HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: Brad Grasso honorable mention as a freshman at Post

Grasso (Post University athletics)
Brad Grasso, Post University football
Grasso had a solid first season with the Eagle sprint football program, and he was rewarded for it by the Collegiate Sprint Football League.
Grasso was named as an honorable mention at linebacker when the postseason rewards were released by the CSFL. Grasso had 47 tackles, two sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Grasso had nine tackles in a game for his season-high, but he also had eight in a game three separate times.
Grasso played for Wolcott High School.

Perry (WCSU athletics)
Tre’Von Perry, Western Connecticut State University
men’s basketball
Perry, a Holy Cross graduate, is one of several local players on the Colonial roster.
Perry has started all three games WCSU has played and is averaging 29.3 minutes. Perry is averaging 11.7 points per game and is 16-of-29 from the floor. Perry is second on the team in rebounds (23), tied for second in steals (5) and tied for second in blocks (3).
Perry had a season-high 18 points against Lycoming, then followed it up with 12 points and a season-high 12 rebounds against Dean.

Martin (SCSU athletics)
Lilly Martin, Southern Connecticut State University women’s swimming and diving
The junior Owl and former St. Paul standout had a big weekend.
Martin recorded six first place finishes as SCSU swept dual meets against WPI and Pace. As a result, she was named SCSU’s female athlete of the week.
In the WPI meet, Martin was part of the winning 400 medley relay, and she took first in both the 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. Against Pace, Martin was first in the 200 butterfly, 200 breaststroke and 400 individual medley.
Martin is a Marketing major at SCSU.

Chapman (Monroe athletics)
Jarron Chapman, Monroe Community College 
men’s basketball
Chapman, who played for Crosby before transferring to Naugatuck, is off to a good start at Monroe.
In six games — three starts — Chapman is averaging 10.3 points in 20.8 minutes. Chapman is 25-of-43 from the field, seven assists and four steals.
Chapman’s season-high in points was 17 against Clinton on Nov. 20. Chapman has scored 12 points in a game twice, and he had 10 in another contest.
Monroe is a perfect 6-0 to start the season. Chapman, a Waterbury native, is a sophomore.

Cretella (ECSU athletics)
Lizzy Cretella, Eastern Connecticut State University women’s basketball
The former St. Paul standout has seen playing time in the first games of her inaugural season with the Warriors.
Cretella has appeared in all three ECSU games and is averaging 11.7 minutes. Cretella is averaging 2.7 points per game and is 3-of-8 from the field. 
When asked about Cretella, head coach Bierly said: “We are hoping for her to be the first off the bench this year. She is an all-around intensely competitive kid who plays good defense.”
Cretella was always a tenacious competitor for Joe Mone at St. Paul, and she looks to bring the same intensity to ECSU. The Warriors are 3-0 so far this season.

Statistics compiled from various team websites.