February 2003 News Archive

Athletic News - Febraury 2003

Women's Basketball Advances to GNAC Semi-Finals

February 27, 2003 - The Women's Basketball Team eased past Rivier College last night, 78-44, in the first round of the GNAC Tournament. The Saints were led by Senior Forward Julia Demirer's 22 points and 9 rebounds. Emmanuel remains undefeated in the conference (13-0) and has an overall record of 23-3. The Saints will now face the Cadets from Norwich University in the tournament semi-finals at Western New England College on Friday night (2/28). The game will begin at 6:00 pm. The winner of Friday night's game will play in the GNAC Championship at 3:30 pm on Saturday. The winner of the conference tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

If you would like to support the Saints on Friday night, a fan bus will be leaving Emmanuel to go to Springfield at 3:00 pm. The bus will leave from outside the Administration Building. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Athletic Department is asking anyone attending the game to please bring canned food donations to support the GNAC Student Athletic Advisory Committee's (SAAC) community service project. Emmanuel Senior Christine Crotty is the chair of the GNAC SAAC.

The Men's Basketball Team was defeated in the first round of the GNAC tournament by Albertus Magnus College, 74-71. Emmanuel led by 4 points at half-time, but could not hold on down the stretch. The Saints had a balanced scoring attack with 5 players scoring in double figures: Jerry Etienne (15 points & 6 assists), Andrew Barry (15 points & 8 rebounds), Michael Hale (10 points & 11 rebounds), Albert Hayle (10 points & 10 rebounds), and Keven James (10 points & 4 assists). Emmanuel finished the season with a conference record of 7-12 and an overall record of 8-17.

The Men's Volleyball Team rolled past Newbury College on Tuesday night, 3 games to 0. The game scores were 30-24, 30-19, and 30-13. Emmanuel was led by Sophomore Michael Mazur (11 kills, 5 aces, & 2 blocks), Freshman Stephen Yates (10 kills, 9 digs, & 2 service aces), and Freshman Patrick Bemis (10 kills, 6 digs, & 3 blocks). Emmanuel is now 6-4 overall and 5-2 in the NECVA. The Saints play again tonight (2/27) at Mount Ida College. The match begins at 6:00 pm.

Women's Basketball Undefeated in Regular Season; Men's Basketball Clinches Playoff Spot

February 25, 2003 - The Women's Basketball Team finished up the regular season with an undefeated conference record (12-0) and an overall record of 22-3. The Saints currently hold the longest winning streak in New England (17 games). Senior Forward Julia Demirer was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the 2nd week in a row. This award came after her 31 points and 14 rebounds in the Saints' win over St. Joe's in Maine. Emmanuel will host the 1st round of the GNAC Tournament on Wednesday (2/26) night at Simmons College at 7:30 pm. The Saints (ranked 1st in the GNAC) will play 8th ranked Rivier College. The last time these two teams met, Emmanuel defeated Rivier by a score of 93-42. The winner of Wednesday night's game will travel to Western New England College for the conference semi-finals on Friday night (2/28) at 6:00 pm.

The Men's Basketball Team clinched a spot in the GNAC play-offs by defeating Emerson College last Thursday night, 80-77. The Saints came back from a 15 point deficit to beat the Lions by 3. Sophomore Guard Bobby Brown hit a huge 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in regulation to give Emmanuel the lead. Brown led the Saints in scoring with his season-high 24 points (including six 3-pointers). Sophomore Guard Jerry Etienne had 12 points and dished out 4 assists for Emmanuel. Sophomore Forwards Andrew Barry and Albert Hayle chipped in with 13 and 12 points, respectively. On Saturday, the Saints rolled past Daniel Webster College, 84-71, defeating the Eagles for the 2nd time this season. Sophomore Forward Michael Hale led all scorers with his career-high 23 points and 18 rebounds. Sophomore Guard Keven James chipped in with 17 points in the victory. The Saints closed the regular season with a conference record of 7-11 and an overall record of 8-16. Emmanuel (ranked 7th in the GNAC) will travel to New Haven, CT to play 2nd ranked Albertus Magnus College on Wednesday (2/26) night in the 1st round of the GNAC Tournament. The game begins at 8:00 pm.

