Williams' Bravi, Beattie are women's hockey All-Americans


WILLIAMSTOWN -- Cristina Bravi and Hanna Beattie made history for the Williams College women's hockey team on Monday. Both were named first-team All-Americans.

Bravi and Beattie were named to the American Hockey Coaches Association Division III first team, the first time in the 21-year history of the Williams program that two Ephs were named All-Americans.

The last time a Williams skater earned All-America status was in 2004, when Molly Wasserman earned the designation and was named the national player of the year. Wasserman and Cara Shortsleeve are the only other Ephs to earn All-America honors.

"I am so proud of Cristina and Hanna for this special accomplishment," Williams coach Meghan Gillis said in a statement. "To have two first-team All-Americans in the same year is an incredible honor."

Bravi, the NESCAC player of the year, led NESCAC with 20 goals and added 20 assists for a league-leading 40 points. Her 20 goals were seventh in Division III.

Beattie, the NESCAC rookie of the year, scored 14 goals and had 18 assists. The freshman was second nationally among defensemen averaging 1.14 points per game.

Williams softball

CLERMONT, Fla. -- The Ephs improved to 4-1 with a 9-1 win over Hamilton in the NESCAC opener for both teams.

The Ephs broke open a close game with five runs in the top of the third inning. The game ended after five due to the eight-run mercy rule.

Lindsey Precht went 2 for 2 with three runs batted in for the Ephs, while Kacey Cramer was 2 for 4.

Emma Harrington improved to 3-0 by giving up a run on two hits, striking out four.

Williams lacrosse

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams men's lacrosse team has improved to sixth in this week's New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III poll.

The Ephs (5-1) have won five straight games and moved from seventh to sixth in this week's poll.


The name of two All-Berkshire girls soccer players, as chosen by the county's high school coaches, were incorrect in Monday's edition.

St. Joseph's Kaitlyn Parrott was an honorable-mention selection in the South, not Hannah. Wahconah's Kyrsten Thibodeau was an All-North selection. She was incorrectly listed as Krysten.


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