April 2, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for March 26-April 1 in men's and women's lacrosse, softball, baseball and outdoor track and field on Monday.
Army baseball opened Patriot League play with a four-game sweep of the defending League champion Navy Midshipmen and a pair of Black Knights earned weekly awards. Holy Cross took three of four at Bucknell, and Lafayette and Lehigh split their four-game set over the weekend. Army's Chris Rowley was nearly perfect in his seven-inning one-hit shutout of Navy, winning the Pitcher of the Week award, and teammate Harold Earls was named the Rookie of the Week. Lafayette's Andrew Santomauro was named the Player of the Week.
Bucknell, Colgate and Lehigh men's lacrosse remain ranked in both major national polls Monday. Thanks to Friday's 9-4 win at Navy, the Mountain Hawks held steady at No. 7 in both rankings, while the Bison inched up to 15th in the USILA Coaches Poll and 13th in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Top 20. Colgate maintained its position at No. 17 in the coaches rankings while moving up to 16th in the media poll. The Raiders rebounded from last week's loss to Navy with a 15-13 win Saturday at Army, while Bucknell went 2-0 on the week thanks to a goal in the final minute to edge Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Lafayette, which fell Saturday to Georgetown, heads to Marist on Tuesday, while Navy steps out of League play to visit 12th-ranked Maryland Friday at 7 p.m. Three more League battles ensue Saturday, with Army and Bucknell starting the day in Lewisburg, Pa., on CBS Sports Network at noon. Colgate hosts Lehigh in another huge contest at 2 p.m., while Lafayette visits Holy Cross at 4 p.m.
Navy, American and Lafayette each recorded key wins at home in Patriot League women's lacrosse on Saturday. The Mids maintain the lead in the standings at 3-0 in the Patriot League, with American pulling into second place at 3-1 following an 18-15 win over Lehigh. Navy had two individual award winners after a pair of victories last week.
Army, Lehigh and Colgate are all off to fast starts in Patriot League softball after sweeping a four-game series over the weekend. The Black Knights won all four games at home against Holy Cross, while the Mountain Hawks did the same at rival Lafayette and the Raiders pulled off the sweep at Bucknell. Each of the three squads had a student-athlete honored on Monday following the weekend success.
Navy won three out of six outdoor track and field weekly awards after a strong showing at the Maryland Invitational, while Army, Bucknell and Navy also won weekly awards.
Patriot League Baseball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANDREW SANTOMAURO, LAFAYETTE So., CF, North Caldwell, N.J.
Santomauro batted .571 (12-for-21) with seven RBIs, four runs scored and a walk in six games last week for the Leopards. The sophomore center fielder had a hit in all six games, and went 5-for-9 with five RBIs in Sunday's doubleheader sweep of Lehigh to even the Leopards' League record at 2-2. This is Santomauro's first career weekly award.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
CHRIS ROWLEY, ARMY Jr., P, Duluth, Ga.
Rowley kicked off Army's four-game sweep of defending League champion Navy with a seven-inning complete-game one-hit shutout on Saturday. Rowley, who lowered his ERA to 1.38 and improved to a League-best 6-0, struck out five and walked none in the win. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth and retired 15 straight batters at one point. This is Rowley's fourth career weekly award and third of 2012.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
HAROLD EARLS, ARMY Fr., INF, Cumming, Ga.
Earls wins his second Rookie of the Week award, going 9-for-20 with three RBIs and three runs scored in five games last week. He had a hit in every game, helping the Black Knights go 4-1, including a four-game sweep of Navy. He also had a pair of steals in a 9-5 win over Navy on Sunday. He leads Army and is second in the League with a .392 batting average.
ZACH PRICE, ARMY Sr., INF, Cantonment, Fla.
Price batted .368 (7-for-19) with three RBIs, five runs scored, three walks and a triple in five games last week. He recorded a hit in all four of the Black Knights' wins over Navy.
