Player of the Week
Matt O'Dea, Western New England (Jr., F)
Junior forward Matt O’Dea (Orland Park, Ill.) had an eight-point week for Western New England as the Golden Bears went 2-1. He opened the week with two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-2 win over Post. He also had an assist in that game. He picked up an assist in the opening game of the Manchester PAL/Stovepipe Tournament, a 3-1 loss to Southern New Hampshire, before recording his first-career hat trick in the consolation game against UMass-Dartmouth. One of his goals was the game-winner and he also had an assist for a four-point total in the 6-4 win over UMD. O’Dea concluded the week with a plus-3 rating.
Goaltender of the Week
Michael Levine, Suffolk (Jr., G)
Junior goaltender Michael Levine (Clarendon Hill, Ill.) picked up two wins this week as Suffolk earned 3-2 victories against UMass-Dartmouth and Southern New Hampshire in the Manchester PAL/Stovepipe Tournament. He made 48 stops against UMD before making 28 saves in the championship game against SNHU. Overall in the tournament he had a 2.00 goals-against average and a .950 save percentage.
Rookie of the Week
Ben Churchfield, University of New England (Fr., G)
Ben Churchfield (Newcastle, England) earned two wins in goal for the University of New England this week, including the Nor’easters’ first-ever win at Bowdoin in eight tries. Churchfield made 24 saves in that contest, while surrendering two goals for a 3-2 result. Later in the week, he made 36 stops against Southern Maine to backstop UNE to a 7-2 win. He finished with a .938 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and four associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference will administer championships in 18 intercollegiate sports starting in the 2017-18 academic year.