April 14, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for April 7-13 in men and women's lacrosse, baseball, softball and outdoor track and field on Monday.
Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DAN TAYLOR, LEHIGH Jr., A, Calgary, Alberta
Taylor scored nine goals and added four assists in helping Lehigh to a 1-1 week against a pair of non-league opponents. The junior scored five goals during the Mountain Hawks 10-9 double overtime loss at #15/17 Princeton on Tuesday and followed that up with eight points (4G, 4A) in a 12-3 win over Georgetown on Saturday. The five goals against the Tigers and eight points against the Hoyas tied Taylor's career-high in both categories.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JACKSON PLACE, BUCKNELL Sr., D, Wayne, Pa.
Place led a suffocating defensive effort in Bucknell's 13-1 win over Lafayette on Friday. The senior defenseman recorded four caused turnovers and four ground balls as Bucknell held an opponent to one goal or less for the 11th time in program history. The Bison held Lafayette to 8-for-22 on clears, forced 25 turnovers and limited the Leopards to just 19 total shots in the game.
GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
MATT POILLON, LEHIGH Jr., GK, Mount Sinai, N.Y.
Poillon made 13 saves while allowing just 10 goals against a high-powered Princeton offense on Tuesday and then recorded eight saves against Georgetown on Saturday, allowing just three goals. The junior keeper finished the week with a .618 save percentage and 6.5 goals against average. Poillon stopped six Princeton shots in the first quarter as the Mountain Hawks took a 1-0 lead after the first 15 minutes.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
GRAHAM SAVIO, LOYOLA MARYLAND Fr., FO, Greenwich, Conn.
Savio won a career-high 17 faceoffs on Saturday against Boston University, the majority of which came against the Terriers' Sam Talkow who was second in the League in faceoff percentage entering the game. In addition to winning 17-of-25 restarts, Savio also picked up a career-best six ground balls.
CONNOR COOK, ARMY So., A, California, Md.
Cook registered a career-high six points (3G, 3A) to help Army to a 14-7 win over rival Navy.
DAVID DICKSON, BUCKNELL Jr., A, Greenwich, Conn.
Dickson set new career highs for assists (6) and points (9) and matched his personal best for goals (3) in a game in Bucknell's 13-1 win over Lafayette.
SAM GRINBERG, BUCKNELL Jr., GK, New York, N.Y.
Grinberg made eight saves and allowed only one goal before departing with about 6:00 left in Bucknell's 13-1 win over Lafayette.
LUKAS MIKELINICH, LEHIGH Sr., D, Dix Hills, N.Y.
Mikelinich picked up eight groundballs and forced four turnovers in Lehigh's 1-1 week.
Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MEGAN ARK, COLGATE Jr., A, Rochester, N.Y.
Ark led the offense in a pair of key wins for the Raiders as she combined for 12 goals and two assists in victories against Boston University and Lafayette. She scored four goals and had two assists along with a pair of ground balls in an 11-7 victory over BU on Wednesday, then tallied eight goals in nine shots as Colgate beat Lafayette 18-17 in double overtime on Saturday to clinch a Patriot League Tournament berth. The eight goals were the most for a Patriot League player this season, and Ark leads the League with 3.23 goals per game for the year. She is named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANA WHITE, LAFAYETTE Sr., M, Swarthmore, Pa.
White totaled four goals, four assists, four ground balls, six caused turnovers and 20 draw controls in a pair of games for the Leopards last week. She had a goal with four ground balls, four caused turnovers and six draw controls in a 12-9 victory over Bucknell on Wednesday, and put up three goals, four assists, two caused turnovers and 14 draw controls in an 18-17 double overtime loss to Colgate on Saturday. White is the Patriot League career leader with 392 draw controls and tied for the all-time League lead with 124 caused turnovers. She is named Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week for the first time this season and 10th in her career, more than any other player in the four-year history of the award.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MARLEE PATON, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., M, Seaholme, Australia
Known for her offensive prowess, Paton also played a key role on the defense in a pair of double-digit wins for the No. 14 Greyhounds last week. She had three ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers in an 18-5 win over American on Wednesday, and put up nearly identical statistics in a 19-8 win over Boston University on Saturday with three ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control. Loyola limited both opponents to 12 shots as Paton helped defensively in the midfield. She also combined for seven goals and five assists in the two games. Paton is the first-ever Greyhound to reach 150 goals, 250 points, 100 ground balls and 100 caused turnovers in her career. She is named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for the first time to go with an Offensive Player of the Week honor earlier in the year.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
KRISTA DAMPMAN, LEHIGH Fr., A, Garden City, N.Y.
Dampman tallied five goals, including the game-winner, as Lehigh moved into a tie for third place in the Patriot League with a 10-6 win over American on Sunday. She scored four of Lehigh's first five goals in the second half as the Mountain Hawks turned a 5-3 deficit into an 8-5 lead. Dampman also had a goal and an assist in a 9-8 overtime loss to No. 20 Navy on Wednesday. She is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time.
