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John Gelcius - Track & Field

Week Ending May 27, 2012

We close out the year with one last weekly honor as Ace heads off for summer vacation by naming junior John Gelcius (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) from the track & field team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Gelcius wrapped up a weekend of ninth place finishes by Stonehill's three NCAA Championships participants as he did so with a school-record effort in the javelin on Saturday. He broke his own school record with a distance of 207-feet, 8-inches, surpassing his previous best of 204-8 in his third place finish at the New England Championships two weeks ago to clinch a spot at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Pueblo, Colo. He placed ninth in the field of 16 throwers on Saturday, missing out on All-America status (top eight) by 3-feet, 7-inches. It marks the second-straight award for Gelcius and the third of his career overall.

Week Ending May 13, 2012

The track and field team produced its share of candidates this week with ten All-New England performances, but one stood out just above the rest and Ace has named junior javelin thrower John Gelcius (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Gelcius shattered his own school record and improved on his NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the javelin throw by achieving a distance of 204-feet, 8-inches with first throw of the day. He earned All-New England honors for the first time in his career with his third place finish overall, breaking his previous school record of 197-7 set at the UConn Huskies Invitational on March 31 and moving up to 16th nationally in Division II this season. Gelcius, who earned All-East Region honors for the second-straight season earlier this week, has also been selected to compete at the NCAA Division II Championships next week in Pueblo, Colo., for the first time.

Week Ending May 6, 2012

Yet another week with a few deserving candidates, but for his performance when his team needed it most, Ace has named senior designated hitter Michael Magnussen (Carver, Mass./Coyle & Cassidy) from the baseball team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Magnussen batted .313 with two doubles and a team-leading six runs batted in a 4-0 week for Stonehill to clinch a spot in the NE-10 Tournament. The senior plated four runs in a must win game against UMass Lowell on Wednesday and hit a walk-off RBI single against Merrimack on Saturday. It marks the first time Magnussen has been named Ace's Athlete of the Week.

Week Ending April 29, 2012

A pretty clear choice for Ace this week on the men's side as junior All-American Corey Thomas (Brookline, Mass./BC High) has been named the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Thomas was a double-winner to lead the way for Stonehill at Sunday's Brown Springtime Open as he led a Skyhawks sweep of the top two spots for both the 110-meter high hurdles and high jump. He won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.53-seconds and then cleared 6-feet, 11-inches on his first attempt to win the high jump. Thomas also placed 11th in the high jump at the 117th Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Friday with a height of 6-feet, 6.75-inches. It marks the fifth time this year (16th career) he has earned Ace's Athlete of the Week honors.

Week Ending April 22, 2012

The men's track and field team moved up to second in the region this week and presented its fair share of candidates for this week's honor and Ace has selected senior thrower Dan Kincade (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Kincade helped the Skyhawks to a third place team finish at the Holy Cross Invitational on Saturday as he roke his own school record in the hammer throw with a distance of 169-feet, 9-inches, to place third in the event. He surpassed his previous school mark of 169-06 set at the UConn Huskies Invitational on March 31. He also added a seventh place finish in the discus throw with a distance of 117-feet, 4-inches. Kincade, who has named the NE-10's weekly honor roll for his efforts, earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the first time.

Week Ending April 15, 2012

The broken record continues with another week with a handful of worthy candidates, but Ace has named freshman Teague Grubel (Phoenix, Ariz./Shadow Mountain) from the track and field taem as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Grubel helped lead Stonehill to the team title for the fourth straight year at its Skyhawks Invitational on Saturday as he was part of two event wins and three top two finishes overall with season-best times in all three events. He won the 100-meter dash in 10.89-seconds, leading a field of 29 sprinters in the event and also posted a second place finish (in a field of 43) in the 200-meter dash with his time of 22.22-seconds. Grubel ran the third leg on Stonehill's 4x100-meter relay team that raced to a first place finish in 42.61-seconds. Grubel, who was also named the NE-10 Track Rookie of the Week for his efforts, earns Ace's weekly award for the first time.

