HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: Freshman earns honor while three seniors lead the way for their teams


Albertus Magnus athletics

All the former Kaynor Tech player did in his first week of collegiate men’s tennis was win his first two matches in both singles and doubles for Albertus Magnus College. Quite the week.
For that feat, the 6-foot-3 Woodfield was named Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday. Woodfield played No. 5 singles and won each of his two matches in straight sets. In No. 3 doubles, Woodfield paired up with Ahmed Abdulateef of Hamden for two victories.
Woodfield is majoring in Sports Management and is originally from Naugatuck. He was an All-CSC player at Kaynor, and he also played basketball and soccer. 


WCSU athletics

This former Bristol Central softball standout had a great game for Western Connecticut State University.
For her effort, the senior right-hander was named Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week. In the first game of a Saturday doubleheader against Keene State, Cintorino threw all 11 innings in a 2-1 victory for the Colonials. Cintorino was solid, giving up a single unearned run on five hits. She struck out six, walked one and hit one.
The unearned run scored in the top of the 11th inning, but WCSU rallied for Cintorino with two runs in the bottom frame on a two-run double by Alexandra LaFemina.
By rule, a runner was placed at second base to start the 11th inning. Cintorino got the first batter to foul out to right field, but an error allowed the runner to score after advancing to third, giving Keene State the lead. Happily for Cintorino, the Colonials rallied and won.
Cintorino pitched in relief in the second game and yielded one run in two innings of a 13-8 loss.
For the season, Cintorino has pitched in 16 games and posted a team-best 2.42 ERA.  


WCSU athletics

She didn’t earn any league accolades, but Roche is having a solid senior season for WCSU and deserves to be mentioned.
The former Bristol Eastern player and catcher/utility player has posted a .371 batting average in 20 games (62 at bats). Roche has 2 homers, 9 RBI and 3 stolen bases. Roche is the team leader in doubles with 5 and is near the top in on-base percentage at .409 and slugging percentage at .548. She is also tied for third in runs scored with 12. In the second game of the April 2 Keene State doubleheader, Roche was 2-for-4 with a home run, double, 2 RBI and a run scored.


CCSU athletics

He may have gone to high school out of state, but the Bristol native deserves mention after what he did in CCSU’s first outdoor track and field meet of the season.
All Putman did was break the school record in the high jump in the CCSU Track & Field Invite on Saturday. The senior broke the school record of 6 feet, 9 1/2 inches by going 6 feet, 9 3/4 inches on his first attempt of the event. Putman was a runner-up in the event during the indoor season, and he has already put himself in position to be a contender during the spring.
Putman went to high school at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J.
Putman just continues to get better when looking at previous numbers, so his own record could be in jeopardy. 


Pfeiffer University athletics

This happened before I started “High 5 of the Week”, but the former Bristol Central softball standout still deserves to be recognized.
Walker, a sophomore at Pfeiffer University, was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for March 14-20. Walker hit .455 with five hits in a four-game week. The Falcons went 2-2 during that week. Walker drove in the lone run in a 1-0 victory over North Greenville and was 2-for-4 with a triple.
Walker has played in 37 games, accumulating 92 at bats. She is hitting a respectable .304 with 3 home runs, 12 RBI, 5 doubles and a triple. Walker has also shown off her speed with 7 steals in 8 attempts.
Walker, an outfielder, has handled 42 chances without an error. She has 38 putouts and 4 assists.  

Information compiled from the team websites of each school.