If either the Men's or the Women's Basketball Team win on Wednesday, a fan bus will be traveling to Western New England College for the tournament semifinals. The bus will leave at 3:00 pm from outside the Administration Building.

The Men's Volleyball Team was defeated by Johnson & Wales University last week, 3 games to 2. The game scores were: 30-27, 30-27, 23-30, 32-34, and 13-15. Sophomore Middle Hitter Michael Mazur led Emmanuel with 25 kills in 42 total attacks, with only 3 errors. He also registered 12 blocks, 3 digs, and 1 ace in the match. Freshman Setter Brian Forsman had a season-high 47 assists, while Freshman Hitter Patrick Bemis chipped in with 18 digs, 12 kills, and 2 blocks. The Saints are currently 4-2 in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) and 5-4 overall. Emmanuel plays again tonight (2/25) vs. Newbury College at 7:00 pm. That match will be played in the Hellenic College Gymnasium.

Men's Basketball to Play Crucial Game

February 19, 2003 - The Women's Basketball Team remains undefeated in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (11-0). The Saints stretched their winning streak to 15 games when they rolled past Daniel Webster College on Tuesday night, 97-36. Emmanuel had a balanced attack, with 5 players scoring in double figures: Julia Demirer (14 pts.), Lon Tega Morris (12 pts.), Tricia Perras (11 pts.), Becky Turco (10 pts.), and Alyssa McCoy (10 pts.). Nessie Parham led Emmanuel with 6 rebounds and Evita Esteves was tops in assists (5) and steals (4). Esteves currently leads the conference in both assists and steals, averaging 5.9 apg and 6.1 spg. She is also the national leader in steals per game. Julia Demirer continues to lead Emmanuel in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.3 ppg and 9.0 rpg. The Saints play their last regular season home game tomorrow night (2/20) vs. Saint Joseph College (CT) at 5:30 pm. Emmanuel will also be hosting the 1st round of the GNAC Tournament next Wednesday night (2/26). The time and opponent have not yet been determined.

The Men's Volleyball Team is currently 4-1 in the Northeast Collegiate Volleyball Association and 5-3 overall. The Saints have won 4 straight matches. Last week, Emmanuel defeated Wentworth, 3 games to 0. Sophomore Daniel McNeil led the Saints with 11 kills in 19 attacks, with no errors. He also had 4 blocks and 3 digs in the match. McNeil was named the NECVA Player of the Week for the New England Division. Several Emmanuel players are ranked among the conference leaders in various categories. Freshman Brian Forsman is ranked 9th in assists, averaging 9.26 per game. Freshman Stephen Yates is ranked 13th in digs, averaging 2.92 per game. Sophomore Warren Bowman is ranked 16th in service aces, averaging .60 per game. Sophomore Michael Mazur is ranked 19th in hitting percentage (.305). The Saints' match vs. Rivier College, originally scheduled for Monday night, was postponed due to the snow. Emmanuel will play again tonight (2/19) at Johnson & Wales University at 7:00 pm.

The Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Team competed in their final meet of the season on Saturday. The Saints competed in the Tufts University Stampede. Several new school records were set during the meet. Sophomore Captain Serghino Rene set a new school record in the 55m with a time of 6.99 and also in the 600m with a time of 1:28.91. Freshman Chris Mulvey set a new school record in the high jump (5'3.25). Freshman Ashley Nigro lowered her time in the 55m to 8.09 and increased her shot put record to 26'11.25. Freshman Rebecca Cowen set a new school record in the 1000m with a time of 3:40.31. This season, several Emmanuel athletes qualified for the Division III New England Championships, including: Betsy Suda (5000m), Venus Corriveau (400m), Kellie Folsom (200m), and the 4 x 200m relay team.

