April 11, 2016
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for April 4-10 in women’s lacrosse, men and women’s tennis and men and women’s outdoor track and field on Monday. The weekly awards in both baseball and softball will be announced on Tuesday as Patriot League series in each sport will be wrapped up on Monday following postponements over the weekend.
Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Weekly Awards
CORVIAS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KATIE GALLAGHER, NAVY Sr., A, Bel Air, Md.
Gallagher had a pair of strong outings as she totaled five goals and four assists in Navy’s action at home against No. 13 Virginia and Colgate. She notched two goals and two assists in a 13-9 loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday, helping the Mids stay close in the second half before Virginia scored three late goals. Gallagher came up big in the second half against the Raiders with two goals and an assist in a 5-1 run as the Mids built a 14-9 lead. Gallagher has recorded multiple points in four consecutive games.
CORVIAS MIDFIELDER OF THE WEEK
LAUREN BEAUSOLEIL, LEHIGH Jr., M, Ridgewood, N.J.
Beausoleil came up with a big all-around effort in Lehigh’s 14-6 win over Army West Point on Sunday by recording three goals, five ground balls and six caused turnovers as the Mountain Hawks improved to 10-2 overall and 4-1 in the Patriot League. She also had a goal, two ground balls and a caused turnover in a 9-5 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday to finish with four goals and seven ground balls and caused turnovers for the week. The ground ball and caused turnover totals against the Black Knights marked career highs, and she notched her second hat trick of the year in the contest.
CORVIAS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MADDY LESHER, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., D, Gladwyne, Pa.
Lesher had six ground balls and seven caused turnovers in another outstanding outing as she helped Loyola to a 15-5 win over Holy Cross on Saturday. The caused turnovers total tied her career high set in Loyola’s victory over Colgate on April 2. She was just one ground ball shy of her career high, and helped the Loyola defense hold Holy Cross to 13 shots in the contest. Lesher leads the Patriot League and is in the top five nationally this season with 36 caused turnovers.
CORVIAS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ANDIE O’SULLIVAN, NAVY Fr., M, Valley Cottage, N.Y.
O’Sullivan had a combined four goals and an assist in two games for the Mids last week. She scored a pair of goals in a 13-9 loss to No. 13 Virginia on Wednesday, then notched two goals and an assist in a 15-10 win over Colgate on Saturday. O’Sullivan also totaled three ground balls and a caused turnover for the week. All three of her points against Colgate came in the second half, including the eventual game-winning goal when she put the Mids up 11-8.
ALLISON LABEAU, LEHIGH Jr., A, Mountain Lakes, N.J.
LaBeau scored five goals and had six assists in a pair of wins for the Mountain Hawks last week.
JENNA COLLINS, NAVY So., M, Clarksville, Md.
Collins had a combined five goals, two assists and five ground balls in two games for the Mids last week.
MALLORY COLLINS, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., A, Hingham, Mass.
Collins totaled three goals, an assist and six ground balls in Boston University’s 15-10 win at Lafayette.
GRETCHEN RICHTER, BUCKNELL So., M, Bronxville, N.Y.
Richter scored four goals and totaled six draw controls in Bucknell’s 12-8 win over American.
HANNAH POWERS, LOYOLA MARYLAND Fr., A, Skaneateles, N.Y.
Powers recorded two goals, two assists and two caused turnovers in Loyola’s 15-5 win over Holy Cross.
Patriot League Tennis Weekly Awards
CORVIAS MALE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NICK BYBEL, BUCKNELL Sr., Lancaster, Pa.
Bybel earns his third-straight weekly honor after going 4-0 at the top flight this weekend against Lafayette and Queens College. The senior paired up with teammate Andrei Vitiuc for both doubles matches, first defeating the Knights 6-2 and then handing the Leopards No. 1 doubles duo of Matturi and Stefanowicz a bagel. Bybel also captured a three-set victory at No. 1 singles against Sharvill Nawghre of Queen’s College 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 and then capped off his week with a straight-set victory at No. 1 over Lafayette’s Gavin Studner 6-1, 6-0.
