This week’s athlete of the week is the field hockey team’s freshman goalkeeper Caitlin Davino-Draper.
Davino-Draper was a clutch performer between the posts, helping the Owls to a Little East Conference championship and NCAA tournament bid.
Through the entire LEC tournament, Davino-Draper had a total of 15 saves, and let in only one goal.
Davino-Draper’s most impressive performance during the week was nine-save performance against in-state rival Plymouth State University in the tournament finals.
Davino-Drapers lock-down performance helped the Owls to a 2-0 shutout to claim the conference championship.
KSC cruised past Southern Maine in the first round of the tournament, beating them 7-0.
Davino-Draper played almost two-thirds of the game, tallying three saves. With a comfortable lead, Davino-Draper left the game, leaving back-up D.J. Cassidy to complete the shutout.
Davino-Draper allowed her one goal of the tournament in the Owls’ 2-1 victory over Westfield State in the second round. She had three saves in the game, to help KSC claim their narrow second round victory.
Sophomore forward Scott Douglas came up big for the KSC men’s soccer team during its LEC tournament run.
The scoring started early in KSC’s semifinal match-up against Rhode Island College with three goals being scored in the first 15 minutes of the match.
Douglas led the way for KSC with an unassisted goal in the opening 43 seconds. Several minutes later Douglas scored his second goal in the sixth minute with a goal, assisted by Blake Nyman.
The Owls could not hold the lead however, allowing two RIC goals, sending the game into overtime.
Thanks to the ejection of RIC’s David Ricci in the 82nd minute, KSC had a man advantage for the remainder of the game.
In the 93rd minute of the match it was Douglas once again with the game-winning goal, completing his hat trick and clinching the win for the Owls.
The other honorable mention this week is the volleyball team’s senior outside hitter Bridget O’Bryant.
O’Bryant had a monster performance in KSC’s 3-1 victory over Rhode Island College.
O’Bryant was all over the court as a big contributor to the Owls’ victory.
She led the team with an impressive 25 kills and showed up defensively as well, leading the team with 19 digs.
O’Bryant remained a large contributor to the teams’ efforts with nine kills and eight digs in KSC’s 3-1 loss to UMass.-Boston in the LEC tournament semifinals.
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