Merrimack’s Coffey shines

Here’s a look at what some local athletes are doing at their respective schools:

Three locals playing women’s soccer at Simmons College were named to the All-GNAC (Great Northeast Athletic Conference) team. Former Bishop Guertin standout Liz Donovan, a defender, was named to the conference Second Team, while forwards Mikayla Elliott (Bishop Guertin alum) and Nashua’s Kashka Gammon (Hollis Brookline alum) were named to the GNAC Third Team. Donovan started 18 of 19 matches, and was part of the reason Simmons held opponents to one goal or zero in 12 games. She also had a career high three goals. Gammon had 24 points (nine goals, six assists) while Elliott had a career high 25 points (nine goals, seven assists). Her assist total was second in the conference….

Hudson’s Marissa Coronis recorded a double-double in Southern New Hampshire University’s 3-0 win over Merrimack College earlier this week. Coronis had 13 kills to go with 11 digs and four blocks. Her teammate, Merrimack’s Joanne Coffey, handed out 17 assists as the Penmen chase a playoff spot in the NE-10. Coronis was also named the NE-10 Co-Player of the Week at the end of October…

Former Campbell standout Sydney Crema of Litchfield had an assist in the Southern New Hampshire University women’s soccer team’s big NE-10 conference title win over Franklin Pierce. Crema and the Penmen are scheduled to face Georgian Court in the first round of the NCAA Division II tournament in Dobbs Ferry.