Weekly NEAC Notes: NEAC Student-Athletes Remain Among Division III Leaders as Basketball Hits the Final Stretch of the Regular Season

Weekly NEAC Notes: NEAC Student-Athletes Remain Among Division III Leaders as Basketball Hits the Final Stretch of the Regular Season

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - This week’s NEAC notes take a look at team and individual highlights from around the conference for the week of Feb. 6-Feb. 12. The NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week selections can also be viewed at the links below: 

Men’s and Women’s Basketball

Men’s Volleyball 

Women’s Basketball

Gallaudet University is third in Division III for offensive rebounds per game (22) and fourth in rebounds per game (51.29). Junior forward Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) is fourth in the nation for offensive rebounds per game (six) … Keuka College won both of their games this weekend as they continue to chase a playoff berth. Senior Katie Stuart (Tupper Lake, N.Y.) became the 13th player in program history to score 1,000 points. She currently sits at 1,024 career points, which ranks 10th all-time at Keuka … Four NEAC players lead major statistical categories in Division III: Ashida Cooper (Bensalem, Pa.) from Wells College with 25.3 points per game, Courtney Goyak (Beecher, Wis.) from Lancaster Bible with 22.1 rebounds per game, Krissy Pennell (Wrightsville, Pa.) from Lancaster Bible with 8.5 assists per game, and Stevie Ray (Syracuse, N.Y.) from SUNY Polytechnic with 4.62 three-point field-goals per game.

Men's Basketball

Cazenovia College set the program record for the most points in the game by scoring 114 on Sunday, breaking the previous record of 109 points … Gallaudet University is highly ranked in several categories in the latest NCAA Division III rankings. The Bison are third in field-goal percentage defense (36.5 percent), fourth in 3-point field goal defense (28.5), defensive rebounds per game (31.68), eighth in blocks (119) and blocked shots per game (5.4). Senior center Joshua McGriff (Somerset, N.J.) is second in Division III in blocks (78) and third in blocked shots per game (3.55). Gallaudet has set a new program record for wins in a season (19) and set a new program mark for conference wins in a season (17) … Keuka College’s sophomore Trevor Powell (Manassas, Va.) set a career high on Saturday with 12 rebounds as part of a double-double. He followed that up on Sunday with a career-best 21 points for the Wolves.

Men's Volleyball

Keuka College’s Connor Gail (Euclid, Ohio) led the Wolves in their only match of the week with 10 kills, moving him to sixth on the all-time kills list at Keuka with 236 … Junior setter Zach Goggin (Feeding Hills, Mass.) from SUNY Polytechnic Institute became the third Wildcat to surpass the 2,000-career assists mark … Wally Rivera-Berrios (Toa Alta, Puerto Rico) of Penn State Altoona has been named NEAC Men’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for three-straight weeks and leads all of Division III with 4.20 digs per set.

Men's and Women’s Swimming & Diving

Cazenovia College claimed its third-straight NEAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship, while SUNY Cobleskill won its second NEAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship in program history. Gallaudet University took home a pair of major awards with Jonathan Tikhonoff (Folsom, Calif.) being selected as the NEAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year and Christopher Martinez (El Paso, Texas) received NEAC Rookie of the Year honors. Cazenovia College’s Bill Houser was named NEAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year. On the women’s side, Cedar Crest College also claimed two major awards with Maggie Olock (Bethlehem, Pa.) being recognized as the NEAC Women’s Swimmer of the Year and head coach Katie Vincent being selected as NEAC Women’s Coach of the Year by her fellow coaches.

 

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) 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&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf).  The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s and women’s tennis.  For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.