Stonehill Skyhawks Athletics

Jimmy Murphy - Cross Country

Week Ending October 8, 2017

Ace has named senior Jimmy Murphy (Mansfield, Massachusetts/Mansfield) from the nationally-ranked men's cross country program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Murphy led the Skyhawks to their first New England Championship in program history with a fifth place individual finish at the Championship at Franklin Park in Boston on Saturday. He completed the eight-kilometer course in 25:29 to earn All-New England honors in cross country for the first time in his career, and second time in his career overall. Murphy earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in his career for his efforts.

Week Ending October 1, 2017

Ace has named senior Matt Foltz (Mount Joy, Pennsylvania/The Hill School) from the football program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Foltz engineered a Skyhawks offense that compiled 363 total yards in Saturday night’s 45-21 win at Merrimack by completing 19-of-26 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns, without an interception or sack. He becomes just the second quarterback in program history to surpass 6,000 career-passing yards, finishing the night with 6,074 yards, while moving within three completions of the program's career record of 545 and tossing his 50th career touchdown pass. Foltz completed touchdown passes of 13, 16 and 27 yards as the Skyhawks scored 24 unanswered points to close out the win after the teams were tied at 21-21 five minutes into the second quarter. Foltz earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season (fourth career).

Week Ending September 24, 2017

Ace has named sophomore Andrew Jamiel (Yarmouth, Massachusetts/Dennis-Yarmouth) from the football program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Jamiel scored three touchdowns to lead the Skyhawks to a 28-14 triumph over Saint Anselm in the 13th annual "Battle for the Ol' Bronze Hawk" on Saturday night. He caught eight passes for a season-high 164 yards and a career-best three touchdowns, averaging 20.5 yards per reception for the night. He opened the game with a 55-yard shoestring catch and run for a touchdown on the opening possession of the game to stake Stonehill to a lead just 84-seconds into the game. He added an 11-yard touchdown catch midway through the second quarter to give the Skyhawks a 21-7 halftime lead and then added an impressive 26-yard touchdown over a defender on the right side of the end zone with 3:29 remaining that sealed the team's 14th straight win over the Hawks. Jamiel earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the second time in his career.

Week Ending September 17, 2017

Ace has named junior Riley Dowd (Peabody, Massachusetts/Peabody Veterans Memorial) from the regionally-ranked men's cross country program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Dowd led the Skyhawks to the team title at Saturday's Kutztown Division II/III Challenge by winning the individual crown by completing the 8-kilometer course in 26:28. He led a sweep of the top two spots at the meet as the Skyhawks also placed four runners in the top eight. Dowd earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the second time in his career.

Week Ending September 10, 2017

Ace has named senior forward Adam Branco (Naugatuck, Connecticut/Naugatuck) from the men's soccer program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Branco totaled two goals and two assists for six points in a 2-1 week for the Skyhawks. He had a hand in both Stonehill goals with a goal and assist in a 2-1 victory over Mercy to conclude the week. Branco potted a goal in Thursday's 2-1 triumph over Roberts Wesleyan and also dished an assist in Monday's setback to Daemen. Branco earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the second time in his career. 

Week Ending September 3, 2017

Ace has named senior quarterback Matt Foltz (Mount Joy, Pennsylvania/The Hill School) from the football program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Foltz led Stonehill to a 44-28 victory at Bloomsburg University on Saturday, engineering an offense that compiled 439 yards of total offense for the afternoon. He completed 22-of-35 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns, adding a fourth touchdown on the ground, as the Skyhawks jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Foltz opened the game with a 63-yard touchdown pass on third and eight on the opening drive of the game, before adding a 15-yard touchdown toss on the Skyhawks next possession. Foltz was 12-for-18 through the air for 174 yards and the two touchdowns in the first quarter alone as Stonehill took a 17-7 lead on its way to a 20-7 halftime advantage. The NE10's Offensive Player of the Week earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the third time in his career.