North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week Selections for 12-5-11

North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week Selections for 12-5-11

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 basketball and men’s and women’s swimming for the period ending December 4, 2011.

Kenton Alston (Harrisburg, Pa.) has been named the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after leading the Penn State Harrisburg Nittany Lions to a 2-0 week, which included a conference victory.  The senior forward posted 17 points and a game-high four blocks in the Lions’ 105-78 victory over Penn State Schuylkill on Monday, and then went on to register 23 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and three steals during a thrilling 81-79 victory over conference foe Penn State Berks Saturday, which saw junior teammate Jordan Gatchell (Manheim, Pa.) nail the game-winning jumper as time expired.  Alston finished the week with two-game averages of 20 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, 2 assists and 2 steals per contest while shooting 43 percent from the field (12-for-28), 57 percent from the 3-point line (4-for-7) and 71 percent (12-for-17) from the free throw line, which included a pair of clutch freebies down the stretch against Berks.

Dorthea Dixon (Middletown, Pa.) has been selected as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after her historic performance for the Penn State Harrisburg Nittany Lions.  In the Lions’ lone contest this past week, the senior guard notched a quadruple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists and 10 steals in 35 minutes of action during a 91-42 victory over conference rival Penn State Berks this past Saturday.  Dixon’s quadruple-double was a rare feat, as it was the first one in Penn State Harrisburg’s history and just the ninth time that it has ever occurred in NCAA history, regardless of division.  Dixon currently leads Harrisburg in both assists (30) and steals (26) through six games this season.



DJ Everton-Lovell (Norfolk, Va.) has been named the NEAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after a dominant performance for the Gallaudet University Bison.  Everton-Lovell won three individual events and a relay to help the Bison defeat NEAC rival Wells College 155-117 on Saturday.  The sophomore took first place in the 200-yard butterfly (2:28.36), the 200-yard backstroke (2:09.52) and the 400-yard individual medley (5:03.45), while also being a part of the winning 200-yard medley relay team that narrowly missed a Gallaudet program record with a finish time of 1:49.88.  The Bison now stand at 4-2-1 overall on the year.




Kristin King (Denville, N.J.) has been selected as the NEAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Student-Athlete of the Week for her sensational performances for the College of Saint Elizabeth Screaming Eagles.  The senior won four individual events during two outings last week, leading the Eagles to a 52-43 victory over John Jay College last Wednesday by winning the 1000-yard freestyle (11:47.61), the 100-yard backstroke (1:08.67) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:19.60).  King also won the 1000-yard freestyle event during the Eagles’ loss to Hunter College on Friday with a time of 11:57.71.



The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: SUNY Institute of Technology freshman forward T'Andre Richardson (Utica, N.Y) averaged 27 points a game during two hard-fought losses for the Wildcats … Wells College sophomore forward Mabior Mayen (Syracuse, N.Y.) went a perfect 11-for-11 from the field and finished with 26 points during the Express’ 78-68 victory over Alfred University Wednesday … SUNY Institute of Technology junior forward Kayla McNeil (Stillwater, N.Y.) averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 boards and 2.5 blocks per game during two victories for the Lady Wildcats … College of Saint Elizabeth junior guard Jade Wilson (Newark, N.J.) scored a game-high 24 points and followed that up with a double-double of 13 points and 11 assists during back-to-back wins for the Screaming Eagles … Gallaudet University freshman forward Elena Ciccarelli (Whitesboro, N.Y.) averaged a double-double of 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in two contests for the Bison … Wells College sophomore swimmer Matt Sleezer (Gloversville, N.Y.) posted three first-place finishes during the Express’ loss to conference rival Gallaudet on Saturday … Gallaudet University freshman swimmer Tandy Lewis (Frederick, Md.) led the Bison to their first conference victory of the season, winning three events during a 139-116 victory over Wells College Saturday … SUNY Cobleskill freshman Audrey Harper (East Fishkill, N.Y.) was a part of the Fighting Tigers’ program-record 200-yard medley relay time of 2:11.94 while also grabbing a second-place finish and third-place finish in two individual events to help lead the Fighting Tigers to a first place finish at the SUNY Delhi Fall Invitational Saturday.



The North Eastern Athletic Conference has thirteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania State University - Abington, Pennsylvania State University - Berks, Pennsylvania State University -Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Hilbert College (M Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse) and Rutgers University - Camden (M Golf).  The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of baseball, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s tennis.