GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference wrapped up its weekly recognition of spring-sport seniors today naming the 34 women’s outdoor track and field athletes as this week’s Athletes of the Week.
Among the 34 honorees were University of Southern Maine athletes Samantha Dow (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy), Angela Dubois (Minot, Maine/Poland Regional), Jacqui Hallisey (Gorham, N.H.), Adela Kalilwa (Lewiston, Maine) and Jess Regan (Sturbridge, Mass./Shepherd Hill Regional). Dow, Dubois, Kalilwa and Regan have spent the past four years with the program. Hallisey was in her second year for the program.
Majoring in social work, Dow is a two-time runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles at the LEC Outdoor Championships to earn All-LEC honors, and scored in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2018 championships. A two-time qualifier for the New England Division III Outdoor Championships in the 100 hurdles, Dow received the Athletic Department’s William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete Award last year.
Dubois, a communication major, served as co-captain of the cross country and indoor track & field teams this past year. She was the co-recipient USM’s Communication and Media Studies Department’s 2019-2020 Maine Association of Broadcasters Award. The MAB scholarship award is given to the student who excels in academic performance and who shows a strong interest in pursuing a career in broadcasting. Dubois has twice received the William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete Award, and was on the 2019 LEC Spring All-Academic Team.
Also a communication major, Hallisey joined the track and field program in 2018 after spending a year with the Huskies’ women’s ice hockey team. She also played tennis for the Huskies during the fall 2019 season. Hallisey is a two-time winner of the William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete Award, and earned a spot on the LEC Spring All-Academic Team in 2019.
A multi-event competitor, Regan, scored in the 100 and 400-meter hurdles at the 2019 LEC championships, and in the 400 hurdles and 4 x 800-meter relay at the 2018 championships. She cracked the Huskies’ top 10 list in the heptathlon in 2018 with her career-best total of 3,271 points. A three-time recipient of the William B. Wise Award, Regan is majoring in linguistics.
The most prolific horizontal jumper in the history of the women’s track and field program, Kalilwa has won four LEC triple jump titles (three indoor, one outdoor) during her career. A health sciences major, Kalilwa earned Division III All-America honors in the long jump and the triple jump in 2019, setting school records in both events. She owns the six longest outdoor marks in the long jump and the 29 longest in the triple jump in program history.
The Little East Conference previously recognized the seniors from baseball (April 6), softball (April 13), men’s lacrosse (April 20), women’s lacrosse (April 27), men’s tennis (May 4), and men’s track and field seniors (May 11). This week’s set of honorees concludes the weekly awards program for 2019-20.