Patriot League Weekly Awards (3.25.13)

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March 25, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for March 18-24 in men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, baseball, softball and outdoor track and field.

It was another huge week for Bucknell in men's lacrosse. The Bison knocked off unbeaten and No. 2 Cornell and held Albany's second-ranked offense at bay in a 2-0 week and picked up a pair of major awards. Colgate and Lehigh, which earned League victories, split the remaining two nods. The third winner in League play was Army, whose offense was firing on all cylinders in a 15-6 win over Lafayette.

Navy continued to roll in women's lacrosse, but now it is American on the heels of the Mids after moving to 2-0 in League action with a 10-9 win at Colgate on Saturday. Navy's Jasmine DePompeo, who earned her third-straight Offensive Player of the Week award on Monday, is within five assists of the Patriot League career record of 134.

Patriot League play is on tap this weekend in baseball with opening series pitting Bucknell at Holy Cross, Lehigh at Lafayette and Navy at Army, which will be played on Sunday-Monday at West Point because of the Black Knights' exhibition with the New York Yankees on Saturday.

The final weekend before Patriot League play in softball is in the books, with Lehigh and Army remaining 1-2, respectively, in non-League winning percentage. Both teams posted back-to-back doubleheader sweeps over the weekend and split the three weekly awards, with the Mountain Hawks grabbing a pair. There's plenty of non-League action this week before the League schedule opens Saturday, with five teams playing either Tuesday or Wednesday. 

The outdoor track and field season is underway, and Navy is off to a fast start. The Mids, who on Monday were picked to win the titles on both the men and women's sides, picked up four of the first six weekly honors to open the 2013 campaign.


Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Weekly Awards

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DAVID DICKSON, BUCKNELL
So., M, Greenwich, Conn.
Bucknell's leading ball distributor was at it again in two road victories over No. 2 Cornell and 20th-ranked Albany. Trailing the Big Red 5-0 early in Tuesday's game, Dickson dished to Thomas Flibotte and Sean Doyle that ignited a second-quarter rally. Then with 1:00 remaining Dickson set up Chase Bailey for the game-winner to lift the Bison to a thrilling 9-8 victory. In Saturday's 18-12 win at Albany, Dickson scored three goals and dished four assists, with five of his seven points coming in a 14-goal second half. His third goal snapped a 12-all tie to put the Bison up for good, and he assisted on Bailey's insurance tally less than three minutes later. Dickson's 3.22 assist-per-game average is third in the nation.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JACKSON PLACE, BUCKNELL
Jr., D, Wayne, Pa.
Place was instrumental in Bucknell's two road victories last week over the nation's top two scoring offenses. The junior picked up five groundballs and logged a caused turnover as the Bison held Cornell, which entered the game leading the country averaging 15.2 goals per game, to just eight in a 9-8 victory. After the Big Red jumped out to a 5-0 lead, the defense regrouped and yielded three tallies over the last 40 minutes of the game. On Saturday Bucknell took on Albany's second-ranked offense (14.5 gpg) and held it scoreless over the last 14:00 to come away with an 18-12 win. Place posted five groundballs and two caused turnovers in that contest to finish with 11 and three, respectively, on the week.

GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
CONOR MURPHY, COLGATE
Jr., GK, Wilmington, Mass.
Murphy won his fourth straight game and yielded his lowest goal total of the season in Colgate's 11-3 victory over Navy in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic Saturday in Baltimore. The junior stopped 10 of the Mids' 13 shots on goal to post a .769 save percentage. Since moving into the starting lineup five games ago, Murphy is allowing just six goals per game. His goals-against average is down to 6.91 and his save percentage is up to .570 on the season.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
TRIPP TELESCO, LEHIGH
Fr., D, Ridgewood, N.J.
Telesco has stepped into a primary role on the Lehigh defense, which allowed just 11 goals in two games last week. He picked up two groundballs in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to Massachusetts, and grabbed another three with a caused turnover as the Mountain Hawks rebounded by stifling Holy Cross 8-5 Saturday in Worcester. Against the Minutemen Telesco transitioned between long pole and the back line and held UMass' Connor Mooney without a point. In Saturday's League showdown with the Crusaders, the freshman from Ridgewood, N.J., marked Holy Cross' Clay Haarman, the team's leading scorer, and held him to a single goal.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
JOHN GLESENER, ARMY
So., A, Camillus, N.Y.
Had a banner day with a career-high eight points while tying career bests with four goals and four assists in the Black Knights' 15-6 win Saturday over Lafayette. Five of his eight shots were on goal.

