Junior Liam McGill was named to the Ivy League second team for the third straight year after a solid season with the Columbia baseball team.
McGill, from Wakefield and a South Kingstown High grad, hit .299 (47-for-157) with 10 doubles, four home runs, 22 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He played in 39 games, 29 as a catcher for the first time in his college career, and had just four errors on 245 chances and tossed out nine would-be base stealers. He started slowly at the plate going 0-17 before finding his batting eye. He had five hits against North Florida, three hits in two other games and two hits in 10 games.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder has played in 128 games with 127 starts for the Lions in his three seasons and has 29 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs, 84 runs scored and 80 runs batted in. He’s scored 84 runs and knocked in 80 and enters his final season with a.318 career batting average.
Columbia finished 19-23 overall but posted a 13-8 mark in Ivy play and earned a berth into the league tournament where it saw its season end in the first round with 3-1 and 8-6 losses to Harvard on May 18-19 in Cambridge, Mass.
Joey Manown (Saunderstown)
The Duke junior and his brother, Army junior Matt, both saw their seasons end in the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse tournament.
Joey, a 5-foot-7, 180-pound junior attack who went to Deerfield Academy, finished with 26 goals and 11 assists for 37 points with 31 ground balls for the Blue Devils who finished 13-5 and lost a tough 13-12 double overtime decision to Virginia in the semifinals on May 25 in Philadelphia. Joey had a goal in the game.
Matt, a 5-foot-8, 175 pound junior attack who went to La Salle Academy, finished with 19 points and 14 assists for 33 points with two game-winners. He also had 27 ground balls. The Black Knights also finished 13-5 after dropping a 13-8 decision to Penn in the first round of the NCAAs on May 11 in Philadelphia. Matt had two goals in the game.
Mason Feole (Wakefield)
The 6-foot-1, 194-pound junior left-hander was named to the American Athletic Conference first team and the All-New England second team for his pitching performance for the 36-22 Connecticut baseball team. The Huskies are heading to the Division I NCAA Regionals where, as the No. 2 seed, they will face No. 3 Nebraska in the first round today in Oklahoma City. The Prout School grad has a 3-3 record and a 3.50 earned run average in 13 starts this season. In 72 innings, he’s given up 64 hits and 33 runs, 28 earned, with 43 walks and a team-high 75 strikeouts.
Connecticut is also getting a solid effort out of the bull pen from freshman left-hander Caleb Wurster of Coventry and a Bishop Hendricken grad. In 33 relief trips, the 6-foot, 178-pounder has a 4-1 record and a save with a 2.72 earned run average. In 39.2 innings, he’s given up 23 hits and 15 runs, 12 earned, with 14 walks and 28 strikeouts.
Janelle Gamache (Exeter)
The 5-foot-11 freshman shortstop played in 53 games with 52 starts for the North Carolina Wilmington softball team, the Seahawks finishing 26-28 overall and 8-13 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Moses Brown graduate hit .280 (42-for-150) and had 11 doubles, two triples and four home runs. She was tied for first in runs scored with 23 and tied for first in runs batted in with 28. She also pitched in 12 games with five starts and was 1-3. In the field, Gamache made 18 errors on 230 chances (.922).
Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich)
The Rhode Island College senior wrapped up her college track career at the Division III NCAA Championships on May 23-25 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, OH. The East Greenwich High grad finished 20th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:18.66. McCaffrey earned the trip to the Nationals when she finished fourth at MIT’s Division III Final Qualifying meet on May 15 in Cambridge, Mass. with a personal best time of 213.21.
Anne Madeiros (Richmond)
The junior was a member of the Massachusetts women’s rowing team which finished tied for third at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships on May 18 on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J. The Minutewomen scored 35 points to tie Fordham behind champion Rhode Island and George Washington. The St. Mary’s-Bayview graduate was coxswain on the Varsity 8-plus boat which finished third in their heat with a time of 7:20.083.
Kiley Anderson (East Greenwich)
The 5-foot-3 junior was the fourth-leading scorer on the high-powered Salve Regina women’s lacrosse team, the Seahawks finishing 7-7 overall and 3-5 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference despite the fact that they scored 238 goals during the season. The East Greenwich High grad finished with 45 points on 29 goals and 16 assists. The team captain had a career-high six goals and seven points in a 20-4 victory over Rhode Island College on May 12 and had four goals in two other games.
Alex Parente (North Kingstown)
The junior along with sophomore Ryan Malloy competed with the Johnson & Wales men’s golf team at the Division III NCAA Championships May 14-15 in Nicholasville, Ky. The Wildcats finished 35th and didn’t advance to the final two rounds. Parente, a North Kingstown High grad, opened with a 91 but posted a 78 in the second round for a 36-hole total of 169. Malloy, an East Greenwich High grad, finished with a 180 on rounds of 94 and 86.