Sept. 10, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for Sept. 3-9 in men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross country.
American and Bucknell both went a perfect 2-0 last week in men’s soccer, and the pair accounted for all four weekly awards. The Eagles were led by Colin Seigfreid and Cristobal Soto, who both repeated as BRINE Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively. Goalkeeper of the Week Mike Lansing backstopped the Bison to their two victories.
Navy remains the League’s hottest team in women’s soccer, after the Mids extended their win streak to seven with two victories at the Navy Invitational. Colgate won two of three last week, while Bucknell and Holy Cross also notched victories.
Defending League volleyball champion American returned to form with a perfect 3-0 showing to win the Spartan-Aggie Invitational in North Carolina, while Army was impressive with two victories in competition at the Pentagon. Despite seeing its program-best 5-0 start snapped, Lafayette returned to winning ways with a five-set win, while Colgate and Navy also picked up a victory last week.
American also got back on track in field hockey, with the Eagles defeating Dartmouth and No. 19 Massachusetts over the weekend. The victories gave the Eagles three of the four Patriot League weekly awards, along with Lehigh sophomore Lindsay Metzger who had a hat trick against Towson on Sunday.
It was a light week of competition in cross country, but a successful one for Bucknell. The Bison won both the men and women’s titles at the Detroit Titan Invitational on Saturday, with sophomore John Dugan and senior Caroline Tolli claiming Patriot League weekly honors after winning their respective races.
PATRIOT LEAGUE MEN’S SOCCER WEEKLY AWARDS
BRINE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
COLIN SEIGFREID, AMERICAN Jr., F, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Seigfreid tallies his second straight Offensive Player of the Week nod after having a hand in three of American’s five goals on the week. He logged two assists in Friday’s 3-1 win over St. Francis (N.Y.) and netted the game-winner as the Eagles completed a 2-0 week with Sunday’s 2-0 victory against St. Peter’s.
BRINE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CRISTOBAL SOTO, AMERICAN Jr., D, Santiago, Chile
Like Seigfreid, Soto collects his second straight weekly honor after leading the American defensive efforts during a 2-0 week. He anchored the Eagles’ D in surrendering just three shots on goal in the Friday win over St. Francis (N.Y.) and just four in the shutout victory against St. Peter’s. The Eagles are now 4-2-0 on the season.
BRINE GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
MIKE LANSING, BUCKNELL Fr., GK, Randolph, N.J.
Lansing continued his strong play for Bucknell last week, helping the Bison pick up a pair of victories. He made nine stops in Friday’s 2-1 victory at La Salle, and added five more saves in Sunday’s 1-0 shutout triumph against Saint Francis (Pa.). The Bison snapped the Red Flash’s 10-game unbeaten streak dating back to last season, while both wins came against teams in last week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire Mid-Atlantic top 10.
BRINE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CHARLIE HUNTER, AMERICAN Fr., M, London, England
Hunter recorded his first career assist on Sunday, crossing the ball to Seth Goldman inside the box for the insurance goal in American’s 2-0 victory over St. Peter’s.
BILLY KNUTSEN, AMERICAN Jr., GK, San Francisco, Calif.
Knutsen backstopped the Eagles to two victories last week, including a four-save shutout Sunday against St. Peter’s.
JOSH BUTZKE, BUCKNELL Jr., M, Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.
Butzke’s first career goal came just 5:18 into the match and the Bison held on for a 1-0 win Sunday over Saint Francis (Pa.), snapping its 10-game unbeaten streak dating back to last season.
COLLIN COSTELLO, BUCKNELL Sr., D, Bethlehem, Pa.
Costello anchored the Bucknell defense that surrendered just one goal and 15 shots on goal in two victories last week.
BRIAN SUCHOSKI, LEHIGH So., F, Bear Creek Township, Pa.
Suchoski netted both goals in the first half for Lehigh in its 3-2 overtime loss at St. Peter’s last week. It was his first career multi-goal showing.
PATRIOT LEAGUE WOMEN’S SOCCER WEEKLY AWARDS
BRINE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JILLIAN KINTER, COLGATE Sr., F, Newburyport, Mass.
Kinter was an offensive force for Colgate, which went 2-1-0 last week. The preseason selection for Offensive Player of the Year picked up at least one point in each match, and finished with three goals and a pair of assists for eight points. Her finest showing was a two-goal, five-point effort in a 6-1 win over Albany. She’s tied for the League lead with 16 points.
BRINE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MOLLY McGUIGAN, ARMY Jr., D, Boulder, Colo.
McGuigan helped Army to a 2-1-0 week, with both victories coming via shutout. The two-time defending Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year also picked up a defensive save in the 2-1 loss to unbeaten Iowa, knocking a Hawkeye opportunity away from the goal line with Army trailing 1-0. The Black Knights’ two victories came against BIG EAST opponents Seton Hall and Syracuse.
