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Five in Four Sports Represent Warriors in LEC Weekly Awards Program

After breaking the program's 100 meter record Saturday at Coast Guard, freshman Rahman Oteng (far right in above photo) was one of five Eastern athletes in four sports honored in the Little East Conference's weekly awards program. Joining Oteng were (clockwise from upper left) Luke Broadhurst (baseball), Brooke Matyasovski (softball), Jessica Purick (women's lacrosse) and Chidebe Ndibe (men's track).
After breaking the program's 100 meter record Saturday at Coast Guard, freshman Rahman Oteng (far right in above photo) was one of five Eastern athletes in four sports honored in the Little East Conference's weekly awards program. Joining Oteng were (clockwise from upper left) Luke Broadhurst (baseball), Brooke Matyasovski (softball), Jessica Purick (women's lacrosse) and Chidebe Ndibe (men's track).

Monday, April 8, 2019

 

Little East Conference
Weekly Awards Program

Week of April 1-7, 2019

 

Women’s Lacrosse

Goalie-of-the-Week

Jessica Purick, Sr., Riverhead, NY

Purick posted a 9.00 goals-against average and .600 save percentage in a 1-1 week, averaging 13.5 saves in Little East Conference road victory against UMass Dartmouth and 13-8 non-conference home loss to Worcester State University. Purick tied her season-high with 14 saves against UMass Dartmouth after turning back 13 against Worcester State.

Softball

Rookie-of-the-Week

Brooke Matyasovsky, Fr., 1B/3B, Orange

In a 5-1 week, the corner infielder led all regulars in batting (.500),  and hits (10) while also handling 40 defensive chances with just one error. She had four straight multi-hit games during the week and drove in five runs with two doubles in a 17-7 Little East Conference road win over Rhode Island College. In the second game, she was 4-for-4 with an RBI. At one point during the year, she reached base in 18 straight games and is currently leading the game with a .424 batting average, .695 slugging average, 23 RBI, and seven doubles.

Baseball

Rookie-of-the-Week

Luke Broadhurst

In a 2-3 week, the University of Connecticut sophomore transfer with freshman eligibility started games at three different positions (first base, second base and right field) and batted .353 with four extra-bases hits, 13 total bases and led or shared the team lead in RBI (5) and runs (5) in raising his season average to .342. He had at least one hit in every game to extend his hitting streak to ten. In a Little East Conference home win over Western Connecticut, Broadhurst reached safely three times with a double, triple and walk, scored three runs, drove in two and stole a base. In the field, he was perfect on 19 defensive chances.

Men’s Track & Field

Rookie Track Athlete-of-the-Week
Rahman Oteng

In the third outdoor meet of his career Saturday at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Spring Invitational, Oteng wrote himself into the program recordbook for the second time this year, trimming .01 seconds off the eight-year-old program record in the 100 by winning the event in a time of 10.78 and qualifying for the New England Open outdoor championships. Oteng was running the 100 for the third time, having clocked an 11.07 in the preliminaries at the outdoor opener March 23 at Ursinus College, then racing to a winning time of 10.99 in a field of 61 competitors last Saturday at UMass Dartmouth.

At Coast Guard, Oteng bested 28 other competitors as one of two individuals to break 11 seconds in the event. In a battle of freshmen, Oteng edged Robert Allen of Trinity (10.99) in the fourth heat.

In addition to capturing the 100, Oteng collected gold again by winning the 200 (22.12) in another large field (39 competitors. The time bettered his mark of 22.66 in his first outdoor effort at that distance at UMass Dartmouth.

Field Athlete-of-the-Week

Chidebe Ndibe

The senior won the triple jump (44-4.25/13.52m) among 12 entrants for the second consecutive met and placed third in the long jump (20-11.75/6.39m) and third in the high jump (6-0.75/1.85m) at Saturday’s U.S. Coast Guard Academy Spring Invitational.