With yet another week having gone by, four new Owls received LEC weekly awards for their outstanding performances in their sport.

Senior Hope Walsh (women’s swim and dive), first-year Jessica Masotta (women’s swim and dive), first-year Brandon Castor (men’s track and field) and junior Ty Nichols (men’s basketball) all received LEC weekly awards this week, showing the remarkability of KSC athletes.

Anna Heindl / Equinox Staff

Anna Heindl / Equinox Staff

Hope Walsh received LEC Swimmer of the Week in women’s swim and dive for the third time this season after performing at a top-level at the Owls’ Senior Day meet.

Walsh was able to win three events, which led Keene State College to a victory over Bridgewater State University (150-870) and Brandeis University (178-47).

In Walsh’s last home meet of the season, she touched the wall first in the 1,000 free with a time of 11:03.55.

She also touched the wall first in the 200 back with a time of 2:15.59 and the 500 back 5:25.36. Walsh has 12 more meets before the end of her senior season as an Keene State Owl.

Fellow teammate of Walsh, Jessica Masotta, earned the LEC Rookie of the Week in women’s swim and dive for the second time this season in two consecutive weeks.

Masotta pulled away both of her wins on the boards while competing against Bridgewater State University and Brandeis University.

She was able to finish first on the one meter board, with a score of 170. Masotta also finished first on the three meter board, with a score of 168.55.

Brandon Castor was named the LEC Rookie of the Week in men’s track in field after performing extremely well at the Bates Invitational. Castor won the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.36 seconds.

He also placed fifth in the 200 meter dash, his finishing time being 23.76 seconds.

The final KSC athlete to receive an LEC weekly award was Ty Nichols. Nichols earned his second straight LEC Player of the Week honor after averaging 23 points per game with a 42.4 shooting percentage from the field.

Nichols also averaged ten rebounds, three assists and two steals per game in a 1-1 week for men’s basketball. While competing against Eastern Connecticut State University, Nichols scored 16 points, had 12 rebounds, five assists and five steals. He also led the Owls to an 82-76 victory over UMass Boston, scoring 30 individual points.

Caroline Perry can be contacted at cperry@kscequinox.com

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