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Sept. 24, 2012

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for Sept. 17-23 in men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross country.

Bucknell, Holy Cross and Navy jumped to the top of the men’s soccer standings with wins during the first weekend of the League schedule, while American and Colgate, settled for a draw in a rematch of last year’s title match. It was an especially strong week for the Mids, who upended No. 20 George Mason Wednesday on the road in double overtime. A busy non-League slate awaits with six matches Tuesday before the second set of conference contests shapes up Saturday.

Women’s soccer opens League play this weekend. Navy, which ran its win streak to 10 straight with Friday’s win over Boise State, has three matches this week starting with Monday’s contest at Howard. The Mids open League action Friday night at home against American, while the other three showdowns are slated for Saturday. Bucknell’s strong play continued last week, and the Bison picked up two of the four weekly honors.

Down 2-0 at defending League volleyball champion American, Army showed grit and determination in rallying for a 3-2 victory Friday night, and another triumph Saturday at rival Navy propelled the Black Knights into a tie atop the standings with Colgate, which won matches against Lafayette and Lehigh over the weekend. Army and Colgate split the volleyball awards, and will go head-to-head Saturday evening at West Point, N.Y.

The Patriot League schedule begins in field hockey on Saturday, and Lafayette is peaking at the right time after the No. 18 Leopards posted a 2-1 double overtime win at No. 21 Albany on Saturday. Three Leopards earned Patriot League weekly awards for their performance in the victory.

Most Patriot League cross country teams head to the annual Paul Short Run at Lehigh on Friday, so it was a light weekend of competition where only the Navy women took to the course. Annie-Norah Beveridge and Kelley Robinson were Navy’s top overall and freshman finishers, respectively, at the Toledo Inter-Regional Bubble Buster and earned Patriot League weekly awards for their performance.

Patriot League Men’s Soccer Weekly Awards

BRINE Offensive Player of the Week
JOSEPH GREENSPAN, NAVY
So., F, Westfield, N.J.
Greenspan had an incredible week with three goals and a pair of assists for eight points. Both his dishes came Wednesday as Navy upended then-undefeated and No. 20 George Mason 2-1 in double overtime on the road. He saved his best for Saturday’s League-opener against visiting Lafayette, becoming the first Mid in five years to score a hat trick in Navy’s 4-2 victory over the Leopards. Saturday’s victory over Lafayette was Navy’s first since 2001, while Greenspan became the first Navy freshman or sophomore to log three goals in a game since 1990.

BRINE Defensive Player of the Week
PATRICK LETOURNEAU, COLGATE
Sr., D, Bethlehem, Pa.
For the second week in a row Letourneau accounted for a game-tying goal as Colgate and American drew 1-1 in Saturday’s League opener for both in Hamilton, N.Y. The senior from Bethlehem, Pa., notched his second goal of the season off of a corner kick in the 68th minute. Letourneau, at 6-feet-4, was able to knock in Mike Garzi’s loop from the corner to knot the match after American’s Seth Goldman had given the Eagles the lead in the 50th minute.

BRINE Goalkeeper of the Week
MIKE LANSING, BUCKNELL
Fr., GK, Randolph, N.J.
Lansing picked up his second career Goalkeeper of the Week award in three weeks after stopping seven shots in Bucknell’s 1-0 victory Sunday at Lehigh in the League opener for both clubs. Four of his stops came in the second half, with the Mountain Hawks pressing for the equalizer after the Bison took the lead about 10 minutes after halftime. Sunday’s victory was Lansing’s third consecutive shutout and the team’s fourth in a row. Lansing leads the League in save percentage (.896) and goals-against average (0.66).

BRINE Rookie of the Week
DEREK VOGEL, NAVY
Fr., D, Long Beach, Calif.
Vogel earned his third Rookie of the Week nod of the season and second straight honor after logging a goal in each of the Mids’ victories last week, including the eventual game-winner in Saturday’s 4-2 League victory over Lafayette. He started by logging his first career tally in the first half of Wednesday’s 2-1 double-overtime win at 20th-ranked George Mason, helping hand the Patriots their first loss of the season. Vogel’s second marker of the week came late in the first half just two minutes after the Leopards had cut Navy’s lead to 2-1.

Honorable Mentions
SETH GOLDMAN, AMERICAN
Sr., F, Fairfax, Va.
Goldman tallied American’s lone goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Colgate. He tallied his marker in the 50th minute off a header, giving the Eagles a 1-0 lead in a rematch of last year’s Patriot League title match.

JESSE KLUG, BUCKNELL
Fr., F, Sammamish, Wash.
Klug’s first career game-winning goal came in the 55th minute of Bucknell’s 1-0 win Sunday at Lehigh.