ANNIE THOMAS, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., A, Bel Air, Md.
Thomas totaled five goals and eight assists in a pair of wins for the Greyhounds.
TARYN VANTHOF, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., M, Livonia, N.Y.
VanThof had 24 draw controls in two games last week, and matched her own Patriot League single-game record with 15 in a 19-8 win over Boston University on Saturday.
AIMEE GENNARO, NAVY Sr., A, Havertown, Pa.
Gennaro had four goals and an assist in a 9-8 overtime win against Lehigh on Saturday.
LOREN GENERI, NAVY Jr., A, Bayport, N.Y.
Generi totaled four goals, an assist and 15 draw controls in a pair of wins for the Mids last week.
LAURA KLEIBER, LAFAYETTE Sr., M, Far Hills, N.J.
Kleiber had seven goals in a pair of games for the Leopards last week.
AMANDA CASE, LAFAYETTE Fr., M, Havertown, Pa.
Case had five goals in a 12-9 win over Bucknell on Wednesday.
SARAH BOWLES, COLGATE Fr., M, Cicero, N.Y.
Bowles had three goals in two games last week, including the winning tally in Colgate's 18-17 double overtime win over Lafayette on Saturday that clinched a League Tournament berth for the Raiders.
Patriot League Baseball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KASH MANZELLI, NAVY Sr., 1B, Dunwoody, Ga.
Manzelli had a huge week for the Mids by batting .478 (11-for-23) with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, six RBIs and six runs scored in six games. He opened the weekend series with Lafayette going 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored in a 6-0 win, and went 2-for-4 in the next two games against the Leopards. Manzelli was 8-for-15 with a home run, three RBIs and five runs scored in the series against Lafayette as the Mids split the four games with the Leopards. Manzelli is named Patriot League Player of the Week for the first time this year and second in his career.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
XAVIER HAMMOND, BUCKNELL Jr., P, Broadheadsville, Pa.
Hammond threw a nine-inning shutout to lead Bucknell to a series split at Army with a 9-0 victory in the finale on Sunday. He allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out six to lead Bucknell to a victory which kept the Bison in first place by 1.5 games over Army and Lehigh. It was his first career complete game and shutout as just one baserunner reached scoring position and only three over the minimum batted in the game. Hammond improved to 2-1 in Patriot League play with just three earned runs allowed in 25.1 innings. He earns his first Patriot League Pitcher of the Week award.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
TRAVIS BLUE, NAVY Fr., SS, Orange, Calif.
Blue went 10-for-24 (.417) with five runs scored and six RBIs in six games for the Mids last week. He had a hit and a run scored in each of Navy's wins over Lafayette, and went 7-for-16 with four runs scored and four RBIs in the series. Blue is on a seven-game hitting streak. He is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.
COLIN GOTZON, LEHIGH Sr., P, Bethlehem, Pa.
Gotzon threw a seven-inning shutout with three hits and two walks allowed and seven strikeouts in a 1-0 series-opening win against Holy Cross on Saturday.
ANTHONY PARENTI, NAVY Jr., P, Elizabeth, N.J.
Parenti scattered five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in a seven-inning shutout to lead Navy to a 6-0 win in its series opener against Lafayette.
TIM LAZOR, LAFAYETTE Jr., DH/1B, Newtown, Pa.
Lazor batted 9-for-18 (.500) with a home run, five RBIs and three runs scored in five games for the Leopards.
COREY FURMAN, BUCKNELL Sr., OF, Exeter, Pa.
Furman went 11-for-21 (.524) with five RBIs and four runs scored in five games for the Bison.
MIKE GARZILLO, LEHIGH So., 2B, Wind Gap, Pa.
Garzillo went 8-for-18 (.444) with five runs scored and four RBIs as Lehigh had a perfect 5-0 week including a sweep of Holy Cross.
Patriot League Softball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ALEXIS WATANABE, LEHIGH So., 2B, San Marino, Calif.
Watanabe registered hits in all six of the Mountain Hawks games during a 3-3 week. The sophomore second baseman finished the week 11-for-23 (.478 BA) with four runs scored and two RBI. Watanabe was 3-for-4 and drove in a run in Lehigh's 7-1 victory over Bucknell on Saturday and had the only three hits the team was able to record in 11.2 innings off of Patriot League Rookie of the Week Lara Bean in the final two games of the series with the Bison.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
EMILY BAUSHER, LEHIGH Jr., P, New Egypt, N.J.
Bausher was 3-0 in four appearances for Lehigh, earning two wins against Bucknell and one over Marist. In 22 innings, the junior allowed five earned runs and struck out 29 batters while posting a 1.59 ERA and limiting opposing hitters to a .165 batting average. In the rubber game of the series against the Bison, Bausher yielded only one hit, one walk while striking out a season-high 12 batters in a 2-0 complete-game shutout.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
LARA BEAN, BUCKNELL Fr., P, Alvin, Texas
Bean allowed only two hits in 6.1 innings in Bucknell's 2-0 win over Lehigh on Saturday, improving her record to 6-3 on the season. The freshman also relieved Dana Nielsen in the second inning on Sunday and allowed only one hit while striking out a career-high nine batters over the final 5.1 innings of a 2-0 loss to the Mountain Hawks.