JIMBO D'APRILE, ARMY So., LSM, Smithtown, N.Y.
Turned in finest defensive showing of the season with four groundballs and three caused turnovers in Army's 15-6 win Saturday over Lafayette.

THOMAS FLIBOTTE, BUCKNELL Fr., M, Cohasset, Mass.
Logged six goals and four ground balls in two victories for Bucknell. Scored four times Saturday against Albany.

RYAN WALSH, COLGATE So., A, Wantagh, N.Y.
The 6-foot-4 sophomore tied a career high with seven points and matched his season best with four goals in Saturday's 11-3 win over Navy. Was named the Player of the Game in the first contest of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

BOBBY LAWRENCE, COLGATE
Jr., D, Summit, N.J.
Totaled four groundballs and three caused turnovers while holding Navy's top four scorers pointless in Saturday's 11-3 Raider victory.

DAVID DiMARIA, LEHIGH Sr., A, Dix Hills, N.Y.
Netted a hat trick Saturday in the 8-5 win over Holy Cross and finished the week with four goals and five points.

MATT POILLON, LEHIGH So., GK, Mount Sinai, N.Y.
Went 1-1 with a .633 save percentage and a 5.50 GAA. His 13-save performance against UMass Wednesday was his third straight double-digit outing of the season.


Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JASMINE DePOMPEO, NAVY
Sr., A, Sayville, N.Y.
DePompeo had another spectacular week to lead the Mids to two more victories, and also claims the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award for the third straight time and sixth in her career. DePompeo led the Mids to a 9-6 win at George Washington on Wednesday by tallying four goals and four assists in the contest. She added two goals and an assist in a 15-8 win over Lafayette on Saturday as Navy improved to 3-0 in the Patriot League and 10-1 overall. DePompeo leads the Patriot League with 33 assists and 68 points this year, and is second with 35 goals. She stands fifth in League history with 277 points, and her 129 assists are just five off the League record.

MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JULIE McBRIEN, LEHIGH
Sr., M, Pearl River, N.Y.
McBrien paced Lehigh to a 14-8 Patriot League win over Bucknell on Saturday with five goals, an assist, a ground ball, a draw control and a caused turnover. She helped hold Bucknell's top scorer, Katelyn Miller, to a goal on three shots. McBrien also tallied a goal with a ground ball and caused turnover in a 9-4 loss to Fairfield on Wednesday. McBrien is tied for the team lead with 20 goals this season. She is named Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week for the first time.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TEAL HARRISON, AMERICAN
Fr., GK, Columbus, Ohio
Harrison was outstanding in American's 10-9 Patriot League win at Colgate on Saturday, making a career-high 15 saves to lead the Eagles to their third-straight win and a 2-0 League record. She made nine saves in the first half to keep the game close and six in the second half as American rallied for the win. Harrison, who leads the Patriot League with 8.67 saves per game, earns her first Defensive Player of the Week award after claiming the Rookie of the Week honor last week.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
LAUREN GORAJEK, COLGATE
Fr., M, Highstown, N.J.
Gorajek had another solid week for the Raiders with three goals, five ground balls, nine draw controls and a caused turnover in two games. She tallied a goal and four draw controls in a 15-4 win over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, then had two goals, five ground balls, five draw controls and a caused turnover in a 10-9 loss to American on Saturday. Gorajek is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.

HONORABLE MENTION
CARLI SUKONIK, LEHIGH
So., A, Penn Valley, Pa.
Sukonik notched eight goals in two games, with six in a 14-8 win over Bucknell on Saturday.

