By HockomockSports.com Staff
North Attleboro’s Kaylah Seavey served as the backup keeper for Assumption University this past fall. Seavey, a junior, appeared in six games including four starts. She made 21 saves on the year with a 1.40 goals against average and a .750% save percentage. She recorded a shutout in a 3-0 win over Chestnut Hill in September.
Dani Atherton was an instant contributor in her first season down in Miami at Barry University. In the season opener, Atherton scored her first collegiate game against Albany State (GA) in a 50-minute performance. On the season, she made 16 appearances including five starts, and finished with 739 minutes. She added another goal later in the season along with an assist against Edward Waters.
Former Oliver Ames standout Lauren Sellmayer already has 30 starts under her belt after two years of starting for Yasmina Carvalho at Bridgewater State. For the second straight year, Sellmayer had 15 starts and helped the Bears go a perfect 7-0 in MASCAC play during the regular season. Sellmayer was a vital piece of a defense that only allowed 19 goals against in 18 total games.
Down in Rhode Island, Foxboro’s Jordyn Collins eclipsed 50 career starts this past season. Her third year with the Bulldogs wrapped up with 16 starts and three goals – for her career, she has 51 starts with six goals and three assists. King Philip’s Makayla Griffin concluded her fourth year with the program with 57 total games (37 starts). Her senior season featured three goals and one assist, including the game-winner against Rhode Island to kick off the season.
Norah Anderson worked her way onto the pitch in her first season with Dickinson College. The former Franklin Panther made six appearances including her first career start at McDaniel. She also notched her first collegiate point with an assist in a 2-0 win at home over Bryn Mawr.
Two former Hock standouts were key pieces for Eastern Connecticut this past fall. Franklin’s Carly Alston wrapped up a four-year career with the Warriors, totaling 43 appearances (for over 2,300 minutes) with 24 starts. She also got her first career goal against Fitchburg State. Attleboro’s Emily Dunlea enjoyed a strong first year, making 10 appearances (nine starts) with almost 600 minutes played.
At Fairfield University, King Philip’s Ella Pisani had one assist in six appearances for the Stags…Franklin’s Avery Greco made five appearances as a rookie this past season for Endicott, which won its 11th conference championship…Foxboro’s Kendra Wentling had a career-high 13 starts in her fourth year at Gordon, finishing her career with 53 appearances, nine goals, and two assists…Attleboro’s Katherine Dennehy concluded her career at the University of New Haven with seven appearances, including her first start this year…At RPI, former OA standout and freshman Sophia Byron made one start and 16 total appearances.
A trio of former Hock players contributed to Framingham State this fall. Junior Cathryn Cooney has 38 starts in three years with four goals and a pair of assists…first year Tarynn Smith made six starts and 15 total appearances with her first career point coming off of an assist at MCLA…and North Attleboro’s Regan Fein made nine starts and 14 total appearances for the Rams this fall.
Up at Merrimack College, Mansfield’s Maria Sevastos, Canton’s Emily McCabe, and Foxboro’s Meghan Burke all logged plenty of minutes to help the Warriors post a 10-4-4 record. McCabe made 11 starts and had three assists, Sevastos came off the bench with 12 appearances with one goal and one assist, and Burke made 15 appearances off the bench with over 300 minutes played.
North Attleboro’s Emma Pratt had an instant impact in her first year playing forward at the Pratt Institute. She made 14 starts as a rookie and scored 10 goals and added five assists. She scored a pair of goals four times, including a two-goal, two-assist performance in a win over Keystone.
Former HockomockSports Player of the Year Avery Snead had a terrific season for Providence College. She was named to the All-BIG East Second Team and the United Soccer Coaches All-East Region Third Team. This year, Snead was a key member of the Friars’ defense with 17 starts (1,529 minutes) as Providence posted eight shutouts and 0.67 goals per game. She scored her sixth career goal late in the season at St. John’s (NY). Canton’s Olivia Rodman made four appearances for Providence this year and has 10 total in her career.
Up in Colchester (VT), two Hock alums were reliable options for Saint Michael’s. King Philip’s Jenna Hitchen made 11 appearances with one start (vs. Franklin Pierce) and finished with almost 200 minutes played. Mansfield first-year Bridget Hanley also had 11 appearances for the Purple Knights and recorded her first collegiate assist against Maine Fort Kent.
Stonehill College will welcome some new Hockomock players next year, but the Skyhawks will be losing a key member of the squad from the last four years. Foxboro’s Yara Fawaz, a team captain this past season, played and started in all 18 games, and finished with 48 appearances overall. In the last game of the season, Fawaz registered her first career point with an assist in a tie against Central Connecticut.
Former HockomockSports Player of the Year Chloe Layne had a strong season for UMass Lowell this past season. Layne made 18 appearances, with 16 of them starts, for the River Hawks. She finished with four goals and three seasons, including a span late in the season with points in five of six games. In two years, she has seven goals and three assists in 32 appearances.
Sharon’s Sofia Goclowski was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team after a strong season at Western Carolina. She made 14 appearances this season, including eight starts, and finished the season with a pair of goals and a pair of assists.