SVC's Brandmeyer collects Third Runner of the Week

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced its weekly award winners with Southern Vermont College senior captain Marc Brandmeyer claiming his third Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week honor of the season.

Brandmeyer was the first Mountaineer finisher on Saturday at a tough Golden Bear Invitational hosted by Western New England University. The senior placed ninth overall in a field of 106 runners — posting a split time of 5:38 per mile on the 8K meter course. His mark of 27:57 was 25 seconds faster than any 8K time that he had previously charted this year.

Monday's award is Brandmeyer's ninth NECC Runner of the Week accolade of his career.

The Mountaineers are off this weekend as they rest and gear up for the league's championship meet set to take place Saturday, October 28 at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass.

Mascari shines on pitch

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - The NECC announced its weekly award winners on Monday with Southern Vermont College senior goalie Melissa Mascari being named the league's Women's Soccer Player of the Week.

Mascari was phenomenal in Southern Vermont's two games last week. She allowed only one goal in 200 minutes of NECC action—recording five saves per match. Mascari was instrumental in helping the team tie the program record for the most consecutive games without a loss (1996, 6-0-1) as she first blanked Mitchell College 3-0 on Monday for SVC to tie its longest-ever winning streak of six. She came up with some great saves against Elms College on Saturday during a 1-1 draw. The netminder turned away two EC shots in extra sessions as the Blazers failed to defeat the Mountaineers for the first time in 11 all-time meetings.

Monday's accolade is Mascari's third Player of the Week of her career after she received it twice in 2015.

SVC swept the women's soccer awards as freshman Jayne Wierzbicki collected her second NECC Rookie of the Week honor of the year. She tallied five points through the team's two games—scoring twice at Mitchell before assisting on Southern Vermont's lone goal of the Saturday tie with Elms.

Mascari and the Mountaineers are back in action on Tuesday when they visit Becker College for a 7 p.m. NECC showdown.

Kristiansen runs past competition

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Southern Vermont College reeled in its third NECC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week award this season as Bennington College senior Annika Kristiansen took claim to the honor on Monday.

Kristiansen came through an interesting line for SVC at Saturday's Western New England University Golden Bear Invitational as the mismarked course saw the participants run an extra 380 meters on the scheduled 6K meter landscape. She finished first for the Mountaineers with an adjusted time of 25:15; that was 13 seconds faster than her previous time on a 6K course and moved her up to fifth on SVC's all-time record list for the distance.

The accolade is Kristiansen's fourth Runner of the Week award of her career.

SVC swept the women's cross country awards for the third time this year as first-year junior runner Maddy Main was named the NECC Rookie of the Week. She finished in the team's top three for the first time on Saturday as she tallied an adjusted 30:15 (8:38/mile).

Kristiansen and the Mountaineers are off this weekend as they prepare for the NECC Championship which is slated for Saturday, October 28 at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass.

MAYAA registration

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Youth Athletic Association will host a pair of registration nights for its basketball program.

The two in-person registrations will take place on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bennington Elementary School.

The board will be at the registrations for parents to ask questions.

Registration is already online at and will be until Nov. 3. The cost is $40 per child or $70 per family.

MAYAA is for kids from grades 1 to 6.

For more information, contact president Tim Hutton at 802-688-6427.

Track and Treat Halloween Fun Run in North Bennington

NORTH BENNINGTON — The Village School of North Bennington is hosting a 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct 28. There will also be an Obstacle/Adventure Course available for the younger children. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the Family Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 A.M.. 5K Pre-registration is $20, day of race is $25; Family Fun Run $10.

Participants are encouraged to dress in costume and prizes will be given! Bring the entire family to the Village School of North Bennington for a fun morning. To enter, send checks to VSNB at PO Box 847, North Bennington, VT 05257, or go to the Events page at to download a registration form.

The Village School of North Bennington is located between School and Church streets. For more information call 802-442-5955.


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