Week Ending April 8, 2012

The decisions aren't getting any easier on the men's side of things either, but Ace has named junior All-American Corey Thomas (Brookline, Mass./BC High) from the track & field team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Thomas was part of two first place finishes and placed in the top three in his three events for Stonehill at the George Davis Invitational at the UMass Lowell. He led a sweep of the top two positions in the 110-meter high hurdles as he provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships next month with his first place time of 14.32-seconds – just 0.01 shy of his own school record. Thomas also ran the second leg for Stonehill's winning 4x100-meter relay team with a time of 42.69-seconds and then finished third in the high jump with a height of 6-06.75. It marks the fourth time this year (15th career) he has earned Ace's Athlete of the Week honors.

Week Ending April 1, 2012

Tough call to make this week on the men's side, but Ace has opted for sophomore Billy Karalis (Pawtucket, R.I./Bishop Feehan) from the baseball team for the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Karalis led Stonehill to a 4-1 week while batting .368, with a .500 on base percentage and 1.053 slugging percentage for the week. He hit three home runs, two doubles, a triple and recorded 11 RBI and seven runs scored. Karalis had three homers, including a walk-off solo shot in game two, and seven RBI in Sunday's doubleheader sweep of Saint Michael's. Karalis, who earns Ace's top honors for the first time, was also named the NE-10 Player of the Week for his efforts.

Week Ending March 25, 2012

Another strong week on the men's side of Stonehill athletics as well and Ace has chosen freshman Eric Ringstad (Fairbanks, Alaska/Monroe Catholic) from the men's tennis team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Ringstad posted a combined 4-0 record in singles and doubles play in leading Stonehill to a pair of in-region wins. He was 2-0 at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, teaming up with senior Aaron Bergeron as the Skyhawks posted 9-0 wins over Post University and American International College. Ringstad won 6-4, 7-5 over Post's Christopher-Brian Amedjonekou, while he and Bergeron also posted an 8-0 sweep in doubles play. Ringstad closed the week as a double-winner in Saturday's victory over AIC, notching a 7-5, 6-2 win over James Worrall after teaming up claim an 8-3 doubles victory. Ringstad, who earned NE-10 Player and Rookie of the Week honors, earns Ace's top honors for the first time. 

Week Ending March 18, 2012

A pretty easy choice this week for Ace's honors and junior guard Brian Hamor (Schenectady, N.Y./Bishop Gibbons) from the men's basketball team has been named the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Hamor earned Most Outstanding Player honors at the NCAA Division II Tournament East Regional as he led the Skyhawks to their second East Regional Championship and trip to the Elite Eight in Highland Heights, Ky. He averaged 22.3 points, three rebounds, 2.3 assists and a steal over Stonehill's three regional wins, shooting 40.4-percent (19-for-47) from the field, including 9-for-18 (50%) from three-point range, while converting 83.3% (20-24) of his free-throws. Hamor scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half to lead the Skyhawks past defending regional champions Bloomfield on Tuesday night. It marks the fifth time this season he has earned Ace's Athlete of the Week honors.

 Week Ending March 11, 2012

Quite a strong finish to the winter season and with a strong start to the spring season makes this week's decision all the more harder. However, Ace has decided on junior All-American Corey Thomas (Bookline, Mass./BC High) from the men's track & field team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Thomas collected All-America honors for the third-straight year in the high jump at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Mankato, Minn. Despite falling short in his defense of his 2011 NCAA national championship for this event, he turned in a strong third place showing on Friday by clearing 7-feet, 0.25-inches before missing on his three attempts at 7-01.25. It marks the third-straight year he has earned All-America honors for the indoor high jump, bringing his career All-America totals up to six with his two outdoor high jump honors as well as one for the 60-meter high hurdles in 2011. Thomas also competed in the 60-meter hurdles and placed 13th in the prelims with his time of 8.10-seconds. It marks the third time he has been named Ace's Athlete of the Week this year (14th career)

Week Ending March 4, 2012

A pretty easy choice for the honors this week and Ace has chosen senior guard Andre Tongo (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) from the men's basketball team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Tongo earned Most Outstanding Player honors for the Northeast-10 Conference Championship after leading the Skyhawks to the fourth tournament title in program history and the first in 23 years. Averaged 25 points on 57.1-percent (16-for-28) shooting from the field, including 9-for-15 from three-point range, and converting 9-of-11 (81.8%) to go with five rebounds, two assists and two steals over the two tournament wins last week. He scored a career-high 27 points to go with five rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's semifinal win at Adelphi, before posting 23 points, five boards and three steals in Saturday's championship game victory over UMass Lowell. It marks the fourth Athlete of the Week award for Tongo this year. 

