Feb. 25, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for Feb. 18-24 in men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse and baseball.
No. 11/9 Colgate is out to its best start in men's lacrosse since 1993 after moving to 3-0 with Saturday's win at Dartmouth. Peter Baum scored four times to set the League record for career goals with 139 and counting. Bucknell and Holy Cross were also victorious over the weekend, with the Bison downing Bryant in their home opener and the Crusaders besting Hartford.
No. 20 Navy and Lafayette each continued their unbeaten starts by winning a pair of games over the weekend in women's lacrosse. Both teams got standout offensive performances from senior stars, as Lafayette's Addie Godfrey had 12 goals and three assists in two games and Navy's Jasmine DePompeo totaled nine goals and five assists in the Mids' victories.
Navy, Holy Cross and Lehigh each recorded victories over the weekend in baseball. Ben Nelson led the Mids with a nine-inning complete-game in a 3-1 win over Air Force, while Holy Cross got big weekends from Evan Ocello, Nick Lovullo and Mike Ahmed.
Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
PETER BAUM, COLGATE Sr., A, Portland, Ore.
Baum etched his name in the Patriot League record book - again - with a game-high four goals and six points in the Raiders' 13-10 victory at Dartmouth Saturday. The senior attackman broke the Patriot League career record for goals and now stands at 139, one better than the old mark of 138 held by Bucknell's Justin Zackey, who graduated in 1994. Baum scored early in the second quarter to cut Dartmouth's lead to 3-2, and netted his second with 1:05 left before the half to give the Raiders the lead for good at 5-4. He's tied for second in the League in points (4.67) and goals (3.00) per game.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JACKSON PLACE, BUCKNELL Jr., D, Wayne, Pa.
Place sparked a strong defensive performance from the Bison, who won their home opener 10-8 over Bryant Saturday afternoon. He logged a career-best six caused turnovers, forcing three of Bryant's five during a dominant fourth quarter for the Bucknell defense. He also picked up one groundball in the win which lifted the Bison to 2-1 heading into Saturday's League-opener with Navy.
GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
SAM SOMERS, ARMY So., GK, Wilton, Conn.
Somers had a breakout performance with a career-high 18 saves in Sunday's 6-2 loss at then-No. 18 Syracuse. The sophomore came up with the most saves in a game for an Army goalkeeper since Tom Palesky had 20 against the Orange in 2011. He faced 24 shots on goal and stopped seven in the third quarter to keep the Black Knights within striking distance.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
THOMAS FLIBOTTE, BUCKNELL Fr., M, Cohasset, Mass.
Flibotte picks up his second Rookie of the Week nod in three weeks after scoring two goals and picked up one groundball in the Bison's 10-8 win over visiting Bryant Saturday. He scored twice during Bucknell's five-goal second quarter, breaking a tie both times and giving the Bison the lead for good with 7:05 left until the half. Flibotte stands third on the team with five goals.
CHASE BAILEY, BUCKNELL Sr., A, Fairfield, Conn.
Netted a hat trick and four points overall in Saturday's 10-8 victory over Bryant.
JAMES QUEENEY, COLGATE Sr., D, Reading, Mass.
Logged a pair of groundballs and two caused turnovers in Colgate's 13-10 win at Darmouth. Held the Big Green's Mike Olentine to zero points, one shot and three turnovers.
MATT WARD, HOLY CROSS Sr., LSM, Massapequa, N.Y.
Tallied what stood up as the game-winner in the third quarter of Holy Cross' 11-9 win over Hartford Saturday. Picked up four groundballs.
DAN TAYLOR, LEHIGH So., A, Calgary, Alberta
Totaled five goals and finished with nine points in Lehigh's two losses in Colorado to then-No. 11/11 Denver and Air Force. Finished with three groundballs and was named to the All-Face-Off Classic Team.
Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ADDIE GODFREY, LAFAYETTE Sr., A, Princeton, N.J.
Godfrey had a pair of six-goal games to lead Lafayette to two victories over the weekend and a 3-0 start to the season. She totaled six goals with three ground balls and four draw controls in an 11-10 triumph over Central Connecticut State on Friday, then came through with six goals, three assists, four ground balls and three draw controls in a 16-10 victory at Liberty on Sunday. Godfrey is tied for the Patriot League lead with 14 goals on the season. She is named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in her career.
MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ALISON FLOOD, COLGATE Jr., M, Liverpool, N.Y.
