Chertian earns weekly honor

Saint Michael’s College women’s soccer senior and Amherst native Agi Chertien was named Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Chertien was the lone Purple Knight field player to appear for all 180 minutes last week, anchoring a defense that allowed one goal while yielding 12 shots and seven shots on goal per game. In a 1-0 loss at regionally-ranked Southern Connecticut State Uni­versity on Wednesday, Saint Michael’s allowed only a 69th-minute goal and 10 shots, but no corner kicks. In a 1-0 victory over Franklin Pierce University on Saturday, the Purple Knights allowed just five shots to reach the net, as Chretien capped her career by help­ing Saint Michael’s allow two goals or fewer for the 40th time in her four years.

Since the beginning of her sophomore season, Chre­tien appeared in 46 of her team’s 51 games, making 35 starts. As a senior captain, 11 of her 16 appearances came in a starting capacity, including during each of the final six contests.

Maloney helps out Simmons

Simmons College senior and Amherst native Kait­lyn Maloney made her last Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship race her best, smashing her previous record time by 55 seconds at 22:13 to place 34th.

Simmons tied for the lowest score, but finished sec­ond to Norwich University in a tiebreaker at historic Franklin Park in Dorchester, Mass.

Banuskevich on honor roll

Milford graduate Mitch Banuskevich rushed for a 36- yard touchdown on a fourth-down conversion during the Panthers’ 13-10 loss Saturday.

Banuskevich finished with a game-high 98 rushing yards to go with 70 receiving yards. He was selected to the MASCAC Weekly Honor Roll for the performance.

Milford High vacancies

Milford High School is seeking coaches for alpine ski and freshman boys basketball. Interested appli­cants should contact Milford athletic director Marc Maurais at for more informa­tion.