DAN WEIGEL, BUCKNELL So., P, Lancaster, Pa.
Weigel improved to 6-1 on the season, going seven innings for the sixth time this season, holding Holy Cross to one run on six hits and no walks. He struck out three in the complete-game performance, lowering his ERA to 2.77, which ranks sixth in the Patriot League.
JORDAN ENOS, HOLY CROSS Jr., 1B, Stockton, Calif.
Enos batted .409 (9-for-22) with three RBIs, four runs scored, three doubles and a walk in six games last week. He reached safely in all six games and recorded six of his nine hits in Holy Cross' three wins over Bucknell.
JOHN COLELLA, HOLY CROSS Jr., P, Herndon, Va.
Colella recorded three saves, including two against Bucknell, and appeared in four games last week for the Crusaders. The reliever allowed just one earned run and gave up four hits and two walks in 8¨÷ innings of work. Colella leads Patriot League relievers with a 1.80 ERA in 13 appearances and 30 innings of work.
CONNOR ORTOLF, LAFAYETTE So., P, Ocean City, N.J.
Ortolf pitched a complete game, lifting the Leopards to an 8-1 win over Lehigh on Sunday. He gave up one run on five hits and one walk over nine innings. He struck out three.
CORY KENT, LEHIGH Sr., P, Wilson, Pa.
Kent went the distance in a 3-1 win over Lafayette on Saturday, allowing one run on five hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out seven in the win.
NICK STEPHENS, LEHIGH Fr., P, Monument, Colo.
Stephens won his first collegiate game, allowing two runs on eight hits and one walk over eight innings of work Saturday. He struck out five in the 10-2 win over Lafayette.
Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
PETER BAUM, COLGATE Jr., A, Portland, Ore.
Baum was sensational in the Raiders' 15-13 win Saturday at Army, helping to maintain his grip on the top spot in the nation in goals and points per game. The native of Portland, Ore., tallied a game-high six goals for Colgate, with five coming after halftime. His first of the game came with 10:41 left until the break to put the Raiders ahead 5-3, which was also the 100th goal of his career. Baum scored two straight markers midway through the fourth quarter to break a 9-all tie, and added two more in the final 3:24 of the game to help preserve the Raiders' lead during a flurry of late scoring for both teams.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MIKE NOONE, LEHIGH Jr., D, Jenkintown, Pa.
Noone becomes a back-to-back Defensive Player of the Week after posting five ground balls and three caused turnovers in Lehigh's 9-4 victory Friday at Navy on CBS Sports Network. The junior split his time marking Sam Jones (zero points) in the first half and Taylor Reynolds (one goal) in the second. Reynolds' only goal of the contest came in the first half, when Noone was marking Jones. Noone spearheaded a Lehigh defense that blanked Navy over the final 42:02 of the game, marking the third time this season the Mountain Hawks have shut out an opponent during a stretch of at least 40 minutes. Lehigh held Navy's Tucker Hull, who entered the contest as the nation's second-leading point getter, to just one goal.
GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
KYLE FEENEY, BUCKNELL Jr., GK, Greenwich, Conn.
Feeney was sensational in goal for the Bison, making 13 saves in each of their two victories on the week. He posted a .684 save percentage in Tuesday's 9-6 win at No. 18 Penn State to help Bucknell capture its seventh straight victory, and followed it up with another strong performance as the Bison nipped Holy Cross 10-9 Saturday in Worcester, Mass. Four of his 13 saves in Tuesday's victory over the Nittany Lions came in the fourth quarter as the Bison were nursing their lead. Feeney came up huge between the pipes in Saturday's League win over the Crusaders. After Peter Burke gave Bucknell a one-goal lead with 22 seconds remaining, he made a game-saving stop in the final 10 seconds to preserve the victory. Feeney is second in the League with a .565 save percentage and third with a 9.20 goals-against average.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
PATRICK CORBETT, LEHIGH Fr., A, Burlington, Ontario
Corbett snags this week's Rookie of the Week nod after tallying a career-high three goals and matching a career best with four points in Lehigh's 9-4 win Friday at Navy. His unassisted tally with 2:25 left in the second quarter pulled the Mountain Hawks within 4-3 entering halftime. Corbett struck again just 27 ticks into the second half, as he scored unassisted again to tie the game at 4-4. He logged the hat trick during Lehigh's 8-0 run when he dented the twine at the 10:02 mark of the fourth quarter, extending Lehigh's lead to 8-4. He assisted on Adam Johnston's goal later in the quarter to create the 9-4 final.
PETER BURKE, BUCKNELL Jr., M, Walpole, Mass.
Burke logged three goals on the week, but his biggest came with 22 seconds left in Saturday's 10-9 win at Holy Cross to move the Bison to 3-0 in the Patriot League and kept them in a tie for first with Lehigh.
ANDY BOYD, ARMY Jr., A, St. Louis, Mo.
Boyd scored four goals for his first career hat trick in Saturday's back-and-forth 15-13 loss to Colgate.
DAVID DICKSON, BUCKNELL Fr., M, Greenwich, Conn.
Dickson's best game of the week was a two-goal, two-assist performance in Saturday's one-goal win at Holy Cross. He also logged an assist on the eventual game-winner in Tuesday's 9-6 victory at No. 18 Penn State.
BRIAN BOCK, LAFAYETTE Fr., A, Collegeville, Pa.
Bock scored four of his team's five goals and logged a pair of ground balls in Lafayette's 8-5 loss Saturday to No. 19/20 Georgetown.
RYAN WALSH, COLGATE Fr., A, Wantagh, N.Y.
Walsh scored three times and dished a pair of assists in the Raiders' 15-13 win at Army. He scored twice during a three-goal run in the third quarter that turned a 7-6 deficit into a 9-7 Colgate lead.
Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JASMINE DePOMPEO, NAVY Jr., A, Sayville, N.Y.
DePompeo had 16 points in a pair of wins for the Mids last week, including a Patriot League season-high nine points with five goals and four assists in an 18-11 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday. The nine points also matched her career high. She had opened the week with two goals and five assists in a 15-5 triumph against Cal on Wednesday. DePompeo scored seven goals on 11 shots for the week, and moved into sixth place in Patriot League history with 83 career assists. DePompeo leads the Patriot League by a wide margin with 34 assists and 63 points for the season. DePompeo is named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season and third in her career.
MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANA WHITE, LAFAYETTE So., M, Swarthmore, Pa.
White led Lafayette to a pair of victories with two great all-around performances as the Leopards held off San Diego State on Wednesday and Bucknell on Saturday. White had a career-high seven points with four goals and three assists in a 17-14 win against the Aztecs, while also totaling a ground ball and eight draw controls in the game. She came through with three goals and an assist with two ground balls and seven draw controls as the Leopards beat Bucknell 14-11 for a Patriot League win on Saturday. White scored the game-winning goal late in the second half of both contests, and her tally with 11:40 left against the Bison gave the Leopards a 12-11 lead on their way to the 14-11 win. White also scored with 17:22 left and Lafayette trailing Bucknell 10-8 to ignite a late surge by the Leopards. White is named Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week for the third time this season and fifth in her career.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BEASLEY HAYS, COLGATE Jr., D, Rosemont, Pa.
Hays recorded four ground balls and a game-high five caused turnovers to help Colgate hold off Yale 16-12 on Saturday. Hays led a Raider defense that caused 13 turnovers in the game and did not give up more than two goals to any player on the Bulldogs. Hays receives her first Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week award.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
LOREN GENERI, NAVY Fr., A, Bayport, N.Y.
Generi had two outstanding efforts in a pair of wins for the Mids, combining for eight goals, two assists and 18 draw controls in home victories against California on Wednesday and Holy Cross on Saturday. She had three goals and an assist with nine draw controls in the 15-5 win over Cal, then matched a career high with six points (five goals, one assist) and again recorded nine draw controls in an 18-11 win against the Crusaders. The five goals also marked a career high, while the nine draw controls were just one shy of Generi's best mark this season. Generi leads the Patriot League with 85 draw controls this season, and is second with 6.07 draw controls per game. She is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the third time.
ADDIE GODFREY, LAFAYETTE Jr., A, Princeton, N.J.
Godfrey totaled 10 goals and four assists in two wins for the Leopards, with five goals and two assists against both San Diego State and Bucknell.
EMILY BURTON, AMERICAN Jr., M, Catonsville, Md.
Burton had five goals, four ground balls and eight draw controls as American beat Lehigh 18-15 on Saturday.
CARLI SUKONIK, LEHIGH Fr., A, Penn Valley, Pa.
Sukonik had 10 goals and three assists in two games for the Mountain Hawks, including a seven-goal effort in an 18-15 loss to American on Saturday.
COURTNEY MILLER, COLGATE Sr., M, Chappaqua, N.Y.
Miller had five goals and an assist with four ground balls and four draw controls in Colgate's 16-12 win over Yale.
LAURA RYAN, HOLY CROSS Fr., M, Stirling, N.J.
Ryan notched eight goals and an assist in two games for the Crusaders last week.
Patriot League Softball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ALEXIS AuBUCHON, ARMY Sr., 1B, Trinity, Fla.
AuBuchon batted .684 with 10 runs scored and 12 RBIs to lead Army to a perfect 6-0 week, which included a four-game sweep of Holy Cross to open Patriot League play. She went 13-for-19 with 10 runs scored, three doubles, a triple and two home runs with the 12 RBIs. AuBuchon was 8-for-12 with six runs scored, three doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs in the four-game sweep of the Crusaders. She had at least one run scored in all six games and an RBI in five of the six contests. In the lone game where she did not drive in a run, AuBuchon was 2-for-2 with a double and the game's only run scored in a 1-0 win over Holy Cross on Saturday. She was 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored in a 10-4 victory in Sunday's opener. AuBuchon has hit safely in 10 straight games and leads the Black Knights with a .411 batting average for the season. AuBuchon is named Patriot League Player of the Week for the second time this season.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
COURTNEY O'CONNELL, COLGATE Jr., P/OF, Palm Harbor, Fla.
O'Connell tossed a pair of complete-game shutouts to help lead Colgate to a four-game sweep at Bucknell to open Patriot League play over the weekend. She allowed just one hit and struck out three as the Raiders scored a 2-0 win in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader, then scattered six hits with a strikeout to lead Colgate to a 5-0 victory to complete the four-game sweep on Sunday. O'Connell gave up just one walk and seven hits in 14 innings pitched. She also went 2-for-8 at the plate with a run scored and two RBIs for the weekend. O'Connell is named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season and third in her career.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
EMILY BAUSHER, LEHIGH Fr., P/UT, New Egypt, N.J.
Bausher receives the Patriot League Rookie of the Week honor for the third straight time and fourth in the last five awardings after another outstanding run both on the mound and at the plate. She went 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA in three starts last week, allowing only two earned runs in 18 innings pitched. Bausher gave up two runs in a complete-game 7-2 win over Fordham on Wednesday, then did not surrender a run in 11 innings to beat Lafayette twice over the weekend. She had eight strikeouts in a five-inning 9-0 shutout on Saturday, and tallied 10 strikeouts in six innings of a 7-0 blanking of the Leopards on Sunday. Bausher allowed just two hits in both of her starts against the Leopards. She recorded 24 strikeouts in her 18 innings pitched.
JEN COLQUHOUN, LEHIGH Sr., SS, Oak Park, Calif.