KIMBERLY COLLINS, AMERICAN Sr., A, Princeton Junction, N.J.
Collins had three goals, including the game-winner, in a 10-9 win at Colgate on Saturday.

ANA WHITE, LAFAYETTE Jr., M, Swarthmore, Pa.
White had seven goals, an assist, five ground balls and seven draw controls in two games last week.

ALISON FLOOD, COLGATE Jr., M, Liverpool, N.Y.
Flood totaled five goals, four ground balls, five draw controls and a caused turnover in two games last week.

ALEXANDRA FITZPATRICK, LEHIGH Jr., GK, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Fitzpatrick had a .575 save percentage and 23 saves overall in two games last week.

LINDSAY RHEINER, NAVY So., M, Wycombe, Pa.
Rheiner had a goal, four ground balls, seven draw controls and three caused turnovers in two wins last week.


Patriot League Baseball Weekly Awards

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DAVE MILANES, NAVY
Sr., C/DH, Iselin, N.J.
Milanes batted .476 (10-for-21) with a home run, 11 RBIs, four runs scored and four doubles in a 4-1 week for the Mids. He played a big role in three of the victories, particularly on Wednesday when he went 5-for-5 with a home run, seven RBIs, two runs and two doubles in a 12-10 win over Delaware State. In addition to a solo home run, both doubles came with the bases loaded and brought home all three runners. Milanes had a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Navy to a 2-1 win over Princeton in a seven-inning game on Saturday, then hit another two-run double in the seventh inning on Sunday that tied the score at 4-4 as Navy went on to win 5-4 in 11 innings. Milanes, who leads the Patriot League with 16 RBIs, earns his first Player of the Week award.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
ANDREW BOYCE, HOLY CROSS
Sr., P, Avon, Conn.
Boyce contributed in every contest of Holy Cross' four-game weekend sweep of Yale, picking up a pair of victories on Saturday and two saves on Sunday to lead the Crusaders to the victories. He totaled five innings on the hill and allowed no runs on one hit and two walks with eight strikeouts in his appearances. Boyce tossed 1.2 and 2.0 scoreless innings on Saturday as the Crusaders pulled out victories of 5-4 and 7-6 at home. He entered with the Crusaders trailing both games by a run and kept Yale scoreless to allow for the comebacks. Boyce finished both victories on Sunday, tossing 0.2 innings in victories of 7-4 and 2-0. Boyce leads the Patriot League with 13 appearances this season, and earns his first Pitcher of the Week award.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
SAM SORENSON, NAVY
Fr., P, Etters, Pa.
Sorenson came out of the bullpen to pick up a save and win for Navy while tossing five scoreless innings in two appearances. He pitched two hitless frames with two strikeouts to earn his third save of the season in Navy's 12-10 win over Delaware State on Wednesday. Sorenson did not allow a run in three innings of work on Sunday, pitching the ninth, 10th and 11th frames before Navy pulled out a 5-4 walk-off win in the bottom of the 11th against Princeton. It was his second win of the year to go with the three saves, which tie for the Patriot League lead. Sorenson is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
CHRIS ROWLEY, ARMY
Sr., P, Duluth, Ga.
Rowley threw seven scoreless innings with five hits and no walks surrendered while tying a career-high with 10 strikeouts in a 12-1 win over NYIT on Saturday.

JORDAN ENOS, HOLY CROSS Sr., 1B/C, Stockton, Calif.
Enos batted .692 (9-for-13) with four runs, three RBIs and two doubles in Holy Cross' four-game weekend sweep of Yale.

BEN NELSON, NAVY Sr., P, Winter Springs, Fla.
Nelson went all seven innings and allowed a run on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts in a 2-1 win over Princeton on Saturday.

JACOB PAGE, ARMY Fr., OF, Wilson, N.C.
Page went 6-for-11 with three runs scored and four RBIs in Army's three weekend contests.

