Little East Conference Weekly Awards Program
Week of April 8-14
Eastern Connecticut State University winners
MATTHEW ROUGEOT, Sr., A, Cheshire
Fresh off scoring the 100th goal of his career, the four-year attackman contributed to nearly half of Eastern’s goals by scoring 11 and assisting on one in a split of two Little East Conference home decisions. His final goal of the week came 3:33 into sudden-death overtime in a 14-13 victory over UMass Boston to keep the Warriors undefeated in the 26-game series. Rougeot tied the match record of eight goals which he shared with two others. In that game, Rougeot was a key factor when Eastern outscored the Beacons 6-2 over the final 11 minutes. His first goal in that run came man-up and pulled the Warriors to within 11-10 and his second goal gave his team a 12-11 lead with five minutes left –its first lead since 7-6.
JACK LOMBARDO, Fr., D, Berlin
In a 1-1 week against LEC opponents, Lombardo had ten ground balls – the most by the team’s defensemen. He also caused two turnovers and committed only one himself. On the season, Lombardo leads all players with 43 ground balls and shares second place with 12 caused turnovers.
Men’s Track & Field
RYAN ESCODA, Fr., Newtown
Cross country and track standout broke the ten-year-old record in the 3000 steeplechase with a time of 9:40.77, winning by over 14 seconds in a field of 17 competitors at Saturday’s Southern New Hampshire University Penmen Relays. It was his third time running the event and second time finishing first. His previous best was 9:55.05 March 30 in a second-place finish at UMass Dartmouth. He earned the award for the second time during the outdoor season after earning a weekly honor six times indoors and once during cross country.
Among 11 relay teams, the Warriors won in a time of 43.00 at Saturday’s Southern New Hampshire University Penmen Relays, edging Colby College by .22. Members were sophomore Nicklas Brink (Stockholm, Sweden), freshman Tyler Lindquist (Worcester, MA), graduate student Nick Afragola (Killingworth), and freshman Rahman Oteng (Accra, Ghana).