Week Ending February 26, 2012

Much like on the women's side, on any other week, any one of the other candidates could have won, but this week's honoree had a performance too good to ignore. Ace has named junior All-American Corey Thomas (Brookline, Mass./BC High) from the track and field team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Thomas earned All-New England honors in his two events and captured his second New England indoor high jump championship to lead the Skyhawks to an eighth place team finish at the New England Championships over the weekend. He matched his own school record by clearing 7-feet, 2.25-inches to win the high jump title and cement his position among NCAA Division II Championship qualifiers. He also earned All-New England honors for the third-straight year in the 60-meter high hurdles with a fourth place finish in Saturday's final in 8.20-seconds. Thomas broke his own school record in that event with his time of 8.07-seconds in Friday's preliminary round. Thomas, who was also named the NE-10 Field Athlete of the Week for the fifth time this season (12th career), collects Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this year (13th career).

Week Ending February 19, 2012

It was a big week on the men's side of the Stonehill athletic department, with both the basketball and hockey teams going 2-0 and the track and field team posting a second-straight runner up finish at the NE-10 Championships. With a slew of worthy candidates, Ace has chosen sophomore forward Bill Carey (Weymouth, Mass./Catholic Memorial) from the ice hockey team as Stonehill's Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Carey paced Stonehill's offense in a 2-0-0 week with three goals to push his point streak to seven consecutive games. The sophomore forward potted a pair of goals in a key 7-3 win over Saint Michael's, and added a shorthanded tally in the Skyhawks 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Assumption on Saturday. The wins put Stonehill in a position to grab a share of the NE-10 regular season title heading into its season finale against Saint Anselm on Tuesday night. Carey, who earns his first Ace's Student-Athlete of the Week selection was also named the NE-10 Player of the Week for his efforts.

Week Ending February 12, 2012

It wasn't quite as easy a decision on the men's side, but Ace has chosen junior guard Brian Hamor (Schenectady, N.Y./Bishop Gibbons) from the men's basketball team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Hamor was lights out as he averaged 27.5 points on 65.5-percent (19-for-29) shooting from the field, including 9-for-15 (60%) from three-point range, while converting 8-of-10 (80%) free-throw attempts in a 1-1 week for the Skyhawks. He also contributed 3.5 assists, three rebounds and 1.5 steals in 32.5 minutes per game. He opened the week with a career-high 30 points, draining a career-best seven three-pointers, adding five assists, three rebounds and two steals with no turnovers in Wednesday's blowout win at UMass Lowell. Hamor added a game-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field, including 2-for-3 from three-point range, while converting all three free-throw attempts to go with three rebounds, two assists and a steal in a last second setback to Saint Michael's on Saturday. He made all seven of his shots from the field, including a pair of three-pointers, in netting 19 first half points. It marks the fourth time this season he has collectes Ace's top weekly honors.

Week Ending February 5, 2012

Some worthy candidates this week, but one shined through for Ace as junior All-American Corey Thomas (Brookline, Mass./BC High) from the track and field team has been named the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Thomas, the reigning NCAA Division II Indoor High Jump Champion, turned in strong performances in his two events at the Charley Torpey Memorial Invitational, hosted by the University of Rhode Island. He automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third straight year in the high jump with his first place performance as he cleared 7-feet, 0.25-inches – the fifth best height in Division II to date. He also placed fourth in the 60-meter high hurdles in 8.25-seconds in the final after qualifying third overall in the field of 22 hurdlers in 8.26-seconds. Thomas was also named the NE-10 Field Athlete of the Week for the third-straight week for his efforts and while this marks Thomas' first Ace's Athlete of the Week award of the year, it marks the 12th of his career.

Week Ending January 29, 2012

Apologies to everyone out there, we lost track of time a little bit this week. However, better than late than never to announce that Ace has named senior guard Andre Tongo (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) from the basketball team as Stonehill's Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Tongo earns Ace's top honors for the third time this season after leading the Skyhawks into first place in the NE-10 standings with a pair of wins as he averaged 22 points on 61-percent (14-for-23) shooting from the field, including 9-of-10 (90%) from three-point range, while converting 7-of-9 (77.8%) free-throws for the week. Tongo also contributed 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocked shots and a steal in 33 minutes per game. He scored a career-high 23 points as he made 8-of-15 shots from the field, including a perfect 5-for-5 from three-point range, while converting 2-of-3 free-throws to go with eight rebounds (four offensive) and a blocked shot in Saturday's 73-68 victory over Pace University. Tongo also earned NE-10 Player of the Week honors for his efforts. 