NICK CASSELL, LEHIGH Jr., P, Kingswood, Mich.
Cassell allowed one run on eight hits with four strikeouts in seven innings to earn the win in Lehigh's 4-1 victory over LIU-Brooklyn on Saturday.


Patriot League Softball Weekly Awards

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LIZ LUCAS, LEHIGH
Sr., C, Westminster, Colo.
Lucas claims her second straight Player of the Week nod after hitting .526 (10-for-19) with one homerun and five RBIs during a 4-2 week for Lehigh, including a four-game sweep of Niagara over the weekend in Bethlehem, Pa. The senior signal caller set Lehigh's career homers record with her 24th, a two-run blast in Lehigh's 7-6 loss to Penn in the first half of a twinbill Wednesday. She drove in runs in three of the week's other five games and hit safely in all six, smacking four doubles and scoring four times. Overall Lucas ran her hitting streak to eight straight games and is the team leader in doubles (eight) and RBIs (17).

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
MORGAN LASHLEY, ARMY
So., P, Davidson, N.C.
Lashley flashed some of the dominance she showed during her rookie campaign, picking up all four victories for the Black Knights over the weekend. She allowed just two earned runs in 21 innings (0.67 ERA), giving up 10 hits and four walks for a 0.67 WHIP. She went five innings as Army blanked St. Peter's 10-0 in six to open the weekend, and went another five in the Black Knights' 8-1 triumph in the nightcap. Lashley started both games Sunday at Rider, tossing four innings of shutout ball in an 11-3 six-inning win before going the distance in a 4-2 victory over the Broncos in the second game. After giving up two hits and two earned runs in the fourth inning, she closed out the game by retiring the next 10 batters. Lashley struck out 15 in the four games and held opposing hitters to a .141 average.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ALEXIS WATANABE, LEHIGH
Fr., INF, San Marino, Calif.
Watanabe has stepped into the Mountain Hawks' lineup at the leadoff spot and hit .500 last week (11-for-22), but also provided some power. She slugged .818 in six games with three triples, a double and four RBIs while walking twice and stealing three bases. She closed out the weekend series with Niagara by going 3-for-3 with four runs scored and a pair of steals as Lehigh won a 10-8 slugfest in Sunday's nightcap. She also drove in the go-ahead run in the series opener against the Purple Eagles (a 3-1 win) and drove in the game-tying run in the bottom of the seventh in Sunday's first game, an eventual 4-3 nine-inning win.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
ALEX REYNOLDS, ARMY
Sr., 2B, Katy, Texas
Batted .533 (8-for-15) with three doubles, drove in four runs and scored five times during a 4-0 week for the Black Knights. Was 6-for-8 from the plate in the Saturday series at St. Peter's, scoring three times in a 10-0 win and driving in three in an 8-1 victory to complete the sweep.

CHRISTIAN McKONE, ARMY Fr., CF, Bonney Lake, Wash.
Hit .615 (8-for-13) over the weekend in four games, all Army victories. Scored three times, including twice in Sunday's 11-3 win over Rider, and went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a steal in Saturday's 10-0 blanking of St. Peter's. Is now hitting .321 in her rookie season.

ALANA DYSON, COLGATE Sr., OF, Grovetown, Ga.
Batted .304 (7-for-23) at the top of the lineup with six runs scored and steals as Colgate went 4-2 at the Sean Savage Tournament hosted by Delaware State. Now sits fourth in Raider history with 109 runs and third with 178 hits.

MARIEL SCHLAEFER, COLGATE Fr., C, Brookfield, Conn.
Hit safely in four of Colgate's six games over the weekend in Dover, Del., finishing 6-for-18 (.333) at the plate with four runs scored and three RBIs. Also reached base on the free pass with five walks and stole four bases. Now hitting .347 on the season, second on the team behind Alana Dyson.

BECCA BLISS, LEHIGH Sr., P, Escondido, Calif.
Went 2-1 in the circle with both victories coming over the weekend in a four-game sweep of Niagara. Pitched to a 2.23 ERA, and allowed just one earned run in six innings in a 2-0 loss at Penn Wednesday. Tossed all nine innings in a 4-3 win over the Purple Eagles Sunday, giving up  nine hits and three earned runs while walking none and striking out four.

