Little East Conference
Weekly Awards Program
Through games of Sunday, April 15
Women’s Track & Field – Report #3
Lauren Bresson, Fr., Mid Distance, Roxbury
Freshman middle distance runner Lauren Bresson (Roxbury) received the honor for the second time this year. She finished second in a field of 26 runners in a PR of 2:30.40 at the Mount Holyoke College Spring Fling Saturday, and also ran a leg of the 4x400 relay which placed second in a field of nine in a time of 4:20.06.
During the indoor season, Bresson ran a leg of the 4x800 relay which won the Little East Conference championship and earned All-New England honors at the Division III Championships with a seventh-place finish.
The Warriors host the 11th Annual Eastern Invitational Friday at 2 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse – Report #7
Tristan Kijak, So., M, Windsor
First-year sophomore transfer midfielder Tristan Kijak (Windsor) repeated the honor as she helped Eastern extend a winning streak to five in a 2-1 week by leading the Warriors with nine goals (6-of-9 on free-position shots) and 12 ground balls. In a 17-8 non-conference road win over Fitchburg State University, Kijak contributed a career-high five ground balls and equaled her career-high with six ground balls.
In 12 matches for Warriors, Kijak leads the team with 44 ground balls (second-most in the conference) and with 20 caused turnovers (tied for fifth in the LEC) and is third with 23 draws and tied for second with 21 goals and is third with 26 points. Kijak transferred to Eastern after playing soccer in the fall of 2016 at Division III Union College
The Warriors (6-6, 1-1 Little East) host Western Connecticut Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.
Men’s Lacrosse – Report #8
Trevor Ross, Jr., LSM, Stratford
All-Little East Conference junior long-stick midfielder Trevor Ross (Stratford) was recognized with a weekly honor for the first time in his career.
In the team’s only match Saturday, he spearheaded a defense that allowed UMass Boston to put only 12 of its 37 shots on net and held LEC points leader Clay Arnold to no points on one shot in an 8-3 Little East Conference road victory. Ross picked up four ground balls and caused three turnovers in the team’s second straight LEC win and third win overall in its last four matches.
In 11 matches this year, Ross is third on the team with 33 ground balls and has also caused ten turnovers and chipped in two assists.
The Warriors (6-5, 2-1 Little East) visit Western Connecticut Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.
Softball – Report #6
Morgan Bolduk, Fr., Utility, Vernon
In a 2-2 week which included a Little East Conference home sweep, freshman utility player Morgan Bolduk (Vernon) batted .500 (5-for-10) with a .545 on-base percentage as a first baseman and shortstop on the way to this honor for the third time in six reports. Last week, the righty appeared in three of the team’s four games as a pitcher with two complete games in two starts and a 1.71 ERA in 16 1/3 innings. She struck out 11 and walked three. In a sweep of UMass Boston, Bolduk won the first game with a complete-game four-hitter, fanning eight and walking one, then allowing no earned runs in 3 1/3 relief innings, giving up three hits.
In 20 games, Bolduk is second on the team in batting (.400) – fourth in the conference -- and on the mound is 7-5 with a staff-leading 1.85 ERA, 54 strikeouts and 13 walks in 75 2/3 innings. She ranks in a tie for third in wins in the LEC, is also third in ERA, and fourth in strikeouts and innings.
The Warriors (11-14, 5-1 Little East), who share first place in the Little East, hosts Western Connecticut Tuesday at 5 p.m. in a conference doubleheader.