Lehigh's Rebecca Bliss
April 1, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for March 25-31 in men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, softball and outdoor track and field.
Bucknell and Lehigh are tied atop the men's lacrosse standings at 3-0 after victories over Holy Cross and Navy, respectively, over the weekend. Army's win over Colgate Sunday on CBS Sports Network creates a tie between the two for third at 2-1. Another crucial weekend of League games awaits as the first Patriot League Tournament berths could be doled out.
Navy and American are tied for first place in women's lacrosse, with the Eagles evening the Mids at 3-0 with an 11-6 win over Bucknell on Saturday. The victory was American's fifth straight, its longest winning streak since 2007. Navy senior Jasmine DePompeo set the Patriot League career assists record in Wednesday's 19-11 win over UC Davis, and was named Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth straight time.
Holy Cross and Lehigh won three of four over the weekend to open League play in softball and both captured weekly awards. Colgate salvaged a split at Army by sweeping Sunday after dropping two on Saturday. After a busy week of non-League games, another set of League tilts begins Saturday with Army at Holy Cross, Lehigh hosting Lafayette and Bucknell going to Colgate.
Army and Navy each led the way with a pair of weekly awards in outdoor track and field. Army's Kyler Martin and Nick Snoad each received recognition on the men's side, while Navy had a bevy of student-athletes set ECAC/IC4A standards including award winners Brigid Byrne and Jay Stell.
With the completion of the Navy-Army series on Monday, the Patriot League baseball awards will be released on Tuesday.
Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOHN GLESENER, ARMY So., A, Camillus, N.Y.
Glesener scored a career-best five goals and finished with a game-high six points as Army posted an impressive 10-4 win at Colgate Sunday on CBS Sports Network. Glesener, who finished with 12 shots, opened the scoring just 18 seconds into the contest to put the Black Knights on the board, and scored again in the second to finish off a 5-0 Army run. He provided the assist on Pat Brennan's goal early in the third quarter to give the Black Knights' a 6-1 lead, and scored each of his team's last three goals to put an exclamation point on the win. Army won at Colgate for the first time since 2006.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRENDAN BUCKLEY, ARMY Sr., D, Massapequa, N.Y.
Buckley held Colgate's Peter Baum off the score sheet and was part of a defense that limited the Raiders to just four goals in Sunday's 10-4 Army victory in Hamilton, N.Y. Buckley, a preseason All-League selection on close defense, was instrumental in snapping Baum's 54-game point-scoring streak. The senior defender also picked up two groundballs and was credited with one caused turnover in the win.
GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
SAM SOMERS, ARMY So., GK, Wilton, Conn.
When Colgate was able to get something through Army's stout defense, Somers was there to backstop the Black Knights in Sunday's 10-4 win over the Raiders. The sophomore keeper from Wilton, Conn., stopped 13 shots in one of his best performances of the season. It's his third double-digit save performance of the season, helped along by big performances in two quarters specifically. He stopped six in the second quarter as Army ran out to a 5-0 lead, and made four saves in the fourth to hold the Raiders at bay. Somers also hauled in a career-high five groundballs around the cage.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
TRIPP TELESCO, LEHIGH Fr., D, Ridgewood, N.J.
Telesco picks up his second straight Rookie of the Week nod after playing a big part in Lehigh's defensive efforts in its 12-7 win over Navy Saturday in Bethlehem, Pa. The freshman from Ridgewood, N.J., enjoyed a career performance with personal-bests in groundballs (five) and caused turnovers (three). He helped anchor a defense that held Navy scoreless for nearly 16 minutes in the first half and 21 minutes bridging the second and third quarters.
DAVID DICKSON, BUCKNELL So., M/A, Greenwich, Conn.
Kept piling up the assists with six on the week, including four in Saturday's 16-9 win over Holy Cross. His 35 assists are five shy of the school single-season record set by Chris Cara in 2004.
SEAN DOYLE, BUCKNELL Fr., A, Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.
