Little East Conference: Eastern Pair Recognized in Weekly Awards Program

Little East Conference: Eastern Pair Recognized in Weekly Awards Program

Little East Conference  Women’s Swimming

Report #9 – Through Jan. 28, 2018
Rookie-of-the-Week

Maggie Lasto, Fr., Eastern Connecticut State University

Freshman Maggie Lasto (Orange) became the third Lasto to be recognized in the weekly awards program when she earned her first honor of the season. Lasto recorded a personal best in the 500 freestyle (5:39.29) and finished second as the team closed out its regular season with a tri-meet split Saturday afternoon at Roger Williams University. Lasto was also second in the 1000 freestyle (11:41.96). Roger Williams was last year’s NEISDA champion. Eastern (8-1) defeated Babson College (3-12), 139-131, and had a perfect season spoiled in an emphatic 212-71 loss to host Roger Williams (7-3), last year’s NEISDA (New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association) champion. It marked the fourth time in the last seven years that Eastern has lost only one regular-season meet. Previously this year, twin sister Megan was named Swimmer-of-the-Week twice and Rookie-of-the-Week four times and junior sister Mollee was selected Swimmer-of-the-Week once.

Little East Conference  Men’s Track & Field

Report #5 – Through Jan. 28, 2018
Men’s Field Athlete-of-the-Week

Matt Pinney, Jr., Eastern Connecticut State University

Saturday, junior Matt Pinney (Mansfield) won the indoor shot for the second time in his career at the Springfield College Massasoit Classic non-scoring meet and for the third time overall in his three-year career with a PR of 46-2 ½ (14.08m) in the shot to win in a field of 14 participants. It was the first time that Pinney has been recognized with a weekly LEC honor in his career. The distance remains the seventh-longest in program history.