LIAM STAPLETON, COLGATE
Sr., GK, St. Louis, Mo.
Stapleton made six saves, including two on a pair of Alassane Kane breakaways, to help Colgate salvage a 1-1 tie with American on Saturday.

EDDIE VISCOUNT, HOLY CROSS
Fr., F/M, Smithtown, N.Y.
Viscount’s first collegiate goal was the game-winner in the Crusaders’ 1-0 win Saturday at home against Army.

Patriot League Women’s Soccer Weekly Awards


BRINE Offensive Player of the Week
CHELSEY GARKOWSKI, BUCKNELL
Jr., F, Brick, N.J.
Garkowski continued her impressive roll of late, scoring a program record-tying four goals in Bucknell’s 5-0 whitewash of Canisius Friday in Lewisburg, Pa. She scored her first three of the contest in 25:52, and added her fourth in the 62nd minute. Garkowski might have had more, as two more quality scoring chances were rebuffed. She now has six goals in the last three contests, and is the third Bison (and first since 1994) to score four times in a match.

BRINE Defensive Player of the Week
JADE SEABROOK, NAVY
So., D, St. Paris, Ohio
Seabrook logged the primary assist on Ashlynn Soellner’s game-winner with 27 remaining in regulation to lift Navy to a 2-1 victory Friday over Boise State. The victory extended the Mids’ win streak to 10, the longest in the country and the program’s best since winning 19 in a row in 2006. Seabrook also anchored a Navy defense that allowed one goal and five shots on net.

BRINE Goalkeeper of the Week
SANDITA McDERMOTT, BUCKNELL
Sr., GK, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
McDermott stopped six shots and earned the win as Bucknell overwhelmed Canisius 5-0 on Friday. The senior helped lead the Bison to their fifth shutout of the season and increased her season save percentage to .803. In addition, Bucknell’s seven non-League victories are the most in the eight-year tenure of head coach Ben Landis.

BRINE Rookie of the Week
ANNIE GALVIN, HOLY CROSS
Fr., F, Attleboro, Mass.
Galvin tallied her fourth goal of the season in Holy Cross’ 2-1 overtime loss to New Hampshire. The rookie from Attleboro, Mass., leads the Crusaders with eight points entering into the start of League play this weekend.

Honorable Mentions
KIM AN, ARMY
Jr., F, Oak Ridge, N.J.
An’s successful penalty kick in the 67th minute stood up as the difference in the Black Knights’ 3-2 victory over Columbia Sunday at West Point, N.Y.

JESSICA McALLISTER, ARMY
Fr., GK, Auburn, Wash.
McAllister made seven stops, including one on a penalty kick, to help lift Army to a 3-2 victory over Columbia Sunday.

MURPHEE GREELEY, LEHIGH
Jr., F, Devon, Pa.
Greeley scored both of Lehigh’s goals in Sunday’s 3-2 overtime defeat against La Salle.


Patriot League Volleyball Weekly Awards


MOLTEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ARIANA MANKUS, ARMY
Sr., OH, Lisle, Ill.
Mankus averaged 3.56 kills and 4.44 digs per set while hitting .250 to help the Black Knights to a 2-0 start to Patriot League play, including a thrilling come-from-behind five-set win at defending champion American Friday night. She led all players with 20 kills, including three with no errors in the decisive fifth set, which Army won 15-7. The Black Knights rallied from two sets down in the contest. Mankus kept delivering Saturday with 12 kills on 31 swings with just one error as the Black Knights collected their 11th straight “Star” against Navy, 3-1. She now sits second in Army history with 1,368 kills.

MOLTEN ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
JACKIE MACY, COLGATE
Fr., S, Walnut, Calif.
Macy continued her strong play of late for the Raiders, who surged into a first-place tie with Army after the first weekend of League play after back-to-back sweeps of Lehigh and Lafayette on the road. Macy averaged 7.16 kills per set, logging 26 in Friday’s win over the Mountain Hawks and 17 more Saturday against the Leopards. She added two service aces and five digs Friday versus Lehigh before recording six digs against Lafayette.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
MORGAN HENDRIX, AMERICAN
Jr., Opp/MB, Austin, Texas
Hendrix averaged 2.36 kills and 2.36 blocks per set while hitting .490 over American’s 2-1 week. She tied the school record with 11 block assists in Saturday’s five-set loss to Army in a rematch of last year’s Patriot League championship match.

