Sept. 23, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for Sept. 16-22 in women’s soccer, men’s soccer, field hockey, volleyball and cross country.
Patriot League Weekly Awards - 9.23.13
Patriot League Women’s Soccer Weekly Awards
BRINE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KIMBERLY AN, ARMY Sr., F, Oak Ridge, N.J.
An’s goal early in the second overtime lifted Army to a 2-1 win at Bucknell on Saturday in the League opener for both. The senior forward redirected a cross just inside the goal at the near post for her team-leading fifth tally and first game-winner of the season. An now has 30 career goals to her credit, placing her in a seventh-place tie all-time in Army’s record books. She’s the second straight Black Knight named Offensive Player of the Week, and it’s her second career honor and first since Sept. 6, 2011.
BRINE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JADE SEABROOK, NAVY Jr., D, St. Paris, Ohio
Navy’s defense continues to churn out clean sheets, picking up two more over the weekend including a 1-0 defeat of Boston University in the League opener. Seabrook, who is piecing together another stellar campaign after earning All-America honors a year ago, played 174 of 180 possible minutes and led a Mid backline that also logged a 5-0 shutout at Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sunday. Navy’s defense drew six offsides calls against the Terriers on Friday, and held the Red Flash to just three second-half shots while the offense built on a 2-0 halftime advantage. It’s Seabrook’s first weekly honor of the season and her third career nod.
BRINE GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
ELIZABETH HOERNER, NAVY Sr., GK, Lititz, Pa.
While Seabrook was leading the Navy defense in front of her, Hoerner came up with four stops and was credited with the shutout in the Mids’ 1-0 victory over Boston University on Friday in the League opener. On Sunday Hoerner made three more saves and played into the 88th minute of Navy’s 5-0 rout of Saint Francis (Pa.). After pitching a shutout over 177:22, Hoerner dropped her goals-against average from 0.97 to 0.74, and upped her save percentage from .739 to .800. She captures her second weekly award of the season.
BRINE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
SARAH COY, COLGATE Fr., F, Boca Raton, Fla.
Coy notched her second goal of the season in the second half of Colgate’s 4-1 victory over Lafayette Saturday night in the League opener. She made a tremendous individual effort to chase down a through ball behind the Leopard back four sent forth by Klara Jenkings. She blocked a clearing attempt by the Lafayette keeper and sent the carom into the net for a second-half insurance goal. The rookie from Boca Raton, Fla., has two weekly honors on the season.
CHARLENE BELANGER, AMERICAN Jr., GK, Alexandria, Va.
Belanger notched her first shutout of the season with five saves in American’s 1-0 win over Lehigh on Saturday.
KIRSTEN ERIKSEN, AMERICAN Jr., D, Stamford, Conn.
Played a strong match at center back in helping the Eagles to their third shutout of the season in a 1-0 decision over Lehigh. Helped limit the Mountain Hawks to three shots on goal and four corner kicks, including just one in the second half.
MOLLY McGUIGAN, ARMY Sr., D, Boulder, Colo.
Notched an assist on Army’s first goal and led a defense that held Bucknell without a shot in extra time in Saturday’s 2-1 double-overtime win in Lewisburg, Pa.
ANNIE GALVIN, HOLY CROSS So., F, Attleboro, Mass.
Notched the game-winner with 36 seconds remaining in regulation to lift Holy Cross to a 1-0 win at Loyola Maryland in the first ever meeting between the new League rivals on Saturday.
CARLY McCABE, HOLY CROSS Jr., GK, Barrington, R.I.
Stopped three shots and made one critical save with 1:07 left in regulation before Galvin’s game-winner in the Crusaders’ 1-0 win over the Greyhounds in Baltimore on Saturday.
MORGAN DANKANICH, NAVY Jr., F, Glenmoore, Pa.
Added to her League lead in goals and points with a tally and an assist in Navy’s 5-0 win at Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sunday. Has scored in five of the last six games and leads the League with seven goals and 17 points.