BRINE GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
LINDA ROSAS, ARMY So., GK, Granada Hills, Calif.
Rosas earned her first career weekly honor after going 2-1-0 for the Black Knights last week with a 0.67 goals-against average and 17 saves in two shutouts. She made four stops in a 1-0 victory over previously-unbeaten Seton Hall and stopped six in Sunday’s 1-0 clean sheet against Syracuse. She also had seven saves in a 2-1 loss to undefeated Iowa.
BRINE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CATHERINE WILLIAMS, COLGATE Fr., F, Buffalo, N.Y.
Williams logged her second consecutive weekly honor after another strong week. The rookie out of Buffalo, N.Y., finished the period with the same line as Kinter - three goals and two assists for eight points - and sits tied atop the League standings with her teammate with 16 points. She scored twice, including the game-winner, in a 3-1 win over Cornell, and logged at least one point in all three contests.
KIM AN, ARMY Jr., F, Oak Ridge, N.J.
An scored two goals and had five points last week, including the game-winner in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Syracuse. She also scored Friday against Iowa, and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Black Knight Classic.
COURTNEY NELSON, BUCKNELL So., M, Phoenix, Ariz.
Nelson’s fourth goal of the season gave Bucknell a 2-0 lead just 7:09 into Friday’s eventual 3-0 victory over UMBC.
CHELSEA ROCHE, COLGATE So., D, Bolton, Mass.
Roche picked up a pair of assists last week during Colgate’s 2-1-0 stretch, with both coming in the victories against Albany and Cornell.
CARLY McCABE, HOLY CROSS So., GK, Barrington, R.I.
McCabe went 1-1-0 for the Crusaders last week, including a seven-save performance in a 1-0 shutout of Rhode Island for her third career clean sheet and first of the season.
PALOMA PEREZ, NAVY Jr., F, Mobile, Ala.
Perez was named the MVP of the Navy Invitational after scoring twice in Friday’s 3-0 victory over Rider, while also providing offensive support in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Towson to extend the Mids’ win streak to seven.
PATRIOT LEAGUE VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
MOLTEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MEGAN WILTON, ARMY Jr., MB, Roseville, Calif.
Wilton averaged 3.62 kills and 1.15 blocks per set during Army’s 3-1 week, including a 2-1 showing at the inaugural Service Academy Challenge at the Pentagon. She started the week with 18 kills and hit .406 in a sweep of Marist, and finished the period hitting .224 with 47 total kills and 11 blocks.
MOLTEN ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ALLISON CAPPELLINO, AMERICAN Fr., L, Penfield, N.Y.
Cappellino earned a spot on the Spartan-Aggie Invitational All-Tournament team while helping the Eagles to a 3-0 weekend in competition in North Carolina. The rookie out of Penfield, N.Y., averaged 5.10 digs per game and totaled 13 aces in 10 sets played. She notched a career-high seven service aces in Saturday’s 3-0 win over UNC Asheville, and tallied a career-best 27 digs in the five-set triumph over UNC Greensboro.
KELLY McCADDIN, AMERICAN So., MB/OPP, West Caldwell, N.J.
McCaddin averaged 2.67 kills per set and hit .380 during American’s 3-0 romp through the Spartan-Aggie Invitational. She was named Tournament MVP.
MORGAN MIENTUS, BUCKNELL Jr., L, Chicago, Ill.
Mientus averaged 4.15 digs per set and finished with 54 total across 13 sets while earning All-Tournament honors at the Rose Hill Classic.
LINDSAY YOUNG, COLGATE Jr., OH, Tampa, Fla.
Young averaged 3.55 kills per set and hit .277 as the Raiders hosted the Colgate Invitational. She logged 12 kills and hit .379 in a sweet of Siena to give Colgate its first win of the season.
SARAH FROHNAPFEL, LAFAYETTE Sr., S, Stafford, Va.
Frohnapfel logged a double-double with 32 assists and 23 digs as Lafayette posted a five-set win over La Salle. She logged 58 assists and 25 digs during the Leopards’ 1-1 week.
PATRIOT LEAGUE FIELD HOCKEY WEEKLY AWARDS
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LINDSAY METZGER, LEHIGH So., F, Mountain Top, Pa.
