WASHINGTON >> By winning his first collegiate cross-country race, former Lenox High School standout Scott Carpenter was named the Big East men's cross country athlete of the week.

The senior won the 8-kilometer gold course at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh on Saturday. He covered the course in 23 minutes, 37 seconds.

"I was able to train very consistently over the summer," Carpenter said in a release.

"I could not be more excited for Scott Carpenter. He went out and beat some of the best guys in the country," Georgetown coach Brandon Bonsey said in a release.

Both Carpenter and the Hoyas are nationally ranked. Carpenter went from being unranked to being No. 12 on the FloTrack Saucony Flo50 men's individual rankings. The Hoyas are ranked 17th in the nation.


WALTHAM >> Sophomore goalkeeper Harrison Rapant of Bentley is the Northeast-10 Conference goalkeeper of the week.

It's the first such honor for the former Pittsfield High School keeper. He received the award by making 11 saves in a 0-0 draw at Adelphi. Rapant made 10 saves in the second half and in overtime.


WESTFIELD >> Evan Garvey of Dalton is the MASCAC football rookie of the week.

The freshman at Westfield State had seven catches for 102 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown pass in Westfield's 14-13 overtime win over Plymouth State.



HADLEY >> Williams golf coach Josh Hillman, also the head professional at the Taconic Golf Club, is the NESCAC men's golf coach of the year. Hillman led the Ephs to a victory in the NESCAC men's golf championship qualifier this past weekend. Williams will host the championships this spring.

Hillman earned his first-ever coach-of-the-year award. Four of his players earned All-NESCAC honors.

Will Kannegieser and Grant Raffel were named to the first team, while Sam Goldenring and Ross Hoffman were named to the second team. Raffel was the reigning player of the year.

Raffel and Hoffman are seniors while Kannegieser and Goldenring are freshmen.

College soccer


NORTH ADAMS >> Megan Richardson had a 10-save afternoon for the MCLA women's soccer team (2-5-3), but it was not enough to keep visiting Western New England from leaving Shewcraft Field with a win.

The Golden Bears (5-7-1) peppered the MCLA net with 27 shots, 13 in the first half. The Trailblazers only trailed 1-0 at halftime, but WNE scored twice in the second half.

Emma Norden's first goal of the year at 14:07 put the Golden Bears ahead for keeps.