoblock (Plymouth, Mass.), Senior, Keene State College
Knoblock improved on her provisional NCAA championship qualifying time in the 5,000-meter run this past weekend. The Plymouth, Mass. product covered the distance with a time of 17 minutes, 26.51 seconds at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton on April 22.