Patriot League Weekly Awards - 9.2.14

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Lafayette's Amanda Magadan
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Sept. 2, 2014

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for Aug. 25-31 in men and women's soccer, field hockey, volleyball and men and women's cross country on Tuesday.

Patriot League Men's Soccer Weekly Awards

CORVIAS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ETHAN KUTLER, COLGATE
So., F/M, Lansing, N.Y.
Kutler scored the game-winner in Colgate's season-opening 1-0 double-overtime win over St. Mary's by converting a penalty kick after being fouled in the box. The sophomore also recorded the only goal for the Raiders in a tough 2-1 loss to Niagara and is tied for the Patriot League lead with two goals and four points through the first weekend of the season.

CORVIAS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KELVIN MADZONGWE, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Sr., D, Magwegwe, Zimbabwe
Madzongwe anchored a back line that has helped the Terriers get off to its first 2-0 start since 2001. Through two games, the BU defense has yielded on 17 shots with three being on goal and none finding the back of the net. Preserved the shutout in 1-0 win over Iona when he cleared away a shot that was heading toward the goal line midway through the second half.

CORVIAS GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
DYLAN HOBERT, AMERICAN
Jr., GK, Carrolton, Ga.
Hobert has started strong in net for the Eagles in his first season as starting keeper since taking over for MLS draft pick Billy Knutsen. The junior posed a shutout with two saves in a 2-0 win over George Washington and nearly duplicated the effort before George Mason broke through on a penalty kick for a 1-0 setback in the D.C. College Cup Championship game.

CORVIAS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
BJARKI BENEDIKTSSON, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Fr., D, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Benediktsson played all 190 minutes of action as the Terriers began the 2014 campaign with shutout wins over Fordham and Iona. The freshman recorded the first assist of his collegiate career on the lone goal of a 1-0 win over Iona when he executed a perfectly placed free kick late in the second half that resulted in a header by Felix DeBona.

HONORABLE MENTION

LIAM ROBLEY, AMERICAN Jr., M, Cumbria, England.
Robley was named to the D.C. College Cup All-Tournament team after scoring a goal and adding an assist in the Eagles 2-0 win over George Washington.

JORDAN MANLEY, AMERICAN Sr., D, Columbia, Md.
Manley captained the Eagles defense to a shutout win over George Washington. The American defense allowed only a penalty kick goal to George Mason in the the D.C. College Cup championship game.

DEREK VOGEL, NAVY Jr., D, Long Beach, Calif.
Vogel scored the seventh goal of his career in a 2-1 overtime loss to Denver. The junior had a strong overall effort on defense for the Mids, despite missing the second half of tie with Air Force due to injury.

NICK THOMPSON, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., GK, Cramlington, England
Thomspon recorded one save in a pair of 1-0 shutout wins over Fordham and Iona. Made an impressive stop in the first half against the Gaels by using his legs to deflect a shot heading for the post.

JOE BOGAN, LEHIGH Fr., GK, Germantown, Md.
Making his first start in goal for the Mountain Hawks, Bogan registered five saves in a 2-1 win over Manhattan.

Patriot League Women's Soccer Weekly Awards

CORVIAS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ALYSSA FINELLI, LAFAYETTE
Sr., F, Easton, Pa. Finelli helped the Leopards get off to a 2-0 start to the season with game-winning goals in road contests against St. Peter's and North Florida. After scoring a pair in a 4-0 win over the Peacocks, the senior chipped the ball over the North Florida goaltender's head for the only score in a 1-0 victory in Jacksonville, Fla. With three goals to start the season, Finelli has already surpassed the two goals she scored during her junior campaign.

CORVIAS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KAI MILLER, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Sr., D, Carpinteria, Calif.
Miller was named to the Garnet and Black Classic All-Tournament team after anchoring a Boston University back line that allowed just one goal over two games in Columbia, S.C. The lone goal came in a 1-0 double overtime loss to 12th-ranked South Carolina. The Terriers bounced back with a 1-0 win over College of Charleston as Miller and the BU defense limited the Cougars to just one shot on goal.

CORVIAS GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
CARLY MCCABE, HOLY CROSS
Sr., GK, Barrington, R.I.
McCabe continued her solid play in goal as she helped Holy Cross pick up shutout victories over LIU-Brooklyn and New Hampshire. In a 5-0 win over the Blackbirds, McCabe recorded one save before yielding to teammate Brooke Holle for the final 30 minutes. In a 3-0 win over New Hampshire, McCabe played the full 90 minutes and registered six saves. The senior keeper has yet to allow a goal this season.

CORVIAS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ALY SPENCER, HOLY CROSS
Fr., F, Tewksbury, Mass.
Spencer scored three goals and added an assist in the Crusaders 5-0 win over LIU-Brooklyn. The seven points in a single game tie her for the third-most in program history and it is the 14th time a Holy Cross player has recorded a hat trick. The freshman currently leads the Patriot League in goals (4) and total points (9) and she was named the NSCAA Player of the Week for Women's Soccer.

