Women’s Athlete of the Month
Freshman hockey player Rebecca Vint of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, is the women’s Athlete of the Month. Over the last ten games, the Colonials have gone 6-4 and have clinched one of the top two seeds for the College Hockey America (CHA) playoffs come March.
As for Vint, she has complied a long list of escalades for the Colonials. She has had five goals and six assists with a +2 rating. On Friday night in a 6-1 victory over Niagara University, Vint notched her fifth career game-winning goal and broke the school record for overall goals in a season.
With this three-point night, it was her sixth multi game of the season. And with those two-goals, she became the first Colonial to post a 20-goal season. Vint has also won two straight CHA Rookie of the Week awards.
Next weekend, the Colonials look to gain two more victories and take over first place against the top seeded Mercyhurst Lakers in a home-and-home series to finish out the regular season.
Men’s Player of the Month
Redshirted junior basketball player Velton Jones of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who is averaging 18.1 points and 4.8 assists over the last ten games, is the men’s Athlete of the Month.
The Colonials have gone 7-3, their last ten games, had a decisive victory over the NEC reigning champs, Long Island University, where Jones had 23-points, seven assists, and six rebounds. He hit the 20-point plateau for the third straight game and the fourth time in his last five games.
The team swept ‘Rivalry Week’ for the third straight series against St. Francis (Pa.). The 6’0” guard finished the Saturday night game 9-12 from the foul line tying him for the RMU single-season record for free throws with 151.
Right now, the basketball team is on a three-game winning streak heading into their final home games of the season against Bryant and Central Connecticut State before their final road games against Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac.