GANSEVOORT, NY - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announces student-athlete of the week selections ending Sunday, September 13th, 2009 in the sports of men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, and women's volleyball.
Brian Kelly (Queensbury, NY) was selected as the NEAC Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week for his 22nd place of 141 finishers at the Steven A. Warde College 5.2 Mile Invitational hosted by SUNY Cobleskill with a time of 29:34:70 (5:41 per mile pace). Kelly is a sophmore for the SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tigers whose team tied for 5th place out of 14 teams.
Meghan LaPoint (Schenectady, NY) was selected as the NEAC Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the week for her 8th place of 116 finishers at the Steven A. Warde College 3.1 Mile Invitational hosted by SUNY Cobleskill with a time of 19:27:21 (6:16 per mile pace). LaPoint is a junior for the SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tigers whose team finished 5th out of 14 teams.
Jack Reece (Rochester, NY) was selected as the NEAC Men's Soccer Student-Athlete of the Week for his offensive performance for the KeukaCollegeStorm. Reece, a junior forward, was the main weapon for Keuka's offense, tallying 16 shots for the week and all three goals in a 3-0 victory over D'Youville College. Reece became the 10th all-time leading scoring in Keuka College history during the game.
Brooke Kern (Kutztown, PA) was selected as the NEAC Women's Soccer Student-Athlete of the Week for her performance for the Penn State University - Berks Nittany Lions. Kern, a sophomore forward, scored two crucial goals on four shots and added an assist for the Berks Nittany Lions in a 2-0 week. She provided a goal and an assist in the team's win over Cedar Crest College while adding another goal in its first NEAC win of the season against Cazenovia College.
Juleah Vedder (Dolgville, NY) was selected as the NEAC Women's Volleyball Student-Athlete of the week for her outstanding performance for the SUNY Institute of Technology Wildcats. Vedder, a sophomore outside hitter, finished the week playing a total of 16 games with 74 kills (4.65/game) on 157 attempts, 12 aces, 56 digs (3.5/game), 7 total blocks, and 5.66 points per game. Vedder led the Wildcats to a 3-1 showing at the Scranton Invitational in which they finished 2nd place due to a tiebreak.