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FPU grabs multiple conference awards

  • rindge, FPU mens basketball v Assumption. Northeast 10 quarterfinals
  • rindge, FPU mens basketball v Assumption. Northeast 10 quarterfinals

Following the conclusion of the regular season, three Franklin Pierce University athletes and one coach received major awards from the Northeast-10 Conference.

Senior Eric Jean-Guillaume was named the NE-10 men’s basketball Player of the Year for a second straight season and senior Tiffany Johnson collected the NE-10 women’s basketball Defensive Player of the Year award. Junior Dave O’Brien took home the NE-10 hockey Goaltender of the Year and Jaymie Harrington was selected as the men’s hockey Coach of the Year.

Jean-Guillaume became just the sixth player in conference history to win multiple player of the year awards on the men’s side. He led the Ravens with 16.4 points per game on 49 percent shooting, while also grabbing 3.3 rebounds and dishing out 3.5 assists per game. Jean-Guillaume’s 2.4 steals per contest ranked first in the conference. He reached double figures in 18 games, including scoring 19 in Sunday’s quarterfinal win over Southern Connecticut.

Johnson earned the third straight defensive player of the year award for FPU, following two-time recipient Marielle Giroud. Johnson was third in the NE-10 with three steals per game and had 21 games where she had multiple steals, including five with at least five swipes. She had 11 game of seven rebounds or more and had six games with multiple blocks.

O’Brien posted a 7-5-1 record in 14 games played, while helping the Ravens to their first NE-10 championship game. O’Brien finished with a .920 save percentage with 41 goals allowed. He made 35 saves in a 5-3 victory over Southern New Hampshire University in the NE-10 semifinals —the program’s first playoff win.

In his fifth year at the helm, Harrington led FPU to a 9-13-3 record overall, an all-time high for wins in a season. The Ravens were 7-5-1 in conference action and earned the No. 2 seed in the NE-10 tournament. The win over Southern New Hampshire in the NE-10 semis was Harrington’s first playoff victory. He is also the all-time winningest coach at FPU.

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