HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: Isaiah Wright solid in return game for Temple during Military Bowl

Wright (Temple athletics)

Isaiah Wright, Temple University football
Wright wasn’t a huge factor on offense for the Owls, but he still helped that unit out in a 34-26 Military Bowl loss to Wake Forest on Tuesday.
Wright returned six kickoffs for 169 yards, including a long of 47. He averaged over 28 yards a return, which helped give Temple’s offense good field position. 
The former Holy Cross and Kingswood-Oxford player averaged 25.27 yards per return on 11 attempts for the season. He ran for 232 yards and scored one touchdown on 42 attempts. Wright also caught eight passes for 74 yards in his freshman season.

Marchi (Temple athletics)

Logan Marchi, Temple University football
Also on the roster for the game was the redshirt freshman Marchi.
Marchi, a former St. Paul standout, got to play in six games for the Owls as a freshman. He had two completions in six attempts for 29 yards. His longest pass of the year went for 15 yards. Marchi was second on the depth chart behind senior Phillip Walker, who broke his own record for most passing yards in a season for a Temple quarterback.
Marchi should be in the hunt for the top quarterback spot next fall. 

Jordan Booker, Nichols College basketball

Booker (Nichols athletics)

The Bison resume their season on Friday after a holiday break, and this freshman looks to keep contributing to his team’s success.
Booker has played in all nine games, averaging 13.6 minutes per outing. Booker played a season-high 30 minutes in a game against Newbury on Dec. 8. He connected on 5-of-11 shots and 2-of-2 free throws to tally 14 points. The 14 points were a season-high for Booker.
He has also played 29 minutes against Wentworth and 22 against Roger Williams. 

Fithian-Giantonio (Nichols athletics)

Mekaela Fithian-Giantonio, Nichols College basketball
This sophomore and former leader of St. Paul girls basketball has started seven of the eight games she has played in.
Fithian-Giantonio is averaging 21.4 minutes per game. Her per game averages are 2.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists (second on the team). Fithian-Giantonio’s assist total of 15 ranks her second on her team as well.
In a start against Wentworth, Fithian-Giantonio had 10 points in 25 minutes. She made four of five shot attempts, including two of three opportunities behind the three-point line.
As a freshman, Fithian-Giantonio played in 25 games and averaged 2.6 points per game.


Santiago (Regis athletics)

Manny Santiago, Regis College indoor track and field
It’s not often you find a three-sport college athlete.
Santiago, a former standout at Bristol Eastern, just happens to be a three-sport athlete. The senior finished up his senior soccer season in the fall, then moved on to indoor track and field. In the spring, Santiago plays volleyball.
On the soccer pitch, Santiago earned Third Team All-New England Collegiate Conference honors. He produced 10 wins, gave up just 1.58 goals per match (second in the NECC) and had a .743 save percentage (fourth in NECC).
Santiago is an exercise science major at Regis.

Statistics and head shots compiled from the websites of the schools.