Feb. 18, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for Feb. 10-16 in women's lacrosse, baseball and indoor track and field on Tuesday.
Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
HANNAH SCHMITT, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., A, Malvern, Pa.
Schmitt scored six goals, including the game-winner, as No. 9 Loyola pulled off a 16-12 victory at No. 6 Virginia on Saturday. She tied her career-high with the six goals and scored five in the second half as the Greyhounds tallied 13 goals after intermission. It was her 15th career hat trick and ninth game with four points or more. Schmitt had three goals in a 6-1 run that saw the Greyhounds turn a 5-2 deficit into an 8-6 lead early in the second half.
MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TARYN VANTHOF, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., M, Livonia, N.Y.
VanThof starred on both ends in the Greyhounds' win at Virginia by scoring three goals and tallying four ground balls, six draw controls and two caused turnovers in the 16-12 victory. She led all players in draw controls while also leading the Greyhounds in ground balls. VanThof scored the first goal of the second half as Loyola opened the period with a 10-2 run to take control. VanThof notched her sixth career hat trick in the win.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MOLLY WOLF, LOYOLA MARYLAND So., GK, Baltimore, Md.
Wolf made 11 saves as the Greyhounds dominated the second half in a 16-12 win at No. 6 Virginia on Saturday. She came through with six saves in the first half to keep Loyola within 5-3 at the break, and made five after intermission to help push the Greyhounds on a 10-2 run to open the second half and take control. It was the fourth double-digit save game of her career.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
BAILEY MATHIS, LOYOLA MARYLAND Fr., D, Lake Worth, Fla.
Mathis played a key role on Loyola's defense in her collegiate debut by marking Virginia's Courtney Swan and holding one of the nation's top attackers to just four shots overall, including two which were free-position attempts. One of the shots came with just eight seconds remaining and the Greyhounds with the victory in hand.
LOREN GENERI, NAVY Jr., M, Bayport, N.Y.
Generi totaled nine goals, eight assists, six ground balls, 14 draw controls and four caused turnovers in Navy's victories over Longwood and Campbell.
AIMEE GENNARO, NAVY Sr., A, Havertown, Pa.
Gennaro put up five goals, five assists and four ground balls as Navy opened the season with victories over Longwood and Campbell, and now has 18 consecutive games with a goal.
JESSICA WOJCIECHOWSKI, AMERICAN So., M, Monkton, Md.
Wojciechowski tallied three goals and two assists in American's 11-9 win over Campbell on Sunday.
MEGAN ARK, COLGATE Jr., A, Rochester, N.Y.
Ark had four goals and an assist in Colgate's 14-11 loss at Vermont on Saturday.
MALLORY COLLINS, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., A, Boston, Mass.
Collins scored four goals, with three in the first half, in her first action since 2012 as Boston University fell 18-8 at No. 1 North Carolina on Saturday.
JENNA FROST, COLGATE Jr., D, Swarthmore, Pa.
Frost had game highs of seven ground balls and seven caused turnovers in Colgate's loss at Vermont.
Patriot League Baseball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRAD BOROSAK, NAVY Jr., 2B, Jupiter, Fla.
Borosak accounted for all of the runs in Navy's season-opening victory over Florida A & M by belting a two-run home run to break up a scoreless game in the fifth inning and send the Mids to a 2-0 victory. He finished the weekend going 5-for-14 (.357) with two runs scored, the home run and three RBIs. The home run was the first of his career, and Borosak had hits in all three games.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
ANTHONY PARENTI, NAVY Jr., P, Elizabeth, N.J.
Parenti opened the season on the hill for the Mids and tossed six shutout innings to pick up the win in a 2-0 victory over Florida A & M on Saturday. He struck out six while allowing only two hits and one walk, and did not permit a runner to reach third base. Parenti earned the fourth combined shutout of his career.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
TRAVIS BLUE, NAVY Fr., SS, Orange, Calif.
Blue earned the starting shortstop job as a freshman and opened with a solid weekend by going 3-for-10 with two runs scored and an RBI in Navy's series at Florida A & M. He was 2-for-3 in the Mids' 2-0 win in the opener, coming around to score on Brad Borosak's two-run home run that accounted for all the runs.
