Sept. 25, 2013
Football | Women's Soccer | Men's Cross Country | Women's Cross Country
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Patriot League student-athletes continued to rack up weekly awards for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) this season with honorees in four different sports on Tuesday.
Corvias ECAC weekly awards went to Lehigh senior Brandon Bialkowski (FCS Offensive Player of the Week) and junior Ingrid Simon (Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week), Boston University sophomore Alec Olson (Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week) and Navy junior Jade Seabrook (Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week).
Bialkowski completed a school-record 42-of-57 passes for a career-high 430 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 18/22 Lehigh to a come-from-behind 29-28 win at Princeton Saturday evening. The Mountain Hawks trailed 22-3 at halftime before rallying for the win as Bialkowski went 25-for-32 for 253 yards and two touchdowns in the second half. Bialkowksi completed passes to nine different receivers as he went over 300 yards through the air for the third time in as many games this season. It was the sixth-highest single-game passing total in school history and first over 400 yards since Chris Lum against Fordham in 2011. Bialkowksi has 1,171 passing yards and nine touchdowns this season, and ranks in the top five nationally in passing yards, completions and total offense per game.
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 women's soccer 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.
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. 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.
Patriot Leaguers have already captured 18 weekly awards in just three weeks of Corvias ECAC honors. Every sport has seen at least one student-athlete honored, led by five selections from football and three from both women's soccer and field hockey.