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Patriot League Weekly Awards – 3.30.15

March 30, 2015

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for March 23-29 in men and women’s lacrosse, baseball, softball, men and women’s outdoor track and field and men and women’s tennis on Monday.

Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Weekly Awards

CORVIAS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CONNOR COOK, ARMY
Jr., A, California, Md.
Cook tallied a career high in points, netting five goals and two assists in the Black Knights’ 12-4 win over #20 Bucknell on Saturday. The junior recorded a hat trick in the first 20 minutes as Army raced to a 6-1 lead. Cook added single goals in the third and fourth quarter to set a new career best with five goals. Cook is second on the Black Knights with 22 goals and has scored a goal in 16-straight games.

CORVIAS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MATT REES, NAVY
So., LSM, Sykesville, Md.
Rees helped the Mids defense limit Boston University, who came into the game ranked 10th nationally in scoring, to just six goals in a 14-6 Navy victory. Rees was a force on defense where he was responsible for a school-record six caused turnovers, propelling himself to #10 in the country in caused turnovers per game (1.70). Additionally, he grabbed a team-high five ground balls against the Terriers, one shy of his best.

CORVIAS GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
BRANDON BURKE, COLGATE
So., GK, Potomac, Md.
Burke and the Colgate defense held #15/16 Loyola to its lowest scoring total by half in an 11-4 road victory. The Greyhounds previous lowest scoring output of the season was eight, but they had a tough time finding the mark as Burke recorded 12 saves and had a save percentage of .750. With 35 saves in the past three games, the reigning Patriot League Rookie of the Year has dropped his goals-against average to 8.21 on the season.

CORVIAS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ADAM SAWICKI, LEHIGH
Fr., GK, Winter Park, Fla.
Sawicki faced 26 shots in a pair of road wins last week, recording eight saves in the Mountain Hawks 16-5 win over Monmouth and nine saves and six goals allowed in a 19-7 win at Holy Cross. For the season, Sawicki has allowed 10, 7, 5 and 6 goals in his four starts and he owns a 7.57 GAA and .563 save percentage.

Honorable mention

SAM SOMERS, ARMY Sr., GK, Wilton, Conn.
Somers stopped 11 shots, including six in the first 15 minutes of the game, as the Black Knights knocked off No. 20 Bucknell 12-4.

JOHN BAKER, COLGATE Jr., D, Darien, Conn.
Baker Led Colgate’s best defensive effort of the season with a career-high five ground balls in an 11-4 win over No. 15/16 Loyola.

CAMERON WILLIAMS, COLGATE Jr., M, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Williams set a career-high with four goals and five points in Colgate’s 11-4 road win over No. 15/16 Loyola.

DAN TAYLOR, LEHIGH Sr., A, Calgary, Alberta
Taylor averaged 4.5 goals and 3.0 assists per game as Lehigh posted road wins at Monmouth and Holy Cross.

Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Weekly Awards

CORVIAS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ALLISON LaBEAU, LEHIGH
So., M, Mountain Lakes, N.J.
LaBeau had at least four points in each game as Lehigh posted three road victories last week. She opened with a goal and three assists in a 17-4 win over Bucknell on Tuesday, then matched the best mark in the Patriot League this season with six goals in a 16-8 triumph over Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday. LaBeau capped the week with five goals, including the game-winner with 4.5 seconds left, as Lehigh posted a 9-8 victory at Bryant on Saturday. She finished the week with 12 goals, three assists, four ground balls, four caused turnovers and two draw controls in the three wins.

CORVIAS MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KENDALL GARDEN, LEHIGH
Jr., M, Davidsonville, Md.
Garden posted three strong games for the Mountain Hawks as she combined for six goals, three assists, eight ground balls, eight draw controls and two caused turnovers in a trio of road victories. She had three goals and an assist with a pair of ground balls and draw controls and a caused turnover in a 17-4 win at Bucknell on Tuesday, then posted a goal, two assists, two ground balls and three draw controls in a 16-8 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday. Garden came up big on both ends of the field in a 9-8 win at Bryant on Saturday as she totaled two goals, four ground balls, three draw controls and a caused turnover. Gardner earns her second career Corvias Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week award.

