NEAC Announces its Student-Athlete of the Week Selections in Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving and Men’s Volleyball for 01-26-16

D'Youville College sophomore Brock Tetreault (#8) and senior Matt Loos (#10) swept the season's first men's volleyball student-athlete of the week awards.
D'Youville College sophomore Brock Tetreault (#8) and senior Matt Loos (#10) swept the season's first men's volleyball student-athlete of the week awards.

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in the sports of men’s and women’s swimming & diving and men’s volleyball for the period running from Monday, January 18 through Sunday, January 24.  These are the first set of men’s volleyball selections with the season kicking off earlier this month and include all matches played thus far (Jan. 14-24). 

Jordan Johnson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Sam Datri (Ravena, N.Y.) have each earned a NEAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week selection after both put up superb performances in their respective concentrations.

 

Johnson, a freshman for the Wells College Express, has been chosen as the NEAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week after posting two first-place finishes to help lead his squad to a victory over NEAC foe Cazenovia College last Saturday.  Johnson reached a milestone in his first outing, as he posted the fastest 100-yard individual medley time in program history after completing the event in 1:09.71 to take first place.  He was at it again in the 100-yard butterfly, capturing first place with a top time of 1:09.18 to give him two individual victories on the day. 

 

 

 

Datri, a freshman for the SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tigers, has been named the NEAC Men’s Diver of the Week after another superb performance on the board.  Datri, who recently qualified for NCAA Regional Championship competition, remain undefeated in head-to-head diving competition after capturing first place in the one-meter dive during the Fighting Tigers’ dual with William Patterson last Tuesday.  Datri posted 247.50 points during the event, helping him defeat his other two diving opponents by at least 100 points. 

 

 

 

 

Katie Bigelow (Flushing, Mich.) has been selected as the NEAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week after an excellent performance for the Gallaudet University Bison.  The senior posted four first-place finishes to lead the Bison to a 138-102 victory over the Notre Dame of Maryland University Gators last Thursday.  Individually, Bigelow placed first in three separate freestyle events, winning the 50 in 0:30.35, the 100 in 1:07.97 and the 1,000 in 14:10.39. She was also a member of the first place 400-yard freestyle relay that coasted to a win with a time of 4:53.75 to secure the Bison’s third meet victory of the season.

 

 

 

Brock Tetreault (Grand Island, N.Y.) has been chosen as the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week after a fantastic all-around performance for the D’Youville College Spartans.  Tetreault picked up right where left off from a season ago after being named the 2014-15 NEAC Rookie of the Year, as he opened this season with totals of 49 kills, 29 digs, nine aces, eight blocks, five assists and 63 points through four matches for the Spartans (2-2).  His biggest effort came in the Spartan’s 3-0 victory over nationally ranked Kean University during the season-opening Kean Invitational held Jan. 14-15, as he posted match highs of 15 kills and 10 digs to go along with two aces, two assists and an assisted block in the sweep of the No. 11 Cougars.  He followed that up by tying his career high in kills with 18 to go with eight digs and three aces during a four-set setback to Johnson & Wales, which also marked his third straight match with double-digit kill totals.  Tetreault is now the early conference leader in aces while being second in kills, points and points per set (3.9) and third in digs. 

 


Matt Loos (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) has been named the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after a stout performance for the D’Youville College Spartans. The senior came up huge at the net for the Spartans to open the season, as he totaled 14 blocks while adding nine digs to help D’Youville to a 2-2 split during play at the Kean Invitational held Jan. 14-15.  One of those victories included a 3-0 upset win over the host and No. 11 nationally ranked Cougars, where Loos compiled a pair of assisted blocks and three digs to go along with three kills and two aces offensively in the sweep.  He also sent back six attack attempts during a 3-1 win over Mt. St. Vincent, as he registered two solo blocks and assisted on four others while adding eight kills and an ace.  

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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 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.