College Roundup: Pittsfield's Jill Ritrosky named to All-Northeast Region team


WILLIMANTIC, CONN. — Add an honor to Jill Ritrosky's basketball resume.

Ritrosky, the Pittsfield native who just completed her senior season at Eastern Connecticut, was named to the, All-Northeast Region team.

Ritrosky made the team a year ago, and was a second-team selection this year.

She led Eastern Connecticut in scoring (14.9 points per game) and rebounding (10.3 rebounds per game). She is the second player in school history to surpass 1,000 points and rebounds with 1,410 points and 1,103 rebounds. Ritrosky is the No. 4 all-time scorer in school history and the No. 3 rebounder.

Ritrosky will be participating in the New England Women's Basketball Association Division III Senior Classic, to be played Saturday at Western New England University.

Three NESCAC players were named to the All-Northeast Regional team. Tufts' center Michela North was named to the first team, while Amherst guard Ali Doswell and Trinity center Mackenzie Griffin joined Ritrosky on the second team.

G.P. Gromacki, the head coach at Amherst, was named coach of the year.


WILLIAMSTOWN >> The honors continue to come in for Williams men's hockey goaltender Michael Pinios.

Pinios was named to the New England Hockey Writers Division II-III All-Star Team and was named the national Division III Hockey Newcomer of the Year by

The freshman goalie from Montreal had a 13-4-1 record, a goals-against average of 1.61 and had a .939 save percentage. He was the first Eph to ever be named the NESCAC rookie of the year.

Williams senior defenseman Zander Masucci picked up another honor as he joined Pinios on the Hockey Writers team. Masucci, the NESCAC player of the year and an All-American, was second on the Ephs with 20 points on 7 goals and 13 assists.

The Eph duo were joined on the New England Hockey Writers team by Bowdoin defenseman Mitch Harrington and forwards Tim DiPretoro of Connecticut College and Sean Orlando of Trinity.


NEW ORLEANS >> Williams is ranked ninth in the latest national Division III men's and women's track rankings from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Eph men dropped from eighth to ninth with 72.01 points. Wisconsin-LaCrosse is No. 1 with 159.55 points and Wisconsin-Whitewater is second with 105.73. Williams is the only NESCAC school in the men's Top 25.

The Williams women moved up from 11th to ninth with 75.47 points. Wisconsin-LaCrosse is first with 177.78 points and Washington-St. Louis is second with 121.44. Williams is also the only NESCAC school in the women's Top 25.


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