CORVIAS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MADDY LESHER, LOYOLA MARYLAND
Jr., D, Gladwyne, Pa.
Lesher continued her outstanding play for the Greyhounds as she keyed the defensive effort in a pair of victories last week. Lesher had three ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers in a 12-8 win over Georgetown on Wednesday, and posted five ground balls, five draw controls and three caused turnovers in a 13-8 triumph at Holy Cross on Saturday. She set a career high in draw controls and tied her career best in ground balls and caused turnovers against the Crusaders. Lesher is named Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight time.

CORVIAS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
HALEY O’HANLON, COLGATE
Fr., M, Garden City, N.Y.
O’Hanlon came up big in Colgate’s 10-4 win over Navy on Saturday as she had a goal, two assists, two ground balls, four draw controls and a caused turnover in the key Patriot League victory. She also totaled three ground balls and a draw control in Colgate’s 11-5 loss to Brown on Tuesday. O’Hanlon is named Corvias Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second straight time and third in the last four weeks.

HONORABLE MENTION

TARYN VanTHOF, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., M, Livonia, N.Y.
VanThof had five goals, an assist, two ground balls and nine draw controls in two wins for Loyola.

HANNAH SCHMITT, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., A, Malvern, Pa.
Schmitt had four goals and two assists in Loyola’s 13-8 win at Holy Cross on Saturday.

TERESE BUECHLI, AMERICAN Jr., M, West Nyack, N.Y.
Buechli had five goals and four draw controls in a 16-6 win over Bucknell on Saturday.

MALLORY COLLINS, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Jr., A, Boston, Mass.
Collins had four goals and an assist in a 14-11 win over Lafayette on Saturday.

ISABEL KREITLER, COLGATE So., M, Fairfield, Conn.
Kreitler had five goals in two games, including three in a 10-4 win over Navy on Saturday.

RACHEL SICILIANO, COLGATE Sr., D, Brockport, N.Y.
Siciliano played a key role in holding Navy’s Loren Generi, the leading scorer in the Patriot League, without a point in Saturday’s 10-4 Colgate victory.

KIRSTEN WILHELMSEN, LAFAYETTE So., M, Wallingford, Pa.
Wilhelmsen had six goals in a 14-11 loss to Boston University on Saturday, and totaled nine goals, five caused turnovers and four draw controls in two games last week.

LAURA RYAN, HOLY CROSS Sr., M, Stirling, N.J.
Ryan had five goals, five ground balls and three caused turnovers in Saturday’s loss to Loyola.

Patriot League Baseball Weekly Awards

CORVIAS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MARK McCANTS, ARMY
Sr., OF, Flower Mound, Texas
McCants went 8-for-16 in five games last week, including 6-for-12 as Army opened Patriot League play by winning three of four games against Lehigh. He was a perfect 5-for-5 with a double, two RBIs, a walk and three steals in Army’s doubleheader sweep of the Mountain Hawks on Saturday, and had an RBI triple in a 9-7 win to close the series on Sunday. McCants also went 2-for-4 with a home run in a 13-10 loss to Columbia on Wednesday as he finished the week batting .500 (8-for-16) with two runs scored, a double, triple, home run, four RBIs, a walk and three steals. He is named Corvias Patriot League Player of the Week for the second time this year.

CORVIAS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
BEN WHITE, HOLY CROSS
So., P, Holden, Mass.
White had the best outing in an outstanding weekend of pitching for the Crusaders as he threw a nine-inning shutout while allowing three hits and two walks and striking out a career-high 11 in a 1-0 win over Lafayette in Saturday’s nightcap. White did not allow a runner to reach third base in the contest. He was part of a pitching staff that gave up just one run in the four-game sweep of the Leopards.

CORVIAS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
COLIN BRADY, NAVY
Fr., P, Seneca, S.C.
Brady pitched five scoreless relief innings over three appearances last week, with the biggest coming as he threw three innings and picked up the victory in Navy’s 6-5 win in 14 innings to close out a four-game sweep of Bucknell on Sunday. He set the Bison down in order in the 12th and 13th inning before allowing his only hit in the 14th. Brady also tossed a scoreless inning against the Bison in a 7-1 win on Saturday and in a 2-0 loss to UMBC on Wednesday, giving up three hits and striking out three over his five innings pitched. He has four straight appearances and six consecutive innings without a run allowed.

HONORABLE MENTION

JUSTIN PACCHIOLI, LEHIGH Sr., CF, Easton, Pa.
Pacchioli went 12-for-23 (.522) with nine runs scored, four RBIs and six stolen bases in six games.

