Good news rolled into the Fitchburg State athletic offices on Tuesday and did so in bulk.
Four Fitchburg State track and field athletes earned weekly conference honors and 124 Falcon student-athletes were named to the MASCAC Fall/Winter All-Academic team.
Junior Taban Manyok was named MASCAC Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, while senior Eric Shimiyimana was selected as the Field Athlete of the Week and freshman Liam Bourassa was tabbed Rookie of the Week. In addition, Fitchburg State junior Makany Camara was named MASCAC Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week.
Manyok collects his third consecutive weekly accolade after taking top honors in the 1,000 meter with a personal best and DIII New England qualifying time of 2:37.89 as well as finishing second in the mile with a time of 4:36.45 for the Green and Gold at the Wesleyan Indoor Invite on Saturday.
Shimiyimana picks up his fourth weekly honor of the season after placing second overall in the triple jump with a DIII New England qualifying mark of 13.45, while adding a third-place effort of 6.15 meters in the long jump. The fourth-year Falcon capped the day by finishing seventh in the 60 with a time of 7.64 seconds.
Bourassa earned his first weekly accolade after taking top honors in the shot put with a toss of 13.01 meters, while adding a seventh- place toss of 10.98 meters in the weight throw at the Wesleyan Indoor Invite.
Camara nets her second weekly honor on the year after finishing second in the high jump with a mark of 1.52 meters for the Green and Gold on Saturday.
The Fitchburg State indoor track teams return to action Saturday as they compete at the 2023 Panthers Invite at Plymouth State University.
In addition to showing off its athletic abilities, Fitchburg State saw its student-athletes excel in the classroom, with Falcons representing 124 of the 1,218 MASCAC academic honorees. To land a spot on the MASCAC All-Academic team, student-athletes must have achieved a 3.20 cumulative or semester-based grade point average during the Fall/Winter semester.
The Fitchburg State athletes named to the All-Academic team are below.
Men’s basketball: Aidan Finn, Clifford Fuakye, Dayne Allen, Frederick Siayor, Jordan Polanco, Joshua Okoroji-Schaeffer, Matthew Tanis, Mikal Garcia, Tajahn Joyner.
Women’s basketball: Amricyan Fernandez-Scherington, Ephemian Bailey, Juliana Davis, Lindsay McDonald, Morgan Genness, Rylie Harlow, Stephanie Hart.
Women’s cross country: Diana Marquez-Frias, Kathleen Messer.
Field hockey: Carley McCaie, Emma Ganley, Grace Kerr, Jenna Morse, Jessica Morse, Lena Kassel, Lena Spadafore, Olivia Narkevicius, Samantha Rozum, Sophia Piper, Sophia Yates, Joyce Arbia.
Football: Amzie Hinkley, Calvin Guillaume, Cameron Monette, Christopher Emslie, Dylan Cosner, Elijah McKnight, Frank Opoku, Giancarlo Marazzo-Henry, Jakob Lufkin, John McGarry, Keyshawn McCurdy, Logan Perez, Nicholas Notenboom.
Ice hockey: Anthony Ceolin, Antoine Gignac, Brendan Walk, Cameron Isabelle, Christian Halbig, Cole Archambeault, Egan Wolford, Gene Bouthiette, Hunter Fortin, Jack Johansen, Jack Saavedra, Jeremy Maillet, Joseph Gilbert, Joshua Miller, Matthew Radder, Michael Macchioni, Nolan Sargent, Oliver Cookson,
Rece Bergeman, Samuel Rennick, Toivo Kramer, Trenton Skaggs, Wyatt Wilmshurst.
Men’s indoor track: Chris Morales, Ryan Parisi, Zion Barber-Amado, Cole Donelan, Aidan Cattelan, Andrew Bedard, Benjamin Sacramone, Brady Madigan, Cameron Davis, Nathaniel Felix.
Women’s indoor track: Cassandra Israelson, Grace Casale, Makany Camara, Olivia Kephart, Trishannah Scott, Emily Russo, Abigail Murphy, Courtney Brouillet, Erin Donelan, Jenna Aubuchon, Lilah McAndrew, Maria Burnett, Marjorie Veliotis, Skye Goba, Sophie Geremia.
Men’s soccer: Bennet Jorgensen, Brian Doyle, Collin Robson, Edward Paiva, Francesco Campione, Juan Sambrano, Kenny Cherry, Luke Speers, Rizkhan Muhwezi.
Women’s soccer: Abaigeal Gilman, Adrianna Westcott, Alisha Praileau, Allison Gough, Charlotte Meixsell, Jessica St. George, Katie Moran, Kayleen McCormack, Kendra Peretzman, Madison Hippert, Regina Pallotta, Sera Gagnon, Sophia Moore, Taylor Rodriguez, Taylor Senecal, Zoe Chrisostomides.
Volleyball: Alissa Olmsted, Catherine Goodearl, Emily Gelinas, Meredith Taylor, Samantha Mirra, Shianne Harewood, Stephanie Sardella, Sariah Dyer.
Fitchburg 55, Shrewsbury 31: Omar Rodriguez had 17 points to lead the Red Raiders to a road win, while Victor Kukta added 10 points in the victory.
North Middlesex 67, Westboro 55: Brian Morse led four Patriots in double figures with 17 points. Mike Reardon added 12 and Jake Steinmann and Cade Callahan each had 10.
Shrewsbury 56, Fitchburg 30: Shamarie Rodriguez led the Red Raiders (1-13) with 12 points. Ella Kitchin added eight points in the loss.
Westboro 62, North Middlesex 41: The loss drops the Patriots to 4-9.
Marlboro 58, Oakmont 54: Victoria Mays scored 14 points to lead the Spartans (5-7).
Tyngsboro 55, Lunenburg 40: The Blue Knights drop to 1-11 with the loss.