Apr. 22—Lindsay Fishman made an immediate splash for the Eastern Connecticut State women’s soccer team, scoring a goal and adding three assists in only her second collegiate game Sunday.
Following that performance, the Little East Conference has taken notice.
The South Windsor native was named both Rookie of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week by the LEC Tuesday.
Fishman came off the bench Sunday for the Warriors (1-1). With her team holding a 1-0 lead over UMass Dartmouth, Fishman went to work. She found Fabiola Millien-Faustin and Ashlyn Rogers in succession before scoring herself at 51:10. She added her final assist four minutes later when she set-up Juliette Hogan. The Warriors won the game 6-0.
Fishman’s three assists tied the program record for most assists in a game. She is the 11th player, and third freshman, to accomplish that feat. She also tied the team record for most consecutive goals with a point — either scoring a goal or assisting on it — with four. She’s the fifth player to reach that mark.
Fishman got the start in the season opener, a 5-0 loss to Connecticut College April 11. Through the first two games, the midfielder/defender has played 112 minutes. She’s taken three shots, with two of them being on goal.
Eastern travels to Plymouth State this afternoon.
CCSU: Senior Brandon Fox was named Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week Tuesday for his efforts against LIU Saturday.
The East Catholic grad picked up his third-straight win. Fox pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings before giving up the lone LIU run in a 10-1 win. He allowed eight hits, walked two and struck out one in eight innings.
On the year, the right-hander has made seven starts for the Blue Devils (14-7). He’s 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA. In a team-leading 43 innings pitched, Fox has allowed 19 runs — 18 of them earned — on 46 hits. He’s walked 18, struck out 29 and allowed one home run.
CCSU welcomes Bryant for a three-game series starting Friday
ECSU: Luke Broadhurst (Stafford) was named Little East Conference Player of the Week Monday, his first weekly honor of the season.
During a 3-0 week, the senior recorded nine hits, including a home run, 10 RBIs, six runs scored and two stolen bases. Five of his RBIs came at Keene State on April 13.
Broadhurst’s seven-game hitting streak came to an end in a 23-10 win in seven innings at Western Connecticut Tuesday. He went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.
Broadhurst has started all 21 games for the Warriors (19-2) this year. He leads the team in hits (33), RBIs (25), total bases (58), on-base percentage (.532), slugging percentage (.763), triples (4) and home runs (4). He’s also second with 27 runs scored, five stolen bases and a .434 average.
Eastern begins a four-game series with Southern Maine Friday with a doubleheader.
ECSU: Windsor’s Tristan Kijak was named Defensive Player of the Week by the Little East Conference Monday.
In two games last week, the senior led the Warriors (9-4) with nine goals, 11 draw controls, five caused turnovers and six ground balls. Eastern went 1-1 on the week.
Kijak has continued her strong performance this week, tallying four goals, three assists, and winning six draws in a 24-6 win at Rhode Island College Tuesday.
In 12 games, Kijak has a team-high 31 ground balls and 59 draw controls, and is second with 27 caused turnovers. She’s also second on the team in goals (36) and fourth in assists (13).
Eastern is at Southern Maine Saturday.