STEPHEN MOORE, NAVY Sr., P, Roswell, Ga.
Moore allowed four hits and struck out six in 7.2 scoreless innings as Navy went on to beat Bucknell 2-1 in 10 innings in Sunday’s opener.

DAVID BEDNAR, LAFAYETTE So., P, Valencia, Pa.
Bednar allowed one run on two hits and a walk and struck out a career-high 10 in a 1-0 loss to Holy Cross on Saturday.

MIKE CASTELLANI, BUCKNELL So., P, Avon, Conn.
Castellani did not allow an earned run in 10.2 innings pitched last week, and kept the Bison close with 7.2 innings without an earned run given up in a 6-5, 14-inning loss to Navy on Sunday.

ANTHONY CRITELLI, HOLY CROSS So., 1B, Holmdel, N.J.
Critelli went 5-for-9 with two home runs, two doubles and six RBIs in Holy Cross’ doubleheader sweep of Lafayette on Sunday.

ROBERT CURRIE, NAVY Jr., CF, Atlanta, Ga.
Currie went 6-for-15 (.400) with four runs scored and two RBIs in Navy’s four-game sweep of Bucknell.

Patriot League Softball Weekly Awards

CORVIAS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KASEY MCCRAVEY, ARMY
Jr., 3B, Scottsdale, Ariz.
McCravey batted .421 in five games (8-for-19) with five of her eight hits going for extra bases (three doubles, two HR). The junior posted an .895 slugging percentage along with .522 on-base percentage and also stole two bases. McCravey drove in all five runs in a 5-2 win Sunday over Holy Cross with a grand slam and RBI double. She scored five runs and drove in nine during the Black Knights 5-0 week.

CORVIAS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
EMILY BAUSHER, LEHIGH
Sr., P, New Egypt, N.J.
Bausher earned her fourth Pitcher of the Week award by winning three games, including a pair of shutouts, as the Mountain Hawks extended their winning streak to 10 games. The Patriot League’s Preseason Pitcher of the Year threw her second one-hit shutout of the season in the series finale against Lafayette, losing the no-hitter with one out in the fifth inning. Bausher struck out 19 of the 67 batters she faced against Delaware and the Leopards.

CORVIAS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
KRISTEN MCPEEK, ARMY
Fr., OF, Cypress, Texas
McPeek garners her first Rookie of the Week honor after starting five games, batting .450 (9-for-20) and driving in six runs in the Black Knights 5-0 week. The freshman went 5-for-5 and drove in Army’s first run in a 2-1 win over Holy Cross (12 innings) on Saturday. McPeek also was key to the Black Knight’s four-run second inning against FDU with a bases loaded triple as Army pulled away for a 7-2 victory.

Honorable mention

CAROLINE SMITH, ARMY So., P, Chino Hills, Calif.
Smith posted a 1.38 ERA hurling Army to four of its wins, including a pair of conference decisions over Holy Cross.

KRISTEN ZAHN, BUCKNELL Sr., OF, Readington, N.J.
Zahn went 7-for-16 with four doubles and four RBI to lead Bucknell to a 3-2 record last week.

KIRA GRISWOLD, COLGATE Fr., P, Orange, Calif.
Griswold earned her fist collegiate win on Sunday, scattering three hits and allowing one earned run in a 5-2 win over Bucknell.

GILLIAN MURRAY, COLGATE So., OF, Whitby, Ont.
Murray had six hits in 12 at-bats and led the Raiders with seven RBI as Colgate took 2-of-3 at Bucknell.

Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Weekly Awards

M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
RYAN MAHALSKY, LEHIGH
Sr., Hillsborough, N.J.
Mahalsky placed fourth in the 10,000-meter run at the Raleigh Relays with a personal-record time of 29:27:35. He topped the IC4A qualifying standard by over a minute and a half and, despite finishing in fourth place, has the fourth-fastest time in the 10,000-meter in the NCAA this season.

M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
KATE SCOTT, BUCKNELL
So., Newtown, Pa.
Scott finished the 10,000-meter run at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 35:32.54. It was the second-fastest time in Bucknell history and beat the ECAC standard by more than two minutes. Scott stands 14th in the nation in the event this season.

M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
DAVID OLUWADARA, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
So., Boston, Mass.
Oluwadara placed second in the triple jump with an IC4A qualifying leap of 15.26 meters at the Texas Relays over the weekend. It was his outdoor personal best and ranks in the top 20 in the NCAA this season.

