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Patriot League Weekly Awards (4.15.13)

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April 15, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for April 8-14 in men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, baseball, softball and outdoor track and field.

Lehigh wrapped up the top seed and hosting duties for the Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament for the first time with Friday’s win at Bucknell, and will attempt to cap off a perfect League regular season Saturday night when it hosts Lafayette. Colgate joined the Mountain Hawks and Bison in the postseason with Saturday’s win at Lafayette, so the final berth comes down to either Army or Holy Cross. The result of the Bucknell-Colgate tilt Saturday at noon on CBS Sports Network will dictate what needs to happen in the Army-Holy Cross game in the evening for each team to make the League Tournament.

With one weekend left in the regular season, the picture is very clear for the Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Tournament. Navy, American and Holy Cross are in the field, while Lafayette and Colgate square off on Saturday for the final berth. On Sunday, Navy visits American with the winner earning the top seed and the right to host the League tourney on April 26 and 28.

The top of the standings tightened in Patriot League baseball, with Army sweeping a four-game series at Lafayette and Bucknell taking three of four at Lehigh to each move within one game of League-leading Holy Cross. Road teams were 9-3 over the weekend, and the visitors are 23-13 so far in League action.

Another weekend is in the books in softball and Lehigh is still the team the rest of the League is chasing. Colgate and Holy Cross remain deadlocked in second after splitting four games in Worcester, Mass., over the weekend. The big mover was Bucknell, which swept Lafayette at home to take a one-game lead over Army for the coveted fourth spot in the standings and claimed two weekly awards in the process. Army hosts the Bison this weekend in what is shaping up as the pivotal series of the season for both.

In track and field, Bucknell had an impressive weekend at home in the Bison Outdoor Classic and netted three of the six Patriot League weekly awards on Monday. Senior Leonard Joseph broke a 17-year old school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 63.98 meters.


Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Weekly Awards

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOHN GLESENER, ARMY
So., A, Camillus, N.Y.
Glesener led all players with seven points and immediately made an impact scoring six seconds into Army’s 14-7 win at Navy Saturday afternoon on CBS Sports Network. He accounted for Army’s second goal as well and then picked up four assists over the next 50 minutes. Glesener then finished off his sixth hat trick of the season by scoring Army’s 12th goal in the third quarter. The sophomore attackman leads Army with 51 points (26, 25), while his 4.64 points-per-game average is the League high.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BOBBY LAWRENCE, COLGATE
Jr., D, Summit, N.J.
Lawrence had one of the best games of his collegiate career Saturday, picking up a career-high eight groundballs, causing two turnovers and even scoring what stood up as the game-winning goal in the Raiders’ 14-10 victory at Lafayette that clinched them a Patriot League Tournament berth. Lawrence’s scoring strike came from the midfield stripe after Lafayette’s net was left unguarded while the Leopards were in transition. The tally put Colgate in front 11-8. Lawrence now leads the Raiders with 50 groundballs and 26 caused turnovers this season.

GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
MATT POILLON, LEHIGH
So., GK, Mount Sinai, N.Y.
Poillon was strong again in the cage for Lehigh, which won 11-7 at Bucknell Friday night to wrap up the program’s first No. 1 seed in the upcoming Patriot League Tournament. The sophomore keeper stopped 12 shots, and made eight saves from the second through the fourth quarters to help lead the backline efforts. It was his sixth double-digit save performance of the season, while the Mountain Hawks have held opponents to seven goals or less in five of the last six contests. To finish off his impressive week, Poillon also scored a goal against Bucknell’s 10-man ride when his long shot eluded a Bison defender, took one bounce and went into the net to put Lehigh up 7-4 in the third quarter.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ALEX DALY, ARMY
Fr., FOS, New Market, Md.
Playing roughly an hour’s drive from his hometown, Daly was dominant at the face-off X for Army in the Black Knights’ 14-7 victory at Navy Saturday afternoon. Daly won the game’s first 12 face-offs en route to taking 19 of 22 on the day. His 19 wins at the X marked a career high, which led to a career-best nine groundballs. Daly also accounted for two assists, including the dish on John Glesener’s tally six seconds into the game that put Army up 1-0.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
PETER BAUM, COLGATE
Sr., A, Portland, Ore.
Netted a hat trick and four points as Colgate clinched a Patriot League Tournament berth with Saturday’s 14-10 win at Lafayette.

