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Cavalieri Named NEWMAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Cavalieri Named NEWMAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week Babson Park, Mass. -- January 3, 2010 -- Matt Cavalieri has been named this week's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference men's basketball player of the week. It is the second time he has been so honored this season.

Cavalieri was also honored on December 6 for the first time during the 2010-2011 season.

Cavalieri, a senior forward from West Warwick, R.I., paced the Pride to a 2-1 record over the last three games.

He averaged 21.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, while shooting .548 from the floor (23-of-42) and .789 from the free throw line (15-of-19) in that stretch.

In Springfield's final game before winter break, Cavalieri netted a season-best 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting to go along with eight rebounds in a 69-57 win over Connecticut College at SC's Blake Arena.

On New Year's Day, he posted 15 points and 14 boards in a 75-66 come-from-behind win over Roger Williams in the opening game of the Hampton Inn West Springfield/Naismith Classic at Blak..

Then one day later, he finished off the weekend with 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and three blocks in a 71-66 loss to 12-1 Rutgers Newark in the championship game.

Cavalieri was named to the Hampton Inn West Springfield/Naismith Classic all-tournament team.

Springfield next hosts Babson on Wednesday night (Jan. 5) at 7 pm to open the NEWMAC portion of its season.

(Photo by Cindi Williamson of Fat Dog Fotos)

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