Stoughton College Sports Scene: Macomber Scores Game-Winner; Kaplan on Radio

A look at former Stoughton High athletes playing this fall for their college athletic teams.

Stoughton athletes are continuing their athletic careers in college.

Saturday featured a women's soccer matchup between two former Black Knight teammates as Alicia Macomber's Worcester State team squared off against Colleen Flaherty's Fitchburg State team.

Macomber's squad got the best of Flaherty's team with a 6-2 victory Saturday.

A freshman, Macomber scored what turned out to be the game-winner on a 25-yard shot on a free kick in the 26th minute. It was her third of the year. 

Flaherty is a sophomore forward on the Fitchburg State women's soccer team after transferring from Elms College. Flaherty has appeared in 13 games with three starts.

Worcester State is now 7-6-2 overall and 4-1-1 in MASCAC play, while Fitchburg is 3-13 and 1-5 in league play.

Mikayla Williams, former SHS girls' soccer captain, plays for UMass-Amherst.

Mikayla Williams is a freshman defender and midfielder for the UMass-Amherst women's soccer team. She has appeared in nine games as a substitute.

The Minutemen tied Charlotte, 1-1, Friday.

On the field hockey front, Molly Zuk is a sophomore on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's field hockey team and has appeared in four games this year.

At Plymouth State, Kristen Morris is a sophomore on the women's field hockey team. In 13 games, she has five goals and an assist for 11 points. Plymouth State played at Bridgewater State Saturday and dropped a 3-2 decision to the Bears.

Mackenzie Hudson is a freshman at St. Michael's College. She has appeared in nine games as a substitute on the field hockey team.

On the cross-country front, Nick Green is running for Lesley University, while Deirdre Simms on the Fairfield University women's team.

Jade Paul is running track for Boston University.

And, former Stoughton High baseball captain and pitcher Brian Kaplan is hosting a sports talk radio show for Southern New Hampshire University's radio station. Kaplan is a freshman at SNHU. He co-hosts the Shankhour & Kaplan show, the only sports talk show on Radio SNHU, every Monday from 7-9 p.m. and every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.

According to the show's Facebook page it is currently rated as the # 2 talk show on radio show in term of listeners, and #1 in terms of freshmen shows. Click here for a link to live stream SNHU radio.


Check out last week's Stoughton College Sports Roundup by clicking here. If you know of someone from Stoughton playing college sports, email michaelh@patch.com or jeffrey.pickette@patch.com.


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