Patriot League Track and Field Weekly Awards

M-F ATHLETIC MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
KYLER MARTIN, ARMY
Sr., Vacaville, Calif.
Martin posted IC4A-qualifying times in both the 110-meter hurdles (14.36) and 400-meter hurdles (53.28) to open the season for the Black Knights. He was the first collegiate finisher in both events at the Tribe Invitational on Saturday, taking second overall in the 110-meter hurdles. Martin has the top time in the Patriot League in both events this season, and ran an even faster 110-meter hurdle (14.31) at the Shamrock Invite on March 16. He is named Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Track Athlete of the Week for the first time.

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ANNIE-NORAH BEVERIDGE, NAVY
So., Ann Arbor, Mich.
In her first collegiate 10K, Beveridge placed second with an ECAC-qualifying time of 37:01.55 at the Tribe Invitational on Saturday. The time ranks ninth on the NCAA performance list this season and ninth on Navy's all-time list. Beveridge, who won an M-F Athletic Female Track Athlete of the Week honor in the indoor season, receives her first such award in the outdoor campaign.

M-F ATHLETIC MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ZACK DUNCAVAGE, NAVY
Jr., League City, Texas
Duncavage is off to a strong start in the first two weeks of the season, earning three first-place finishes and placing in the top five in all five of his events at the Point Loma Open on March 16 and Navy Four-Team Meet on Saturday. The highlight came on Saturday when he put up a toss of 55.22 meters to win the discus and easily eclipse the IC4A standard. Duncavage is named Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Field Athlete of the Week for the second time in the outdoor season.

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
RACHEL PENA, LAFAYETTE
Jr., Ridgefield Park, N.J.
Pena placed first in the hammer throw at the Tribe Invitational on Saturday with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 54.01 meters. She also had a shot put toss of 12.70 meters that was an outdoor personal best and sixth all-time in Lafayette annals. Pena earns the M-F Athletic Female Field Athlete of the Week honor for the first time.

M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
AUSTIN BATISTE, NAVY
Fr., Long Beach, Calif.
After receiving three M-F Athlete Male Rookie of the Week awards in the indoor season, Batiste picked up where he left off by posting three IC4A-qualifying times over the first two weeks of the outdoor season. His individual qualifying time came in the 400-meter dash at the Navy Four-Team Meet on Saturday as Batiste ran a 48.10 to place second in the race. He also ran on Navy's 4 X 100 relay team that posted qualifying times at both the Point Loma Open and Saturday's Four-Team Meet, where the Mids finished in first place. Batiste was also on Navy's winning 4 X 400 relay team on Saturday and has placed first or second in all five of his outdoor races.

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
MARISSA STEWART, NAVY
Fr., Frederick Md.
Stewart placed second in the pole vault at the Tribe Invitational on Saturday with a leap of 3.60 meters, just missing the ECAC standard of 3.72. She also finished 11th in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.72. Stewart earns her first Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Rookie of the Week award.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
CHRISTOPHER GALVIN, NAVY
Sr., Austin, Texas
Galvin ran an IC4A-qualifying time of 30:08.65 in the 10,000-meter run at the Navy Four-Team Meet on Saturday, which ranks fourth in the country so far this season.

JACOB DROZD, ARMY So., Seymour, Conn.
Drozd won the javelin at the Tribe Invitational on Saturday with an IC4A-qualifying mark of 62.42 meters.
 
E'LANA LEMON, LEHIGH Sr., West Orange, N.J.
Lemon claimed first place in the hammer throw with a mark of 53.22 meters at the Philadelphia College Classic on Saturday, and also took second in the discus with a toss of 38.36 meters.
 
LAURA ALLAM, NAVY Jr., Pasadena, Md.
Allam put up an ECAC-qualifying mark of 43.53 meters and took third place in the discus at the Tribe Invitational on Saturday.