Hoops star Hodgson highlights crop of local college athletes to watch this winter

  • Eva Hodgson of Rindge is the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year. Courtesy photo

  • Eva Hodgson Courtesy photo—

  • Megan Wheeler Courtesy photo—

  • Maddy Springfield Courtesy photo—

  • Ian Sistare Courtesy photo—

  • Daniel Curran Courtesy photo—

  • Trey Carrier Courtesy photo—

  • Tyler Carrier Courtesy photo—

  • Mariah Chamberlain Courtesy photo—

  • Lindsey Carey Courtesy photo—

  • Ben Henry Courtesy photo—

  • Stella Davis Courtesy photo—

  • Jake Drew Courtesy photo—

  • Kristyn Simoneau Courtesy photo—

  • Brent Smith Courtesy photo—

  • Joe Saba Courtesy photo—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 11/14/2019 2:47:48 PM
Modified: 11/14/2019 2:47:35 PM

Reigning Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year Eva Hodgson of Rindge started her sophomore season at Division I William and Mary with a bang last week, scoring a career-high 27 points in the season opener at Army. Hodgson’s 27 points are the most ever scored in a Tribe season opener since Mar-C Million, who had 30 in the season opener against Fort Eustis in 1963.

“She’s been our best player I think in practice,” said Tribe head coach Ed Swanson in a postgame press conference. “She had a great postseason, preseason, so this is expected. I think we can expect more nights like this from her.”

The Tribe are off to a 3-0 start this season for the first time in over 30 years, with Hodgson the team’s leading scorer in all three games. In Tuesday’s 78-68 win over East Carolina, Hodgson scored a game-high 18 and added six assists and a career-high eight rebounds. She’s 17-of-17 from the free throw line this year and has made 27 in a row dating back to March 1.

“She can really fill up the stat sheet with points and assists,” Swanson said. “We look forward to her having a big year for us.” 

Hodgson graduated from New Hampton School, but played her freshman year at Conant High School and won a state championship in 2015, along with Megan Wheeler and Madison Springfield of Jaffrey, both of whom are in the midst of their college basketball seasons as well.

Wheeler is a junior at Roanoke College, where she plays for the Maroons women’s basketball team and was recently named as a captain. Roanoke tips off their season Saturday by hosting the Jean Beamer Tip Off Classic, where they’ll play D’Youville College to start things off.

Springfield is a senior at Bentley University, where she is a member of the Falcons women’s basketball team playing for legendary hall-of-fame coach Barbara Stevens. Bentley is 1-1 going into Saturday’s game at Goldey-Beacom; Springfield is averaging 5 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists per game and is perfect from the free throw line.


■Ian Sistare of Dublin is in his senior season at Dartmouth, where he starts for the Big Green men’s basketball team. Dartmouth is 2-0 so far this season, with Sistare contributing 10 rebounds a game to go along with 4 points and 1.5 steals per game.


■Daniel Curran of Peterborough is a sophomore at Norwich University, where he is a member of the Cadets wrestling team. Over the weekend, Curran won his match Davey Goodall of Western New England University at 184 pounds, using a pair of takedowns and three escapes to build an early lead and hang on for an 8-6 decision.


■Trey Carrier of Wilton is a junior at Wentworth University, where he plays for the Leopards men’s basketball team.

■Tyler Carrier of Wilton is a senior at Cairn University, where he plays for the Highlanders men’s basketball team.

■Mariah Chamberlain of Jaffrey is a freshman at Endicott College, where she plays for the Gulls women’s basketball team.

■Lindsey Carey of Greenfield is a freshman at Western New England University, where she plays for the Golden Bears women’s basketball team.

■Ben Henry of Peterborough is a freshman at Washington and Jefferson, where he plays for the Presidents men’s basketball team.

■Stella Davis of Dublin is a sophomore at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she plays for the Herons women’s basketball team.

■Brent Smith of Rindge is a sophomore at Keene State College, where he swims for the Owls men’s swimming team.

■Kristyn Simoneau of Rindge is a junior at Keene State College, where she swims for the Owls women’s swimming team.

■Jake Drew of Jaffrey is a freshman at Southern Maine Community College, where he plays for the SeaWolves men’s basketball team.

■Joe Saba of Rindge is a senior at Trinity College, where he plays for the Bantams men’s basketball team.

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