KAREN CAMPBELL, BUCKNELL
Fr., MH, Chesapeake, Va.
Campbell hit .295 and averaged 2.38 kills and 1.38 blocks per set in Bucknell’s two matches over the weekend against Lafayette and Lehigh.

CAITLIN CREMIN, COLGATE
Jr., L, Naperville, Ill.
Cremin averaged 4.83 digs per set as she led the Raider defense in a pair of 3-0 League wins over the weekend at Lehigh Friday and Lafayette Saturday.

KARISSA CILIENTO, LAFAYETTE
Jr., OH, Mahwah, N.J.
Ciliento went off with a season-high 20 kills and 23 digs as Lafayette defeated Bucknell 3-1 on Saturday. She hit .459 in the match, with just three errors on 37 swings. She hit .224 for the week averaging 3.8 kills and 3.7 digs per set.

AMANDA CLARK, LEHIGH
Jr., MB, Irvine, Calif.
Clark averaged 2.92 kills per set and tallied eight blocks during Lehigh’s 2-1 week, which included victories over Princeton and League foe Bucknell.

PATRIOT LEAGUE FIELD HOCKEY WEEKLY AWARDS

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
EMILY VALEO, LAFAYETTE
Sr., M/D, Norristown, Pa.
Lafayette beat a top 25 opponent for the second straight week, and once again Valeo played a key role. After assisting on the game-tying goal in the second half, Valeo weaved through the defense and tallied the game-winner in double overtime to lift the No. 18 Leopards to a 2-1 win at No. 21 Albany on Saturday. Valeo leads the Patriot League in points and assists per game while helping the Leopards to a 6-1 record. She is named Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRITTANY BLASS, LAFAYETTE
So., M/D, Mountain Top, Pa.
Blass continues to direct an outstanding Lafayette defense, and earns the Defensive Player of the Week award from the Patriot League for the second straight time and third this season. The Leopards held No. 21 Albany to 10 shots overall and only six on goal in a 2-1 double overtime win on the road Saturday. Bliss made key tackles throughout the match and helped the Leopards stop four Albany corners in overtime.

GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
JESSICA DEUTSCH, LAFAYETTE
So., GK, Fairfield, Conn.
Deutsch earns her second Goalkeeper of the Week award of the year, and it comes after she held a ranked opponent to just one goal in a Lafayette victory for the second time this season. After helping the Leopards to a 2-1 win over No. 15 Drexel last Friday, Deutsch made five saves and came up big in key moments in No. 18 Lafayette’s 2-1 double overtime win at No. 21 Albany on Saturday. She made three saves in the overtime period alone, and helped the Leopards stop four penalty corner attempts. Deutsch leads the Patriot League with a 1.24 goals against average and .757 save percentage for the season.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
SOPHIE FITZPATRICK, LEHIGH
Fr., GK, Duxbury, Mass.
Fitzpatrick made six saves to lead Lehigh to a 2-1 win over Monmouth on Sunday, the first victory over the Hawks since 2005. She made three saves in each half, including three in a 9:31 span late in the second half to preserve the victory. Fitzpatrick also allowed just one goal while making two saves in the final 39:50 of Lehigh’s 4-0 loss to Sacred Heart on Friday. Fitzpatrick is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time.

HONORABLE MENTION
TAYLER SIEGRIST, BUCKNELL Sr., D, Madison, N.J.
Siegrist had two goals in a 5-4 loss to Temple on Sunday and was part of a Bucknell defense that kept the score tight in a 2-0 loss to No. 17 Michigan on Saturday.

KIM ENG, LEHIGH Sr., F, Morristown, N.J.
Eng tallied both of Lehigh’s goals in a 2-1 win over Monmouth on Sunday. She opened the scoring in the early minutes, then broke a 1-1 tie later in the first half.

PATRIOT LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY WEEKLY AWARDS

M-F ATHLETIC MALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK
No teams in competition

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK
ANNIE-NORAH BEVERIDGE, NAVY
So., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Beveridge claims the M-F Athletic Female Runner of the Week award for the third time after finishing in 14th place out of 172 runners at the Toledo Inter-Regional Bubble Buster on Friday. Beveridge ran the 4K race in 13:37 to come within seven seconds of a top-10 finish. She helped the Mids place 10th in a 14-team field that included four nationally-ranked opponents.

M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
No teams in competition

M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
KELLEY ROBINSON, NAVY
Fr., Nederland, Colo.
Robinson was Navy’s top freshman finisher at the Toledo Intra-Regional Bubble Buster on Friday, coming in fourth among the Mids’ contingent and 72nd overall out of 172 runners in the field with a time of 14:19 in the 4K race. She helped Navy to a 10th-place finish in the deep 14-team field.