Jeff Macchi Earns Little East Conference Honors

March 2, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-A member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's basketball team has been honored by the Little East Conference.

Junior guard Jeff Macchi (Franklin, MA/Franklin HS) has been named LEC Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

Macchi was named the Most Outstanding Player of the LEC men's basketball tournament after the Corsairs swept their three playoff games last week, defeating Rhode Island College Saturday in the championship game, 62-53. Macchi scored 12 points, and added seven assists, seven steaks and five rebounds against RIC, and averaged 12.3 points, six rebounds, five steals and 2.7 assists per game in the Corsairs' three tournament games.

"It was a great team effort, and Jeff was exceptional," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Brian Baptiste. "Jeff did a lot of good things for us."

UMass Dartmouth will begin tournament play Friday night when they meet Baruch at WPI at 6:00 p.m.

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