Colquhoun batted .611 with four home runs, 13 RBIs and nine runs scored as the Mountain Hawks won all six of their games last week, including a four-game sweep of rival Lafayette in Patriot League action.
MORGAN LASHLEY, ARMY Fr., P, Davidson, N.C.
Lashley posted a 5-0 record as Army won all six of its games last week, and she got the decision in all four victories in Army's four-game sweep of Holy Cross over the weekend. Lashley pitched to a 1.31 ERA while striking out 39 in 32 innings pitched for the week.
RAE ANN PAYLEITNER, ARMY Fr., DP, St. Charles, Ill.
Payleitner batted .615 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in a 6-0 week for the Black Knights.
LIZ LUCAS, LEHIGH Jr., C, Westminster, Colo.
Lucas had six doubles and 10 RBIs during a 6-0 week for the Mountain Hawks.
Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Weekly Awards
MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
JEROME RUDOLPH, LAFAYETTE Sr., Lithonia, Ga.
Rudolph posted a pair of IC4A-qualifying performances, winning the 100 dash (10.59 seconds) and helping the 400 relay team finish first (41.19) at the Lafayette 7-Way Meet Saturday. His time in the 100 dash was a career best. This is his second straight weekly award in outdoor track.
FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
JESS PALACIO, NAVY Sr., Sun Valley, Nev.
Palacio finished second overall and first among collegians in the 1,500 at the Maryland Invitational on Saturday, recording an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:27.24. Palacio, who was an All-American in the mile in the indoor season, wins her fifth career outdoor weekly award.
MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
NICHOLAS SNOAD, ARMY Jr., Gahanna, Ohio
Snoad placed third in the hammer at the Dick Shea Open with an IC4A distance of 192-7. It was the League's best toss of the season and ranked sixth among IC4A qualifiers. This is his first career outdoor weekly award.
FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
TERONDA BROWN, NAVY So., Angleton, Texas
Brown posted a pair of ECAC performances at the Maryland Invitational, finishing second in the discus (147-11) and fourth in the shot put (45-1½). She also placed fourth among collegians in the hammer (150-6). This is her first career outdoor weekly award.
MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
LADDIE TREES, BUCKNELL Fr., Washington, D.C.
Trees, in his collegiate debut, posted an IC4A distance with a first-place finish in the javelin (208-7) at the Towson Invitational.
FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
SHANNON CUTHBERT, NAVY Fr., Orange Park, Fla.
Cuthbert placed first among collegians and second overall in the 800 (2:14.58) at the Maryland Invitational. Her time ranks first among Patriot League competitors this season.
BONNY BRADWAY, ARMY So., Quinton, N.J.
Bradway finishing first in the javelin with an ECAC distance of 136-1 at the Dick Shea Open.
TOM BARR, BUCKNELL Sr., Ambler, Pa.
Barr posted a pair of IC4A performances, finishing first in the hammer (174-8) and second in the shot put (54-2½) at the Towson Invitational. His shot put distance was a school record.
TAYLER SIEGRIST, BUCKNELL So., Madison, N.J.
Siegrist posted an ECAC distance in the javelin (137-8) with a second-place finish at the Towson Invitational.
RACHEL PENA, LAFAYETTE So., Ridgefield, N.J.
Pena posted an ECAC distance in the hammer (171-1) finishing first at the Lafayette 7-Way Meet.
BROOKE ASTOR, LEHIGH So., Spotswood, N.J.
Astor finished first in the heptathlon at the ASICS Winthrop Invite with 4,833 points, which qualifies her for the ECAC Championships.
ZACK DUNCAVAGE, NAVY So., League City, Texas
Duncavage placed first in the discus with an IC4A distance of 171-11 at the Maryland Invitational.
MARK VETERE, NAVY Fr., Andover, Md.
Vetere placed first in the pole vault at the Maryland Invitational with an IC4A distance of 15-11¾.