Weekly NEAC Notes: Cazenovia College Junior Lauren Gee Chosen as NSCAA National Division III Women’s Soccer Player of the Week

Cazenovia College junior Lauren Gee was selected as the NSCAA National Division III Women's Soccer Player of the Week.
Cazenovia College junior Lauren Gee was selected as the NSCAA National Division III Women's Soccer Player of the Week.

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, October 10 through Sunday, October 16, which includes Cazenovia College junior goalkeeper Lauren Gee (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) being selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as its NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer 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, and golf honorees being found here.   


NEAC Notes


Women’s Basketball

The College of Saint Elizabeth women's basketball team volunteered at the Villa at Florham Park on Saturday, spending the afternoon playing games and interacting with retirees at the local retirement home.  Full details can be found here.

Women’s Cross Country

Morrisville State College sophomore Raylene Wade (Red Creek, N.Y.) was the top NEAC finisher at the CCOC Championships hosted by Hobart and William Smith College that featured five conference squads Saturday.  Wade finished the six-kilometer course in 25:20.7 to claim 15th individually out of 131 runners on the day, helping the Mustangs place seventh out of 14 teams overall … Cazenovia College senior Emily Kotnik (Sagamore Hill, Ohio) also ran at that event and placed 19th after finishing in 25:47.2, which helped the Wildcats place fifth overall as a team …  Keuka College junior Madison Kolakowski (Clay, N.Y.) finished 26th at that event after clocking in at 26:24.4, with the Wolves finishing sixth as a team for one of their strongest performances of the year … Full CCOC results can be found herePenn State Abington senior Valerie Santangelo (Abington, Pa.) competed at the Gettysburg Invitational Saturday, finishing the six-kilometer course in 24:54 to place 48th out of 260 runners … Gallaudet University senior Kristi Luna (Austin, Texas) crossed the finish line of Saturday’s 6K Hood College Open in 29:13 to place 75th out of 119 runners, leaving her as the top Bison runner for the past five meets.

Men’s Cross Country

SUNY Cobleskill junior Anthony Bouchard (Wantagh, N.Y.) placed eighth out of 193 runners during the Western New England University Invitational Saturday, as he completed the 8000-meter course in a time of 27:24.  The performance helped the Fighting Tigers to a ninth place finish in the 26-team field with a score of 192 points … Penn State Abington junior Nelson Costa Jr. (Philadelphia, Pa.) set a new personal record for an eight-kilometer course while competing at the Gettysburg Invitational Saturday, finishing with a time of 27:51 to place 63rd out of 267 runners.  The Nittany Lions finished 17th out of 26 teams at the event … Keuka College sophomore Mack Ottens (Binghamton, N.Y.) was the top Wolves runner during the CCOC Championships hosted by Hobart and William Smith College Saturday, finishing the eight-kilometer course in 29:50.9 to place 64th out of 145 runners.

Field Hockey

Keuka College sophomore Elizabeth Sherman (Auburn, N.Y.) tallied 24 saves with a .800 save percentage across a pair of contests for the Wolves, where Alyssa Orsino (Sauquoit, N.Y.) scored her team-leading fourth goal against Nazareth last Tuesday that also set a new single-season record for the second-year program.

Men’s Golf

Penn State Berks freshman Jacob Siegfried (Bethlehem, Pa.) was the top golfer during the Nittany Lions’ victory over Arcadia last Thursday, finishing the dual with a score of 75 on the par-72 course after sinking three birdies on the front-nine while carding an eagle on the 578-yard, par-5 14th hole.

Women’s Soccer

Cazenovia College junior goalkeeper Lauren Gee (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) was selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as its NCAA Division III Player of the Week for her performance during the week of October 4-9.  Gee, who was also the NEAC Defensive Player of the Week last week, posted a 0.33 goals-against average, a .967 save percentage and 29 saves while recording a pair of shutouts through three games in goal during that timeframe.  Gee continued her stellar play last week, going 3-0 with three shutouts and three saves for the Wildcats … Cazenovia College senior Giavanna Cuomo-Browne (Bainbridge, N.Y.) also came up big offensively during the Wildcats’ perfect 3-0 week, totaling nine points after scoring four goals and adding an assist … Penn State Berks sophomore Caitlin Golden (Lumberton, N.J.) totaled 11 points on five goals and an assist to lead the Nittany Lions to a pair of conference wins last weekend, which also left her tied for the conference lead with 15 goals on the season.  Her teammate, senior Brennan Moyer (Wyomissing, Pa.), also added three assists from the backfield position across the two victories … SUNY Polytechnic Institute junior Jordan Case (Whitesboro, N.Y.) scored her first four goals of the season in grand fashion last week, as she tallied a hat trick in a victory over Saint Elizabeth Saturday before netting the game winner in overtime in the 1-0 win over Penn College Sunday.  SUNY Poly junior goalie Angela Bartlett (West Winfield, N.Y.) also recorded a shutout in goal during each victory to give her six on the season thus far for the Wildcats … SUNY Cobleskill freshman Kelsey Martin (Scotia, N.Y.) scored two goals and added an assist during a 2-1 week for the Fighting Tigers.

