Valvo, Phetteplace Receive NEAC Cross Country Weekly Honors

Valvo, Phetteplace Receive NEAC Cross Country Weekly Honors

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced Noah Valvo and Lauren Phetteplace as its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in men's and women's cross country for the week ending Sept. 23.

Noah Valvo (Town of Wright, N.Y.) from SUNY Poly has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week after leading his team to a win at the Wildcat Classic. The SUNY Poly sophomore led a pack of 61 runners to finish first with a time of 27:37.2 on a soft, muddy course. The Wildcats placed first among the five competing teams and Valvo’s time in the 8K race was his best of the season.

Lauren Phetteplace (Cortland, N.Y.) from SUNY Poly has been honored as the NEAC Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week with a time of 24:30.8 over the weekend at the SUNY Poly Wildcat Classic. The rookie runner earned her first collegiate individual win after finishing 55.4 seconds ahead of her second-place competitor. Phetteplace became the first SUNY Poly female runner to win the Wildcat Classic and helped her team place second overall.

********************************************************************************************************************************************

The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, Morrisville State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Wells College. Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and with the Colonial State Athletic Conference in the sport of Field Hockey. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.