Patriot League Men’s Soccer Weekly Awards
BRINE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JESSE KLUG, BUCKNELL So., F, Sammamish, Wash.
Klug is named the Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight Monday after notching both goals in the Bison’s 2-0 victory at Seton Hall on Saturday. Klug put the Bison ahead just 5:40 into the contest when he beat two defenders and the Pirate keeper to a long service and chested it into the net. He added an insurance tally in the 83rd minute as he followed up Austin Lenart’s shot that hit the post and converted the carom. Klug is riding a four-game goal-scoring streak with five goals in that span.
BRINE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOSEPH GREENSPAN, NAVY Jr., D, Westfield, N.J.
Greenspan played all 192 minutes on the back line for Navy last week, which included a strong defensive effort in the Mids’ 3-2 double-overtime loss to No. 21 UMBC on Tuesday. Greenspan was charged with marking the Retrievers’ Pete Caringi, the nation’s leading scorer, and held him without a goal. The Mids rebounded on Sunday by posting their first shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over George Washington. In addition to contributing to a stellar defensive effort that held the Colonials to just three shots on goal, Greenspan scored an insurance tally when he came forward and used his 6-foot-6 frame on a header following a free kick.
BRINE GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
MIKE LANSING, BUCKNELL So., GK, Randolph, N.J.
Lansing tallied a season-high 11 saves in Bucknell’s 2-0 win at Seton Hall on Saturday afternoon to post his fourth straight shutout. With the Pirates pressing after halftime down 1-0, Lansing made seven saves in the second 45 minutes to preserve the clean sheet. The sophomore, who earned his fourth career Goalkeeper of the Week nod and first of the fall, is riding a 393:05 scoreless streak and is the first Bison keeper to post four straight shutouts since 1983.
BRINE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
JOEY DeVIVO, HOLY CROSS Fr., F, Ridgefield, Conn.
Holy Cross’ 4-1 win at Bryant on Saturday is notable for a number of reasons, and it happened thanks to DeVivo’s second-half natural hat trick. With the game tied at 1-1, the Ridgefield, Conn., rookie scored in the 58th minute after a Crusader corner kick to give Holy Cross the lead. At 69:49 DeVivo struck again when he found the back of the net after a pass from Monty Sanders in the box, and finished off his three-goal performance with a breakaway goal lofted over the Bryant keeper 59 seconds later to cap off the win. The win snapped Holy Cross’ 0-21-2 streak on the road, while DeVivo became the first Crusader to score three times in a game since Kyle Miller in 2008.
CRISTOBAL SOTO, AMERICAN Sr., D, Santiago, Chile
Helped American to its third straight shutout with a 1-0 win over Longwood on Tuesday. Nearly picked up the second-half equalizer in an eventual 1-0 loss to Liberty on Saturday but the goal was called back because of a foul off the ball.
PETER ADUBATO, LAFAYETTE Sr., F, Philadelphia, Pa.
Scored the game-tying goal on a penalty kick in the 74th minute and picked up an assist on Alec Golini’s game-winner in the second overtime of Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Binghamton.
STEPHEN DOOLEY, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., M, Portstewart, Northern Ireland
Scored two goals on the week including the game-winner late in the second half of Wednesday’s come-from-behind 2-1 victory at home over Princeton. Also notched a second-half goal against No. 21 UMBC on Saturday.
JAMIE DUBYOSKI, NAVY So., F, Catonsville, Md.
Scored in both Navy contests last week, and picked up what stood as the game-winner in the Mids’ 3-0 win over George Washington Sunday.
Patriot League Field Hockey Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
SHELLY MONTGOMERY, AMERICAN Sr., M, Fairfax, Va.
