Feb. 25, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for Feb. 17-23 in women's lacrosse and baseball on Tuesday, as well as softball awards which include all games played this season up to Sunday.
Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANNIE THOMAS, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., A, Bel Air, Md.
Thomas had three goals and two assists as the No. 6/8 Greyhounds beat a ranked opponent for the second time in as many games this season by downing No. 16/17 Princeton 15-10 at home on Saturday. Thomas recorded her 12th hat trick of the year as she gave Loyola a 5-1 edge midway through the first half and sparked a 4-0 run that put the game away and included the eventual game-winning goal with 17:57 to play. Thomas has a point in her last 20 games, and her 61 career assists are eighth in school history.
MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LOREN GENERI, NAVY Jr., M, Bayport, N.Y.
Generi had another huge week for the Mids with a combined eight goals, 10 assists, six ground balls and 10 draw controls in victories over Liberty and Davidson. She started with three goals and a career-high tying six assists to go with five ground balls and seven draw controls in a 19-3 win over Liberty on Tuesday, then put up five goals and four assists in a 14-5 triumph against Davidson on Sunday. Generi leads the Patriot League in goals (17), assists (18), points (35) and draw controls (24) this season. She is named Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week for the first time this season and fourth overall.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MOLLY WOLF, LOYOLA MARYLAND So., GK, Baltimore, Md.
Wolf wins the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honor for the second straight time after her second 11-save game in a victory over a ranked opponent this season. She made 11 stops in Loyola' 15-10 win over Princeton after doing so in a 16-12 triumph at then No. 6 Virginia on Feb. 15. Wolf had seven first-half saves against the Tigers as Loyola built a 7-4 lead at the half, and stopped all four free-position shots she faced. It was the fifth double-digit save total of the sophomore's career.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
AMANDA CASE, LAFAYETTE Fr., M, Havertown, Pa.
Case had six goals in her first three career games, including four in a 16-6 win at Wagner on Saturday. She has scored a goal in all three contests after also tallying in losses to Marist and Delaware during the week. Case added four ground balls and two draw controls for the week.
TARYN VANTHOF, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., M, Livonia, N.Y.
VanThof recorded a goal, two assists, three ground balls and five draw controls in Loyola's 15-10 win over Princeton on Saturday.
ANA WHITE, LAFAYETTE Sr., M, Swarthmore, Pa.
White totaled six goals, three assists, nine ground balls and nine draw controls in three games for the Leopards.
CARLI SUKONIK, LEHIGH Jr., A, Penn Valley, Pa.
Sukonik had four goals and an assist in Lehigh's 10-4 win to open the season against Mount St. Mary's on Saturday.
KATIE GALLAGHER, NAVY So., A, Bel Air, Md.
Gallagher totaled five goals and five assists in Navy's wins over Liberty and Davidson.
OLIVIA MANGAN, AMERICAN So., M, Maplewood, N.J.
Mangan had three goals, three assists, two ground balls and three draw controls in American's 11-10 double overtime loss to UMBC on Saturday.
JENNIE BERGLIN, COLGATE Jr., GK, Glen Head, N.Y.
Berglin made 13 saves to help Colgate stay close in a 10-8 loss to Hofstra on Saturday.
EMILY KOOKOGEY, BUCKNELL Jr., A, Lutherville, Md.
Kookogey scored three goals in both of Bucknell's games last week.
Patriot League Baseball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRANDON CIPOLLA, HOLY CROSS Sr., OF, Abington, Mass.
Cipolla batted .467 (7-for-15) with two doubles, a home run, two RBIs and four runs scored as Holy Cross split a four-game series at No. 7 Mississippi State over the weekend. He had a hit in all four games, with a 2-for-3 effort with two runs scored and two walks in a 7-6 win for the Crusaders on Saturday. Cipolla also went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in an 8-4 loss in Saturday's opener to go 5-for-8 for the day. Cipolla has a 20-game streak of reaching base after doing so for the final 16 games of the 2013 season.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
ANTHONY PARENTI, NAVY Jr., P, Elizabeth, N.J.
