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March 17, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for March 10-16 in men and women's lacrosse, baseball and softball on Monday.

Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DAN TAYLOR, LEHIGH Jr., A, Calgary, Alberta
Taylor recorded his eighth career hat trick, finishing with a career-high five goals and three assists in the Mountain Hawks 13-2 win over Navy. The eight total points against the Mids were also a career-high and the three assists tied his career best. Taylor had a hand in 62 percent of the Mountain Hawks' goals including eight of their final 11.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOE FLETCHER, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., D, Syracuse, N.Y.
Fletcher had a standout game on defense in the Greyhounds 7-6 victory over Army. The senior defenseman was critical in the possession game, picking up a team-high five ground balls, all in traffic. Fletcher also held Army's Preseason Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year John Glessner, a former high school teammate, to only two goals.

GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
JACK RUNKEL, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., GK, Fairfield, Conn.
Runkel collected his fourth consecutive Goalkeeper of the Week award by registering a season-high 19 saves in Saturday afternoon's 7-6 win over Army. The senior goalkeeper played to a .760 saves percentage and was just three saves off his career-high of 22. Runkel is also a nominee for this week's Brine National Player of the Week by Inside Lacrosse.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CAL DEARTH, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., M, Ridgefield, Conn.
Dearth set a Boston University program record for points (six) and assists (four) in a game and scored on both shots he took as the Terriers recorded their first-ever victory as a Division 1 program with a 12-7 win at Lafayette.

HONORABLE MENTION
SAM SOMERS, ARMY Jr., GK, Wilton, Conn.
Somers amassed a season-high 16 saves in a 7-6 Army loss at #2 Loyola on Saturday. The junior goalkeeper made several stops at critical points at the end of the first half and with time winding down in the game to keep the Black Knights' upset bid alive, including one on a breakaway with 32 seconds left.

SAM TENNEY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., A, Providence, R.I.
Tenney scored a career-high four goals, including two in the fourth quarter to help the Terriers put away their first-ever victory as a Division 1 program with a 12-7 win at Lafayette.

GREG WOZNIAK, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., D, Yardley, Pa.
Wozniak shined on Terriers' top defensive unit, causing three turnovers and picking up three ground balls in a 12-7 win over Lafayette. He caused a crucial turnover with BU ahead, 8-6, that led to a Terrier insurance goal.

SEAN DOYLE, BUCKNELL So., A, Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.
Doyle set career highs for assists (six) and points (eight) in a game in Bucknell's 18-8 win at Holy Cross on Saturday. It was a 2-2 game at the start of the second quarter, and then Doyle had a hand in three goals in a 5-0 run that gave the Bison the lead for good. Doyle also recorded a goal and an assist in a mid-week loss at No. 5/6 North Carolina.

Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MARLEE PATON, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., A/M, Seaholme, Australia
Paton had a memorable performance in her first Patriot League game with six goals and four assists as No. 16/17 Loyola Maryland defeated Lafayette 22-12 in its inaugural League contest. Her 10 points mark the most for a Greyhound since Stacey Morlang had a school-record 16 in 2002. Paton also tallied four ground balls and four draw controls in the win. She was face guarded against Towson on Wednesday, but still managed a pair of ground balls and a draw control as the Greyhounds defeated the No. 17/18 Tigers 7-6 at home. Paton is in the top five in school history with 231 points, and second all-time at Loyola with 82 assists. She earns her first Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award, and becomes the third Greyhound to receive the honor after previous awards for Hannah Schmitt (Feb. 18) and Annie Thomas (Feb. 25).

MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TARYN VANTHOF, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., M, Livonia, N.Y.
VanThof set a school and Patriot League record with 15 draw controls in a 22-12 win over Lafayette on Saturday while totaling two goals, three assists, four ground balls and 19 draw controls in a pair of victories for the Greyhounds last week. She had a goal, assist, two ground balls and four draw controls in a 7-6 win over No. 17/18 Towson on Wednesday, and tallied a goal, two assists and two ground balls in addition to the draw-control record against Lafayette on Saturday. The 15 draw controls also tie for the fourth-most in a game in NCAA history. VanThof is named Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week for the second time.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
SOPHIA AGOSTINELLI, HOLY CROSS Jr., D, Framingham, Mass.
Agostinelli totaled six ground balls and eight caused turnovers in a 1-1 week for the Crusaders. She had a brilliant game in a 9-6 loss to Brown on Tuesday with four ground balls and six caused turnovers, tying the Patriot League single-game record set by Navy's Caitlin Mandrin Hill in 2009. Agostinelli had a pair of ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers in a 9-7 win over American on Saturday as Holy Cross improved to 2-0 in the Patriot League for the first time since 2007. She earns her first Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week award.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ALLISON LABEAU, LEHIGH Fr., M, Mountain Lakes, N.J.
LaBeau combined for six goals and three assists in a pair of one-goal losses for the Mountain Hawks last week. She tallied two goals and three assists in a 13-12 overtime loss to Bryant on Monday, and put up four goals in a 12-11 defeat against Colgate on Saturday. LaBeau also totaled a pair of ground balls, three draw controls and a caused turnover in the two games. She earns her first Patriot League Rookie of the Week award.

HONORABLE MENTION
LOREN GENERI, NAVY Jr., A, Bayport, N.Y.
Generi had three goals, an assist, two ground balls and 12 draw controls in a 15-4 win over Bucknell on Saturday.

AIMEE GENNARO, NAVY Sr., A, Havertown, Pa.
Gennaro had five goals in Navy's 15-4 win over Bucknell on Saturday.

ANNIE FOKY, NAVY Jr., GK, Charlottesville, Va.
Foky made six saves and also notched four ground balls in Navy's win over Bucknell.

ELIZABETH MORSE, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., A, Needham, Mass.
Morse had four goals in an 11-8 loss at No. 9/14 Johns Hopkins on Wednesday.

LAUREN GORAJEK, COLGATE So. Hightstown, N.J.
Gorajek scored two goals, including the game-winner, picked up three ground balls and added five draw controls in a 12-11 win over Lehigh on Saturday.

LAURA RYAN, HOLY CROSS Jr., M, Stirling, N.J.
Ryan combined for three goals, three assists, five ground balls and four draw controls in a 1-1 week for the Crusaders.

Patriot League Baseball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ROBERT CURRIE, NAVY So., OF, Atlanta, Ga.
Currie batted .545 (12-for-22) with a home run, six RBIs, nine runs scored, two doubles and five stolen bases as Navy went 4-2 in action at home last week. He had a hit in five of the six contests, with multiple hits in four games. Currie was 10-for-16 with a home run, six RBIs, six runs scored and three steals as Navy took three out of four in a weekend series with Quinnipiac. He has reached base in eight straight games, and scored a run in all six contests last week. Currie receives his first Patriot League Player of the Week award.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
ANTHONY PARENTI, NAVY Jr., P, Elizabeth, N.J.
Parenti continued his dominant first month of the season with eight shutout innings to lead Navy to a 15-0 win in the series opener against Quinnipiac on Friday. He scattered four hits and a walk while striking out eight as his ERA dropped from 0.65 to 0.50 for the season. Parenti improved to 5-0 for the year as he has won all of his starts. He did not allow a runner to reach third base for the third time this season, and got his second combined shutout to go with one where he went the distance. Parenti earns his third Patriot League Pitcher of the Week award of the season.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
TRAVIS BLUE, NAVY Fr., SS, Orange, Calif.
Blue went .375 (9-for-24) with five runs scored and five RBIs in a 4-2 week for the Mids. He had at least one hit in Navy's first five games of the week, with three multi-hit games in that stretch. Blue scored a run in five different games and had four games with an RBI for the week. He reached base in all six games and has a 12-game streak of doing so this season. Blue is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time.