ERIC FOOTE, COLGATE Fr., M, Greenwich, Conn.
Tallied a hat trick in his first collegiate start in the Raiders’ 14-10 win at Lafayette.

TERRY McKENNA, HOLY CROSS So., M, Summit, N.J.
Scored six goals on the week, including a four-goal showing in Saturday’s 12-11 loss at home to Providence.

BAXTER LANIUS, LEHIGH Sr., D, New York, N.Y.
Caused two turnovers and picked up three groundballs during Lehigh’s excellent defensive effort in Friday’s 11-7 win at Bucknell.


Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Weekly Awards

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JORDAN HARRINGTON, AMERICAN
So., A, Fairport, N.Y.
Harrington had five goals and two assists as American moved to 5-0 in the Patriot League with a 15-11 win at Lafayette on Saturday. The five goals and seven points were career highs as the Eagles guaranteed at least the No. 2 seed in the Patriot League Tournament, their highest spot since 2008. Harrington had four goals and an assist during a 7-0 American run that turned a 6-1 deficit into an 8-6 lead, and added an assist and goal during another 7-0 surge that put the Eagles in front for good. Harrington is named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the first time.

MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KATELYN MILLER, BUCKNELL
Jr., M, Reisterstown, Md.
Miller compiled seven goals, four assists, three ground balls, nine draw controls and four caused turnovers in a pair of wins for the Bison last week. She had a career-high nine points with five goals and four assists and also added six draw controls in a 17-9 win over St. Bonaventure on Tuesday. Miller then played a key role in Bucknell’s first Patriot League win since 2009 by recording two goals, two ground balls, three draw controls and three caused turnovers in a 10-9 triumph over Holy Cross on Saturday. She also had two critical defensive plays in the final minutes with the Bison up one, intercepting a Holy Cross outlet pass with 3:45 left and taking a charge with 1:33 to go that allowed the Bison to kill off the rest of the clock. Miller becomes Bucknell’s first-ever Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week award winner.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANNIE FOKY, NAVY
So., GK, Charlottesville, Va.
Foky made nine saves and had two ground balls to help the No. 12/13 Mids to a 12-6 win over Colgate on Saturday. She allowed only five goals while playing the first 59:39 of the game and improved to 12-1 on the season. Foky leads the Patriot League with a 6.87 goals against average and .476 save percentage for the season. She is named Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season, one off the most in Patriot League history.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
TEAL HARRISON, AMERICAN
Fr., GK, Columbus, Ohio
Harrison helped American to its first 5-0 record in the Patriot League by recording five saves in a 15-11 win at Lafayette on Saturday, and also totaled 13 saves in an 11-6 loss to Towson on Tuesday. Harrison had a pair of key saves late in the game against the Leopards after the Eagles had rallied to take an 11-10 lead. She is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season to go with a trio of Defensive Player of the Week honors.

HONORABLE MENTION
MADISON HURWITZ, BUCKNELL
Sr., A, Holland, Pa.
Hurwitz had a career-high seven goals in a 17-9 win over St. Bonaventure on Tuesday and totaled a goal and four assists as the Bison beat Holy Cross 10-9 on Saturday for their first Patriot League win since 2009.

JASMINE DePOMPEO, NAVY Sr., A, Sayville, N.Y.
DePompeo had two goals and five assists in No. 12/13 Navy’s 12-6 win over Colgate on Saturday. In the process, she became the Patriot League’s all-time leading scorer with 314 points.

LOREN GENERI, NAVY So., A, Bayport, N.Y.
Generi put up four goals, an assist, four ground balls and seven draw controls in Navy’s 12-6 win over Colgate on Saturday.

TAYLOR ZEBROWSKI, HOLY CROSS Sr., A, Verona, N.J.
Zebrowski had seven goals and three assists in two games for the Crusaders last week.

LAURA RYAN, HOLY CROSS So., M, Stirling, N.J.
Ryan totaled seven goals, an assist, four ground balls and nine draw controls in two games last week.

JENNIE BERGLIN, COLGATE So, GK, Glen Head, N.Y.
Berglin had 10 saves, five ground balls and two caused turnovers in Colgate’s 12-6 loss to Navy on Saturday.