The Men's Basketball Team played in their last regular season home game on Saturday. The Saints were defeated by Suffolk University, 81-61. Sophomore Forward Albert Hayle led Emmanuel with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Sophomore Guards Jerry Etienne and Keven James chipped in with 11 points apiece. The Saints play again tomorrow night (2/20) vs. Emerson College at 7:30 pm. That game will be played at Pine Manor College. A win for Emmanuel is crucial in securing a conference play-off slot.

Please come support the Saints!!

College to Recognize Outstanding Senior Student-Athletes

February 13, 2003 - On Saturday (2/15), the Athletic Department will recognize the outstanding collegiate basketball careers of 4 very special student-athletes. Seniors Julia Demirer, Katie Corey, Lon Tega Morris, and Shanika Ewing will be playing in one of their last home games as Emmanuel Saints. These women have helped to make history at Emmanuel. Over the past four years, their teams have: competed in 3 Great Northeast Athletic Conference semi-final games ('00, '01, & '02), won 2 GNAC Championships ('01 & '02), played in an ECAC Tournament ('00), won an NCAA Northeast Regional Final ('01), participated in the school's first-ever NCAA Division III Final Four ('01), were named ECAC Division III Team of the Year ('01), and set a school record for the most wins in a season - 28 ('01).

The senior leadership of these four tremendous student-athletes has helped the 2002-03 Women's Basketball Team to remain undefeated in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (9-0) and to have an overall record of 17-3. Before Saturday afternoon's tip-off with Suffolk University at 4:00 pm, the Athletic Department will celebrate the careers of Julia, Katie, Tega, and Shanika. The ceremony will begin at 3:30 pm. A GNAC double-header will follow, with the women's team facing Suffolk at 4:00 pm and the men's team facing Suffolk at 6:00 pm.

Please come support the Saints!!

Men's Volleyball Wins 3 Straight; Women's Basketball Wins 11 Straight

February 10, 2003 - The Men's Volleyball Team defeated Lasell College on Saturday afternoon, winning their 3rd straight match. The Saints won 3 games to 0. The game scores were: 30-27, 30-21, and 30-21. Emmanuel was led by Sophomore Michael Mazur, with 17 kills in 26 total attempts, hitting .538. Mazur also had 5 digs and 5 blocks. Freshman Pat Bemis hit .500 for Emmanuel, with 12 kills and 6 digs. Sophomore Dan McNeil hit .692 (10 for 13, with only 1 error). Freshman Stephen Yates had 9 kills and 8 digs, while Freshman Setter Brian Forsman had 42 assists in the match. The Saints are now 3-1 in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association and 4-3 overall. The Saints play again on Thursday (2/13) at Wentworth at 7:00 pm.

The Women's Basketball Team stretched their winning streak to 11 on Saturday, when they rolled past Western New England College, 93-59. The Saints were led by Sophomore Forward Paulette Johnson (18 points & 9 rebounds), Freshman Forward Alyssa McCoy (17 points & 4 rebounds), & Senior Forward Julia Demirer (14 points & 5 rebounds). Freshman Point Guard Evita Esteves missed her 1st career triple-double by only 2 assists. She had 11 points, 11 steals, & 8 assists in the game. Junior Guard Nessie Parham also had a big game for the Saints. She scored 8 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and handed out 5 assists in only 15 minutes. The Saints are now 8-0 in the GNAC and 16-3 overall. Emmanuel's next home game is on Tuesday night (2/11) vs. Simmons College at 7:30 pm. This season, the Simmons Sharks have their best team in years. They are currently 5-2 in the GNAC and 14-5 overall. Please come support the Saints as they take on the Sharks on both teams' home court!!!

