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April 21, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for April 14-20 in men and women's lacrosse, baseball and softball on Monday. Due to a scoring malfunction at one of the meets over the weekend, the outdoor track and field awards will be announced on Wednesday.

Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Weekly Awards

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DAN TAYLOR, LEHIGH Jr., A, Calgary, Alberta
Taylor set a career high in goals (7) and points (9) in the Mountain Hawks 17-6 win over rival Lafayette -- including six straight goals during an 11-0 run that stretched a 5-3 lead into a 16-3 advantage. The junior attack's first goal broke a 1-1 tie in the first quarter and then added a pair of second quarter assists before scoring Lehigh goals nine through 14.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOE FLETCHER, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., D, Syracuse, N.Y.
Fletcher earns his fifth Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week Award after holding another opponent's main scoring threat without a point. Against Bucknell, Fletcher limited David Dickson to one shot, marking the first time in 41 games that the Bison attacker had not recorded a goal or an assist. Fletcher recorded seven groundball against Bucknell and leads all close defenders nationwide in ground balls (61) and ground balls per game (4.69) this season.

GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
JOHN CONNORS, NAVY So., GK, Bellmore, N.Y.
Connors saved 70 percent of the shots he faced (14 saves, six goals) and anchored a defensive effort that held Johns Hopkins to its lowest scoring output (six goals) of the season and marked just the second time the Blue Jays have been held to single digits (L, 13-9, to North Carolina). Hopkins came into the game ranked 10th in points per game (20.0), 12th in scoring offense (12.20) and fifth in assists per game (7.80).

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CAL DEARTH, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., M, Ridgefield, Conn.
Dearth collected at least two points for the sixth time in the last seven games finishing with two goals and an assist in the Terriers 9-8 win over Holy Cross. Dearth's assist helped break up a five-goal Crusader run as Boston University picked up its second Patriot League win of the season.

HONORABLE MENTION

BRIAN SCHULTZ, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., A, Walkersville, Md.
Schultz had career-highs six goals, seven points and two caused turnovers in Greyhounds win over Bucknell.

GREG WOZNIAK, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., D, Yardley, Pa.
Wozniak caused three turnovers and collected five ground balls in Terrier's 9-8 win over Holy Cross.

NIK MULLEN, NAVY Sr., D, Wading River, N.Y.
Mullen led a strong defensive effort in holding the nation's #12 scoring offense to a season-low six goals.

JACK RUNKEL, LOTOLA MARYLAND Sr., GK, Fairfield, Conn.
Runkel made saves on 14-of-19 shots on goal he faced in Greyhounds 13-5 win over Bucknell.

Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANNIE THOMAS, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., A, Bel Air, Md.
Thomas concludes the season with her fourth Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award after leading the Greyhounds to the regular-season title and top seed in the League Tournament with three goals and two assists in an 11-6 win over No. 20 Navy on Saturday. Loyola finishes 8-0 in its first season in the Patriot League. Thomas sparked a 5-0 run to open the game with an assist and goal on Loyola's first two tallies, and had the first two goals of the second half as the Greyhounds stretched the lead to 9-2. It was her sixth hat trick of the season and 16th of her career.

MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KATELYN MILLER, BUCKNELL Sr., M, Reisterstown, Md.
Miller earns her second Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week award of the season after closing her career with two strong games for the Bison. She tallied three goals, three assists and four ground balls in the team's 13-8 win over St. Francis (Pa.) on Tuesday, then kept the Bison close with five goals in an 11-9 loss at Boston University on Saturday. Miller concludes her career second in school history with 177 points and in the top five in goals, assists, caused turnovers and draw controls.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MARLEE PATON, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., M, Seaholme, Australia
Paton receives her second straight Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week award after a strong all-around effort in Loyola's 11-6 win over Navy. She put up four ground balls, four draw controls and four caused turnovers as the Greyhounds jumped out to a 7-1 halftime lead on their way to the win. Paton also added a pair of assists in the game.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
KIRSTEN WILHELMSEN, LAFAYETTE Fr., M, Wallingford, Pa.
Wilhelmsen is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time after tallying five goals and an assist as the Leopards closed the season with a 19-13 win over Iona. She finished the year with 36 goals, the most for a Lafayette freshman since Addie Godfrey in 2010.

HONORABLE MENTION

KATE MARTINO, HOLY CROSS So., A, Summit, N.J.
Martino had three goals and an assist as Holy Cross qualified for the Patriot League Tournament with a 9-6 win at Lehigh on Saturday.

LAURA KLEIBER, LAFAYETTE Sr., M, Far Hills, N.J.
Kleiber scored six goals in Lafayette's 19-13 win over Iona on Saturday.

OLIVIA MANGAN, AMERICAN So., M, Maplewood, N.J.
Mangan had three goals in American's 10-9 win over Colgate on Saturday.

LINDSAY WEINER, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Jr., A, Ridgewood, N.J.
Weiner had four goals and an assist in two games for the Terriers last week.

MEGAN ARK, COLGATE Jr., A, Rochester, N.Y.
Ark tallied four goals in Colgate's 10-9 loss at American on Saturday.