Patriot League Baseball Weekly Awards

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DAVE MILANES, NAVY
Sr., C/DH, Iselin, N.J.
Milanes hit .643 (9-for-14) over the weekend as the Mids split a four-game series at League-leading Holy Cross. After going 0-for-2 in the opener, Milanes was 9-for-12 with five runs scored and five RBIs as Navy won two of the final three games of the series. He capped the series by going 4-for-5 with three runs scored and a pair of RBIs in a 7-1 win on Sunday. Milanes went .429 (9-for-21) in all five of Navy’s games last week. He is named Patriot League Player of the Week for the second time, becoming the first player with more than one honor this season.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
TOM MARRA, HOLY CROSS
Sr., P, Sea Cliff, N.Y.
Marra stifled Navy in the series opener on Saturday, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out nine in a seven-inning shutout to lead Holy Cross to a 3-0 victory. It was his second consecutive shutout as Marra improved to 2-0 with a League-best 0.90 ERA in Patriot League action. He has struck out 21 while allowing only 11 hits in 20.0 innings in Patriot League games. Marra is named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
LUKE GILLINGHAM, NAVY
Fr., P, Coronado, Calif.
Gillingham allowed one run in seven innings to lead Navy to a 7-1 win in the series finale at Holy Cross on Sunday. He scattered five hits and two walks while striking out a career-high seven batters in the win. Gillingham gave up just one run after a bases-loaded no-out jam in the first, then did not surrender another hit until the sixth inning. He also pitched four scoreless innings with three hits allowed and five strikeouts against Coppin State on Wednesday to finish with one run and eight hits allowed and 12 strikeouts in 11.0 innings for the week. Gillingham is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
CHRIS ROWLEY, ARMY
Sr., P, Duluth, Ga.
Rowley struck out a career-high 11 batters while giving up just one run on six hits to lead Army to a 2-1 win over Lafayette in the series opener on Saturday.

DAN GOLDSTEIN, BUCKNELL Sr., P, Huntington, N.Y.
Goldstein did not give up an earned run while allowing five hits and a walk with six strikeouts and going all seven innings in Bucknell’s 7-2 win over Lehigh on Sunday.

STEPHEN MOORE, NAVY So., P, Roswell, Ga.
Moore went all seven innings and gave up a run on four hits with a walk and six strikeouts in Navy’s 5-1 win over Holy Cross on Sunday.

PATRICK MESCHER, ARMY Jr., INF, Versailles, Ohio
Mescher batted .368 (7-for-19) with two runs scored and seven RBIs in a 5-0 week for the Black Knights.

JOE OGREN, BUCKNELL Fr., INF, Jackson, N.J.
Ogren went 5-for-11 with three runs, four RBIs and three walks as Bucknell took three of four games at Lehigh.

ANDREW ANDREYCHIK, BUCKNELL Fr., P, Danville, Pa.
Andreychik allowed one run in eight innings on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in Bucknell’s 8-1 win over Lehigh on Sunday.


Patriot League Softball Weekly Awards

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MORGAN DECKER, LEHIGH
Fr., 3B, Jamison, Pa.
Decker was instrumental during the Mountain Hawks’ 5-1 week, which included a doubleheader sweep at Fordham and, more importantly, a 3-1 mark against League foe Army. After being held hitless in the opener against the Rams, Decker broke out with a 2-for-3 showing at the plate with a three-run home run and a career-high four RBI in Lehigh’s 7-1 win in the nightcap. She hit safely in all four games against the Black Knights, with three multi-hit outings, three doubles and an RBI in two of the contests. She scored the winning run in the seventh inning of Lehigh’s 6-5 victory over Army in game one Saturday. Decker now leads the team with five home runs and 31 RBI and is tied for the team lead with 13 doubles.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
DANA NIELSEN, BUCKNELL
Fr., P, Pequannock, N.J.
Nielsen was part of a rookie 1-2 punch in the circle for the Bison that led them to a four-game sweep of Lafayette to put them into the thick of the Patriot League Tournament discussion. In Saturday’s second contest she tossed a complete-game one-hitter with one walk and 12 strikeouts to lift Bucknell to a 2-0 win. On Sunday she helped pitch the Bison to the series sweep when she allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over five innings in an 8-3 victory. Nielsen pitched to a 0.58 earned-run average and yielded six hits while striking out 19 and walking just two over the two starts.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
AMANDA FAZIO, BUCKNELL
Fr., P, Chatham, N.J.
Fazio was the second half of Bucknell’s pitching tandem that held Lafayette at bay over the weekend. The rookie from Chatham, N.J., went 2-0 for the week and started Saturday by taking a perfect game into the seventh inning before settling for a one-hit shutout with nine strikeouts against the minimum 21 batters in Bucknell’s 4-0 victory. Fazio was at it again in Sunday’s opener, as she gave up just four hits and one walk while striking out two over 5.1 innings in another 4-0 Bison win. For the weekend Fazio allowed no runs and five hits while ringing up 11 batters on strikes. Opposing hitters batted just .128 against her. Fazio has not allowed an earned run in four of her last six appearances in the circle.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
CHRISTIAN McKONE, ARMY
Fr., CF, Bonnie Lake, Wash.
Batted .450 on the week and .462 (6-for-13) in the Lehigh series. Scored three times and has an eight-game hitting streak.

