WESTFIELD, Mass. - Worcester State University basketball players Kaitlyn Berkel (Waterford, Conn.) and Eddie Hassell (Milton, Mass.) have each received weekly awards from the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, brought to you by GEICO. The announcements came from the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Berkel received her second MASCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week award of the season on Monday, and her first since week one of the awards. Berkel led the Lancers to a victory over Springfield in their final contest of the fall semester last Tuesday evening. Berkel put up 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists, and a steal in the win.
Hassell earned his fifth consecutive MASCAC Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week award as he continued his impressive freshman campaign. Hassell scored 11 points in just 23 minutes, while recording three rebounds, two blocks, and a steal to help lift the Lancers to a 74-71 win over Becker last Tuesday to close out the fall semester.
The basketball teams are both off until after the Christmas holiday, as the men next play against Wentworth at the Clark Holiday Tournament on December 29. The women's team is next in action in California, playing UC Santa Cruz on New Year's Eve.