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April 28, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for April 21-27 in baseball and outdoor track and field on Monday. With a weekend game to make up on Monday, the softball awards will be announced on Tuesday.

Patriot League Baseball Weekly Awards

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JUSTIN PACCHIOLI, LEHIGH Jr., CF, Easton, Pa.
Pacchioli had an outstanding weekend as Lehigh took three of four games at home against rival Lafayette to lock up the No. 3 seed in the Patriot League Baseball Tournament. Pacchioli went 9-for-15 with six runs scored, a double, two RBIs and six stolen bases in the four-game set. He had multiple hits and two runs scored in each of Lehigh's three wins, and stole three bases in the nightcap of the doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday. Pacchioli finished the week hitting 13-for-24 (.542) with seven runs scored, a double, two RBIs and seven stolen bases in six games. He is named Patriot League Player of the Week for the first time this year and second in his career.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
NATE WALKER, HOLY CROSS Sr., P, San Diego, Calif.
Walker came two outs away from the first no-hitter for a Holy Cross pitcher since 2007, and ended up allowing just two hits and a walk in a complete-game shutout to lead the Crusaders past Bucknell 4-0 in Sunday's opener. Walker pitched 6.1 no-hit innings before giving up a pair of singles, but then induced a double-play to complete the shutout. He struck out a career-high six in his final start. He earns his first Patriot League Pitcher of the Week award.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
MATT KOZEMCHAK, LEHIGH Fr., P, Gwynedd Valley, Pa.
Kozemchak helped Lehigh earn the No. 3 seed in the Patriot League Tournament by pitching 6.1 scoreless innings as the Mountain Hawks closed out their weekend series with a 5-1 win over Lafayette on Sunday. He scattered three hits and a walk while striking out five as he extended his scoreless innings streak to 11.2. It was the first Patriot League start of Kozemchak's career and third overall as he improved to 2-0 for the season. He is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time.

HONORABLE MENTION

ANTHONY PARENTI, NAVY Jr., P, Elizabeth, N.J.
Parenti allowed two hits and two walks while striking out seven in a seven-inning shutout of Army as Navy won the series opener 4-0 on Saturday.

GUNNAR CARROLL, ARMY Sr., P, Louisa, Va.
Carroll scattered eight hits and struck out three while pitching all seven innings of Army's 1-0 shutout of Navy on Sunday which clinched a home semifinal series in the Patriot League Tournament for the Black Knights.

DAN WEIGEL, BUCKNELL Sr., P, Lancaster, Pa.
Weigel scattered 10 hits and two walks in a nine-inning shutout as Bucknell beat Holy Cross 5-0 on Saturday.

COLIN GOTZON, LEHIGH Sr., P, Bethlehem, Pa.
Gotzon gave up two runs, one earned, and struck out nine in a complete-game effort in Lehigh's 7-2 series-opening win over Lafayette on Saturday.

ANTHONY GINGERELLI, BUCKNELL Jr., OF, Worcester, Mass.
Gingerelli went 4-for-12 with a home run, five RBIs and two runs scored as Bucknell won three of four games against Holy Cross.

BRANDON CIPOLLA, HOLY CROSS Sr., OF, Abington, Mass.
Cipolla batted .550 (11-for-20) with a home run, five RBIs and six runs scored in six games last week.

Patriot League Track and Field Weekly Awards

M-F ATHLETIC MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
CHRISTIAN LUPICA, BUCKNELL Jr., Newtown, Pa.
Lupica posted the best 110-meter hurdle time in the Patriot League this season by a wide margin as he ran in an IC4A-qualifying time of 14.17 to finish in 11th place at the Penn Relays. Lupica also won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.27 at the Maroon & Gold Invitational. He is named Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Track Athlete of the Week for the first time this season and third in his career.

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
HANNAH WILEY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., Gorham, Maine
Wiley becomes the third Terrier to earn the Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Track Athlete of the Week award in the outdoor season, and claims the fifth honor total in six weeks for BU, after hitting ECAC times in the 400-meter (1:00.69) and 4 X 400m relay (3:38.77) at the Penn Relays. The 4 x 400m relay team placed sixth in a school-record time.

M-F ATHLETIC MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ZACK DUNCAVAGE, NAVY Sr., League City, Texas
Duncavage ties the Patriot League career record with his sixth M-F Athletic Male Field Athlete of the Week honor after placing fourth in the discus at the Penn Relays with a mark of 58.27 meters, which puts him 20th in the NCAA rankings this season. His mark was the third farthest of his career and leads the Patriot League this season. Duncavage ties Navy's Mark Van Orden (2007-10) for the most career M-F Athletic Male Field Athlete of the Week awards. He also receives the honor for the third time this season, matching his teammate Jay Stell for this year and four others previously for the top single-season mark in League history.

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
NIKKO BRADY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., New Castle, Del.
Brady won the Eastern section of the long jump at the Penn Relays with a mark of 6.21 meters, which puts her in a tie for 27th in the NCAA this season. It is the second-best jump in BU history. She also set an ECAC qualifying time with a season-best mark of 13.84 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, and ran on BU's 4 x 100m relay team which hit the ECAC standard with a time of 46.33.

M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CAMERON WILLIAMS, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., San Antonio, Texas
Williams won the 200-meter dash and finished second in the 100-meter to help Boston University to a second-place finish out of eight teams at the Skyhawk Invitational. His 200m time of 21.92 just missed the IC4A standard, while Williams ran the 100m in a personal-best 11.06.

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
COURTNEY AVERY, LEHIGH Fr., Wynantskill, N.Y.
Avery concludes her freshman campaign with six Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Rookie of the Week honors overall and claims her third in the outdoor campaign after winning the Eastern section of the high jump at the Penn Relays with an outdoor school record and ECAC qualifying mark of 1.75 meters. Her jump topped the previous Lehigh outdoor mark of 1.73m set by Katie Dukatz (2003) and Allison Merkle (1998). Avery also holds the school's indoor record with a high jump of 1.75m. She also won the high jump at the Lehigh Games over the weekend with a mark of 1.70 meters.

HONORABLE MENTION

ZACH HEBDA, NAVY Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hebda finished eighth in the 10,000-meter run at the Penn Relays, topping the IC4A standard by more than a minute with a time of 30:01.43.

JACK FELLOWS, BUCKNELL Jr., Cumberland Center, Maine
Fellows notched IC4A qualifying marks in both the shot put (16.11) and discus (51.23) at the Maroon & Gold Invitational.

SOPHIA NNADI, BUCKNELL So., Columbus, Ohio
Nnadi won three throwing events at the Maroon & Gold Invitational, with ECAC qualifying marks in both the discus (46.78m) and shot put (13.88m).

JIMIL ATAMAN, LEHIGH Sr., Eagle, Idaho
Ataman hit a pair of ECAC qualifying marks in the hammer throw over the weekend.

TORIA LEVY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., Weston, Fla.
Levy hit ECAC qualifying times in both the 400-meter hurdles and 4 X 400m relay at the Penn Relays.