Feb. 18, 1998

Providence College Athletes of the Week

Junior swingman JAMEL THOMAS (Brooklyn, N.Y.) helped the Friars to a pair of wins last week. On Wednesday (2/14) THOMAS scored 14 and had eight rebounds in the 74-73 win at Seton Hall. He followed that with 20 points and eight rebounds in the Friars' home win over Villanova. Thomas has scored in double figures in all 23 of the Friars' home games this season.

Senior women's basketball player Julie Wheeler (Morgantown, WV) scored a season high of 25 points including seven three-pointers to lead the Friars in a 90-79 loss to Miami. Her sixth three-pointer of the evening with 6:33 remaining in the game was her 1,000th career point at Providence.

UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS
Wed., Feb. 18   Men's Basketball vs. Miami   7:00 p.m.
                Women's Basketball at Syracuse   7:00 p.m.
                Men's and Women's Swimming at BIG EAST Champ. at Pitt.
Thurs. Feb. 19  Men's and Women's Swimming at BIG EAST Champ. at Pitt.
Fri., Feb. 20   Men's Hockey vs. Boston University   7:00 p.m.
                Women's Hockey at St. Lawrence   2:30 p.m.
                Men's and Women's Swimming at BIG EAST Champ. at Pitt.
Sat., Feb. 21   Men's Basketball at Pittsburgh   Noon
                Men's Hockey at Boston University   7:00 p.m.
                Women's Hockey at Cornell   7:00 p.m.
                Women's Basketball at Pittsburgh   7:30 p.m.
                Men's and Women's Swimming at BIG EAST Champ. at Pitt.
                Men's and Women's Track at BIG EAST Champ. at Syracuse   
Sun., Feb.  22  Men's and Women's Track at BIG EAST Champ. at Syracuse   
A LOOK BACK AT FEBRUARY 10 - 15 
Tues., Feb. 10  Women's Basketball vs. Miami   L 79-90      
Wed., Feb. 11   Men's Basketball at Seton Hall   W   74-73   
                Women's and Men's Swimming at Boston College
				W - L 117-183
                M - L 104-191
Fri., Feb. 13   Men's Hockey at University of New Hampshire   L 2-4
Sat., Feb. 14   Men's Basketball vs. Villanova   W  58-52   
                Men's Hockey vs. University of New Hampshire   L 0-5
                Women's Hockey at University of New Hampshire   L  3-6   
                Women's Basketball at Villanova   L  64-76
                Men's and Women's Track at Valentine Inv. at BU   Indiv. Results.   
Sun., Feb.  15  Women's Hockey at Colby   T 3-3 ot   

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (10-13, 6-9)...The Friars were 0-2 last week after falling to Miami, 90-79 last Tuesday then falling at Villanova, 76-64 on Valentine's Day. Against Miami, the Friars cut a 26-point second half lead down to six points, but the Hurricanes regrouped and won the 11-point contest. Seniors Julie Wheeler and Mandy Saunders led the Friars. Wheeler hit seven three's for 25 points which included her 1,000th in her career. Saunders tallied 23 points including 11-11 from the free-throw line which marked her 32nd consecutive from the charity stripe. Saunders also added 10 assists in the game. At Villanova, both teams shot better than 55% for the game, although the Wildcats stormed out of the gates a bit quicker as they shot 69% in the first half. Freshman Jen Gombotz recorded 17 points and also made two steals for PC. Junior Dana Simonelli added 12 points. Senior Kerri Chatten remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY (8-18-1, 8-9-1)... The Providence College women's hockey recorded a 0-1-1 weekend in ECAC action. The Friars were defeated by the University of New Hampshire, 6-2, on Friday, Feb. 14 in Durham, N.H. Jennifer Bill (Minnetrista, Minn.) and Corinne Rosen (Milwaukee, Wis.) each scored goals in the contest. Heather Wilcox (Fairfield, Conn.) made 27 saves in the loss. The following day, the Friars tied Colby College, 3-3, in Waterville, Maine. Rosen, Tina Schairer (Westford, Mass.) and Katherine Cahill (Wethersfield, Conn.) all scored for PC. Wilcox made 20 stops in net for the tie.

MEN'S HOCKEY (13-13-3, 7-10-2)... The Providence College Friars were defeated twice by the UNH Wildcats on Feb. 13-14. On Feb. 13, the fourth-ranked UNH Wildcats defeated the Friars, 4-2, at the Whittemore Center. Junior Troy Lake (Edmonton, Alberta) notched a short-handed goal and sophomore Doug Sheppard (Georgetown, Ontario) added a power-play goal for the PC offense. Junior Mark Kane (St. Albert, Alberta) made 21 stops in net. The following night, UNH earned a 5-0 win against the Friars at Schneider Arena. Kane registered 27 stops in net.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK... The Friars competed at the Valentine Invitational at Boston University on Feb. 14. PC was led by seniors Marie McMahon (Ennistymon, Ireland) and Maria McCambridge (Dublin, Ireland). McMahon won the 3,000 (9:16.15) and McCambridge finished second in the mile (4:43.51). McMahon and McCambridge each posted the fastest collegiate times in the country in their respective races. Also, Sarah Dupre (Kingston, Ontario) placed third (9:22.13) in the 3,000 meters. All three runners qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship. The Friars return to action on Feb. 21-22 at the BIG EAST Championship at Syracuse University.

WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Men's Basketball
March 4-7 at Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
Women's Basketball
March 1-3 at Rutgers
Men's and Women's Track
February 21-22 at Syracuse
Men's and Women's Swimming
February 18-21 at Pittsburgh
Men's Hockey
March 20-21 at FleetCenter, Boston, Mass.
Women's Hockey
March 14-15 at Northeastern
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE  Athletes of the Week 
 9/8 - Melissa Crowley, W. Soccer;  Paula Wagoner, Field Hockey
9/15 - Erica Hebert, Field Hockey;  Bobby Brown, M. Soccer
9/22 - Sherryl Jones, Volleyball; Dylan Williams, M. Tennis
9/29 - Ben Noad, CC; Sarah Dupre, CC; Felipe Vivar, M. Tennis
10/7 - Melissa Crowley, W. Soccer; Colleen Lee, Volleyball
10/13 - Alison Carton, W. Tennis; Paula Wagoner, Field Hockey
10/20 - Heidi Filippi, Volleyball; Sarah Dupre, CC
10/27 - Heidi Brady, Volleyball; Ben Bridgeo, Golf
11/3 - The women's CC team; Ben Noad, CC
11/10 - Heidi Filippi, Volleyball; Jon Coe, Hockey
11/17 - women's CC team, men's CC team 
11/24 - Sarah Dupre, CC; Ben Noad, CC
12/1 - Mike Omicioli, M. Hockey, Kerri Chatten, W. Basketball
12/8 - Boyd Ballard, M. Hockey; Lori Cosman, Swimming
12/31 - Kerri Chatten, W. Basketball; Jamel Thomas, M. Basketball
1/6 - Kerri Chatten, W. Basketball
1/13 - Fernando Pisani, M. Hockey; Jessica Tabb, W. Hockey
1/20 - Meghan Hinds, W. Basketball; Maria McCambridge, W. Track
1/26 - Amy Somerville, Diving; Jed Michnowicz, swimmer; Heather Wilcox, W. Hockey
2/3 - Marie McMahon, Maria McCambridge, Track; Jed Michnowicz, Swimming
2/10 - Mark Kane, M. Hockey; Jessica Tabb, W. Hockey

MEN'S INDOOR TRACK... PC competed at the Valentine Invitational on Feb. 14 at Boston University. Sophomore Frank Mignano of Jamaica Estates, N.Y. (2:30.21, 1,000 meters) and Rick Bush of Clifton Park, N.Y. (4:11.25) both qualified for the IC4A Championship. Junior Zack Ventress of Spokane, Wash. (8:22.13), senior Paul McNamara of Galway, Ireland (8:27.00) and sophomore John O'Mara of Northboro, Mass. (8:28.46) all ran the 3,000 meters and qualified for the IC4A Championship. The Friars return to action on Feb. 21-22 at the BIG EAST Championship at Syracuse University.

MEN'S BASKETBALL (10-13, 5-9)... The Friars snapped their five-game losing streak and started a two-game run. The streak ended at Seton Hall where the Friars won their third BIG EAST road game of the year, 74-73. On Saturday nigth in Providence, the Friars played tenacious defense in cutting down the Villanova Wildcats, 58-52. At Seton Hall, junior JUSTIN FARLEY (Indianapolis, Ind.,) led the way with a career high 25 points. FARLEY was 10-17 from the field and pulled the Friars together when JAMEL THOMAS (Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y.) fouled out with 6:30 left in the game. Thomas had 14 points and a team high eight rebounds. KENDRICK MOORE (Jr., Hartford, Conn.) saved his best till last as he hit two key baskets in the final minute-and-a-half to help preserve the PC win. ERRON MAXEY (Fr., Lake Elsinore, Calif.) played a key role in the win with nine points, nine rebounds and a career high six assists. PC returned home to face Villanova and put the defensive clamps on the Wildcats holding them to just eight first half field goals. PC led 27-18 at the half and led by as many as 15 in the second half before 'Nova rallied to take the lead at 46-44 with under three minutes left. With THOMAS hitting eight straight free throws and MAXEY getting four points, the Friars outscored Villanova 12-4 down the stretch for a 58-52 win. THOMAS finished with 20 points and eight rebounds in the win. MAXEY added nine points and seven regounds in the win. The Friars host Miami on Wednesday, February 17th and then travel to Pittsburgh for a noon game on February 21st.

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SWIMMING...The men's and women's swimming teams each dropped meets at Boston College on Wednesday, February 11th. The men lost to the Eagles, 104-191 while the women fell, 117-183. For the men, senior STEVEN BROWN (Sacramento, Calif.) won three events: 200 butterfly (2:00.95); 100 butterfly (53.89) and the 200 IM (2:00.62). Junior JED MICHNOWICZ (Santa Clara, Calif.,) won two events, the 1000 meter freestyle (9:58.87) and the 500 freestyle (4:48.50). For the women, KIERSTEN NEWELL (Sr., Branford, Conn.) won the 100 freestyle (55.24) and the 200 freestyle (1:58.69) and CARLA CLEMEMTE (Jr., Loudonville, N.Y.) won a pair of events: 100 backstroke (1:01.64) and the 200 meter backstroke (2:12.38). Both teams are now preparing for the BIG EAST Championships at the University of Pittsburgh from Friday, February 20 through Sunday, February 22nd.

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