BRITTANY CLENDENNY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., SS, Gainesville, Va.
Clendenny batted .375 with two doubles, two runs scored and six RBI in five games for Boston University.
BRITTANY YOUNAN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., 3B, Chico, Calif.
Younan batted .538 (7-for-13) with three doubles, five runs scored and two stolen bases in five games for Boston University.
COLLEEN AHERN, HOLY CROSS So., 1B, Northbrook, Ill.
Ahern batted drove in a run in each of the Crusaders four games last week and was 3-for-7 with four RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Boston University on Saturday.
KRISTEN BERGER, LAFAYETTE Jr., 2B, Middletown, N.J.
Berger hit .429 for the week and was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an inside-the-park home run in the Leopards 5-2 win over Colgate on Sunday.
Patriot League Track and Field Weekly Awards
M-F ATHLETIC MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ALEC OLSON, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., Excelsior, Minn.
Olson posted the fastest time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in the Patriot League this season as he won the race with an IC4A qualifying 9:07.38 at the George Mason Spring Invitational. Olson topped his personal best and won the race by over five seconds.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
MICHELLE SUMNER, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., Annandale, N.J.
Sumner won the 5,000-meter run at the George Mason Spring Invitational with an ECAC qualifying time of 16:59.52, which is the fastest in the Patriot League this season. She won the race by over 20 seconds and improved on her top 5,000m outdoor time from last year by 40 seconds. Sumner joins teammate Gemma Acheampong as a two-time winner of the Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Track Athlete of the Week award in the outdoor season.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ZACK DUNCAVAGE, NAVY Sr., League City, Texas
Duncavage easily surpassed IC4A standards in both the discus and hammer throw at the George Mason Spring Invitational. He placed second in the discus with a mark of 57.06 meters, and third in the hammer with a toss of 55.52 meters. Duncavage matches teammate Jay Stell with a pair of Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Field Athlete of the Week awards in the outdoor season, and wins the award for the fifth time in his career in the outdoor campaign.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
RACHEL PENA, LAFAYETTE Sr., Ridgefield Park, N.J.
Pena won the hammer throw at the Rider Invitational with an ECAC qualifying mark of 59.81 meters, just missing her top toss of the year. Pena ranks ninth in the East Region and 20th overall in the event this season. She also finished second in the shot put with a mark of 11.98 meters. Pena wins the Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Field Athlete of the Week award in the outdoor season for the first time this year and fourth in her career.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
JUSTIN FLYNN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., Rochester Hills, Mich.
Flynn wins his second straight Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Rookie of the Week award after hitting an IC4A qualifying time at 21.53 in the 200-meter dash at the George Mason Spring Invitational. He finished fifth in the race, and also placed eighth in the 100-meter dash in 11.85 seconds.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
FELICIA SCOIRTINO, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., Niskayuna, N.Y.
Sciortino won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the George Mason Spring Invitational in a time of 11:05.55. It was her first collegiate victory as she posted the third-fastest 3,000m steeplechase time in the Patriot League this season.
ALLISON BARWISE, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., Orange, Conn.
Barwise posted the best long jump in the Patriot League this season, and in the top 50 nationally, with a mark of 6.07 meters at the George Davis Invitational.
JACK FELLOWS, BUCKNELL Jr., Cumberland Center, Maine
Fellows set IC4A marks in the shot put (16.19m), discus (48.04m) and hammer throw (53.10m) at the Bison Outdoor Classic.
ADEOLU ADESIDA, LEHIGH Jr., Princeton, N.J.
Adesida had an IC4A qualifying high jump of 2.13 meters to take first place at the Coach Pollard Invite at Moravian.
TERONDA BROWN, NAVY Sr., Angleton, Texas
Brown set an ECAC qualifying mark in the discus at 46.07 meters at the George Mason Spring Invitational.
JIMIL ATAMAN, LEHIGH Sr., Eagle, Idaho
Ataman won the hammer throw at both the Bison Outdoor Classic and Coach Pollard Invite with ECAC qualifying marks of 54.63 meters and 53.67 meters, respectively.
AUSTIN BATISTE, NAVY So., Long Beach, Calif.
Batiste took second place in the 400-meter dash at the George Mason Spring Invitational with an IC4A qualifying time of 47.46.
MANUEL PASTRANA, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Pastrana won the javelin with an IC4A mark of 62.15 meters at the George Davis Invitational.
STEPHANIE OKPOEBO, HOLY CROSS Sr., Chelmsford, Mass.
Okpoebo had ECAC qualifying times in the 100-meter dash (12.06) and 4 X 100m relay (46.98) at the Minuteman Invitational.