NEAC Announces its Student-Athlete of the Week Selections in Men’s Golf and Women’s and Men’s Swimming & Diving for 11-01-16

Penn State Abington senior Mike Lam captured first place at the Rutgers-Camden Invitational.
Penn State Abington senior Mike Lam captured first place at the Rutgers-Camden Invitational.

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in the sports of men’s golf and women’s and men’s swimming & diving for the period running from Monday, October 24 through Sunday, October 30.  These are the final fall selections for men’s golf. 


Mike Lam (Langhorne, Pa.) has been chosen as the NEAC Men’s Golfer of the Week following an outstanding performance for the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions. The senior earned a first-place individual finish during the Rutgers-Camden Fall Invitational last Monday afternoon, as he carded a two-over 72 to top the rest of the 39-golfer field.  The performance also helped Penn State Abington to a third-place finish out of the eight teams on the day.


Ciara Lane (Northampton, Pa.) has been named the NEAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week after an excellent performance for the Cedar Crest College Falcons. The senior broke both the 100-yard and 200-yard Cedar Crest backstroke records during the Falcons’ home tri-meet against Cabrini University and King's College Saturday.  Lane touched the pads at 1:07.10 in the 100, which broke the previous record of 1:10.47 and placed her third out of nine swimmers on the day.  She then broke her own 200 backstroke time of 2:35.83 set last season with a time of 2:32.17, again placing her third out of eight swimmers. Lane also finished second out of 11 competitors in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 0:27.62.


Sam Datri (Ravena, N.Y) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week following a fantastic outing for the SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tigers.  Datri impressed both on the diving board and in the lanes during a dual against William Patterson University on Saturday.  The sophomore won both the six-dive and five-dive events during one-meter diving competition, as he totaled 408.35 points that also helped him meet the qualifying standards for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships.  Datri was also a part of the four-man crew that took first place in both the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:50.72, as well as the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:36.90.   

The North Eastern Athletic Conference has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University - Abington, Pennsylvania State University - Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M Lacrosse & M Volleyball), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse & M Volleyball), Penn State Altoona (M Volleyball) and Rutgers University - Camden (M Golf).  The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s and women’s tennis.