Daniels & Laranjo Take Home NEAC Basketball Weekly Awards

Penn State Harrisburg's Dylan Daniels & Keuka's Sam Laranjo
Penn State Harrisburg's Dylan Daniels & Keuka's Sam Laranjo

LATHAM, N.Y. – Dylan Daniels from Penn State Harrisburg and Sam Laranjo from Keuka College have been selected as the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) men’s and women’s basketball Players of the Week.  

Dylan Daniels (Clarksville, Md.) led Penn State Harrisburg to its third consecutive victory last week in a win at Washington College on Saturday afternoon. The sophomore flirted with a triple-double and finished with game-highs of 20 points, 11 rebounds, and eight blocks. The Clarksville, Md. native racked up his point total on 72.7-percent shooting from the field. He currently leads NCAA Division III in the blocks-per-game category.

Sam Laranjo (Averill Park, N.Y.) helped Keuka win 75-71 in overtime over D’Youville on Saturday. In the win, Laranjo scored in a career-high 36 points (15-of-22) and added five rebounds, five steals, and three assists. The 36 points are the most by a NEAC player in a game this season and the sixth-most in a game this season in all of Division III. Lanranjo’s 36 are the most points by a Keuka player since 2007 and gives the senior exactly 700 career points.

The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Morrisville State, Penn College, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks, Penn State Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly, and Wells College. Associate members are: Alfred State (M Lacrosse), Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), College of Saint Elizabeth (M Tennis & M Volleyball), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), SUNY Potsdam (M Volleyball) and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has also partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and women’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.