Pat Bradley ’14, Sports Editor
Several Merrimack Warriors have been in the news lately, garnering regional and even national honors.
In field hockey, freshman Nicole Bradley had a breakout seven-point game against St. Michael’s, scoring three goals, including her first collegiate goal, and adding an assist in a 4-0 victory over the Purple Knights. Her classmate Maura Doyle took home the NE-10 Rookie of the Week award, while sophomore goaltender Madison Davis has taken home the conference’s Goaltender of the Week award two straight weeks.
On the soccer pitch, senior Nicole Curtis sports a 1.04 GAA and was featured in The Boston Globe following her NE-10 Goaltender of the Week award at the end of September.
Men’s and women’s cross country received favorable ranking in the Pre-Northeast 10 Championships Coaches Poll, coming in at fourth and third, respectively.
Over in Lawler Arena, junior defenseman Dan Kolomatis earned the Hockey East Player of the Week award following a five-point weekend (1-4-5) that saw Merrimack earn its first win of the young season against Mercyhurst.
On the football field, seniors Joe Clancy and Quinn McDonough each earned their third conference Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week awards, respectively. Clancy completed a school and conference record 51 passes, breaking his own record. McDonough returned his second kickoff for a touchdown this season.
Finally, the volleyball team is racking up awards. Freshman Tara Stuhr took home her third conference Freshman of the Week award, as well as her third Setter of the Week award. Stephanie Sheehan, her junior teammate, received her third conference Player of the Week award just two weeks after earning the Sports Imports/AVCA Division II National Player of the Week award after averaging 5.17 kills and 2.83 digs per set while sporting a .390 hitting percentage.