The Men's Basketball Team dropped to Western New England College on Saturday, 81-65. Sophomore Forward Andrew Barry shot 8 for 15 from the floor and 7 for 11 from the line, scoring 23 points for the Saints. Sophomore Guard Keven James connected on 3 of his 4 "3-point" attempts and scored 15 points, while Sophomore Guard Bobby Brown had 13 pooints and grabbed 4 rebounds for Emmanuel. The current leading scorers for the Saints are Andrew Barry (12.4 ppg), Bobby Brown (10.6 ppg), and Albert Hayle (10.5 ppg). Sophomore Michael Hale is pulling down over 6 boards per game and Point Guard Jerry Etienne is tops in assists, averaging 3.8 per conest. The Saints are now 5-8 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference and 6-13 overall. The next Emmanuel home game is on Tuesday night (2/11) vs. Johnson & Wales University at 5:30 pm. Back in January, the Saints were defeated by the Johnson & Wales Wildcats in Providence, 103-101 in overtime. Tomorrow night's game will be a big one for the Saints.

Men's Volleyball Team Wins First Match

February 3, 2003 - On Friday night, the Emmanuel Men's Volleyball Team defeated Mount Ida College, 3 games to 0, in a North East Collegiate Volleyball Association match. The game scores were 30-22, 30-25, and 30-20. The Saints were led by Sophomore Michael Mazur (11 kills, 4 service aces, and 3 digs), Freshman Steve Yates (13 digs, 10 kills, and 2 service aces), and Freshman Patrick Bemis (7 kills and 6 digs). Freshman Setter Brian Forsman had 30 assists in the match. The Saints traveled to New Jersey over the weekend to play in the Stevens Invitational Tournament. They defeated Wentworth Institute of Technology, 3 games to 0, and lost to Ramapo College, 3-0. Emmanuel is now 2-1 in the NECVA and 2-3 overall. The Saints play again on Wednesday (2/5) at Elms College at 7:00 pm.

The Men's Basketball Team won 2 straight GNAC games last week, defeating Norwich University, 79-63, and Suffolk University, 60-57. On Thursday night, the Saints lost a tough one to Mount Ida College, 88-85. Emmanuel had 5 players score in double figures. They were led by Sophomore Forward Andrew Barry (22 points & 8 rebounds), Sophomore Guard Bobby Brown (18 points, including 6 "3-pointers"), Sophomore Guard Keven James (16 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists), Sophomore Forward Albert Hayle (14 points), and Sophomore Forward Michael Hale (11 points and 6 rebounds). On Saturday, the Saints were defeated by the Raiders from Rivier College, 75-68. Emmanuel got another great game from Michael Hale (17 points and 7 rebounds). Both Albert Hayle and Bobby Brown chipped in with 15 points each. The Saints are now 4-6 in the GNAC and 5-11 overall. They play again at home on Tuesday night (2/4) vs. Emerson College at 5:00 pm.

The Women's Basketball Team continued their winning streak, defeating Pine Manor College last Tuesday, 82-41, and Rivier College on Saturday, 93-42. Against Rivier, the Saints were led by Junior Captain Tricia Perras and Freshman Guard Evita Esteves. Both scored a career-high 20 points. Perras hit on 5 of 7 "3-point" attempts. Esteves also had a game-high 8 steals. She is currently ranked 6th in the nation in steals, averaging 5.1 per game. Senior Forwards Julia Demirer and Katie Corey both chipped in with 10 points apiece. Emmanuel is now 5-0 in the GNAC and 12-3 overall. The Saints play again tonight (2/3) at M.I.T. at 7:00 pm.

The Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Team competed in the Wheaton College Invitational Meet on Saturday. Although neither the men nor women were able to score as a team, Sophomore Captain Serghino Rene broke the school record in the 600m, running it in 1:29.81. The men's 4 x 400m relay team of Rene, Junior Shigeru Nishimura, Sophomore Derrick Trotman, and Sophomore Justin Clements also ran a very strong race, finishing in 3:48.79. Emmanuel competes again on Saturday (2/15) in the Tufts Stampede Invitational.



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