CORVIAS FEMALE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOHANNA HYOTY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., Tampere, Finland
Hyoty captured a pair of straight-set victories at No. 1 singles against Army West Point’s Carolyn Pitman and Lehigh’s Christina Auyeung and went 4-0 this weekend for the Terriers. The senior first paired up with teammate Sabrina Faybyshev at the top doubles flight against the Black Knights and won 7-5 before defeating Pitman 7-5, 6-2. The next day, she once again partnered with Faybyshev and defeated the Mountain Hawks No. 1 doubles duo 6-2 and then completed her weekend with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Auyeung.
MARIA CIOFFI, BUCKNELL Sr., Williamsport, Pa.
Cioffi collected a trio of Patriot League victories at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles and also added a win at the top flight in both singles and doubles against Morgan State. The senior defeated Lehigh and Army’s No. 1 singles player in three-sets and added a straight set victory over Lafayette’s No. 1. Cioffi became Bucknell’s all-time leader in career singles victories and holds a record of 88-33.
ANDREY MAJKIC, NAVY So., Jacksonville, Fla.
Majkic helped the Midshipmen defeat UMBC and George Mason, going 4-0 this weekend after playing at the No. 6 and 5 singles flights and No. 2 and 3 doubles spots. The sophomore helped Navy clinch the doubles point against George Mason with a 6-3 win and then his three-set victory at No. 5 (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) secured the overall match.
M-F Athletic Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Weekly Awards
M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
CAMERON WILLIAMS, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Jr., San Antonio, Texas
Williams placed third in the 200-meter dash (21.08) and sixth in the 100-meter dash (10.61) while running on Boston University’s winning 4 X 100m relay squad (40.92) against a strong field at the Tiger Track Classic held at Auburn. Williams’ time in the 200-meter stands in the top 30 in the NCAA East Region.
M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
CHRISTY WOOD, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., Lake Oswego, Ore.
Wood had four ECAC-qualifying times at the Tiger Track Classic, hitting marks individually in the 200-meter (24.25) and 400-meter (54.65) and as part of BU’s relay squads in both the 4 X 100m (46.95) and 4 X 400m (3:42.16). She placed in the top 10 in each of the four races, with her time in the 400m standing in the top 60 of the NCAA East Region.
M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
JOHN CAMPBELL, NAVY So., Amarillo, Texas
Campbell hit IC4A standards in each of his three events at the George Mason Spring Invitational, winning both the hammer throw (56.48m) and discus (54.45m) and placing second in the shot put (15.86m). He helped Navy take first place in the 13-team field. The discus mark was a career best and places Campbell 21st in the NCAA East Region.
M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
GABRIELLE WARDLE, LEHIGH Sr., Toms River, N.J.
Wardle had a strong effort against rival Lafayette as she won the high jump (1.73m) and javelin (42.51m) with ECAC qualifying marks and also placed first in the long jump (5.46m). She helped Lehigh to a 117-85 victory with personal highs in both the high jump and javelin. The high jump mark leads the Patriot League and places 26th in the NCAA East Region while the javelin toss stands at 54th in the region.
M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
KEVIN DYER, ARMY WEST POINT Fr., Fort Knox, Ky.
Dyer placed fourth in the 200-meter dash in a time of 21.97 and ran on Army West Point’s winning 4 X 100m relay squad that finished in 40.98 at the Milton G. Abramson Invitational. Both marks surpassed the IC4A standard for the races.
M-F ATHLETIC PATRIOT LEAGUE FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
LOVIE BURLESON, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., Murrieta, Calif.
Burleson took seventh place in both the triple jump (12.19 meters) and long jump (5.80 meters) at the Tiger Track Classic. Both marks surpassed the ECAC qualifying standard, with the triple jump mark placing in the top 50 of the NCAA East Region.
LEE BARES, ARMY WEST POINT So., Lakeville, Minn.
Bares won the pole vault for the fifth straight time with a leap of 5.16 meters that set a meet record at the Milton G. Abramson Invitational.
DAVID OLUWADARA, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Jr., Boston, Mass.
Oluwadara came in third place in the triple jump with a leap of 15.26 meters at the Tiger Track Classic.
MATTHEW RAINEY, AMERICAN Fr., Brentwood, Tenn.
Rainey was the runner-up in the 1,500-meter at the George Mason Spring Invitational with an IC4A qualifying time of 3:54.96.
SOPHIA NNADI, BUCKNELL Sr., Columbus, Ohio
Nnadi took second place in both the shot put and hammer throw at the George Mason Spring Invitational, setting an ECAC mark in the former with a toss of 13.83 meters.