Monday, March 31, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for March 24-30 in men and women's lacrosse and outdoor track and field on Monday. Weekly awards in baseball and softball will be announced on Tuesday, and include Patriot League games played on Monday to conclude weekend series that were postponed by inclement weather.
Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOHN GLESENER, ARMY Jr., A, Camillus, N.Y.
Glesener scored a season-best five goals against Bucknell to propel Army to its fourth Patriot League win of the season on Saturday. The Preseason Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year also added an assist for six points, one shy of his season high. Glesener scored four goals during the Black Knights' decisive 6-1 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to seal the 11-6 victory over the Bison.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOE FLETCHER, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., D, Syracuse, N.Y.
Fletcher tallied seven groundballs and had primary responsibilities for marking Ryan Walsh in Loyola's 10-8 win over Colgate on Saturday. Fletcher and the Greyhounds defense held Walsh, a 2014 Tewaaraton Award watch list nominee for the Raiders, without a point for the first time in his collegiate career (42 previous games).
GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
JACK RUNKEL, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., GK, Fairfield, Conn.
Runkel captures his fifth Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week award after recording his ninth win of the season for the top-ranked Greyhounds on Saturday. Runkel and the Loyola defense held No. 17/19 Colgate to eight goals at home while making 12 saves for a .600 saves percentage. Runkel made four of his saves in the fourth quarter as the Raiders took 11 shots and scored only one time.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CASEY McADAM, LEHIGH Fr., M, Somerville, N.J.
McAdam enjoyed a very strong week, dominating at the faceoff X in each of the Mountain Hawks two victories. The Somerville, N.J. native had a career-high 12 groundballs and also won 17-of-23 faceoffs (career highs in both FO wins and attempts) to help Lehigh control possession in a 13-7 win over Monmouth. McAdam won 75% (15-of-20) against Holy Cross' Ben Williams who entered the day winning 55% at the faceoff X for the season in the Mountain Hawks 20-4 win on Saturday.
ALEX DALY, ARMY So., F/O, New Market, Md.
Daly collected a season-high 10 groundballs, won 78-percent (14-of-18) of his faceoff draws and scored his second goal of the season as Army pulled away for an 11-6 win over Bucknell.
DAN TAYLOR, LEHIGH Jr., A, Calgary, Alberta
Taylor averaged five points a game as Lehigh offense exploded for 33 goals in wins over Monmouth and Holy Cross. The junior had three goals and a career-high four assists in 20-4 win over the Crusaders.
TRIPP TELESCO, LEHIGH So., D, Ridgewood, N.J.
Telesco caused eight turnovers and tallied eight groundballs as Lehigh cruised to a pair of victories over Holy Cross and Monmouth. The sophomore also recorded his first-career point (an assist) in a 13-7 victory over Monouth.
JUSTIN WARD, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., A, Glen Burnie, Md.
Ward tallied five points on two goals and three assists in Greyhounds 10-8 win over No. 17/19 Colgate. The senior attackman scored consecutive goals in third quarter to break a 5-5 tie.
Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANNIE THOMAS, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., A, Bel Air, Md.
Thomas receives her third Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award of the season, and second in a row, after totaling three goals and seven assists in a pair of wins for the No. 14/15 Greyhounds last week. She started with two goals, an assist and two ground balls as the Greyhounds won a top-15 matchup with an 8-5 victory at fellow No. 14/15 Georgetown on Wednesday. Her points came during Loyola's rally from a 5-3 deficit into a 6-5 lead, including the game-winning tally. Thomas had a goal and six assists in Loyola's 19-5 win over Holy Cross on Saturday, with assists on the first three goals for the Greyhounds. She has scored a point in 30 straight games, and is already up to 78 career assists.
MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JILL HORKA, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., M, Westborough, Mass.
Horka had outstanding efforts on both ends of the field as Boston University won a pair of one-goal games last week. She had an assist, four ground balls, two draw controls and six caused turnovers in a 6-5 win over Yale on Wednesday. Horka had career highs of five points and four goals in a 9-8 win over Lafayette on Saturday as the Terriers remained perfect in Patriot League play. She scored the game-winning goal with 12:38 to play as BU rallied from an 8-6 deficit for the win, and also had four ground balls, two draw controls and three caused turnovers in the game. Horka is named Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week for the second straight time.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
AISLINN PROBST, NAVY Fr., M, Arnold, Md.
Probst had four ground balls and three caused turnovers to lead a dominant effort in No. 19 Navy's 13-2 win over Colgate on Saturday. She helped the Mids hold Colgate's Megan Ark, who came in with 29 goals on the season, to no points in the contest. Navy shut out a Patriot League opponent in the first half for the third time this season. Probst earns her first Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week award.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
MADDY MOLINARI, BUCKNELL Fr., M, Manhasset, N.Y.
