James Lam - Football

Week Ending November 11, 2018

Ace has named senior quarterback James Lam (Quincy, Massachusetts/Quincy), from the football program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Lam capped his collegiate career with 238 total yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Stonehill to a season-ending 31-20 triumph over Assumption. He rushed the ball 16 times for 68 yards and two scores, while completing 12-of-22 passes for 170 yards through the air. He also placed three pooch punts inside the Assumption 20-yard line, two of which were inside the ten, with his final one downed inside the one-yard-line late in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory. Lam led a Skyhawks offense that controlled possession at 40:10, with 437 total yards, including 290 on the ground. Lam earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in his career.

Week Ending November 4, 2018

Ace has named senior All-American Lucas Taxter (Readville, Massachusetts/Xaverian Brothers), from the regionally-ranked men's cross country program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Taxter led the Skyhawks to a second place finish at the 2018 NE10 Championships on Sunday with a second-place individual finish to earn All-NE10 honors for the third-straight year. He completed the eight-kilometer course in 24:28.1 - just six seconds off the lead pace as the Skyhawks posted a second place team finish by just seven points with 57. Taxter earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season (fifth career).

Week Ending October 28, 2018

Ace has named senior back Patrick Doherty (West Milford, New Jersey/Saint Joseph Regional) from the men's soccer program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Doherty keyed a Skyhawks defensive effort in two matches last week, including a key 1-1 draw with Franklin Pierce to close out the season. He also stepped into the attack and delivered an assist on the Skyhawks goal which leveled the match and proved to be the tying goal in the 21st minute. Doherty earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in his career.

Week Ending October 21, 2018

Ace has named senior Christopher Drace (Franklin, New Jersey/Pope John XXIII) from the nationally-ranked men's cross country program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Drace led the Skyhawks, who is ranked No. 20 in the USTFCCCA National Ranking and No. 1 in the East Regional ranking, to a fourth-place finish at the Sixth Annual Bruce Kirsh Cross Country Cup in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. The senior was the first Skyhawk across the finish line finishing 16th with a time of 26:06.6 in the eight-kilometer race out of 106 competitors. Drace earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in his career.

Week Ending October 14, 2018

Ace has named junior running back Brian Kearns, Jr. (North Arlington, New Jersey/Saint Joseph Regional) from the football program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Kearns, Jr. led the Skyhawks against Merrimack on Saturday night as he rushed the ball 36 times for a season-high 235 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught two passes for another 13 yards in addition to posting the fourth-highest single-game rushing attempts and yardage totals in program history. He went over 100 yards for the second time this season and 200 yards for the second time in his career. Kearns, Jr. reached the end zone for the third straight week, scoring from a yard out in the second quarter and then on a 44-yard run in the fourth quarter. Kearns, Jr. earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season (third career).

Week Ending October 7, 2018

Ace has named senior All-American Lucas Taxter (Readville, Massachusetts/Xaverian Brothers) from the nationally-ranked men's cross country program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Taxter assisted the Skyhawks to a fourth-place finish at the New England Championships, crossing as the first Division II institution at Franklin Park on Saturday. The senior earned his first cross country All-New England honor and his fifth-career recognition with a third-place finish, his best mark at the Championship. He clocked in a time of 25:00.2 in the eight-kilometer race. Taxter earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this fall (fifth career).

Week Ending September 30, 2018

Ace has named freshman Juan Camilo Riano Rojas (Bradenton, Florida/IMG Academy), from the men's tennis program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Rianjo Rojas was a double-winner in leading the Skyhawks to a 6-3 win over Emerson in their lone match of the week. He teamed up with junior Samuel Miller (Smithfield, Rhode Island) for an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles as Stonehill took a 2-1 lead after doubles play. Riano Rojas followed that up with a 6-0, 7-5 win at No. 4 singles against Emerson junior Brock Higley. Riano Rojas earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in his career.

Week Ending September 23, 2018

Ace has named juniorBrendan Hughes (Billerica, Massachusetts/Billerica) from the men's soccer program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Hughes recorded the second shutout of his career with a 3-0 victory over Southern Connecticut State University on Wednesday, where he registered a career-high nine saves. The win over the Owls was the second victory in program history. Hughes totaled a .810 save percentage this week, while also stopping eight of No. 20 Southern New Hampshire's shots on goal on Saturday night.  Hughes earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in his career.

Week Ending September 16, 2018

Ace has named senior All-American Lucas Taxter (Readville, Massachusetts/Xaverian Brothers) from the nationally-ranked men's cross country program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Taxter led the Skyhawks, ranked No. 1 in the region, to a second-place team finish at Saturday's Kutztown Division II/III Challenge in Pennsylvania with a second place individual finish in the field of 128 competitors. He completed the eight-kilometer course in 26:29.9 as Stonehill placed two runners in the top five and three in the top ten. Taxter earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the fourth time in his career.

Week Ending September 9, 2018

Ace has named junior running back Brian Kearns, Jr. (North Arlington, New Jersey/Saint Joseph Regional) from the football program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Kearns led a Skyhawks offense which piled up 517 total yards, including 318 on the ground in Saturday night’s wild 57-54 triple-overtime win at Saint Anselm in the 14th “Battle for the Ol’ Bronze Hawk.” Kearns, Jr. rushed the ball a school-record 44 times for 180 yards and a career-best three touchdowns, including the game-winning three-yard score in triple overtime to lift the Skyhawks to their 15th-straight win over the Hawks. He also added touchdown runs of 17 and 2 yards, the latter of which knotted the score at 45-45 with 22-seconds remaining in regulation on third down. He also caught a pass for seven yards. Kearns’ 44 rush attempts breaks the previous school mark of 43 attempts by Michael McSharry '98 against Sacred Heart University in 1995, while Kearns' three touchdowns were just one shy of the single-game mark accomplished four times in program history. Kearns, who also earned the New England Football Writers/NFF Division II/III Gold Helmet Award, earns Ace's Athlete of the Week for the second time in his career.

Week Ending September 2, 2018

Ace has named senior midfielder Justin Brehm (Latham, New York/Shaker) from the men's soccer program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Male Student-Athlete of the Week. Brehm led the Skyhawks to an unbeaten start to the season, as the captain engineered their play from midfield in a 1-0-1 week. He netted the opening goal of Thursday's 2-0 win over Holy Family at Skyhawk Field to send Stonehill on its way to the win. He was also instrumental in leadership for the Skyhawks as theu dug themselves out of a 2-0 first half deficit to force a 2-2 double-overtime draw. Brehm earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the first time.