Oct. 17, 2013
Corvias ECAC Football Weekly Awards | Men’s Soccer | Women’s Soccer | Men’s Cross Country | Women’s Cross Country
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Honors keep rolling in for Patriot League student-athletes as seven garnered Corvias Weekly Awards from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Fordham junior quarterback Mike Nebrich and Lehigh senior punter Tim Divers were named the FCS Co-Offensive and Co-Special Teams players of the week, respectively, on Tuesday, while Navy’s Morgan Dankanich picked up Co-Offensive Player of the Week accolades in women’s soccer. Rounding out Tuesday’s honors were a pair of Holy Cross men’s soccer student-athletes, as Monty Sanders and Kevin Wright were named Co-Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.
Recognition continued on Wednesday with Boston University sweeping the Cross Country honors. Senior Rich Peters was named the Male Cross Country Runner of the Week, and Rosa Moriello the Female Runner of the Week.
Nebrich set a Patriot League record for consecutive completions on his way to a stellar showing in a 34-12 win over Georgetown on Saturday. Nebrich opened the game by completing his first 20 passes, which also tied an FCS record for consecutive completions to start a game. He finished at 35-of-45 for 405 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 51 yards and a score.
Divers aided Lehigh in the field-position game with a 45.8 average on four punts in a 24-10 win at Columbia on Saturday. He booted two of the four punts inside the 20, including a season-long of 64 that pinned Columbia at its one yard line and helped set up Lehigh’s insurance touchdown in the fourth quarter. He also had a 51-yard punt in the game and had just one kick returned.
Sanders had a hand in the only two Crusader goals last week that helped them post two League victories and move into third place in the League standings. He tallied the assist on Tommy Uttaro's pretty game-winner in the 88th minute of Holy Cross' 1-0 win at Boston University on Wednesday before netting the game-clincher in the 78th minute of the Crusaders' 1-0 triumph over Lafayette on Saturday. Sanders is tied for the team lead with eight points, and now has two game-winning goals on the season.
Wright picked up a pair of shutout wins last week, both by 1-0 finals, in critical Patriot League wins over Boston University and Lafayette. He made seven saves and faced 21 shots in Wednesday's win over the Terriers, and stopped another five in Saturday's victory against the defending League champion Leopards. The wins were Wright's first two clean sheets of the season.
Dankanich scored all three of her team's goals in two Patriot League victories last week at American and at Bucknell. She recorded game's only tally in the 55th minute of Tuesday's 1-0 victory over the Eagles at Reeves Field for her fourth game-winner of the season. On Friday she scored both goals within two minutes of each other in the first half of the Mids' 2-0 triumph over the Bison. She has a League-best 11 goals on the season, surpassing last year's previous career high of 10, along with a League-leading 25 points.
Peters placed second at the New England Championship with a time of 24:05, which also helped the Terriers to a fourth-place finish in the 41-team field. Peters was the runner-up in the race for the second consecutive year and helped BU to a fourth-place finish for the second straight season.
Moriello won the New England Championship by finishing with a time of 17:13, coming in 14 seconds ahead of the closest competitor. She became the third straight Terrier to win the race while leading her team to a fourth-place finish in the 43-team field. Moriello has won her only two races of the 2013 season.
A total of 33 Patriot League student-athletes have been recognized with Corvias ECAC Weekly awards in six weeks.