America East

University of Maine graduate Kelton Cullenberg of Chesterville has been named the inaugural America East Man of the Year for his career efforts as a student-athlete.

UMaine’s Cullenberg named America East Man of Year

on June 03, 2014, at 10:07 p.m.
BRETTON WOODS, New Hampshire — Senior track and field standout Kelton Cullenberg was officially named the inaugural America East Man of the Year on Monday evening at conference’s annual meeting. The distance runner from Chesterville was honored for his athletic and academic achievements with the recognition, which coincides with America …

UMaine baseball signs 3 more players in large recruiting class

on May 24, 2014, at 10:55 a.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine baseball team has signed three more players amidst a large 2014 recruiting class. Coach Steve Trimper announced that Brett Chappell (Rock Falls, Illinois), Alex Cabrera (Miami, Florida) and Danny Diaz (Miami, Florida) will join the Black Bears next fall. Chappell played for his …

UMaine-Stony Brook baseball summary

on May 22, 2014, at 8:20 p.m.
COLLEGE STONY BROOK 4, MAINE 1 Maine 100-000-000 — 1 8 2 Stony Brook 110-001-01x — 4 9 0 Lawrence and Salcedo; Vanderka and Italiano E: Heath, Calbick; 2B: Heath; Krause, Peragine, Baker, Italiano; LOB: Maine 9, SBU 7; PB: Salcedo; SB: Courtney, Baker; SH: Gay; Parenty, Chavarria Repeat hitters: …
Maine baserunner Colin Gay takes a lead off first base during an opening-round game at the America East baseball tourney Thursday at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass.

Stony Brook’s Vanderka shuts down UMaine in America East tourney opener

By Pete Warner on May 22, 2014, at 8:16 p.m.
LOWELL, Massachusetts — Stony Brook coach Matt Senk admitted he and his staff thought about not starting Frankie Vanderka in the Seawolves’ postseason opener. The senior right-hander had lost his previous three starts against the the University of Maine during the last two seasons and classmate Brandon McNitt is 7-1 …

Little, Lee Academy’s Calixte sign with UMaine men’s basketball team

on May 22, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
ORONO, Maine – The University Maine men’s basketball program announced that it has received National Letters of Intent from two players that will join the squad for the 2014-15 season. Aaron Calixte of Stoughton, Massachusetts, and Kevin Little of Wyandanch, New York, have committed to the Black Bears men’s basketball …
A tarpaulin covers the infield at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts, where the America East Baseball Championship opener between the University of Maine and Stony Brook was delayed by rain on Thursday afternoon.

‘We’ll find out tomorrow’: Bears trying to remain focused heading into elimination game

By Pete Warner on May 22, 2014, at 3:18 p.m.
LOWELL, Massachusetts — The University of Maine baseball team was trying to maintain its collective confidence Thursday evening in the wake of its 4-1 loss to Stony Brook in the first round of the America East Baseball Championship. The Black Bears were trying to remain focused and take the game-at-a-time …
Scott Heath

Lawrence, Heath headline UMaine picks for All-America East baseball squad

By Pete Warner on May 21, 2014, at 7:19 p.m.
Tommy Lawrence has enjoyed two of the most dominating back-to-back seasons for a pitcher in University of Maine history. The senior from West Haven, Connecticut, was recognized for his efforts Wednesday evening when he was named to the America East baseball all-conference first team for the second straight year. Joining …
Lisa Bijman

UMaine athletes named finalists for prestigious America East awards

on May 21, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The University of Maine has the chance to sweep the America East woman and man of the year awards as women’s soccer captain Lisa Bijman and senior cross country and track standout Kelton Cullenberg were named finalists by the league Wednesday. The field has been narrowed to …
Troy Black of the University of Maine fields a ground ball during pregame warm-ups for the America East baseball tourney in this May 2013 file photo.

‘My dad was a key influence’: Father’s guidance helps UMaine senior serve as model of consistency for baseball team

By Pete Warner on May 21, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.
Troy Black has experienced the exhilarating highs and devastating lows that come with playing baseball during his four-year career at the University of Maine. It has been his ability to maintain an even keel that has enabled him to enjoy considerable success over the course of 188 games. Black credits …

Lawrence leads UMaine baseball team against Stony Brook in AE tournament

on May 21, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.
Baseball America East Tournament MAINE vs. STONY BROOK Time, site: Thursday, 2 p.m., LeLacheur Park, Lowell, Massachusetts Records: Maine 24-27, Stony Brook 33-16 Series, last meeting: Stony Brook leads 37-28, SBU 4-1 on 5/4/14 Key players: Maine — 1B Scott Heath (.345, 4 home runs, 27 runs batted in), SS …

UMaine-UMBC baseball summary

on May 19, 2014, at 12:57 a.m.
UMBC 2, MAINE 1 (12 innings) UMBC 000-001-000-001 — 2 7 1 Maine 000-000-010-000 — 1 6 0 Vanderplas, Mikush (10) and Coluccio; Trask, Butler (12) and Salcedo E: Corbi; 2B: Lachance, Burns; LOB: UMBC 5, Maine 8; DP: Maine; SB: Smith; Gay; SH: Heath Repeat hitters: Lachance, McCabe; Gay …
LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts, the home of the Class A Lowell Spinners, is the site of the 2014 America East Baseball Championship.