HONORABLE MENTION
JACK ST. CLAIR, HOLY CROSS Jr., DH, Newton, Mass.
St. Clair went 8-for-11 with four runs scored, four doubles and two RBIs in a three-game series at St. John's.

MIKE CASTELLANI, BUCKNELL Fr., P, Avon, Conn.
Castellani came out of the bullpen to toss 5.1 scoreless innings with just one hit allowed to pick up the victory in Bucknell's 7-3 triumph over Bowling Green.

DAVID BEDNAR, LAFAYETTE Fr., P, Valencia, Pa.
Bednar did not allow an earned run in seven innings with three hits and a walk allowed and six strikeouts in a 2-1 loss to Buffalo on Saturday.

JOE ABELN, LEHIGH Sr., C/OF, Allentown, Pa.
Abeln batted .364 (8-for-22) with four runs scored, six RBIs and three doubles in six games for the Mountain Hawks.

Patriot League Softball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JAYME MASK, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., OF, Grafton, Mass.
Mask went 10-for-22 (.455 BA) during the Terriers 5-1 week. The senior outfielder broke her own school record and the Patriot League record with five stolen bases in a 9-1 win over Cleveland State. In the victory, Mask tallied the final three SBs in the same inning by reaching first and stealing the next three bases, including home plate. The Grafton, Mass. native also went 3-for-4 in a 9-1 win over Quinnipiac, scoring once and knocking in a pair of runs. Mask played a part in four of BU's runs in a 10-2 victory against Maine, scoring three times and recording an RBI. Including two walks, Mask finished the week an on-base percentage of .520, eight runs scored, seven stolen bases and four RBI.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
CHRISTINE CAMPBELL, LEHIGH Fr., P, San Diego, Calif.
Despite little run support, Campbell hurled 12 shutout innings and earned two wins during the Mountain Hawks 4-0 week. The San Diego, Calif. threw a complete-game six-hitter in the first 1-0 win over Delaware State and then entered in the third inning and pitched five innings of scoreless relief in another 1-0 win over the Hornets. Campbell stuck out nine and walked only two in the two games.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ALEE RASHENSKAS, ARMY Fr., 2B, St. Anne, Ill.
Rashenskas batted .571 in four games last week, including multiple hits over each of the last three contests in the Rebel Games for the Black Knights. The freshman second baseman was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate, scoring three times and driving in four in a 12-2 victory over St. Peter's. Rashenskas also went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI, a walk and a stolen base in a 12-2 win over Howard.

HONORABLE MENTION
KASEY McCRAVEY, ARMY So., 3B, Scottsdale, Ariz.
McCravey went 6-for-14 (.429 BA) in four games for Army with a triple, two home runs and 12 RBI. The sophomore third baseman ripped a pair of two-run homers along with an RBI triple to drive in five in a 12-2 win over St. Peter's. Also had five RBI in a 12-2 win over Howard.

ALEXIS WATANABE, LEHIGH So., 2B, San Marino, Calif.
Watanabe was 5-for-13 (.385 BA) with two doubles, a triple, four runs scored, two RBI and two stolen bases in the Mountain Hawks 4-0 week that included a pair of wins over Hartford and Delaware State at the Hornet Invitational.

CAROLINE SMITH, ARMY Fr., P, Chino Hills, Calif.
Smith allowed only two earned runs and picked up victories in both games she appeared in for Army at the Rebel Games. Had an ERA of 1.40 and did not allow a walk while facing 40 batters against St. Peter's and Howard.

DANA NIELSEN, BUCKNELL So., P, Pequannock, N.J.
Nielsen made seven appearances (four starts, three in relief) and went 3-1 with a save pitching for the Bison at the Rebel Games. Had a 1.60 ERA and struck out 39 batters in 28.2 innings pitched. Struck out 10 and allowed only one hit in a 7-0 shutout of Howard and struck out 12 and scattered three hits in a 6-0 shutout of St. Peter's.