As frigid winds danced across Wentworth’s campus earlier this year, several student-athletes were heating things up in their respective sports. By the time winter’s frosty grip gave way to springtime warmth, four had carved their names into the history books.
With his layup in the second half of a Feb. 13 game against the University of New England, Stephen Azums, BSCM ’21, became the 16th player in the Wentworth men’s basketball program history to reach 1,000 career points. Entering the game, Azums needed 27 points to reach the milestone and finished with exactly that number, one short of his career game high.
The Commonwealth Coast Conference named Azums to their All-Conference team for the second straight year. During the regular season, he averaged 17.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game while shooting 62.1 percent from the floor and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. His field goal percentage is currently the fifth highest in a single season in program history, while he presently ranks second in program history for highest free throw percentage in a season. Additionally, his 10.8 rebounds-per- game average is the second highest by a Leopard in a season in program history.
Brooke Paradis, BSCE ’19, was the next to make history as her March 8 women’s lacrosse game found her securing her 200th career point in a 13–6 victory over Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Paradis opened the scoring just under five minutes into the game before adding an additional two points.
Paradis would continue to be a prolific scorer throughout the season. As of April 2, she was sitting at 258 car
eer points with five regular season games remaining. And on March 2 she set a single-game record of 11 goals
en route to netting her 200th career goal against Nichols College.
In the same game against Nichols, Emily Rogers, BSCE ’21, earned her 100th career point, an impressive feat for a sophomore.
On the men’s lacrosse side, Kyle Doner,
BSA ’20, made his own news on March 16 against Wheaton College. Doner scored five goals and added an assist for a six-point afternoon, earning 100 career points. He became the 14th player in program history to reach the century mark. With four games remaining in the season, Doner’s sophomore teammate, Ben Coakley, BSM ’21, was sitting at 90 career points. Coakley, whose two brothers also attended Wentworth, spent his first year at Towson University before transferring to the Leopards.
—Greg Abazorius & Bill Gorman