Patriot League Baseball Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ALEX JENSEN, ARMY Jr., SS, Charlotte, N.C.
Jensen hit .375 (6-for-16) in five games last week and had a strong weekend to lift the Black Knights to a four-game sweep at Holy Cross. Jensen went 6-for-13 in the series against the Crusaders with two doubles, a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored. He drove in three runs in Sunday's doubleheader sweep of the Crusaders, including two in Army's 3-0 win in the finale. Jensen had at least one hit in all four games of the series, and handled 20 chances at shortstop without an error during the week.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
BROCK DAVIDSON, ARMY So., P, Houston, Texas
Davidson completed Army's four-game sweep of Holy Cross with a nine-inning shutout as the Black Knights won the series finale 3-0 on Sunday. He allowed just three hits and did not walk a batter while striking out seven in the game. Davidson faced just three hitters over the minimum and retired 16 of the last 17 hitters he faced. He did not permit a runner to third base in the last eight innings, and retired the side in order six times.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
KYLE CONDRY, NAVY Fr., P, Highland Village, Texas
Condry dominated in his first collegiate start as he went the distance and did not give up an earned run as Navy completed a four-game sweep of Lehigh with a 4-1 win in Sunday's finale. Condry scattered five hits and a walk while striking out four in his nine-inning effort. He faced just two over the minimum in the last six innings, and completed the game with 102 pitches. Condry's previous single-game highs were 3.2 innings and 47 pitches.

HONORABLE MENTION
BRYSON HOUGH, BUCKNELL Jr., P, Fairfax, Va.
Hough threw a seven-inning shutout and allowed just three hits and no walks in a 4-0 win over Lafayette on Saturday.

KASH MANZELLI, NAVY Sr., 1B, Dunwoody, Ga.
Manzelli batted .333 (6-for-18) with six RBIs in five games for the Mids last week.

TREVOR HOUCK, LAFAYETTE Fr., P, Westminster, Md.
Houck gave up just two unearned runs in 6.2 innings of a 7-3 win over Bucknell on Sunday.

COLIN GOTZON, LEHIGH Sr., P, Bethlehem, Pa.
Gotzon gave up one run in eight innings of a 3-2 loss to Navy on Saturday.

STEPHEN MOORE, NAVY Jr., P, Roswell, Ga.
Moore went all nine innings and got the win in a 3-2 victory over Lehigh on Saturday.

MATT KOZEMCHAK, LEHIGH Fr., P, Gwyned Valley, Pa.
Kozemchak gave up just one hit and one run in 7.2 innings on the mound last week.

ANDREW BARRY, HOLY CROSS Sr., 2B, Puyallup, Wash.
Barry batted .500 (9-for-18) with three doubles, three runs scored and an RBI in five games last week.

Patriot League Softball Weekly Awards

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MORGAN DECKER, LEHIGH So., 3B, Jamison, Pa.
Decker reached base in nine of 13 plate appearances with six hits (.600 BA) and three walks (.733 OBP) to collect her fourth Patriot League Player of the Week Award of the season. The sophomore slugged a three-run home run to power the Mountain Hawks to a 5-1 non-league win over St. Joseph's and tied Saturday's game against Holy Cross in the fifth inning with a solo home run. Decker finished the week with four runs scored, four RBI, a double and two home runs for a 1.300 slugging percentage.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
EMILY BAUSHER, LEHIGH Jr., P, New Egypt, N.J.
Bausher earned wins in all three appearances (one start, 2 relief) for Lehigh against Holy Cross allowing only two hits and no runs while striking out 17 and walking none in 11 innings. The junior entered a 3-3 game with the Crusaders in the seventh inning with runners on second and third and no outs and proceeded to strike out seven of the 10 batters she faced. Bausher finished the week with a 0.00 ERA and .054 BAA to earn her second consecutive Patriot League Pitcher of the Week Award.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
JACEE ALMOND, BUCKNELL Fr., 2B, Concord, Calif.
Almond was 9-for-20 (.450 BA) and recorded at least one hit in all five of Bucknell's non-league games - including 2-for-4 in each of the Bison wins over Coppin State. The second baseman slugged her fifth home run and had two hits in each of the games at Penn State. Almond finished the week with five runs scored, four doubles and three RBI for a .800 slugging percentage.

HONORABLE MENTION
CYDNEE SANDERS, BUCKNELL Jr., SS, Magnolia, Texas
Sanders collected hits (11-for-20) in all five of Bucknell's non-league games, scoring four runs and driving in three.

EMILY FELBAUM BOSTON UNIVERSITY Jr., 2B, Grafton, Mass.
Felbaum batted .364 (5-for-14) scoring four runs and recording six RBI in the Terriers 4-0 week.

MELANIE RUSSELL, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., P, San Diego, Calif.
Russell picked up wins in three appearances (two starts, one relief) for Boston University finishing the week with a 1.84 ERA over 19 innings, striking out 22 while allowing only nine hits.

VICKY LATTANZIO, LEHIGH Fr., IN/OF, Fishkill, N.Y.
Lattanzio led the Mountain Hawks with six RBI in a 4-0 week finishing with a .500 batting average (5-for-10) and .700 slugging percentage.