GENNIFER DURHAM, HOLY CROSS Fr., P, Abbeville, S.C.
Pitched the first recorded perfect game in Crusader history with two strikeouts in Holy Cross’ 1-0 victory over Colgate in Saturday’s first game. Finished 1-2 for the week (1-1 against the Raiders) with a 1.62 ERA.

EMILY BAUSHER, LEHIGH So., P, New Egypt, N.J.
Went 2-1 in the circle with a 1.33 ERA and holding opposing hitters to .218. Pitched a complete-game four-hit shutout with eight strikeouts Saturday as Lehigh defeated Army 2-0.


Patriot League Track and Field Weekly Awards

M-F ATHLETIC MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
JUSTIN HICKS, BUCKNELL
Sr., Wilmington, Del.
Hicks won the 100-meters (10.74), finished fourth in the 200-meters (21.42) and ran on a 4 X 100 relay team that finished second (41.61) at the Bison Outdoor Classic over the weekend. The 100-meter and 4 X 100 relay times were IC4A-qualifying marks while the 200-meter time was a season-best.

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
BETH BRAUNEGG, BUCKNELL
Jr., Williamsport, Pa.
Braunegg finished in eighth place at the 1,500-meter run at the Bison Outdoor Classic with an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:30.38. The time ranks fourth in Bucknell history and is also a personal best.

M-F ATHLETIC MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
LEONARD JOSEPH, BUCKNELL
Sr., Whitesboro, N.Y.
Joseph won the  hammer throw with a distance of 63.98 meters at the Bison Outdoor Classic, breaking a school record that had stood since 1996. He was the only competitor to clear 200 feet as he easily set an IC4A-qualifying mark. Joseph also placed fifth in the discus at 47.11 meters, just missing another qualifying distance.

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
E’LANA LEMON, LEHIG
H Sr., West Orange, N.J.
Lemon finished second in the hammer throw at the Bison Outdoor Classic with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 56.27 meters, which also established a personal record.

M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
JAY STELL, NAVY
Fr., Carlsbad, N.M.
Stell won the javelin at the George Mason Invitational with a throw of 67.02 meters, easily surpassing the IC4A standard of 58.70. The mark was a personal best and ranks No. 1 in the Patriot League this season and No. 15 in the NCAA East Region. He has won the javelin in three of four competitions this spring.

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
DEVIN SMITH, LAFAYETTE
Fr., Andover, N.J.
Smith won the 400-meter dash at the Moravian Coach P Open with a time of 56.63, less than a second away from the ECAC standard.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
BONNY BRADWAY, ARMY
Jr., Quinton, N.J.
Bradway won the javelin with a toss of 43.56 meters at the Army Five-Way meet.

ABBY MONAGHAN, BUCKNELL Sr., La Plata, Md.
Monaghan set an ECAC standard in the discus with a toss of 45.75 meters at the Bison Outdoor Classic.

MARESSA GUYNN, NAVY Jr., Uniontown, Pa.
Guynn hit an ECAC-qualifying mark with a discus toss of 45.01 meters at the George Mason Invitational.

ZACH HEBDA, NAVY So., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hebda was the top collegiate finisher and second overall and set an IC4A-qualifying time at 14:26.29 in the 5,000-meter run at the George Mason Invitational.

MARK VETERE, NAVY So., Andover, Mass.
Vetere won the pole vault at the George Mason Invitational with an IC4A-qualifying mark of 4.90 meters.

ADEOLU ADESIDA, LEHIGH So., Princeton, N.J.
Adesida won the high jump at the Moravian Coach P Open with an IC4A-qualifying mark of 2.08 meters