Weekly NEAC Notes: Conference Prepares to Crown Final Spring Champion

Weekly NEAC Notes: Conference Prepares to Crown Final Spring Champion

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

Baseball

Keuka College and Penn College closed out the regular season by splitting a doubleheader on Tuesday … Penn State Berks and Penn State Abington made up a pair of conference games on Monday, with each team earning a win … With inclement weather hindering the completion of the conference schedule for six NEAC teams, seeding for the 2017 Baseball Tournament was determined by conference winning percentage … After sharing the regular season title in 2015, Penn State Abington has won back-to-back regular season championships … The four-team, double-elimination begins Friday with the winner of the tournament earning the conference crown and a trip to the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament.

Softball

Penn State Berks won its fourth NEAC Championship in five years with an 8-0 victory over Keuka College on May 7 … Chelsea Bright (Cape May Court House, N.J.) was named Tournament MVP after going 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the championship game for the Nittany Lions … Penn State Berks will travel to Ithaca this week for a four-team, double-elimination regional tournament beginning on Friday. The Nittany Lions will play Ithaca at 3:30 p.m. … Morrisville State’s Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) was named to the CoSIDA District 3 Academic All-District First Team.

Men’s Lacrosse

Morrisville State won its third-straight NEAC Championship after defeating Cazenovia College, 15-3, on Saturday … Senior goalie Tyler Catalfano (Rochester, N.Y.) was named Tournament MVP after making 11 saves in the championship game and 20 combined saves in the tournament … The Mustangs are set to travel to York (Pa.) for the NCAA Second Round on Wednesday afternoon.

Women’s Lacrosse

Cazenovia College upset top-seed Penn State Abington in the NEAC semifinals, setting up a championship matchup between the Wildcats and Morrisville State … The Mustangs defeated Cazenovia, 8-7, to win their second conference title in three seasons … Senior defender Jordan Anderson (West Edmeston, N.Y.) was named Tournament MVP after recorded five caused turnovers, six ground balls and 11 draw controls in the two games on the weekend … Morrisville State will take on St. John Fisher College on Saturday, May 13 at York College (PA). The winner of that game will advance to the second round on Sunday against York College.

Women’s Tennis

Colby-Sawyer defeated Penn State Abington, 9-0, on Sunday at the NEAC Crossover Championship … The Chargers, who won their fifth straight NEAC Title, will play Bridgewater State on Friday in the NCAA First Round at Bowdoin College.

Men's Tennis

Colby-Sawyer won its fifth-straight NEAC/NAC Crossover championship after defeating Penn State Berks by a score of 9-0 on Sunday … The Chargers will meet Baruch College on Thursday in the NCAA First Round, which will be held at Middlebury College.

Miscellaneous

Eight student-athletes from three NEAC institutions were named State University of New York Chancellor Scholar-Athletes, which recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. SUNY Cobleskill had five student-athletes receive honors: Anthony Bouchard (Men’s Track), Mackenzie Cross (Women’s Swimming), Michael Girolamo (Men’s Swimming), Connor McCarthy (Men’s Golf) and Quinn Porter (Women’s Track) … Morrisville State had two award recipients: Jordan Anderson (Women’s Basketball) and Holly Gamlen (Women’s Field Hockey) … SUNY Polytechnic’s Max Szuba (Men’s Volleyball) was also named a Chancellor Scholar-Athlete.

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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.