Returned from missing two games due to injury by scoring four goals and five points in Saturday's 16-9 win over Holy Cross.
CHRIS COUSIN, HOLY CROSS Fr., GK, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Stopped 13 shots and finished with a .722 save percentage while winning his collegiate debut in an 8-5 triumph Tuesday at Vermont.
JAKE HYATT, LAFAYETTE Jr., GK, Ridgefield, Conn.
Stopped 15 shots and ended with a .625 save percentage in Lafayette's 10-9 double-overtime win at High Point.
DAN TAYLOR, LEHIGH So., A, Calgary, Alberta
Netted a hat trick and finished with four points in Lehigh's 12-7 win over Navy Saturday. All his markers came as the Mountain Hawks jumped out to a 9-2 lead.
Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JASMINE DePOMPEO, NAVY Sr., A, Sayville, N.Y.
In a record-setting week, DePompeo adds another accomplishment by becoming just the third player in Patriot League history to earn four consecutive Offensive Player of the Week awards. She joins Colgate's Shari Krasnoo (1991) and Navy's Erin Rawlick (2010) with the distinction after notching three goals and seven assists in a 19-11 win over UC Davis on Wednesday. DePompeo becomes the Patriot League's all-time leader with 136 assists in her career, surpassing the previous mark of 134 set by Lafayette's Madalyn Booth (2005-08). The seven assists and 10 points both marked career highs and are the top totals for a Patriot League player this season. DePompeo is up to seventh in NCAA history in assists. She has scored at least seven points in eight of Navy's 12 contests and led the nation after Wednesday with 6.50 points per game. DePompeo is the NCAA active career leader in points (287) and assists (136), with the points mark just 21 shy of the Patriot League record. She has 40 assists already this season, her third-straight 40-assist year and just seven off the Patriot League single-season record she tied last year.
MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LOREN GENERI, NAVY So., A, Bayport, N.Y.
Generi was all over the field in Navy's lone game of the week, scoring eight goals and collecting 11 draw controls in a 19-11 win over UC Davis on Wednesday. The eight goals were the most for a Patriot League player this season, and also marked Generi's career-best and tied Navy's single-game record. Generi also tied the school record and set a personal high mark with the 11 draw controls. She leads Navy with 56 draw controls, and in her sophomore season is already up to fourth in League history with 174 career draw controls. Generi, the 2012 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, is named Midfield Player of the Week for the first time.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TEAL HARRISON, AMERICAN Fr., GK, Columbus, Ohio
Harrison continued her role as the catalyst to American's turnaround, as the Eagles extended their win streak to five with two more victories last week. The first came as an upset as American pulled out a 10-9 overtime victory against No. 12 Johns Hopkins on Wednesday. Harrison made 10 saves and collected a pair of ground balls in the win. She made a pair of saves in the final 30 seconds to help send the contest to overtime. Harrison followed it up with another 10-save performance as the Eagles improved to 3-0 in the Patriot League with an 11-6 win over Bucknell on Saturday. Eight saves came in the second half as the Eagles pulled away after the score was tied 5-5 at halftime. Harrison is honored by the Patriot League for the third straight week, winning her second consecutive Defensive Player of the Week honor after previously receiving a Rookie of the Week nod.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
EMILY PEEBLES, COLGATE Fr., A, Tully, N.Y.
Peebles had two strong games, compiling seven total goals in two contests for the Raiders last week. She scored three times while also picking up three draw controls in a 19-8 win over Binghamton on Tuesday, and tallied four goals in Colgate's 15-14 overtime loss to Holy Cross on Saturday. Three of the four goals came in the second half, including the game-tying marker with 1:40 left as Colgate came back from seven down to force overtime. Peebles has 10 goals in her last three games, and is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time.
SARA HENNESSEY, HOLY CROSS Jr., A, Winchester, Mass.
Hennessey had three goals, including the winner as time expired in overtime, in Holy Cross' 15-14 win over Colgate on Saturday.