Week Ending January 22, 2012

The winter sports season is back in full swing with the track and field programs returning to action over the weekend, making a tough choice for this week's award. With two All-Americans turning in top-notch performances for the Skyhawks over the weekend, it became even tougher for Ace, but he has chosen junior All-American Sean Hanlon (Georgetown, Mass./St. John's Prep) from the track and field team as Stonehill's Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Hanlon helped lead the No. 22-ranked Skyhawks to a second place finish at Saturday's University of New Hampshire Quad Meet with a pair of winning performances. He first took the men's 1000-meter run with his time of 2:32.20 and then anchored the Skyhawks' winning 4x800-meter relay team that posted a time of 8:06.15.

Week Ending January 15, 2012

A repeat performance on the men's side with Ace naming junior guard Brian Hamor (Schenectady, N.Y./Bishop Gibbons) from the men's basketball team as Stonehill's Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the second-straight week and third time this year overall. Hamor averaged 16 points on 57.1-percent (8-for-14) shooting from the field, including 2-for-5 (40%) from three-point range, while converting 14-of-16 (87.5%) free-throw attempts in a 1-1 week for the Skyhawks. He also added three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 33 minutes per game. Hamor led Stonehill to a 63-51 comeback win at Assumption with his second-straight 20 point outing as he totaled 21 points behind a 12-for-14 effort from the free-throw line to go with five assists, two rebounds and a steal.

Week Ending January 8, 2012

Just one team in action on the men's side of the athletics department, but this week's honoree is no less deserving with Ace naming junior guard Brian Hamor (Schenectady, N.Y./Bishop Gibbons) from the men's basketball team as Stonehill's Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Hamor averaged 16.5 points on 42.9-percent (9-for-21) shooting from the field, while converting 10-of-12 (83.3%) free-throws, in a 1-1 week for the Skyhawks. He also averaged 2.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds, while draining five three-pointers over the two games. Hamor led Stonehill to a 63-59 win at Saint Rose on Saturday with a season-high 23 points in front of his hometown crowd as he made 6-of-11 shots from the field, including 3-for-5 from three-point range, while converting all eight free-throw attempts. He also dished two assists on the afternoon. He also contributed ten points, three assists and three boards against New Haven on Tuesday.

Week Ending January 1, 2012

Just one team in action over the holiday week and Ace has taken the opportunity to name senior Patrick Lee (Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) from the men's basketball team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Lee averaged a double-double with 13 points and ten rebounds as the Skyhawks split a pair of games at the East Region Classic, hosted by Philadelphia University. He shot 50-percent (10-for-20) from the field and also added two assists, a blocked shot and steal per game. Lee posted a double-double of 14 points and ten rebounds, with two assists, two steals and a blocked shot in Thursday's 86-71 win over Holy Family.

Week Ending December 18, 2011

The fall semester has come to a close with just one mens team in action last week, this week's selection to before a little holiday down time is no less deserving, as Ace has named senior guard Andre Tongo (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) from the men's basketball team as Stonehill's Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Tongo led the Skyhawks to a 79-64 victory at Queens (N.Y.) College on Tuesday with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field, including 5-for-8 from three-point range. He also added four rebounds and an assist over 35 minutes of play. It marks the sixth time in the last seven games Tongo has led Stonehill in scoring as the Skyhawks closed out the semester with a 7-2 overall record - one better than last year's mark at this time. He has earned Ace's Male Student-Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season. 

Week Ending December 11, 2011

Lots of competition this week and Ace has selected senior captain Patrick Greene (Weymouth, Mass./Catholic Memorial) from the ice hockey team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Greene pro­pelled Stonehill to a 2-0-1 week overall potting three goals and dishing out six assists for nine points. On Saturday, Greene collected four points (one goal, three assists) in a 7-3 win over Suffolk and assisted on the Skyhawks game-winning goal in a 4-2 win over Western New England on Thursday night. Greene has tallied at least one point in his last ten contests (four goals, 16 assists) and recorded a point in every game but one this season. He also earned NE-10 Player of the Week honors for his efforts.

