Helminiak, Hubbard Named NEAC Tennis Student-Athletes of the Week

Helminiak, Hubbard Named NEAC Tennis Student-Athletes of the Week

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced Stephen Helminiak and Kayla Hubbard as its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in men’s tennis and women’s tennis for the week ending April 7.

Stephen Helminiak (Williamsport, Pa.) from Penn College has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week with a 2-0 record in both singles and doubles last week against NEAC teams. The Wildcats’ senior won No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles against the College of Saint Elizabeth. Helminiak finished the week with a win at No. 3 doubles and was the deciding match at No. 6 singles to help Penn College defeat Penn State Berks, 5-4.

Kayla Hubbard (Palermo, Maine) from Lancaster Bible has been recognized as the NEAC Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week with a 5-1 overall record last week. The Chargers’ rookie won three singles matches, including a victory at No. 3 singles against Penn State Berks. Hubbard also picked up a pair of wins with partner Greta Strunk in non-conference matches against Rosemont and Notre Dame (Md.).

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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.