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SMCC Squads Head to Nationals After Falling Short in YSCC

By The Beacon Sports Staff
As the SeaWolves basketball season comes to a close, The Beacon would like to recognize the SeaWolves on both squads who were acknowledged for their play on the courts over the course of this past season in the 2018-19 Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) Basketball Awards Banquet.

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The Beacon would like to congratulate both teams for successful seasons first and foremost. The Lady SeaWolves finished with a 22-5 overall record while posting 14-2 YSCC record and placing second to Central Maine Community College in the YSCC Tournament. On the men’s side of the court, they finished with a 22-6 overall and a 14-2 YSCC record, placing second to New Hampshire Technical Institute in the YSCC Tournament.

At the time of putting this publication together, the SeaWolves squads are in Uniontown for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament. The Beacon has been in touch with athletic department personnel trying to stay up-to-date with breaking news.

Late Saturday evening, The Beacon learned that Adrianna White and Lauryn Fagen were named to the USCAA Academic All-American team. Another shout out goes to Abigail Ramirez for being named to the USCAA Second Team All-American and to Amanda Brett for being named to the USCAA First Team All-American.
Rounding out the USCAA awards on the men’s side of the court, congratulations to Ryan Cloutier and Atencio Martin for being named to the USCAA First Team All-American squad.

While the final results for the YSCC tournament were not the desired outcome, The Beacon would like to acknowledge the following SeaWolves from both squads who were mentioned at the YSCC Basketball Banquet two Saturdays ago.

A Beacon shout out goes out to sophomore captains Amanda Brett and Abigail Ramirez who were named to the First Team All-Conference YSCC selections.
On the men’s side of the court, senior captains, Atencio Martin and Ryan Cloutier, were also named to the First Team All-Conference YSCC selections.
While SMCC basketball fans will miss Martin and Cloutier on the courts, wreaking havoc with the opposition’s defensive schemes to stop them, SMCC fans should be looking forward to next season when Ramirez and Brett will hopefully return to torment the opposition with their inside out game.

While the goal of every team is to win their respective championship, and every team player worth their weight in gold will say they rather win the championship above individual awards, check this out SMCC. This year marks the first time EVER that SMCC players on the women’s and men’s basketball teams have been named YSCC Players of the Year!

The Beacon wants to share a job well done to Amanda Brett and Atencio Martin for being named YSCC Players of the Year. All one has to do is watch the first half of the men’s YSCC Championship game against NHTI to see why Atencio Martin was the deserving recipient of this acknowledgment, or check out the numbers that Amanda Brett posted throughout the semester!

The Beacon also wants to give a bigtime shout out to Katie Bergeron, the women’s basketball coach for being named YSCC Coach of the Year. Bergeron is finishing her third season at SMCC and has compiled a 65-18 overall record and a 38-8 YSCC record to date.
The Beacon would also like to extend shout outs to Amanda Brett and Anderson Kavutse, who were named the YSCC Tournament’s Most Outstanding Defensive and Offensive Players (respectfully) after the championship games.
Thanks a million SeaWolves! The Beacon wishes all of you the best for the remainder of your semester and your time here at SMCC.

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