Week Ending December 4, 2011

The winter season is in full swing and with a number of worthy candidates, Ace has selected freshman Nicholas Staley (Medway, Mass./BC High) from the men's track and field team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Staley collects the honors for the first time after his standout performance in his collegiate debut event at the Jay Carisella Invitational, hosted by Northeastern University, at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on Saturday. He provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in March for the high jump by clearing 6-feet, 9.75-inches to win the event. The first place finish was tops among 25 entries and 3.75-inches better than Boston College senior Jonathan Bogosian in second place. Staley was also named the NE-10 Field Rookie of the Week for his efforts.

Week Ending November 27, 2011

Ace has named senior guard Andre Tongo (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) from the men's basketball team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Tongo led the Skyhawks with 16.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in a pair of games last week. He shot 44.4-percent (8-for-18) from three-point range and converted 9-of-10 (90%) free-throw attempts for the week. Tongo led the Skyhawks to a comeback win over Merrimack in overtime with a career-high 22 points, shooting 5-for-11 from beyong the arc and 7-of-8 from the line, adding three assists, two rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. He opened the week with 11 points, three reounds and a steal at Franklin Pierce on Tuesday.

Week Ending November 20, 2011

Ace has named junior guard Brian Hamor (Schenectady, N.Y./Bishop Gibbons) from the men's basketball team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Hamor led the Skyhawks to a 2-0 start to its season last week as he averaged 13 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 42.9-percent (3-for-7) from three-point range and converting 11-of-15 (73.3%) free-throws for the week. In Wednesday's season-opening NE-10 win at Saint Anselm, he led the Skyhawks with 16 points as he made 10-of-13 free-throw attempts, including 7-for-8 in the final 1:22 to seal it, adding six rebounds, an assist and steal. Hamor posted ten points (3-for-5 from beyond the arc), three rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in Saturday's non-conference win over Queens.

Week Ending November 13, 2011

A pretty straight forward week for Ace as he named senior All-America kick returner/cornerback Stephan Neville (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) from the football team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Neville accumulated 234 total return yards and two touchdowns in Stonehill's 28-23 victory over Assumption in the season finale on Saturday. He returned three kickoffs for 131 yards and three punts for 103 yards. Neville tied the NCAA All-Divisions career record with his tenth kickoff return for a touchdown by returning the second half kickoff 77 yards. He also returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter which proved to be the winning score for Stonehill. His 11 combined kick returns for a score match the NCAA Division II mark. Neville earned D2Football.com and Northeast-10 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his efforts. It marks the second time this season he has earned Ace's Athlete of the Week.

Week Ending November 6, 2011

It was a tight race for athlete of the week honors this week, but Ace has gone with a familiar face this fall by once again naming senior captain Stephen Polito (Worcester, Mass./Doherty) from the NE-10 Champion men's cross country team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Polito collects the honors for the third time this season in five weeks after guiding the Skyhawks to their ninth-straight trip to the NCAA Division II Championships on Sunday finishing third overall as Stonehill placed second at the NCAA Division II East Regionals at Franklin Park. Polito posted a time of 31:30.4 on the ten-kilometer course to earn All-East Region honors for the second time in his career.

Week Ending October 30, 2011

Ace has named senior forward Michael White (Lisbon, N.H./Lisbon Regional) from the men's soccer team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. White led the Skyhawks into postseason play by netting a hat trick in Tuesday's 3-1 victory at Saint Anselm. With the hat trick, White has moved into second among Northeast-10 Conference leaders with 25 points and ten goals, while adding five assists. It marks the first time this fall that White has earned Ace's Student-Athlete of the Week honors and the second time in his career collecting the honors for baseball last spring.

Week Ending October 23, 2011

To the victors go the spoils as Stonehill's first two Conference Championships of the year are represented with Ace naming senior captain Stephen Polito (Worcester, Mass./Doherty) from the NE-10 Champion men's cross country team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Polito collects the honors for the second time in three weeks after leading the Skyhawks to their fifth Conference championship on Sunday with his second place overall finish. He completed the eight kilometer course in 24:19.94 to collect first team All-Northeast-10 honors for the first time in his career and headline six All-Conference performances on the men's side. It marks the fourth All-NE-10 run for Polito in his career.

