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Student News 3/30/18


Eastern Student-Athlete Devin Belenski And The Baseball Team Looking To Retake The Reins Of The LEC

Willimantic, CT—After a 2017 campaign marred with injury, the Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team is looking to return to championship form.  After a disappointing 21-16 finish this past season, Head Coach Matt LaBranche is hoping this year’s team will show the maturity and consistency needed to capture the program’s third Little East Conference (LEC) Championship in the past five years.  With a solid all-around lineup and a veteran bullpen, it will be up to the starting pitching to determine how far this year’s crop of Warriors will advance in the postseason.  Among the students playing for this year’s team is Devin Belenski ‘19 of Woodbridge, who majors in Sport & Leisure Management.

Eastern Student-Athlete Jesse Cala Of Woodbridge And Men’s Lacrosse Team Poised For Rebound

Willimantic, CT—After a disappointing 2016-17 season that saw the Warriors lose 10 of 18 games, the Eastern Connecticut State University men’s lacrosse team is looking to reestablish itself as a serious contender in the Little East Conference.  Thanks to the return of 16 letter winners from last year, the team is looking to bounce back after only the second losing season in program history.  Among the student athletes playing for this season’s team is Jesse Cala ‘18 of Woodbridge.  Cala plays the midfield position and majors in Physical Education.  So far in the 2017-18 season, the Warriors have a record of 2-1.

Eastern Students Participate In University Clubs

Willimantic, CT – Many Eastern Connecticut State University students participate in Eastern’s clubs during the academic year.  The student club programs range from social to educational, physical to spiritual and civic engagement programs that benefit and enrich the Eastern community.  Those from Woodbridge who participated are:  Jesse Cala ‘18 participated in the Best Buddies Club during the fall 2017 semester; Cala’s major is Physical Education; James Gagliardi ‘18 participated in the Ski-N’-Board Club during the fall 2017 semester; Gagliardi’s major is Communication; and Nadia Siena ‘19 participated in the Dance Team during the fall 2017 semester; Siena’s major is Business Administration.  Students participating in clubs had an average GPA of 3.10, much higher than the 2.94 average for students who do not participate in any of the clubs/organizations.

Dean’s List

Amity Regional High School Graduate William Caracciolo Earns Dean’s Award With Distinction At Colgate University

Hamilton, NY—William Caracciolo, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2019, has earned the fall 2017 Dean’s Award with Distinction.  Caracciolo is a graduate of Amity Regional High School, from Woodbridge, CT.  Caracciolo’s current major is computer science.  Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher while completing at least three courses during the fall 2017 semester earn the Dean’s Award with Distinction.

College Of The Holy Cross, Worcester, MA Dean’s List

James Nugent, a fourth year student and member of the College of the Holy Cross Varsity Swimming and Diving Team, and Patrick Nugent, a second year student at Holy Cross, have been named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.  They are the sons of Jim and Julie Nugent.  James majors in Accounting and Patrick majors in Mathematics.  Both Nugents attended Notre Dame High School in West Haven.

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