KIMBERLY COLLINS, AMERICAN Sr., A, Princeton Junction, N.J.
Collins totaled three goals and three assists in two games last week, with game-tying markers in regulation and overtime of American's 10-9 win over No. 12 Johns Hopkins on Wednesday.
LAURA RYAN, HOLY CROSS So., M, Stirling, N.J.
Ryan filled the stat sheet with three goals, an assist, two ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers in a 15-14 overtime win against Colgate on Saturday.
ANA WHITE, LAFAYETTE Jr., M, Swarthmore, Pa.
White totaled six goals, five ground balls and 11 draw controls in a 1-1 week for the Leopards.
ALEXANDRA FITZPATRICK, LEHIGH Jr., GK, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Fitzpatrick made 13 saves in each of Lehigh's games last week, keeping the Mountain Hawks close in a 6-5 loss to Lafayette on Friday.
Patriot League Softball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MORGAN DECKER, LEHIGH Fr., 3B, Jamison, Pa.
Decker hit safely in five of six games last week, including three of four against Bucknell, to finish at .368 (7-for-19) for the period. Her biggest hit came in the top of the seventh inning in Sunday's night cap against the Bison. Trailing 1-0, Decker blasted a three-run homer to put the Mountain Hawks up for good in the eventual 3-1 victory. Earlier in the week Decker went 3-for-5 at the plate against Hofstra, and hit an RBI single off of All-America pitcher Olivia Galati. Decker is hitting .366 for the Mountain Hawks with three home runs and 20 RBI.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
BECCA BLISS, LEHIGH Sr., P, Escondido, Calif.
Bliss won both of the early games over the weekend against Bucknell to extend her winning streak against League opponents to 13 regular-season starts as the Mountain Hawks won three of four in Lewisburg, Pa. She allowed one earned run on four hits while striking out three in a complete-game 6-1 victory in Saturday's first contest before allowing two earned runs on six hits in another complete-game 5-2 win Sunday. For the week Bliss went 2-1 with a 2.23 ERA and held opposing batters to .240.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
EMILY JARVIS, HOLY CROSS Fr., RF, Hopkinton, Mass.
Jarvis wreaked havoc at the top of the Crusader lineup, going .467 at the dish (7-for-15) with eight runs scored. She was 5-for-11 at the plate in the four-game series at Lafayette and scored all of her runs against the Leopards. She went 1-for-1 with three walks and two steals while scoring both Crusader runs in a 5-2 loss to start the Lafayette series. She went 2-for-4 and crossed the plate twice as Holy Cross salvaged the night cap 6-4, and went 2-for-4 again with three runs scored in Sunday's 10-1 victory. Jarvis finished with six walks on the week, with five coming against Lafayette, while all four of her steals came in the League series.
KASEY McCRAVEY, ARMY Fr., 3B, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Hit .292 (7-for-24) and scored six times last week. Was 6-for-17 (.353) in the Colgate series with five runs scored. Hit a two-run homer in the first game against the Raiders to bring Army within 3-2, then scored on a wild pitch later to tie the game at 3-all.
CYDNEE SANDERS, BUCKNELL So., SS, Magnolia, Texas
Led Bucknell in hitting (.357) last week. Scored twice in the series with Drexel with a triple and a steal.
MARIEL SCHLAEFER, COLGATE Fr., C, Brookfield, Conn.
Went 9-for-15 (.600) in the four-game series at Army, including 3-for-6 with an RBI and run scored in Sunday's sweep of the Black Knights. Tied for second in the League with three home runs. Had an RBI single in the second inning that held up as the difference in the Raiders' 3-2 win in Sunday's first game.
BRITTANY PAUL, LAFAYETTE Fr., SS, Syracuse, N.Y.
Hit .421 (8-for-19) at the plate and went 7-for-12 (.583) in the Holy Cross series. Scored four times versus the Crusaders.
ALEXIS WATANABE, LEHIGH Fr., INF, San Marino, Calif.
