“I had looked at Colby and Middlebury, but Bates was my top choice,” said Lovett of the Lewiston, Maine school. “I’ve made several visits (there) beginning last spring (and) went to a game there a month ago, and really like everything about the school and coaching staff. After talking to the coaches, I knew I wanted to play for them.”
Although he’s not positive, Lovett is thinikng about majoring in environmental studies.
The One Fund Six-Mile Road Race through the woods at Peabody’s Independence Greenway Bike Path attracted 99 runners last Saturday. Dan Chruniak of Beverly won the race in 35:50 while Aaron Mearns of Beverly was sixth (44:30). The top local female was Stephanie Neumann of Swampscott, who was 12th overall (44:31).
Other top local finishers included Sue Quimby of Middleton (14th), Eva Mossberg of Salem (18th), Jared Gaudet of Peabody (20th), Patrica Hazelton of Peabody (23rd), Jon Blodgett of Danvers (24th), John Dullea of Peabody (25th), Joe McGee of Peabody (26th), Salem News assistant sports editor Matt Williams of Peabody (27th), and Nancy Krouse of Peabody (28th).
Holly Smith, the University of New England freshman field hockey goalie from Peabody, has received some big awards this fall.
Smith, who was named Commonwealth Coast Conference Rookie of the Year in a vote taken by the seven head coaches, led the Nor’Easters to a 17-4 record and had a 1.43 goals against average with eight shutouts. The former Peabody High three-sport star was also named Most Outstanding Player of the ECAC Division 3 New England championship as UNE captured the title by, beating Plymouth State University, 2-1 in the final.
Smith, who also led her club to a double overtime win in the CCC semifinals, was also chosen First Team All-Commonwealth Coast Conference.
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