April 11, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Freshman Jessica Masse (Somerville, MA/Somerville HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track and field team has been honored by the Little East Conference.
Masse has been named LEC Women's Rookie Field Athlete of the Week for her performance at last week's UMass Dartmouth Invitational.
Masse finished first in both the shot put (37 feet, 10 inches) and in the discus (112 feet, two inches) to help lead the Corsair women to a first place finish.
"Jessica is picking up where she left off indoor, adding the discus to her repertoire," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "She just started throwing the discus as a senior in high school, so Saturday was her personal best effort. Jessica has now become a multi-event thrower for us, and poses a dual threat in every meet. She's off to a good start outdoors, and I'm pleased with her progress." The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Northeastern this Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH TRACK AND FIELD