HONORABLE MENTION

BAILEY WIDMAN, ARMY Jr., F, Virginia Beach, Va.br> Widman scored two goals and contributed an assist in Black Knights 1-2 week. Scored twice in Army's 2-0 win over St. John's, a 2013 NCAA participant.

MORGAN DAKANICH, NAVY Sr., F, Glenmoore, Pa.
Dakanich scored the Mids lone goal in a 1-1 tie with South Florida and contributed a goal and an assist in Navy's 3-1 win at Stetson.

SARAH PRICE, HOLY CROSS Jr., D, Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J.
Price scored the first goal of her career in a 5-0 win over LIU-Brooklyn and added an assist in a 3-0 victory against UNH while helping organize a defense that posted a pair of shutouts.

JULIE SCHUMACHER, NAVY Sr., D, Plantation, Fla.
Schumacher recorded her first assist of the season when she set up Navy's only goal in a 1-1 tie with South Florida and played 169 minutes on the Mids backline that allowed just two goals.

JESSE ASHWORTH, BUCKNELL Sr., D, Suffield, Conn.
Ashworth recorded five saves in Bucknell's 2-0 win over MAAC defending champion and preseason favorite Monmouth and held Rider scoreless for 99 minutes in a 1-0 Bison overtime loss.

DAYTON WETHERBY, NAVY So., GK, Plantation, Fla.
Wetherby earned a 1-1 tie against South Florida in the fourth start of her career for the Mids. The sophomore followed that up with a clean sheet in the second half of Navy's 3-1 win over Stetson.

Patriot League Field Hockey Weekly Awards

CORVIAS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
AMANDA MAGADAN, LAFAYETTE
So., F, Randolph, N.J.
Magadan scored the first two Lafayette goals early in the first half of a 4-2 upset of No. 13 Boston College on Saturday. Magadan scored the first goal of the game unassisted to put Lafayette on the board in the sixth minute, then gave the Leopards a 2-1 lead on a tally assisted by Ellen Colbourne in the 12th minute. Lafayette would lead the rest of the way, scoring twice early in the second half before BC finished with a late goal.

CORVIAS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRITTANY BLASS, LAFAYETTE
Sr., M, Mountain Top, Pa.
Blass made an impact on both ends of the field as Lafayette opened with a pair of victories against strong competition. She was a key cog for the defense which limited No. 13 Boston College to six penalty corners and nine shots on goal as the Leopards upset the Eagles 4-2 on Saturday. On Sunday, Blass scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Lafayette to a 3-2 win at preseason MAAC favorite Quinnipiac. Blass, the Patriot League Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, earns the Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week award for the seventh time in her career and first since 2012.

CORVIAS GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
KAT MATCHETT, HOLY CROSS
Sr., GK, Maple Glen, Pa.
Matchett had a strong opening weekend for the Crusaders as she stopped 10 of 11 shots to help Holy Cross split a pair of contests. Matchett opened the season with her third career shutout as she made five saves in a 1-0 blanking of La Salle on Friday. She came back with another five-save effort on Saturday as Holy Cross fell to Longwood 1-0. Matchett is the first Crusader since 2009 to receive the Corvias Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week award.

CORVIAS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ELLEN COLBOURNE, LAFAYETTE
Fr. M, New Westminster, B.C.
Colbourne had an assist in each of her first two collegiate games as Lafayette swept its contests over the weekend. She notched an assist on a goal by Amanda Magadan that gave Lafayette a 2-1 lead it would not relinquish on its way to a 4-2 win over No. 13 Boston College on Saturday. Colbourne assisted on a goal by classmate Rosie Shanks with less than five minutes to play against Quinnipiac on Sunday to bring the Leopards within 2-1 in a game they would go on to win 3-2 in overtime.

HONORABLE MENTION

NATALIE KONERTH, AMERICAN So., F, Huntingtown, Md.
Konerth had the only goal as No. 19 American beat No. 9 Old Dominion 1-0 on Sunday, and assisted on the Eagles' tally in a 4-1 loss to Richmond on Friday.

LIZ WILLS, BUCKNELL Sr., D, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Wills had two goals and an assist as Bucknell split its first two games of the season over the weekend.

SOFI LAURITO, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Jr., M/F, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Laurito scored the tying and winning goals to lift Boston University to a 4-3 win at Ohio on Sunday.

KAITYLN MURRAY, HOLY CROSS Jr., M, Farmington, Conn.
Murray tallied the lone goal in Holy Cross' 1-0 win over La Salle on Friday, and helped the Crusader defense allow just one goal in two games last week.

GRACE WILSON, AMERICAN Sr., D, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Wilson had American's goal in a 4-1 loss to Richmond on Friday and led the defensive effort in a 1-0 victory over No. 9 Old Dominion on Sunday.