Parenti threw a nine-inning complete-game shutout while allowing just four hits and one walk and striking out 13 to lead Navy to a 3-0 win over Air Force on Friday. It was his first career shutout and also marked a career high for strikeouts. He faced the minimum over his first 25 batters, and ended up facing only 29 in the game while not allowing a runner to reach third base for the second time in as many games this season. Parenti has opened the season with a 2-0 record and 15 scoreless innings on the mound, allowing just six hits and two walks while striking out 19 in his first two starts. Parenti is the first repeat Patriot League Pitcher of the Week since his former teammate, Ben
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ANTHONY CRITELLI, HOLY CROSS Fr., 3B, Holmdel, N.J.
Critelli hit .353 (6-for-17) with a run scored and four RBIs to help Holy Cross split its four-game series at No. 7 Mississippi State. He started each game and broke out in the third contest of the series, going 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead the Crusaders to a 7-6 win on Saturday. He also scored a run in Holy Cross' 6-1 win in the series finale on Sunday.
NICK DIGNACCO, ARMY Sr., P, Sharon, Conn.
Dignacco improved to 2-0 on the season by giving up just one hit and one walk over six scoreless innings of a 14-0 win over Massachusetts on Saturday.
DONNY MURRAY, HOLY CROSS Jr., P, Walpole, Mass.
Murray allowed just one run on six hits over seven innings to earn the victory in a 6-1 win over No. 7 Mississippi State on Sunday to lift the Crusaders to a split of the four-game series.
BRYSON HOUGH, BUCKNELL Jr., P, Fairfax, Va.
Hough tossed seven scoreless innings as the Bison fell 1-0 in 10 innings to Delaware State on Saturday.
JON CRUCITTI, ARMY Sr., OF, Mooresville, N.C.
Crucitti went 4-for-9 with four runs scored and four RBIs in Army's three-game sweep of Massachusetts.
CONNOR FAUST, LEHIGH Jr., 1B, Center Valley, Pa.
Faust was 5-for-11 on Lehigh's three-game season-opening weekend, and went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs in a 4-2 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday.
Patriot League Softball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MORIAH CONNOLLY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., 3B, Dunedin, Fla.
Had a standout debut going 7-of-14 with three triples, three stolen bases, four runs scored and two RBIs to help BU open the season 3-1. Batted .500 with an on-base-percentage of .562 and slugging percentage of .929. Was 3-of-5 with three runs scored in an 11-4 win over Michigan State. Hit a two-RBI triple against Georgetown and then reached home on a sac fly to give BU a 3-0 lead on the Hoyas in the third inning of a 6-3 victory.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
MELANIE RUSSELL, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., P, San Diego, Calif.
Pitched 17.1 innings in three appearances (two starts, 1 relief) in Terriers 3-1 week. Earned wins over Michigan State and Georgetown, finishing period with a 1.24 ERA, a .882 WHIP and 15 strikeouts to only three walks. Both runs in 2-0 loss to South Carolina were unearned. Entered game against Michigan State with Terriers trailing 4-1 and shut the Spartans down, allowing just two hits in 4.2 innings of work as BU rallied for the win.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
JACEE ALMOND, BUCKNELL Fr., SS/INF, Concord, Calif.
Started all four games for Bison and batted .364 with three home runs, five runs scored and four RBI. Finished period with a .364 batting average and 1.182 slugging percentage. Was 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in Bucknell's 11-10 extra inning loss to Canisius. Also hit a solo home run in Bison's 4-3 setback to Robert Morris. Currently has the highest slugging percentage on the team and second highest batting average.
KASEY McCRAVEY, ARMY So., 3B, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Through 10 games leads Army in batting (.519), hits (14), doubles (4), RBI (5), TB (21), slugging % (.778) and on base percentage (.536). Also 3-for-3 in stolen bases and has one home run and four runs scored.
CYDNEE SANDERS, BUCKNELL Jr., SS, Magnolia, Texas
Recorded at least one hit in all four games during Bucknell's opening weekend and leads Bison in batting average at .417. Has scored three runs, two RBI and one stolen base. Has .500 on base percentage.
LARA BEAN, BUCKNELL Fr., P, Alvin, Texas
Allowed one hit and no runs over five innings of Bucknell's 2-0 win over Bowling Green to earn first career victory. Also pitched 6.1 innings in extra inning loss to Canisius and allowed only one earned run. ERA of .62 in 11.1 innings with nine strikeouts.
KRISTEN WEST, ARMY Fr., P, Houston, Texas
Has a 2.93 ERA in nine appearances for Black Knights. After eight relief appearances, won her first start - going the distance in Army's 4-2 win over George Washington.