Men’s Soccer

Keuka College senior Paulin Kolodja (Rochester, N.Y.) had two goals and an assist across a pair of conference wins for the Wolves, which included scoring the game-winning goal in the 86th minute of Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Penn State Berks after curling a corner kick directly into the net … Wells College junior Owen May (Warsaw, N.Y.) made 14 saves with a .933 save percentage and a 0.49 goals-against average during the Express’ 1-1 split in conference play last weekend, including a nine-save shutout in a 1-0 overtime win over Penn State Berks Sunday.  It was May’s fifth shutout of the season, which is now tied for second-most in a season in program history, and also his ninth career effort that tied him for third all-time in career shutouts in program history … Gallaudet University freshman Noah Means-Simonsen (Louisville, Ky.) posted two shutouts in goal with 18 saves and a .818 save percentage during a 2-1 week for the Bison, including making four saves in a 1-0 win over Valley Forge Tuesday before stopping six shots in a 1-0 conference victory over Cazenovia during Senior Day Sunday … SUNY Cobleskill freshman Emile Vwaza (Manhattan, N.Y.) netted two goals and added an assist in a conference victory over Saint Elizabeth Sunday to even the Fighting Tigers’ record at 4-4-2 in the NEAC and 6-6-2 overall on the season … SUNY Polytechnic Institute senior Nick McBride ( Rotterdam, N.Y.) scored a free-kick goal from 25 yards out before netting a second score off a rebounded ball during a 5-0 conference win over Penn College Sunday, leaving him as the team leader in both goals (8) and points (17) … Morrisville State College senior Alan Peckham (Webster, N.Y.) led a Mustang defensive unit that held opponents scoreless after allowing a total of eight shots (six on goal) across a pair of conference wins for the Mustangs. 

Women’s Volleyball

Lancaster Bible College junior Alyssa Bowen (Westminster, Md.) racked up 44 kills, 19 blocks (four solo) and 17 digs to lead the Chargers to a 4-0 week that included three conference wins, as the middle hitter had double-digit kills in three of the four matches while tallying eight blocks and six digs in two separate contests.  Bowen now has the second-most blocks in the NEAC (66) while also being fifth in kills (256) … Gallaudet University freshman Camryn Skari (Federal Way, Wash.) smacked 33 kills with a .304 hitting percentage while adding 12 blocks (2 solo) and seven aces during a 3-1 week that included a 3-0 mark in NEAC play, where the outside hitter also had a career-high 18 kills in the Bison’s 3-1 win over Wells Sunday … Penn State Abington senior Sam Amaro (Philadelphia, Pa.), last week’s NEAC Player of the Week, continued her excellent play with 47 kills, 37 digs, seven aces and a 4.6 points-per-set average during a 2-1 week in conference play for the Nittany Lions … Penn State Berks junior Megan DeAbreu (West Chester, Pa.) smashed 41 kills and freshman Madison Wojchiechowski (Blandon, Pa.) registered 66 digs with six aces during a 2-2 week for the Nittany Lions … Morrisville State College freshman Samantha Wolf (Liverpool, N.Y.) contributed 83 digs and 14 assists as the Mustangs finished 2-2 during the Alfred University Tournament last weekend … College of Saint Elizabeth senior Kiana Cunningham (Irvington, N.J.) recorded 35 kills and 18 digs through three conference matches for the Eagles … Wells College freshman Jackie Allen (Syracuse, N.Y.) had 20 kills and 13 digs during a 1-1 split in conference play last weekend, including a season-high 17 kills in a four-game setback to Gallaudet Sunday … SUNY Cobleskill freshman Emilie Reimer (Mattituck, N.Y.) had seven kills,  seven digs and a solo block while senior Gabby Clark (Oneida, N.Y.) contributed 16 digs during a 3-0 sweep over Castleton Wednesday during the Fighting Tigers’ lone match last week … Keuka College senior Kate Burke (Painted Post, N.Y.) had 39 digs through three conference matches for the Wolves, where she also tallied six of the team’s 18 aces during a 3-0 victory over Wilson Sunday.

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.