Montgomery nearly led the Eagles to an upset of No. 15 Wake Forest on Sunday by scoring both of the team’s goals in an eventual 3-2 loss in double overtime. Both goals tied the score off of penalty corners, with the first coming in the 30th minute and the second as time expired in regulation. She also helped support the team’s defense throughout the game. Montgomery directed the American offense in a 4-0 win over Holy Cross on Saturday where the Eagles held a 24-3 edge in shots for the game. The Patriot League Preseason Offensive Player of the Year earns her first Offensive Player of the Week award of the season and third in her career.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
GRACE WILSON, AMERICAN Jr., D, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Wilson made an impact on both ends of the field in an impressive weekend for the Eagles. She tallied a goal and an assist while registering 10 shots in a 4-0 win over Holy Cross on Saturday, while also helping the American defense limit the Crusaders to three shots in the game. Wilson also played a key role in helping the Eagles take No. 15 Wake Forest to double overtime as the American defense only allowed four shots in the second half and no penalty corners after intermission in the 3-2 loss. Wilson earns her second Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week award of the season.
GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
STEPHANIE BURRY, AMERICAN Sr., GK, Louisville, Ky.
Burry posted a shutout in her first start of the season to lead the Eagles to a 4-0 win over Holy Cross on Saturday. She made one save and helped direct a defense that limited the Crusaders to three shots in the game, and none in the second half. Burry is named Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week for the first time this season and second in her career.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ELLIE LANDSMAN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr. M/D, Sudbury, Mass.
With key players out, Landsman stepped out on the defensive end for the Terriers in a 2-1 win over Colgate on Saturday. She helped the BU defense limit the Raiders to three shots on goal as the Terriers won their inaugural Patriot League contest. Landsman is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time.
LEIGH HILLMAN, BUCKNELL Sr., F, Dallas, Pa.
Hillman tallied a goal in each game for the Bison last week, and leads the team with six goals this year.
SOFI LAURITO, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., M/F, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Laurito scored the game-winning goal in the second half of the Terriers’ 2-1 win over Colgate on Saturday.
HALLE BIGGAR, COLGATE Sr., F, Pepper Pike, Ohio
Biggar had a pair of goals in Colgate’s 4-3 loss to Brown on Sunday.
MARISSA GLATT, LEHIGH Fr., F/M/D, Doylestown, Pa.
Glatt has scored a goal in six straight games after tallying in losses to Bucknell and Albany over the weekend.
JULIA WARD, LEHIGH Fr., GK, Belfast, Maine
Ward had 28 saves in two games for the Mountain Hawks, with a career-high 21 in a 4-1 loss to No. 11 Albany on Sunday.
Patriot League Volleyball Weekly Awards
MOLTEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JULIE CRUM, AMERICAN Sr., OH, Hacienda Heights, Calif.
Crum registered four consecutive double-doubles during the Eagles’ 3-1 swing through California last weekend. She logged 12 kills and 16 doubles while hitting .323 in American’s first loss of the season, a 3-1 setback at UC Irvine. The Eagles rallied to a pair of five-set wins to finish out their participation in the UC Irvine Invite, with Crum scoring 20 kills and 14 digs against Fresno State, and 12 kills and 20 digs in the win over Xavier. The senior finished the week with 15 kills and 17 digs as the Eagles pulled out another five-set thriller, beating Cal State Fullerton 3-2 on Sunday. For the week, Crum averaged 3.11 kills and 3.53 digs per set while hitting .260. She also totaled six blocks.
MOLTEN ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
OLIVIA FAIRFIELD, ARMY Fr., OH, Iowa City, Iowa
Fairfield picks up her first Rookie of the Week nod after hitting .264 and averaging 2.25 kills per set in a pair of Army League victories over the weekend. She struck 10 kills in 32 swings with two errors to hit .250 with a pair of digs and two blocks in the Black Knights’ 3-2 victory over Lehigh on Friday, and added eight kills on 21 tries to hit .286 in a straight-sets win over Bucknell to start 2-0 in League play.
