GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - This week’s NEAC notes take a look at team and individual highlights from around the league as a men’s volleyball champion was crowned and men’s golf prepares for its conference championship. The NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week selections can also be viewed at the links below:
Penn State Altoona defeated Wells College, 3-1, to win the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Championship and receive an automatic berth to the 2017 NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Tournament … This is the first year the NEAC has received an automatic berth in men’s volleyball … Senior Jacob Byers (Level Green, Pa.) was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player after recording 19 kills and scoring a team-high 20.5 points in the championship game for the Nittany Lions … Penn State Altoona will travel to Hunter College for an NCAA First Round match on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Keuka College won three of its four games last week with senior Rob LaRue (Skillman, N.J.) picking up his 21st career stolen base to take over the spot for fourth all-time for the Wolves … Reigning NEAC Player of the Week Will Welsh (Lancaster, Pa.) leads the NEAC in home runs (9), runs scored (30), RBIs (29) and slugging percentage (.852) … Gallaudet University’s Dylan Hayes (Endicott, N.Y.) had the game-winning single in the 10th inning of a 4-3 win over Lancaster Bible on Apr. 15, snapping a 17-game losing streak for the Bison … In a doubleheader sweep of Clarks Summit on Apr. 11, Wells College rookie Anthony Aumick (Elmira, N.Y.) was 5-for-7 with a double, triple, a run scored and three RBIs … In six games last week, Trey Guaglionona (Abington, Pa.) went 11-for-24 for a .458 batting average with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBIs for Penn State Abington … Penn College’s rookie infielder Ben Flicker (Topton, Pa.) produced three multi-hit games last weekend … Keuka College’s Bryan Johnson (Otisville, N.Y.) struck out eight in six innings to earn the win as the Wolves defeated Houghton, 9-6, on Apr. 15.
Gallaudet University’s Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in a 5-4 win over Wilson College on Apr. 13. She also pitched two innings in relief, recording five strikeouts to earn her first collegiate save and Gallaudet’s first save since 2004 … Hannah Croteau (Central Square, N.Y.) went 15-for-28 with six RBIs in eight games for Cazenovia College … Morrisville State College junior shortstop Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) finished the week with a .667 batting average which included 16 hits with three RBIs …Sophie Coldsmith (Gettysburg, Pa.) had five extra-base hits in a week where she went 10-for-22 for Penn College … SUNY Polytechnic’s Angela Bartlett (West Winfield, N.Y.) posted a .524 batting average with 11 hits and eight RBIs in a 4-2 week for the Wildcats … Colleen Mooney (Endicott, N.Y.) went 3-0 in the circle for Keuka College, allowing just two runs and one walk while striking out 14 to finish the week with an 0.67 ERA … Taylor Brooks (Cogan Station, Pa.) threw a pair of complete-game victories for Penn College to help her team remain unbeaten in conference play. She allowed just one earned run and four hits while recording 20 strikeouts in the two wins.
Cazenovia College’s Brandon Maxson (Homer, N.Y.) tallied two goals and five assists in a 19-4 conference win at Medaille College … Tyler Nicoloff (Hamburg, N.Y.) scored five goals and six assists to lead Hilbert College to an 18-2 win over SUNY Cobleskill. Nicoloff leads the league in points (63) and assists (37) … Teammate Tyler Balsavage (Lancaster, N.Y.) collected eight ground balls and caused six turnovers in a 1-1 week for the Hawks … Medaille College’s David Groves (St. Albans, England) registered 13 points, eight ground balls and four caused turnovers in three games for the Mavericks … Rookie attacker Edward Rosaschi (Highland Mills, N.Y.) set a new single-game record at SUNY Polytechnic with seven assists in an 18-14 win over Medaille on Apr. 12 … Keuka College’s Andrew Burns (Syracuse, N.Y.) tied a career-high with seven goals against Hilbert.
Lancaster Bible College’s Alyssa Wesner (Danville, Pa.) ranks second in Division III with 6.23 goals per game … Wells College sophomore Mackenzie Maloney (Huntington Station, N.Y.) forced overtime against Lancaster Bible on Apr. 15, scoring the game-tying goal with 5:40 left in regulation … Morrisville State College’s Gianna Branca (Camillus, N.Y.) factored in to 10 goals with five goals and five assists in the Mustangs’ 22-9 win over SUNY Polytechnic … Penn State Abington’s Marah Hayes (Warminster, Pa.) tallied 21 points in a 1-1 week for the Nittany Lions. Hayes is second among all Division III players with 7.33 points per game, while the Nittany Lions lead all Division III teams with 19.44 draw controls per game … Sarah Espe (Johnson City, N.Y.) recorded 17 points and picked up 10 ground balls to held Medaille College go 1-1 against conference opponents … Hilbert College rookie Emily Gawlak (Buffalo, N.Y.) collected 22 draw controls in two games and currently leads Division III players with 11.67 draws per game … SUNY Polytechnic’s Mari Ames (West Carthage, N.Y.) scored three goals in a 12-10 come-from-behind win over Cazenovia College, becoming just the second Wildcat to surpass 100 career goals … Ames’ teammate Krysta Beha (Marcy, N.Y.) set a new SUNY Polytechnic single-game record with eight caused turnovers in the game against Cazenovia … Rookie goalie Ashley Repine (Sinclairville, N.Y.) made 20 saves in two games which included 12 against Penn State Abington to help Hilbert College earn a 24-22 victory … Lauren Jensen (Elma, N.Y.) led all Medaille College players with 10 caused turnovers in two games.
Rutgers University-Camden won the Alvernia Spring Invitational with a team score of 308. The Scarlet Raptors were led by Zach Arsenault (Medford Lakes, N.Y.) who shot two over par with a 74 to finish second in a field of 53 golfers … Penn State Berks finished sixth at the Ursinus College Spring Invitational on Apr. 11 with a team score of 318 strokes … Wilson College also competed at Ursinus on Apr. 11, finishing 13th with a score of 486 … Four NEAC teams competed at the Keuka College Spring Invitational on Apr. 12 with SUNY Cobleskill winning the event with a score of 315. Penn College finished fourth (347), Morrisville State College placed eighth (352) and Keuka College finished ninth (366) … SUNY Cobleskill hosted the Mid-Atlantic Classic on Apr. 14, finishing first with a team score of 320. Morrisville State College and Keuka College placed second and third, respectively, at the same event … Penn State Berks placed second out of 11 teams at the Knight Invitational hosted by Arcadia University on Apr. 17 … Penn State Abington also traveled to Arcadia’s event and finished third … Bryn Athyn College will serve as the host for the 2016-17 NEAC Men’s Golf Championship on Apr. 22-23 at the Philmont Country Club with four-time champion Rutgers University-Camden entering the weekend as the top seed.
Lancaster Bible College went 2-1, earning conference wins over the College of St. Elizabeth and Bryn Athyn College … Penn State Abington won its lone match of the week with a 9-0 victory over Penn College … Wells College also picked up a 9-0 victory over the College of St. Elizabeth … Penn College split its two matches on the week, earning a 6-3 conference win over Bryn Athyn College … With one week remaining before the conference tournament, Lancaster Bible, Penn State Berks and Penn State Abington all remain undefeated in league play with a 4-0 record against NEAC opponents.
Penn State Abington, Penn College and Lancaster Bible College each earned a win against conference opponents last week … Penn State Berks joins Lancaster Bible atop the NEAC standings with a 2-0 record. The Nittany Lions are 8-5 overall and have won six matches in a row … The NEAC/NAC Divisional Tournament begins on Apr. 27 at the Birchwood Tennis Club in Clarks Summit, Pa.
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.