HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: DiCarlo earns weekly honor for solid goalkeeping

DiCarlo (WCSU athletics)

Luca DiCarlo has been the man in goal for Western Connecticut State men’s soccer, and he was honored for his efforts by his conference.
The junior from Holy Cross earned Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Goalie of the Week honors after a strong effort.
DiCarlo claimed victory in each of the two matches he played in. He played all 90 minutes and recorded three saves in a 1-0 victory over SUNY Purchase on Sept. 27. When WCSU beat UMass Dartmouth 4-0 on Sept. 30, he played 75 minutes and 14 seconds and recorded four saves in yet another shutout.
DiCarlo is 5-2 on the season with a 1.15 goals-against average. He has saved a total of 17 shots with a save percentage of .708.

Lauren Vallee, Bay Path volleyball

Vallee (Bay Path athletics)

The senior middle hitter from Bristol Central was named New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week after posting solid numbers for the Wildcats.
Vallee played in three matches, with her best coming in a 3-1 win over Fitchburg State on Sept. 28. She recorded a double-double with 20 kills and 18 digs. For the week, Vallee tallied 4.3 kills per set, and she also had four service aces and five blocks.
Vallee has a team-leading 124 kills, along with 61 digs, 10 service aces and 10 blocks. She averages 3.76 kills per set.

Nick Warren, Eastern Connecticut State volleyball

Warren (ECSU athletics)

The senior from Holy Cross came up big for his team when he was needed most in a 3-2 overtime victory over Salem State.
Warren scored his first goal since 2014 with just over 13 minutes left in the Sept. 26 match, and it was the tally that tied the contest at 2-2. 
Earlier in the match, Warren made a pass to Max Parent for a goal that cut a 2-0 deficit in half at the 64:35 mark. Warren’s goal came at 76:44.
Lucas Chaude scored the match-winning goal at 106:45, or 3:15 left in sudden death overtime.
For the season, Warren has started all nine matches he has played in. The goal and assist on Sept. 26 secured his first points of the season.

Sarah Namazi, Post University tennis

Namazi (Post athletics)

The junior from Kennedy is off to a great start in her junior season.
Namazi is 5-1 in singles matches and she’s 5-0 overall in doubles. Namazi has combined with Juliana Seabra for a perfect 4-0 doubles mark. Namazi is 1-0 when playing with Jessica Bergen.
Namazi won singles and doubles matches against New Haven in the Sept. 7 season opener. On Sept. 11, she won singles and doubles matches against Franklin Pierce. 
Namazi grabbed singles and doubles victories, two valuable points in a 5-4 win over St. Thomas Aquinas on Sept. 13. Namazi had the only victory, along with Seabra, in doubles in an 8-1 loss to LIU Post on Sept. 15. She won singles and doubles matches in a 7-2 Post victory over Chestnut Hill College on Sept. 17. Namazi was a singles winner in her team’s 8-1 win over Caldwell on Sept. 28.

K.J. Smith, CCSU football

Smith (CCSU athletics)

The junior from Bristol Eastern has been starting for the Blue Devils at tight end, and he got in on the action in Saturday’s 26-15 road win over Sacred Heart.
Smith caught two passes for 25 yards in the victory over the Pioneers. The first reception went for 22 yards in the first quarter, and it moved the ball well into Sacred Heart territory. His second catch came on a drive later in the quarter.
Smith has started all five games at tight end for CCSU this season. He has five catches for 47 yards. In addition to being named to the Preseason All-Northeast Conference team, Smith has made the Northeast Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll in 2015 and 2016.

Statistics and information compiled from the team website of each athlete.