NEAC Selects Student-Athletes of the Week for Softball, Baseball, Men's & Women's Lacrosse for Apr. 3

NEAC Selects Student-Athletes of the Week for Softball, Baseball, Men's & Women's Lacrosse for Apr. 3

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in softball, baseball, women’s lacrosse and men’s lacrosse for the week ending Apr. 2. Eight student-athletes from six NEAC institutions are receiving honors for their weekly performances.

Ashley Malek (Bethlehem, Pa.) from Penn State Berks has been named the NEAC Softball Player of the Week after batting .611 in six games for the Nittany Lions. Malek went 11-for-18 with a double, two home runs, seven RBIs and six runs scored. In four NEAC games, the junior catcher batted .750 with nine hits and a pair of two home runs. The Nittany Lions went 3-1 in conference play on the week, with all seven of Malek’s RBIs coming against NEAC opponents. Malek recorded at least one hit in every contest this past week and is currently riding a nine-game hitting streak.

For the second-straight week, Megan Potter (Hagerstown, Md.) has been selected as the NEAC Softball Pitcher of the Week. The freshman pitcher from Wilson College went 2-1 in three conference starts with two complete-game shutouts. In a 1-0 win against Penn State Berks, Potter allowed five hits and struck out seven. Despite getting touched up in the second game against Penn State Berks, Potter rebounded by holding Lancaster Bible to just one hit while striking out 13 batters in a 2-0 win on Apr. 2. She did not surrender a walk in three games and posted a 1.43 ERA on the week. Potter ranks third in the NEAC with a 1.94 earned run average.

Cory Fox (Boyertown, Pa.) from Penn State Berks receives NEAC Baseball Player of the Week accolades after posting a .615 batting average in four games, which included a .833 batting average in NEAC games. The junior outfielder went 8-for-13 with three doubles, six runs, three RBIs, five walks and three stolen bases. Fox recorded a career-high in hits when he went 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base in the Nittany Lions’ 8-6 win over Lancaster Bible on Apr. 1. He also went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, two walks and two stolen bases in a non-conference win over Wilkes on Mar. 29.

Zach Kemp (Ithaca, N.Y.) is the second student-athlete from Wells College to earn NEAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week honors in as many weeks. The rookie hurler limited Utica College to two hits and two runs in six innings of work on Apr. 2. Kemp worked around four walks while striking out seven en route to the 8-2 non-conference victory over the Pioneers for his first collegiate win. He currently sits at 1-2 on the year with 16 strikeouts.

Krysta Beha (Marcy, N.Y.), a senior midfielder from SUNY Polytechnic, has been named the NEAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Wildcats to a 1-1 week to open the conference portion of their schedule. In a 14-7 win over Wells College on Mar. 31, Beha tallied six goals and four assists. She also contributed four goals and an assist in a loss at Keuka College on Apr. 2. Beha finished the week with 15 points, 12 ground balls, 20 draw controls and five caused turnovers with 14 of her 16 shots landing on goal. She currently ranks fourth in the NEAC in draw controls and second in ground balls.

Jordan Anderson (West Edmeston, N.Y.), a senior defender from Morrisville State College, has been named the NEAC Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season. Anderson led a defense that went 2-1 on the week, including a pair of NEAC victories over Hilbert and Medaille. In a non-conference match at Utica, she picked up six ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers. Anderson combined for 14 ground balls, eight draw controls and nine caused turnovers in the two conference games over the weekend. She also contributed to the Mustangs’ offensive efforts with five goals and two assists on the week.

Alex Milliken (Hilton, N.Y.) from Wells College has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week with 15 points in a 1-1 week for the Express. The senior attacker tallied a hat trick with two assists, four ground balls and two caused turnovers in a non-conference matchup against SUNY Canton. Milliken closed out the weekend with eight goals, two assists and two ground balls in the NEAC opener against SUNY Cobleskill. He played a part in 10 of the goals in the 18-8 victory over the Fighting Tigers with his eight goals coming on 15 shots. This is the second weekly honor of the season for Milliken.

Alex Delevan (Jamesville, N.Y.), a senior goalie from Cazenovia College, has been named NEAC Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week with two wins on the week. Delevan allowed seven goals in three quarters of play with five saves to earn the win in a 13-9 outcome against SUNY Canton. On Apr. 2 at Bryn Athyn, he made 13 stops and allowed 10 goals in the 13-10 victory. Delevan finished the week with a 9.71 goals against average and a .514 save percentage.

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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.