Weekly College Notebook: Lindo Becomes Third Local Player to Win Award for Eastern Basketball

Eastern Connecticut junior forward Hugh Lindo was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week on Monday, the third Warrior to be honored so far this season. The former Enfield High star averaged 10 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three games, two wins. Lindo also blocked seven shots on the week. In Saturday’s conference opener against Rhode Island College, Lindo had 11 points, seven rebounds, five blocks and five assists in a blowout win. A few days earlier, Lindo helped Eastern to a 57-49 win against No. 15 Trinity by grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out four assists. Lindo is ranked tied for seventh nationally in Division III in blocked shots (24). Finally, Lindo earned a double-double in a loss to Connecticut College on Thursday by recording 14 points and 12 rebounds, adding two blocks. Lindo is tied for seventh nationally in Division III in blocked shots (24).

Trachone Preston, who also played with Lindo at Enfield, had a great week for the Warriors as well. Preston led the team in points against both Trinity and Connecticut College with 18 and 22. Eastern is now 7-3.

Men’s Basketball

Saint Anselm sophomore Taylor Fortin helped lead the 16th-ranked Hawks to a hard-fought 91-83 win against rival Assumption on December 9th. The Tolland native had his best game of the season, scoring 10 points and recording a team-high five assists in just 15 minutes of play.

Southern New Hampshire senior BJ Cardarelli had a memorable return to the court on Saturday against Manchester after missing six consecutive games. The Manchester native helped the Penmen to a memorable 59-57 win over Stonehill by recording nine points, five rebounds and three steals.

Women’s Basketball

Albertus Magnus sophomore forward Olivia Bolden had a huge game for the Falcons on Wednesday night, scoring 32 points in a loss at Manhattanville. The South Winsor High alum shot 11 of 18 from the field and made 10 of 12 free throws. Bolden is averaging 15.7 points per game.

American International College senior guard Brianna Bishop has continued to play well for the Yellow Jackets throughout December. In the past week, the former Suffield High star averaged 13 points over three games, all wins. Bishop grabbed seven steals in Monday’s win at Post University and scored 16 on Wednesday at the University of Puerto Rico.

Men’s Swimming

Bentley diver Colton Bridge was named the Northeast-10 Conference Men’s Diver of the Week after he swept the diving competitions in a meet against Norwich University. The Tolland native met the standard for the NCAA Division II pre-qualification meet and extended his win streak this season to 10.

Southern Connecticut standout Tyler Vander Vos again performed well in a meet against Yale this weekend, winning the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:43.22 and finishing fourth in both the 100 free and 200-yard backstroke.

Indoor Track and Field

Former Manchester High standout Joseph Ruggerio started his season off with a bang for Trinity at the Smith College Winter Classic on December 5th. Ruggerio won the one mile run with a time of 4:29.40. Meanwhile, East Catholic runner Grace Gothers started her season off with a bang at last week’s Elm City Challenge in New Haven. The junior finished second overall in the one mile run with a time of 5:23.95.


Assumption junior forward Stephen Picard continued his outstanding December play last week. The Enfield native scored once and earned two assists against Framingham State last Wednesday before scoring once in Saturday’s win against St. Michael’s.  He is tied for third on the Greyhounds in goals with five.




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