COREY FURMAN, BUCKNELL Sr., OF, Exeter, Pa.
Furman went 4-for-9 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in two games of Bucknell's season-opening series at No. 7 South Carolina.
NICK DIGNACCO, ARMY Sr., P, Sharon, Conn.
Dignacco scattered five hits and struck out four and did not give up an earned run in five innings of work to pick up the victory in Army's 4-2 win over William & Mary on Sunday.
Patriot League Track and Field Weekly Awards
M-F ATHLETIC MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
CHRISTIAN LUPICA, BUCKNELL Jr. Newtown, Pa.
Lupica ran the fastest 60-meter hurdle time in the Patriot League this season and now ranks 29th in the event in Division I as he clocked a mark of 7.86 to finish third at the Spire Invitational on Saturday. Lupica broke the Bucknell school record in the race for the fourth time this season. He claims the fifth Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Track Athlete of the Week honor of his indoor career, and third this season.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
MONICA ADLER, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., Manchester, Mass.
Adler shattered ECAC standards while placing second in the mile (4:37.97) and seventh in the 3,000-meter run (9:45.47) at the Scarlet and White Invitational on Saturday. The career-best mark in the mile is the top time in the Patriot League and puts her at No. 16 in Division I, while the 3,000-meter time is also a personal record and third-best in the League this year.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
JACK FELLOWS, BUCKNELL Jr., Cumberland Center, Maine
Fellows won the weight throw at the Bucknell Tune-Up with a mark of 18.99 meters on Friday, easily eclipsing the IC4A standard of 17.00. It was a personal-best mark and the fifth-best in school history. Fellows also notched the second-best mark in the Patriot League this year in the weight throw.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ELISE BUFFINTON, LAFAYETTE Sr., Lewisburg, Pa.
Buffinton tied her own school record and established the top mark in the Patriot League this season in the pole vault with a leap of 3.90 meters at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games on Friday. She easily bested the ECAC standard of 3.60 meters, and is well ahead of her next closest competitors in the League at 3.75. Buffinton earns her second Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Field Athlete of the Week honor this year.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CAMERON WILLIAMS, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., San Antonio, Texas
Williams won the 200-meter dash at the Scarlet and White Invitational on Saturday with an IC4A qualifying time of 21.65, which places him third among all Patriot League competitors this season. He just missed an IC4A mark while finishing sixth in the 60-meter dash in 7.11.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
TORIA LEVY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., Weston, Fla.
Levy was part of BU's winning 4 X 400m relay team which broke its own school record with an ECAC qualifying time of 3:42.49 at the Scarlet and White Invitational on Saturday. The time is also more than seven seconds faster than any other Patriot League team this season. Levy also placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.32 after clocking a 9.14 in the prelims.
STUART ROSS, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., Glascow, Scotland
Ross placed fourth in the 800-meter run at the Scarlet and White Invitational with an IC4A qualifying time of 1:50.63, the best mark in the Patriot League this season.
ADEOLU ADESIDA, LEHIGH Jr., Princeton, N.J.
Adesida had an IC4A qualifying mark of 2.10 meters in the high jump for the second week in a row and placed second at the Bucknell Tune-Up.
EMILY WAKSMUNSKI, BUCKNELL So., Andover, N.J.
Waksmunski won the 1,000-meter run at the Bucknell Tune-Up with an ECAC qualifying time of 2:55.08.
BROOKE ASTOR, LEHIGH Jr., Princeton, N.J.
Astor won both the 60-meter dash and 60-meter hurdles at the Bucknell Tune-Up, setting a school record of 7.77 in the former and qualifying for ECACs with an 8.75 in the latter.
DEVIN SMITH, LAFAYETTE So., Andover, N.J.
Smith finished fourth in the 400-meter dash at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games with an ECAC qualifying time of 56.25.
JOSEPH BREEN, BUCKNELL Fr., Northborough, Mass.
Breen placed second in the shot put at the Bucknell Tune-Up with an IC4A qualifying mark of 15.88 meters.