GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Below you will find the latest installment of the Weekly NEAC Notes, which features highlights from around the conference from the previous week of competition. Here is a look around the NEAC during action from Monday, September 26 through Sunday, October 2, which includes Penn College junior Hailee Hartman (Lampeter, Pa.) being honored as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III Player of the Week.
Don’t forget to also check out the NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week selections for that same aforementioned timeframe, with soccer and volleyball award winners being found here and cross country, field hockey, golf and tennis honorees being found here.
Women’s Cross Country
The SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tigers captured the team title at the Mount Saint Mary College Invitational Saturday, as they posted a total score of 92 points to outdistance the 27-team field at the event held at the Hudson Valley Sports Dome in Milton, N.Y. Full event results can be found here … Penn State Abington senior Valerie Santangelo (Abington, Pa.) placed third out of 67 runners at Saturday’s Lancaster Bible College Charger Invitational after finishing the six-kilometer course in 26:03. Full results from the event that featured seven NEAC teams can be found here … Cazenovia College senior Emily Kotnik (Sagamore Hills, Ohio) placed seventh overall with a time of 21:41 to help the Wildcats finish second as a team at its own Homecoming Invitational Saturday.
Men’s Cross Country
The SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tigers posted a team total of 41 points to outdistance a 27-team field at the Mount Saint Mary College Invitational held at the Hudson Valley Sports Dome in Milton, N.Y., Saturday. Full event results can be found here … Penn State Abington junior Nelson Costa Jr. (Philadelphia, Pa.) placed third out of 82 runners at Saturday’s Lancaster Bible College Charger Invitational after finishing the eight-kilometer course in 28:40. Full results from the event that featured seven NEAC teams can be found here.
Wells College freshman Kelly Mason (North Canastota, N.Y.), last week’s NEAC Offensive Player of the Week, came up clutch again after scoring her second game-winning goal in as many weeks after finding the back of the net in overtime to lift the Express to a 1-0 conference win over Wilson Saturday.
The Rutgers University-Camden Scarlet Raptors shot a two-day 585 at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Mid-Atlantic Region Championships last weekend. The total score tied for second but lost the tiebreaker to place Rutgers-Camden third out of 16 teams, just one stroke behind champion New York University. On Sunday, the team shot a program-record round of 288, with senior Kevin Sarlo (Burlington, N.J.) also tying the program record for the best individual round with a 69 on the par-72 course. Senior Zach Arsenault (Medford Lakes, N.J.), the NEAC Golfer of the Week, earned First Team All-Tournament honors, while Sarlo and senior Ryan Dick (Collingswood, N.J.) both landed on the Second Team … The SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tigers also competed at the ECAC Championships to close out the fall portion of their schedule, posting a two-day total of 637 to place 13th overall in a field of 16 teams. Sophomore Connor McCarthy (Cobleskill, N.Y.) paced Cobleskill with two-round totals of 11-over-par 155 (81-74), tying for 35th place overall in the field of 91 golfers.
Penn College junior Hailee Hartman (Lampeter, Pa.), last week’s NEAC Offensive Player of the Week, was also honored as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III Player of the Week last Tuesday after scoring five goals on a .909 shots-on-goal percentage while adding an assist across a pair of NEAC wins for the period running from September 19-25. … Wells College freshman Emma Booth (Elmira, N.Y.) spearheaded the Express offense during a pair of NEAC road victories last weekend, scoring twice that included the game winner in a 7-1 win over Wilson Saturday before scoring the first two goals of the match and adding two second-half assists in a 6-0 win over Gallaudet Sunday … Penn State Abington sophomore Shayna Rodriguez (Philadelphia, Pa.) posted seven points on three goals and an assist across a pair of conference victories for the Nittany Lions … Penn College senior Jordan Courter (Mill Hall, Pa.) anchored the Wildcats’ back four that recorded two conference shutouts while posting a 2-1 mark through three games last week, which gave the team five shutouts in six conference games to date … Penn State Berks senior Lizzie Mummau (Mount Joy, Pa.) tallied two goals that included the game winner that came on a header off a corner kick in the Nittany Lions’ 2-0 conference win over Lancaster Bible College Friday.
Penn State Berks freshman Cole Mays (Havertown, Pa.) notched five points on two goals and one assist during a 1-1 week for the Nittany Lions … Morrisville State College freshman Griffen MacWatters (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) scored twice on three shots on goal and tallied the game winner in a 3-1 conference victory over Penn College Sunday, where senior Alan Peckham (Webster, N.Y.) assisted on the insurance goal midway through the second half to help the Mustangs remain as the only undefeated team in NEAC play at 6-0 … Keuka College senior Leandro Curran (New York, N.Y.) scored both of the Wolves’ goals to lift them to a 2-0 conference win over Gallaudet Saturday … SUNY Cobleskill senior defender Corey Johnson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored a pair of game-tying goals during back-to-back conference games last weekend, including a score on a penalty kick with only 47 seconds left in regulation that tied the game at 2-2 against Bryn Athyn before the contest ultimately ended in a draw through two overtimes Sunday.
Gallaudet University freshmen Adele Daniels ( Frederick, Md.) and Camryn Skari (Federal Way, Wash.) both posted stellar hitting percentages during a 3-1 week that included three conference wins for the Bison, as Daniels smacked 51 kills on a .385 hitting percentage to go with 21 digs and eight aces while Skari hit .321 with 23 kills in addition to blocking 10 attempts (3 solo) … SUNY Polytechnic Institute senior Emma Larson (Miller Place, N.Y.) tallied 42 kills on a .306 hitting percentage while adding 34 digs and eight aces to help the Wildcats go 3-0 in conference play last week … Penn State Berks freshman Alexis Horst (Terre Hill, Pa.) had two double-doubles and finished with 37 kills, 49 digs and 10 blocks (2 solo) during a 3-1 week for the Nittany Lions … Penn State Abington sophomore Maddi Richard (Warminster, Pa.) racked up 69 digs and 11 aces during a 4-1 week for the Nittany Lions … Wells College junior Olyvia Brazier (Stony Brook, N.Y.) posted 36 kills, 53 digs and 10 aces while classmate Anuhea Leite-Ah Yo (Hilo, Hawaii) tallied 64 digs and 29 kills to help the Express go 2-1 in nonconference action last week … Keuka College junior Meghan Calhoun (St. George, Ont.) posted 28 kills and 17 digs during a 2-1 week for the Wolves … Morrisville State College freshman Elycia Crittenden (Louisville, Ky.) smacked 21 kills with three blocks during a pair of five-set splits in conference play for the Mustangs … College of Saint Elizabeth freshman Yasmin'Na Muhammad (Newark, N.J.) smashed 44 kills and had three solo blocks across four matches for the Eagles.
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.