Flood totaled eight goals, four ground balls, six draw controls and a caused turnover in a 1-1 week for the Raiders. She came through with a career-high tying five goals, including the game-winner, as well as four draw controls in a 16-12 victory at Marist. Flood then had three goals, four ground balls, two draw controls and a caused turnover in a 13-11 loss at Hofstra on Saturday. She is named Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week for the first time.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANNIE FOKY, NAVY So., GK, Charlottesville, Va.
Foky had a pair of strong games in the net for the Mids to help No. 20 Navy to two wins over the weekend and a 4-0 start to the season. She made 11 saves in a 15-6 win over High Point on Friday as Navy avenged a loss from last season. Foky also stopped two of the three shots she faced in a 16-4 victory against Monmouth on Sunday. She finished with a 3.80 goals against average and .650 save percentage while winning both contests. Foky also had seven ground balls on the week. She is named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
LAUREN GORAJEK, COLGATE Fr., M, Hightstown, N.J.
Gorajek had four goals and an assist in two games for the Raiders last week. She had a goal with two ground balls, two draw controls and a caused turnover in a 16-12 win over Marist on Tuesday, and totaled three goals, an assist, two ground balls and two draw controls in Saturday's 13-11 loss at Hofstra. Gorajek is Colgate's first Rookie of the Week award winner since the 2011 season.
JASMINE DePOMPEO, NAVY Sr., A, Sayville, N.Y.
DePompeo has scored seven points in all four of Navy's games this year, with four goals and three assists in a 15-6 win over High Point on Friday and five goals and two assists in a 16-4 victory over Monmouth on Sunday in last week's action.
ANA WHITE, LAFAYETTE Jr., M, Swarthmore, Pa.
White had two goals, three assists, six ground balls and 12 draw controls in Lafayette's pair of victories last week. She is just two draw controls away from the Patriot League career record.
TAYLOR ZEBROWSKI, HOLY CROSS Sr., A, Verona, N.J.
Zebrowkski had four goals and two assists in Holy Cross' 16-13 win over Yale on Saturday.
KATE SHERIDAN, COLGATE Sr., A, Westfield, N.J.
Sheridan had a goal and four assists in each of Colgate's contests last week.
LAURA RYAN, HOLY CROSS So., M, Stirling, N.J.
Ryan had four goals, an assist and four draw controls in a 16-13 win over Yale on Saturday.
Patriot League Baseball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
EVAN OCELLO, HOLY CROSS So., OF, Camarillo, Calif.
Ocello went 6-for-11 with a double, triple, six runs scored and three RBIs in the opening four-game weekend for the Crusaders. He was 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 7-5 loss to No. 24 Virginia Tech, and went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and two runs scored in a 13-12 loss to Temple. Ocello scored two runs and had two stolen bases in an 8-6 win over the Owls as he came home to score in each of the four games. He is named Patriot League Player of the Week for the first time.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
BEN NELSON, NAVY Sr., P, Winter Springs, Fla.
Nelson is off to an impressive start in his senior season after tossing a nine-inning complete-game in a 3-1 win over Air Force on Friday. He scattered six hits and did not walk a batter while striking out eight and giving up just the one run in the victory. He retired the side in order through the first three innings, and allowed only three singles and no runs in the final five frames. It was the 11th complete game of his career and the nine innings marked his second-longest outing. Nelson is 2-0 with a 1.12 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 16 innings this season. He is named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week for the second straight time and fourth in his career.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
NICK LOVULLO, HOLY CROSS Fr., INF, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Lovullo went 5-for-11 with seven runs scored, five RBIs and a pair of doubles in three games for Holy Cross over the weekend. He had at least one hit, run and RBI in each of his appearances. Lovullo was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI in a 9-8 loss to Delaware, had three runs scored and two RBIs in a 13-12 loss to Temple and concluded the weekend by going 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs in an 8-6 win over the Owls.
MIKE AHMED, HOLY CROSS Jr., P/3B, East Longmeadow, Mass.
Ahmed did it all for Holy Cross, batting .294 (5-for-17) with a home run, five RBIs and four runs scored in four games and allowing two runs in five innings on the mound to pick up the win in Holy Cross' 8-6 triumph over Temple.
DAN WEIGEL, BUCKNELL Jr., P, Lancaster, Pa.
Weigel carried a shutout into the ninth inning against Duke and left with the game scoreless after 8.1 innings in an eventual 2-0 loss. He gave up just two hits and two walks with five strikeouts and one run allowed in the outing.
MIKE BURKE, LEHIGH Jr., P, Clarks Summit, Pa.
Burke went 5.1 innings and allowed one run on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts to pick up the win in a 4-1 triumph over UNC-Wilmington on Sunday.