Hit .400 (8-for-20) on the week, including .615 (8-for-13) in the four games versus Bucknell. Led off game three against the Bison with a home run in a 5-2 win.
Patriot League Track and Field Weekly Awards
M-F ATHLETIC MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
KYLER MARTIN, ARMY Sr., Vacaville, Calif.
Martin starts the outdoor season with consecutive M-F Athletic Male Track Athlete of the Week honors after a strong showing at the Dick Shea Open at West Point over the weekend. He posted IC4A-qualifying times in both the 110-meter (14.24) and 400-meter (53.62) hurdles, winning the 110-meter race and finishing second in the 400-meter. The 110-meter time was the third-fastest in Academy history and bettered last week's mark of 14.36. Martin hit qualifying times in both events for the second straight week.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
BRIGID BYRNE, NAVY Sr., Vienna, Va.
Byrne has enjoyed an outstanding 2012-13 season, and continued her success early in the outdoor campaign by placing first in the 5,000-meter run at the Towson Invitational with an ECAC-qualifying time of 17:04.21. She was more than 12 seconds under the ECAC mark of 17:16.64, and won the race by more than a minute. The time was an outdoor personal best and the fourth-fastest 5K in school history.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
NICK SNOAD, ARMY Sr., Gahanna, Ohio
Snoad won the hammer throw at the Dick Shea Open with a mark of 62.80 meters, easily eclipsing the IC4A standard of 53.00. It was the second-longest throw in Army history, and the best mark for a Black Knight since 1996. The mark of 62.80 meters also stands third in the NCAA East Region.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
JIMIL ATAMAN, LEHIGH Jr., Eagle, Idaho
Ataman won the hammer throw at the Winthrop Invite with a school-record toss of 55.75 meters. It easily toppled the ECAC standard of 51.00 and is the top mark in the Patriot League this season. She moved in front of teammate E'Lana Lemon on the Lehigh all-time list in the event.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
JAY STELL, NAVY Fr., Carlsbad, N.M.
Stell won the javelin at the Maryland Invitational on Saturday with an IC4A mark of 65.92 meters, well above the standard of 58.70. He ranks first in the event in the Patriot League this season and 16th on the NCAA East Region performance list. Stell has won the javelin with IC4A marks in each of his two competitions this season.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
DEVIN SMITH, LAFAYETTE Fr., Andover, N.J.
Smith narrowly missed ECAC times in three different events in a solid showing at the Lafayette 7-Way Meet over the weekend. She finished in first place with a 56.83 in the 400-meter dash, less than a second off the ECAC mark. The 400-meter dash was the second-fastest outdoor time in school history. Smith also helped Lafayette finish first in the 4 X 400m relay (3:54.07) and second in the 4 X 100m relay (48.49).
ZACK DUNCAVAGE, NAVY Jr., League City, Texas
Duncavage won the shot put, discus and hammer at the Maryland Invitational, setting IC4A standards in each of the three events.
CHRIS JOHNSON, COLGATE Sr., Berkeley Heights, N.J.
Johnson set a new personal best by 27 seconds and achieved an IC4A-qualifying time with a 29:37.80 in the 10,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational.
RACHEL PENA, LAFAYETTE Jr., Ridgefield Park, N.J.
Pena won both the hammer throw and shot put at the Lafayette 7-Way Meet, with her toss of 55.44 in the former event setting an ECAC mark and ranking second in the Patriot League this season.
LUKE WEBSTER, BUCKNELL Sr., Pataskala, Ohio
Webster set an IC4A mark with a toss of 52.07 meters in the discus and took second place in the event at the Maryland Invitational.
LAUREN ALLAM, NAVY Jr., Pasadena, Md.
Allam won the discus with an ECAC-qualifying toss of 45.80 meters at the Towson Invitational.
RYAN PAQUIN, LEHIGH Jr., Orlando, Fla.
Paquin won the decathlon with a score of 6,259 points at the Winthrop Invite.