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Three From Eastern's Little East Conference Fall Season Championship Teams Recognized in Weekly Awards Program

Three From Eastern's Little East  Conference Fall Season Championship Teams Recognized in Weekly Awards Program

Little East Conference

Women’s Volleyball

Report #10 – Through Nov. 3, 2019

Offensive Player-of-the-Week

Anna Barry, So., MH, Andover

Anna Barry helped the Warriors finish with a share of the Little East Conference regular-season title for the second straight year by attacking at .577 in a sweep of LEC leader Plymouth State University Saturday at Geissler Gymnasium en route to winning the away for the second time this year. Barry, last year’s LEC Rookie-of-the-Year and a first-team All-LEC pick, led all players with 16 kills against Plymouth, committing only one error on 26 attempts. When Eastern closed out the regular season later Saturday with a sweep of St. Joseph’s College (L.I.).  Barry attacked at .565 with a match-high 15 kills in improving her season percentage to .365 – best in the LEC. Barry has attacked at .500 nine times in a match this year and  attacked at .506 with an average of 4.13 kills in the team’s last seven regular-season matches. Barry is also ranked in a tie for first in points per set (4.0) and is second in the LEC behind teammate Abby Stern in kills per set (3.48). She is also tied for third in the LEC with 17 block solos.

By defeating Plymouth, Eastern (14-11, 6-2 LEC) finished with a share of the LEC regular-season title for the second straight year and opens defense of its 2018 tournament title Thursday by hosting a semifinal-round match at 7 p.m. against either No. 3 Plymouth or No. 6 University of Southern Maine. Southern Maine defeated Eastern in four sets Oct. 5 at Gorham, ME.

Women’s Cross Country

Report #10 – Through Nov. 3, 2019

Rookie-of-the-Week

Keara Fontaine, Fr., North Kingstown, RI

Keara Fontaine was the first freshman across the finish line, and as Eastern’s No. 3 runner, helped the Warriors to their second Little East Conference women’s cross country championship in three years with an 11-point win over 2018 champion Keene State College Saturday at UMass Dartmouth. In a field of 72 finishers, Fontaine was 11th overall in a time of 19:44 as Eastern’s five scoring runners came in under 20 minutes over the 5,000 meter course. The weekly rookie award is the third this year for Fontaine.

 

Eastern closes out the season Nov. 16 at the NCAA New England Regionals at Bowdoin College. 

Men’s Soccer

Report #10 – Through Nov. 3, 2019

 

Defensive Player-of-the-Week

Emmanuel Agyemang, Jr., D, East Hartford

Emmanuel Agyemang played all 180 minutes in wins over Framingham State University and Plymouth State University that carry the Warriors into the LEC semifinals on a six-game winning streak on the way to being named this award-winner for the third time this year. With Agyemang, Eastern’s opponents last week scored only two goals, put only six shots on net and were awarded only four corner kicks.  In eight LEC matches this year, Agyemang has averaged 81 minutes per outing and the Warriors have given up only seven goals and an average of 5.3 shots reaching net. Conference opponents hasve averaged only 3.3 corner kicks as well this year against Eastern, ranked No. 7 in New England in the most recent USC poll, released today. Agyemang has played all 90 minutes 11 times, including six times in the last seven matches.

The LEC tournament’s outright regular-season champion and No. 1 seed for the sixth time in the last nine years, Eastern (16-2, 7-1 LEC) will host either No. 5 UMass Boston or No. 4 Western Connecticut Thursday at 6 p.m.

 

2019 Weekly Winners

 Thru

Nov. 3 (#10)          Keara Fontaine                     Women’s Cross Country     Rookie-of-the-Week
Nov. 3 (#10)          Emmanuel Agyemang         Men’s Soccer                       Defensive Player-of-the-Week

Nov. 3 (#10)          Anna Barry                            Women’s Volleyball            Offensive Player-of-the-Week

Oct. 27 (#9)           Ryan Sirois                            Men’s Soccer                       Rookie-of-the-Week (co-)

Oct. 27 (#3)           Kerry-Rose Buchanan          Women’s Swimming            Swimmer-of-the-Week      

Oct. 20 (#8)           Keara Fontaine                     Women’s Cross Country     Rookie-of-the-Week

Oct. 20 (#8)           Kyle Boutot                           Men’s Soccer                       Goalkeeper-of-the-Week
Oct. 20 (#8)           Patrick Agyemang                Men’s Soccer                       Offensive Player-of-the-Week

Oct. 13 (#7)           Madison Bell                         Women’s Volleyball            Defensive Player-of-the-Week

Oct. 23 (#7)           Anna Barry                            Women’s Volleyball            Offensive Player-of-the-Week

Oct. 6 (#6)             Keara Fontaine                     Women’s Cross Country     Rookie-of-the-Week
Oct. 6 (#6)             Emily Belval                           Women’s Soccer                 Rookie-of-the-Week

Sept. 29 (#5)         Madison Bell                         Women’s Volleyball            Defensive Player-of-the-Week

Sept. 29 (#5)         Emmanuel Agyemang         Men’s Soccer                       Defensive Player-of-the-Week

Sept. 29 (#5)         Patrick Agyemang                Men’s Soccer                       Offensive Player-of-the-Week

Sept. 22 (#4)         Ryan Escoda                          Men’s Cross Country           Runner-of-the-Week
Sept. 22 (#4)         Kailey Schmarr                     Women’s Cross Country     Rookie-of-the-Week

Sept. 15 (#3)         Emmanuel Agyemang         Men’s Soccer                       Defensive Player-of-the-Week

Sept. 8 (#2)           Brendan D’Arcy                    Men’s Soccer                       Defensive Player-of-the-Week

Sept. 1 (#1)           Andres Mayuri                      Men’s Soccer                       Rookie-of-the-Week