Molinari had four goals and two assists in a pair of games for the Bison last week, with a two-goal, two-assist effort in Bucknell's 11-10 win over American on Saturday. The Bison went on a 6-0 run to come back from a 5-1 deficit and take the lead for good against the Eagles, and Molinari had a goal and an assist during that stretch. Molinari also had two goals against Duquesne on Tuesday, and earns her first Patriot League Rookie of the Week award.
MARLEE PATON, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., M, Seaholme, Australia
Paton had six goals, two assists, four ground balls, four draw controls and four caused turnovers in a pair of wins for the Greyhounds.
BECCA CHURCH, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., M, Madison, Conn.
Church scored a career-high four goals as Boston University rallied for a 9-8 win at Lafayette on Saturday.
AIMEE GENNARO, NAVY Sr., A, Havertown, Pa.
Gennaro had four goals and an assist in Navy's 13-2 win over Colgate on Saturday.
ALEXANDRA FITZPATRICK, LEHIGH Sr., GK, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Fitzpatrick had 22 saves in two games for Lehigh last week, finishing with a .629 save percentage.
OLIVIA MANGAN, AMERICAN So., M, Maplewood, N.J.
Mangan totaled eight goals, an assist, four ground balls and five draw controls in a 1-1 week for the Eagles.
CARLI SUKONIK, LEHIGH Jr., A, Penn Valley, Pa.
Sukonik had six goals in two games last week, with four in a 9-7 win over California on Wednesday.
Patriot League Track and Field Weekly Awards
M-F ATHLETIC MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
TYLER MUELLER, LEHIGH Sr., Pottstown, Pa.
Mueller finished with a time of 29:19.76 in the 10,000-meter run at the Raleigh Relays over the weekend to easily eclipse the IC4A standard by nearly two minutes and place fifth among all Division I competitors to date in the outdoor season. He also set a school record in the race where he finished fourth in the highest-seeded section.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
MICHELLE SUMNER, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., Annandale, N.J.
Sumner ran the 10,000-meter run at the Raleigh Relays in an ECAC qualifying time of 35:23.32, putting her tops in the Patriot League and sixth in the nation in the outdoor season. The time is over three minutes ahead of the next-closest in the Patriot League.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
JAY STELL, NAVY So., Carlsbad, N.M.
Stell won the javelin with an IC4A qualifying mark of 64.15 meters at the Maryland Invitational on Saturday. It was the best javelin toss in the Patriot League this season and the fifth-farthest in Stell's career. He is named Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Field Athlete of the Week for the first time after three Rookie of the Week honors in the outdoor season last year.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ALLISON BARWISE, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., Orange, Conn.
After matching the best mark in the high jump on the opening weekend of the outdoor season with a leap of 1.84 meters, Barwise hit the mark again to take first place at the Raleigh Relays over the weekend. She remains tied with Oregon's Lauren Crockett for the best high jump in the outdoor season, and is named Patriot League M-F Athlete Female Field Athlete of the Week for the second straight time.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
GRIFFIE LOY, NAVY Fr., Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Loy placed first in the discus with an IC4A qualifying mark of 47.90 meters at the Maryland Invitational on Saturday and second in the shot put with a mark of 15.27 meters. He is named Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Rookie of the Week for the first time.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
TORIA LEVY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., Weston, Fla.
Levy earns her second straight Patriot League M-F Athlete Female Rookie of the Week award after hitting an ECAC qualifying time of 59.78 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Raleigh Relays. It was more than two seconds faster than her 400m hurdle time last weekend, and is the top mark in the Patriot League and 27th in the nation in the outdoor season. Levy was also part of BU's 4 X 400m relay team which broke the school record with a time of 3:43.55.
REUBEN HORACE, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., Warwick, R.I.
Horace had an IC4A qualifying toss of 58.94 meters in the hammer throw at the Raleigh Relays.
BROOKE ASTOR, LEHIGH Sr., Milltown, N.J.
Astor won the heptathlon with a school record 5,083 points at the Winthrop Invitational, placing first in six of the seven events.
AZEEZAT OLATUNDE, ARMY Sr., Olney, Md.
Olatunde set ECAC qualifying marks in both the discus (44.72m) and shot put (14.31m) at the Bobcat Invitational over the weekend.
RACHEL PENA, LAFAYETTE Sr., Ridgefield Park, N.J.
Pena won the hammer throw at the Lafayette 8-Way with an ECAC qualifying toss of 56.82 meters, and also took first place in the shot put at 12.24 meters.
ALEC OLSON, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., Excelsior, Minn.
Olson had an IC4A qualifying time of 9:08.06 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays, good for 15th in the nation to date.
ELIZABETH WEILER, LEHIGH So., Chester Springs, Pa.
Weiler hit an ECAC qualifying time of 17:02.51 in the 5,000-meter run at the Raleigh Relays over the weekend.