Week Ending October 16, 2011

A monster day gets its just reward as Ace has named junior running back Jermetrius Troy (Mattapan, Mass./Tilton School), from the football team, the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Troy spearheaded Stonehill's rushing attack that piled up 376 yards on the ground (49 attempts/7.7 yard average) and all seven touchdowns in Saturday's 49-0 win over Pace University as he rushed the ball 18 times for a career-high 214 yards and a school-record matching four touchdowns, averaging 11.9 yards per carry. Troy scored Stonehill's first four touchdowns of the game on runs of ten, four, 20 and a career-best 80 yards – the Skyhawks first 80-plus yard scoring run since 2003. He was also named the NE-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts.

Week Ending October 9, 2011

We have our first repeat winner on the men's side with Ace selecting senior Stephen Polito (Worcester, Mass./Doherty) from the cross country team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Polito earned All-New England honors with his 11th place finish overall (out of 282 runners) at the New England Championships at Franklin Park in Dorchester on Saturday. He completed the eight kilometer course in 25:07 to lead Stonehill to a 13th place finish (out of 43 teams) and he finished second among Division II runners at the meet. 

Week Ending October 2, 2011

More than one worthy candidate to choose from, but Ace has centered on senior midfielder Ross McWilliams (Kingston, R.I./South Kingstown) from the men's soccer team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. McWilliams led the Skyhawks to a 2-1 week as he scored a pair of goals for four points. He netted the lone goal in Saturday's key 1-0 victory over Saint Michael's in the 55th minute and he also scored the opening goal just 3:22 into Tuesday's 4-2 triumph over Assumption. McWilliams earned a spot on the NE-10's weekly honor roll for his efforts and it marks the first time McWilliams has earned Ace's Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors for his career.

Week Ending September 25, 2011

A record setting performance has stood out above the other candidates as Ace has named junior wide receiver John Gomes (Hyannis, Mass./Barnstable) from the football team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Gomes set a school record with his 14 receptions for a career-high 154 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s 37-34 setback to American International College. He broke the previous record of 12 receptions in a game set by Kevin Adamson against Sacred Heart University in 1990 and later matched by Mike Plitcha against Saint Anselm College in 2005, while his 154 receiving yards is the fifth-highest single game total in W.B. Mason Stadium history. Gomes also added two kick returns for 34 yards to finish with a career-best 188 all-purpose yards.

Week Ending September 18, 2011

There were some good candidates on the men's side as well this week and Ace has centered on senior Stephen Polito (Worcester, Mass./Doherty) from the cross country team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Led the Skyhawks to a sixth place finish overall at the National Catholic Championships, hosted by the University of Notre Dame, as he covered the 8-kilometer course in 25:31 to finish in 29th place overall and eighth among all Division II competitors aiding Stonehill to a second place finish overall among Division II and III teams at the event that featured 31 programs overall.

Week Ending September 11, 2011

A record-setting performance is always worthy of notice and Ace has named senior All-America kick returner/cornerback Stephan Neville (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) from the football team as the Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Neville set an NCAA Division II record with his ninth career kickoff return for a touchdown at Pace on Saturday. His 88-yard return for a score answered Pace's first field goal of the afternoon and gave the Skyhawks a 7-3 lead just before the end of the first quarter and broke the previous Division II record set by Winona State University's Dave Ludy from 1991-94. Neville averaged 52.3 yards on his three kickoff returns on Saturday and totaled 12 yards on three punt returns, while chipping in on defense with five tackles (three solo), including 0.5 for a loss of a yard and a pass breakup. Neville was also named the NE-10's Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts.

Week Ending September 4, 2011

Welcome back to another exciting year in Stonehill College Athletics! Ace enjoyed some much needed rest and relaxation over the summer months and has returned to announce that junior defensive back Jareed Gaines (Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley), from the football team, is the first Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the new academic year. He led a Skyhawks defense which held Curry to just seven points and forced four turnovers in Friday’s 35-7 win, finishing with ten tackles (five solo), including two for a loss of six yards, a sack and two fumble recoveries. It marks the second time in his career that Gaines has earned Ace's weekly honors and his first since his freshman season.