UMaine baseball team to face Stony Brook in America East tourney opener

By Pete Warner on May 18, 2014, at 6 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — As far as the University of Maine baseball team is concerned, the 2014 America East Baseball Championship is a toss-up. The Black Bears will have the chance to stake their claim to the conference title later this week during the four-team, double-elimination tournament at LeLacheur Park in …
Steve Trask of the University of Maine delivers a pitch during Sunday's America East game against Maryland Baltimore County at Mahaney Diamond in Orono. The senior left-hander from Saco pitched 11 2/3 innings but the Retrievers edged the Black Bears 2-1.

UMBC finally overcomes Saco pitcher Trask, nips UMaine baseball team in 12-inning series finale

By Pete Warner on May 18, 2014, at 2:32 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Steve Trask long ago accepted his role as a seldom-used relief pitcher for the University of Maine. He had worked 1 2/3 innings this season and only 22 innings in his career. On Sunday morning, the senior left-hander from Saco received an opportunity to show his stuff …
UMaine's Luke Morrill (24) snaps a ground ball and throws to first base in the fifth inning in the first game of a doubleheader against UMBC at  Mahaney Diamond in Orono on Friday.

Scott Heath’s 7 hits, 9 RBIs power UMaine baseball to sweep of UMBC

By Pete Warner on May 16, 2014, at 7:39 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Scott Heath and the University of Maine baseball team appear to be getting hot at exactly the right time. The junior from Westbrook went 7-for-8 with nine runs batted in and six runs scored on Friday, spearheading the Black Bears’ America East baseball sweep of the University …
UMaine’s Troy Black slides safely into second base while playing against UMaine-Farmington on April 3 in Orono. Black is one of eight UMaine seniors who will be playing their final home series this weekend.

Eight UMaine baseball seniors set for Mahaney Diamond swan song against UMBC

By Pete Warner on May 15, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
The University of Maine baseball team is set to close out the regular season with a three-game America East series against the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The games will mark the final home games for eight outgoing seniors who have been instrumental in the Black Bears’ success during the …
Messalonskee High School's Jared Cunningham drives in a run against Bangor High School on Wednesday in Oakland.

Messalonskee edges Bangor in battle of Class A baseball powers

By Ernie Clark on May 14, 2014, at 9:09 p.m.
OAKLAND, Maine — Little separated the top two teams in the Eastern Maine Class A baseball standings during their only meeting of the regular season Wednesday, but top-ranked and undefeated Messalonskee of Oakland managed to outlast second-ranked Bangor. Messalonskee scored three unearned runs, the final one coming from a delayed …
Luke Morrill

Morrill sparks 17-hit attack, UMaine baseball team pounds Boston College

on May 13, 2014, at 8:57 p.m.
SANFORD, Maine — Luke Morrill stroked a two-run double and delivered two runs with a single to spearhead a 17-hit attack that powered the University of Maine to a 12-3 nonconference baseball victory over Boston College at Goodall Park in Sanford. Coach Steve Trimper’s Black Bears (22-26) used the contest …

Binghamton to host America East women’s basketball tourney

on May 13, 2014, at 6:28 p.m.
VESTAL, New York — The league’s athletic directors have chosen Binghamton University to host the 2015 and 2016 America East Women’s Basketball Championship, the conference office announced Tuesday. The men’s and women’s tournaments will be held separately for the first time since 2009 as the men will go to a …

Oceanside baseball team upends defending champion Winslow, remains undefeated

By Ernie Clark on May 12, 2014, at 8:52 p.m.
WINSLOW, Maine — The defending Eastern Maine Class B baseball champions were breathing down Nick Mazurek’s neck in the very first inning of Monday’s midseason showdown between the top two teams in the division, according to Heal point ratings. But rather than succumb to pressure, the sophomore right-hander and his …
Christiana Gerostergiou has committed to play basketball at the University of Maine starting in the fall of 2014.

UMaine women’s basketball team completes recruiting class with Greek guard Gerostergiou

By Pete Warner on May 12, 2014, at 12:26 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — University of Maine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron has filled his roster for the 2014-2015 season. The final piece of the puzzle is Christiana Gerostergiou of Greece, who has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UMaine starting in September. Gerostergiou, a 5-foot-10 guard, is the …
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