ELIANA BROWN, COLGATE Sr., F, Annandale, Va. Brown had the game-winning goal in Colgate's 2-1 season-opening win over Bryant on Friday.

Patriot League Volleyball Weekly Awards

MOLTEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MONIKA SMIDOVA, AMERICAN
Sr., S, Pizen, Czech Republic
Smidova was named the Most Valuable Player of the D.C. Volleyball Challenge after leading the Eagles to wins over Georgetown (3-0), Howard (3-1) and George Mason (3-0). The senior finished the first weekend of the regular season with a hitting percentage of .553, seven service aces, 3.9 digs and 9.7 assists per set.

MOLTEN ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CAROLYN BOCKRATH, ARMY
Fr., MB, Newport Beach, Calif.
Bockrath was named to the Hampton Inn-vitational All-Tournament team after leading Army in kills (41) and blocks (12) in 2-2 weekend. Finished the event with a .424 hitting percentage (4th in the Patriot League) and 2.93 kills per set (6th in PL).

HONORABLE MENTIONS

MARIAH BRANTLEY, LEHIGH, So., L, Ashburn, Va.
Brantley was named to the Buffalo Classic All-Tournament team after helping the Mountain Hawks to a second place finish and 2-2 mark. The sophomore tied a career high with 26 digs in win over Buffalo.

KATIE SYLAKOWSKI, NAVY Jr., MH, Escondido, Calif.
Sylakowski led all players participating in the Kristen Dickmann Invitational with a .439 hitting percentage and was second in kills with 37 while being named to the All-Tournament team.

LAUREN SANDERSON, COLGATE, Fr., RS, London, Ontario
Sanderson recorded eight kills with just one error in 19 total attempts to help Colgate past Niagara in her collegiate debut.

DIANE SEELY, COLGATE, Sr., MB, Menlo Park, Calif.
Seely led the Raiders with 17 kills in season-opening win versus Niagara and committed just four errors in 33 total attempts for a .394 attack percentage.

MOLLY CICHOSZ, LOYOLA MARYLAND Fr., OH, Auburn, Wash.
Cichosz became the first Loyola freshman since 2004 to post 20 or more kills in a match after finishing with a double-double (22 kills and 10 digs) in a 3-1 loss at La Salle.

Patriot League Cross Country Weekly Awards

M-F ATHLETIC MALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK
BRENDAN JOHNSON, AMERICAN
So., Waldorf, Md.
Johnson placed first at the Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals by covering the course in a time of 14:56.72. He won the race by nearly 12 seconds as American finished third out of the four teams. Johnson earns his first M-F Athletic Patriot League Male Runner of the Week award after setting a League record with four Rookie of the Week honors last season.

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK
ELIZABETH WEILER, LEHIGH
Jr., Chester Springs, Pa.
Weiler earned her first victory by crossing the finish line of the 6K Lehigh Invitational in a time of 21:35.58. She placed first out of 106 runners and beat out West Virginia's Sydney Scott by .98 seconds for the title as Lehigh finished second in the eight-team field.

M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
PATRICK REILLY, LEHIGH
Fr., York, Pa. Reilly ran a strong race at the 6K Lehigh Invitational by finishing fourth out of 76 runners in a time of 18:35.67. He was the second finisher for Lehigh as nine Mountain Hawks came in under 19 minutes to help claim the title in the six-team race.

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
BRENNAN SHARKEY, BUCKNELL
Fr., Hackettstown, N.J.
Sharkey came in third place in her first collegiate race by crossing the finish line in 17:09 over the 3-mile course at the Bison Open on Saturday. She was just 13 seconds from first place, and four seconds away from being the top finisher for the Bucknell.

HONORABLE MENTION

MADISON HILL, ARMY Jr., Leachtown, W.Va.
Hill picked up her second straight Army Open victory by covering the 5K course in a time of 17:55.10, 45 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

STEPHANIE BENKO, LAFAYETTE Jr., New Canaan, Conn.
Benko took first place at the Monmouth XC Kickoff with a time of 14:48.7, helping the Leopards to a third-place finish in the five-team race.

KELLEY ROBINSON, NAVY Jr., Nederland, Colo.
Robinson finished in third place at the Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals in a time of 18:08.22 as Navy swept its four competitors in the race.

NICK WARD, LEHIGH Sr., Oakland, N.J.
Ward finished in second place at the 6K Lehigh Invitational in a time of 18:27.39, helping the Mountain Hawks to the victory in the six-team field.

ANDREW KUCHTA, BUCKNELL Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Kuchta won the individual title at the Bison Open with a time of 14:44 on the 3-mile course.

TREVOR LAFONTAINE, ARMY Sr., Tolland, Conn.
LaFontaine earned the individual title at the Army Open with a time of 15:29.58 on the 5K course, and led the Black Knights to the team crown.