Metzger made her 20th birthday a memorable one, recording a hat trick to lead Lehigh to its first win of the year in a 6-3 triumph over Towson on Sunday. It was the first three-goal game for a Patriot League player this season, and the first hat trick of Metzger’s career. All of her goals came in the first half as Lehigh built a 5-0 lead, and the six goals scored were the most for the Mountain Hawks since 2004. Metzger also scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to Fairfield on Friday and leads the Patriot League with five goals and 11 points for the season. The sophomore is named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the first time.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
GINA HOFMANN, AMERICAN Sr., D, Braunschweig, Germany
The Patriot League Preseason Defensive Player of the Year lived up to her billing last week to help the Eagles to their first two victories of the season at the Terrapin Invitational. After helping the defense hold Dartmouth to four shots on goal in a 3-0 win on Saturday, Hofmann came through with the game-winning assist as American beat No. 19 Massachusetts 2-1 in double overtime on Sunday. She also made a number of goal line saves during the weekend. Hofmann is named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in her career, and first since 2010.
GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
ASHLEY DALISERA, AMERICAN Jr., GK, Millersville, Md.
Dalisera recorded an amazing .947 save percentage to lead the Eagles to victories over Dartmouth and No. 19 Massachusetts at the Terrapin Invitational last weekend. She stopped all four shots she faced on Saturday in a 3-0 shutout of the Big Green, then came up with 14 saves to lead the Eagles to a 2-1 double overtime win over UMass on Sunday. The 14 saves marked a career high for Dalisera, who earns her first Goalkeeper of the Week award this season and the third of her career.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
JULIE FOSSEPREZ, AMERICAN Fr., M, Namur, Belgium
Fosseprez played a strong midfield in two wins for the Eagles, helping American defeat Dartmouth 3-0 on Saturday and No. 19 Massachusetts 2-1 in double overtime on Sunday. She made big plays in her passing and posed a defensive presence in both games. Fosseprez is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time.
RACHEL MISKO, BUCKNELL Jr., F, Morristown, N.J.
Misko tallied two goals and an assist in three games for the Bison last week, including the game-winning goal against Cornell in the final minutes on Wednesday and game-tying tally with 51 seconds left in regulation in a 4-3 overtime win against St. Francis (Pa.) on Sunday. She also assisted on the winning goal in overtime.
SHELLY MONTGOMERY, AMERICAN Jr., M, Fairfax, Va.
Montgomery scored the game-winning goal in American’s 2-1 double-overtime triumph over No. 19 Massachusetts on Sunday.
DEANNA DiCROCE, LAFAYETTE Sr., F, Doylestown, Pa.
DiCroce had a goal and an assist, moving into the Patriot League career top 10 in points in the process, in Lafayette’s 3-0 win over Temple on Sunday.
CARLY GRIMAUDO, HOLY CROSS Jr., F, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
Grimaudo had two goals and an assist in two games for the Crusaders, including the game-winner in a 2-0 victory over Siena on Wednesday.
JESSICA DEUTSCH, LAFAYETTE So., GK, Fairfield, Conn.
Deutsch made six saves in a 3-0 shutout of Temple on Sunday, making the Leopards the first team to hold the Owls scoreless this season.
PATRIOT LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY WEEKLY AWARDS
M-F ATHLETIC MALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK
JOHN DUGAN, BUCKNELL So., Ramsey, N.J.
Dugan earned his first collegiate victory by finishing in first place in a field of 106 runners at the Detroit Titan Invitational on Saturday. He ran the 4-mile race in a time of 20:31, topping the second-place finisher by 11 seconds. Dugan also helped Bucknell to first place in the eight-team field. The 2011 Patriot League Rookie of the Year is named M-F Athletic Male Runner of the Week for the first time.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK
CAROLINE TOLLI, BUCKNELL Sr. Lockport, N.Y.
Tolli finished in first place in a field of 97 runners at the Detroit Titan Invitational on Saturday. She finished the 5K race in 18:27 for her first career victory, which also helped give Bucknell the title in the eight-team field. Tolli bested the second-place finisher by 23 seconds as she led the Bison for the second time in as many meets this season. Tolli is named M-F Athletic Female Runner of the Week for the first time.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
STEVE SCHROEDER, NAVY Fr., Monticello, Ill.
Schroeder repeats as the M-F Athletic Male Rookie of the Week for his showing at the Harry Groves Invitational on Saturday. He finished 30th in the 5.2-mile race with a time of 27:02, making him the third-highest freshman in the meet.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ALLISON BILLAS, BUCKNELL Fr., Danville, Pa.
Billas was the top freshman finisher at the Detroit Titan Invitational as she completed the 5K race in a time of 19:03. She was the fourth finisher for the Bison, placing in the team’s top four in each of her first two collegiate races. Billas wins her first M-F Athletic Female Rookie of the Week award.
BRIGID BYRNE, NAVY Sr., Vienna, Va.
Byrne placed seventh overall at the Harry Groves Invitational with a time of 21:47 in her first meet of the season. She helped Navy to a third-place finish in the 10-team field.
ROBERT PATTERSON, NAVY Jr., Owings, Md.
Patterson finished ninth at the Harry Groves Invitational, completing the 5.2-mile race with a time of 26:29 for his second top-10 finish of the year.