M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
COURTNEY AVERY, LEHIGH
So., Wynantskill, N.Y.
Avery claims her second straight M-F Athletic Patriot League Female Field Athlete of the Week award after an ECAC qualifying high jump of 1.76 meters to take first place at the Winthrop Invitational. She tied her own school record and won the event by .11 meters with a jump that ranks in the top 25 in the nation.

M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
LEE BARES, ARMY
Fr., Lakeville, Minn.
Bares continued his domination in the pole vault by taking first place with a personal-best mark of 5.01 meters at the Fred Hardy Invitational. Bares has placed in the top two in three consecutive pole vault competitions to start the season. The 5.01-meter mark places him just outside the NCAA top 50. He is named M-F Athletic Patriot League Male Rookie of the Week for the second straight time.

M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CHRISTINA HARRIS, ARMY
Fr., Kaufman, Texas
Harris won the discus with an ECAC qualifying toss of 42.77 meters at the Fred Hardy Invitational. She also earned a seventh-place finish in the shot put with a mark of 12.07 meters.

Honorable mention

JOSH ELLIS, AMERICAN Jr., Austin, Texas
Ellis won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 9:04.28, good for fifth in the nation this season.

JARREL BOBB, LAFAYETTE Jr., Bushkill, Pa.
Bobb won the 100-meter (10.73) and 200-meter (21.66) while also running on the first-place 4 X 100m (42.42) at the Lafayette 7-Way, and topped IC4A times in all three races.

JACK FELLOWS, BUCKNELL Sr., Cumberland Center, Pa.
Fellows hit IC4A standards in the discus (48.14m), hammer (53.05m) and shot put (16.18m) while winning all three events over the weekend.

TREVOR KNOWLES, LEHIGH Fr., Lebanon, N.J.
Knowles had the best decathlon mark in the Patriot League this season with a score of 5,661 points to take third place at the Winthrop Invitational.

DAVE McGRIFF, LAFAYETTE Fr., Flemington, N.J.
McGriff won the discus with an IC4A qualifying mark of 51.5 meters at Lafayette’s 7-Way Meet.

Patriot League Tennis Weekly Awards

CORVIAS MALE TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CALVIN MARK, NAVY
Sr., Union City, Calif.
Mark posted a 3-0 record on the weekend, with a three-set victory over Lehigh’s Ben Gilman at No. 1 singles and teaming with Blake Daniel on a doubles wins at Lafayette and Lehigh. Mark’s doubles win against Lehigh was the 133rd combined (singles and doubles) dual match victory of his career, which breaks the Navy record of 132 held by Mitch Koch.

CORVIAS FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
AMANDA LANCIANO, LOYOLA MARYLAND
Fr., Haddonfield, N.J.
Lanciano went undefeated in four matches, two doubles and two singles, last week, dropping just one set along the way. The freshman rallied from a 5-7 first set loss at No. 2 singles against Colgate’s Kaelin Britton on Saturday to win the second set 6-2 and the super-tiebreak 10-2. In doubles action, Lanciano paired with Ania Krawiec for a pair of No. 1 flight wins over teams from La Salle and Colgate.

Honorable mention

SAM LAMPMAN, ARMY So., Orlando, Fla.
Lampman posted wins at No. 1 singles and doubles as Army defeated Boston University 6-1 on Saturday.

NICK BYBEL, BUCKNELL Jr., Lancaster, Pa.
Bybel won his 13th straight match and became the program record holder in singles wins, career (78) and singles wins, season (30).

MARIA CIOFFI, BUCKNELL Jr., Williamsport, Pa.
Cioffi won her third straight at No. 1 singles and teamed with Stephanie Pino for a victory at No. 1 doubles against Villanova.

WIN REYNOLDS, COLGATE So., Houston, Texas
Reynolds has now won a combined 14 straight singles and doubles matches following a 4-0 week in wins over Loyola and Morgan State.

TAYLOR STATHIS, HOLY CROSS Sr., Rockay Beach, N.Y.
Stathis helped lead the Crusaders to their first win of the spring season with victories at No. 1 singles and doubles against Stonehill.

KATIE PORTER, NAVY Jr., Matthews, N.C.
Porter helped the Mids win their seventh straight with victories at No. 2 singles and doubles against Lehigh.

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