MEGAN WILTON, ARMY Sr., MB, Roseville, Calif.
Hit .333 and averaged 3.38 kills per set in a pair of Army League wins. Reached double digits in kills in both matches, including a 17-kill performance in Friday’s five-set win over Lehigh.
KATHLEEN HARRIS, COLGATE Fr., OH, Playa del Rey, Calif.
Continued her strong rookie campaign averaging 2.30 kills and 3.15 digs for the Raiders. Had two double-doubles, including an 11-kill, 20-dig performance in Colgate’s stunning 3-2 win over host North Carolina State at the Midtown Invitational.
KATIE McKERNAN, HOLY CROSS Fr., S/RS, Sylvania, Ohio
Led Crusaders during 2-1 week averaging 7.56 assists and 2.56 digs. Also logged six aces.
AMY MATULA, LEHIGH So., S, Memphis, Tenn.
Averaged 11.73 assists across 11 sets during Lehigh’s 2-1 start to League play. Logged 51 assists in a four-set win over Lafayette and five-set loss at Army.
FAYE LUKAS, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., OH, Stockertown, Pa.
Hit .230 while averaging 4.50 kills and 1.67 digs in two matches at Arizona’s Wildcat Invitational.
ERIN FORTNER, NAVY Sr., Opp., Villa Hills, Ky.
Had a stellar showing hitting .471 with 19 kills and seven digs as the Mids opened League play with a straight-set win over Lafayette on Saturday.
ALLI GRAF, NAVY Fr., L, Annapolis, Md.
The local product tied a season best and came up one shy of the Navy record in a three-set match with 23 digs in the Mids’ 3-0 win over Lafayette.
Patriot League Cross Country Weekly Awards
M-F ATHLETIC MALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK
ALEC OLSON, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., Excelsior, Minn.
Olson finished first at the Ted Owen Invitational with a time of 26:09.79 in the 8K race. He helped lead the Terriers to a second-place finish in the seven-team field. Olson is named Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Runner of the Week for the first time, and is BU’s first recipient of the award.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK
INGRID SIMON, LEHIGH Jr., Princeton Junction, N.J.
Simon led Lehigh to a victory against rival Lafayette by placing first in the dual meet with a personal-best time of 22:42.60 in the 6K race. She earned her first collegiate win while surpassing her previous top mark by 11 seconds, and finishing 15 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. The Mountain Hawks captured their ninth-straight win against Lafayette. Simon earns her first Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Runner of the Week award, and the first for a Mountain Hawk since 2011.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ALEX FITZGERALD, LEHIGH Fr., Setauket, N.Y.
Fitzgerald finished sixth at the Mountain Hawks’ dual meet against Lafayette with a time of 27:03.9 in the 8K race. He was the top freshman finisher in the field and helped Lehigh to its 15th straight victory against its rival. Fitzgerald was racing his first collegiate 8K. He is named Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Rookie of the Week for the first time.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ALEXA DEEMER, LAFAYETTE Fr., Bethlehem, Pa.
Deemer was the top freshman finisher in the women’s Lafayette-Lehigh meet by coming in sixth place overall with a time of 23:25.9 in the 6K. She was 43 seconds off the winning time in the race. Deemer earns the first Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Rookie of the Week award for Lafayette since her teammate, Rose Willey, was selected in 2010.
TYLER MUELLER, LEHIGH Sr., Pottstown, Pa.
Mueller placed first at the Lehigh-Lafayette meet with a time of 25:23.10 in the 8K. He won the race against the Leopards for the second straight year.
STEVE SCHROEDER, NAVY So., Monticello, Ill.
Schroeder was the third-place finisher at the Iona Meet of Champions with a time of 25:33 in the 8K, helping Navy to a third-place showing in the 20-team field.
ROSA MORIELLO, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Jr., Naugatuck, Conn.
Moriello finished first at the Ted Owen Invitational to lead the Terriers to a victory in the seven-team field.