NEAC Announces Student-Athlete of the Week Selections in Men's Golf, Men's Tennis and Men's Volleyball for 03-24-15

NEAC Announces Student-Athlete of the Week Selections in Men's Golf, Men's Tennis and Men's Volleyball for 03-24-15

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in the sports of men’s golf, men’s tennis and men’s volleyball for the period running from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 22.  These are the first set of spring selections for golf after its season resumed this past week.   


Kevin Sarlo (Burlington, N.J.) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Golfer of the Week after an excellent outing for the Rutgers University-Camden Scarlet Raptors.  The sophomore tied for fourth place overall out of 52 golfers at the Myrtle Beach shootout last Tuesday during the team’s spring break trip, as he carded a 78 at the par-71 course.   The effort helped the Scarlet Raptors place fourth in the seven-team field. 

 

 

 

Kevin Wilkinson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) has been chosen as the NAC West* Men’s Tennis Player of the Week after an outstanding week for the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions.  The senior won four outings while dropping just four games to help lead the Nittany Lions to a pair of victories.  Wilkinson opened the week with an 8-1 win in second doubles alongside freshman teammate Michael Brown (Philadelphia, Pa.) before sweeping fourth singles 6-1, 6-0 in the Nittany Lions’ 9-0 victory over Rosemont last Tuesday.  He would have a nearly identical performance the next day against Gwynedd Mercy, as he again won second doubles 8-1 with Brown before posting a 6-0, 6-1 win in sixth singles to help Abngton to another 9-0 win.  The Nittany Lions are now 5-3 overall.

 

 

 

A.J. Davids (Hilton, N.Y.) has been named the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week after an incredible week for the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Wildcats.  The junior led the Wildcats to a perfect 3-0 record in conference action last week after registering 35 kills behind a .492 hitting percentage in addition to 11 digs and five blocks.  Davids committed just five errors on 61 swings to hit at least .450 in all three victories while amassing double-digit kill totals in each match, starting with 12 kills along with four digs and two assisted blocks in a 3-0 sweep over Penn State Altoona last Friday.  He followed that up with 11 kills and two assisted blocks in a 3-0 win over Lancaster Bible Saturday before registering 12 kills, seven digs, an ace and a solo block in a 3-0 victory over Keuka later in the day.  Davids is now third in the conference in both kills (218) and points (267.5), while being fifth in both assisted blocks (45) and total blocks (54).  The Wildcats are now 7-6 in NEAC play and 14-10 overall.

 

 

 

Jack Battumur (Denver, Colo.) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after a terrific week for the Wells College Express.  The freshman racked up 31 digs to help lead the Express to a perfect 3-0 record in NEAC play last week.  He recorded double-digit dig totals twice on the week, including 10 digs in a 3-1 win over Keuka Saturday and 16 digs in a 3-1 victory over Penn State Altoona later that day.  Battumur is the conference leader in digs with 292 on the year thus far for the Express, who improved to 8-5 in the NEAC.      

 

 

 

Note: There was no selection for women’s tennis due to lack of qualifying nominations 

 

The Rest of the Week’s Highlights

Men’s Volleyball: Wells College sophomore Liam Kaylor (Falls Church, Va.) registered 42 assists, 19 kills, 13 digs, six aces and eight blocks (1 solo) through three conference wins for the Express … SUNY Poly sophomore Nick Hagen (Hilton, N.Y.) had 15 kills and seven assisted blocks during three NEAC wins for the Wildcats … D’Youville College freshman Brock Tetreault (Grand Island, N.Y.) totaled 51 kills and 25 digs while junior teammate Matt Loos (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) tallied 19 kills and 17 blocks (2 solo)  through five matches (1-4) for the Spartans … Penn State Altoona freshman Matt Huey (Butler, Pa.) posted 25 digs and five blocks (2 solo) while Brandon Stitt (Altoona, Pa.) registered 39 digs across three matches (0-3) for the Nittany Lions … Hilbert College freshman Brett Kane (Lockport, N.Y.) totaled 28 kills and 12 digs and senior Andrew Duncan (Valencia, Calif.) had 13 blocks (2 solo) across four matches (0-4) for the Hawks. 

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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 Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, 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 men’s and women’s tennis.

*Beginning with the 2010 season, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in the sport of men’s and women’s tennis.  The NEAC will compete as associate members of the NAC in men’s tennis, while the NAC will compete as associate members of the NEAC in women’s tennis.  Members from each conference will be divided into an East and West Division for each sport, with each division holding a championship and the two divisional champions then facing off to determine the conference champion. The conference winner for each sport will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships. 

A complete breakdown of the NEAC/NAC tennis partnership is as follows:

Men's Tennis: NEAC members Bryn Athyn, Keuka, Lancaster Bible, Penn College, Penn State Abington and Penn State Berks will play as associate members of the NAC in a West Division.  The East Division will consist of NAC members Castleton, Colby-Sawyer, Green Mountain, Johnson State, Lyndon State, MCLA and Thomas.

Women's Tennis: NAC members Castleton, Colby-Sawyer, Green Mountain, Johnson State, Lyndon State, MCLA and Thomas will play in the NEAC as associate members in the East Division.  The West Division will consist of NEAC members Bryn Athyn, College of St. Elizabeth, Keuka, Lancaster Bible, Penn College, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks and Wells.