As she heads down the final stretch of her collegiate career, Wakefield resident and Lincoln School alumna Jenn Schwechheimer is leading from the front for the Roanoke women’s lacrosse team in more ways than one.
To that end, the senior attacker is pacing the Maroons with 43 goals and 46 assists, with both tallies outpacing her previous career bests from last spring of 32 markers and nine helpers.
Schwechheimer got off to a hot start to the campaign in late February by posting an 11-assist effort against Averett before etching her name into the record books versus Ferrum.
In a 25-0 demolition of the Panthers, she set the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s mark for points in a game with 17 while also becoming Roanoke’s single-game goal-scoring leader with nine of her shots on the day finding the back of the net.
Prior to her record-breaking day, Schwechheimer opened the season with an efficient afternoon in front of the cage against Centre in which she scored on each of her four shots to help the Maroons double up the Colonels 18-9.
The ODAC recognized her accurate shooting performance by tabbing her its first player of the week for the season, with the former Lynx also notching five assists to kick off the campaign.
More recently, Schwechheimer fired home a game-high four goals to help Roanoke to up its record to 9-5 on the year courtesy of a 15-7 decision over Virginia Wesleyan this past Saturday, extending the Maroons’ winning streak to three straight in the process.
Gamelin providing relief
South Kingstown graduate Shaun Gamelin has found his niche on the Fitchburg State baseball team this spring, establishing himself as one of the key arms out of the bullpen for the Falcons.
Making a team-high 12 appearances to date, the former Rebel has racked up 22 strikeouts and five saves, with the latter placing him at the top of the squad’s ledger.
All but one of those saves came at the end of last month, as Gamelin slammed the door on Rhode Island College on March 24 before picking up the final three outs in each victory of Fitchburg State’s three-game sweep of Massachusetts Maritime.
The sophomore righty also picked up the win last Wednesday against Worcester State in a game that took a week and ten innings to complete, as play was halted a week to the day prior after nine frames due to darkness.
After taking two of three from Bridgewater State this past weekend, the Falcons are now 18-7 on the spring and are in first place in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, half a game ahead of Westfield State.