January 2, 2012

North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week Selections for 1-2-12

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 for the period ending January 1, 2012.

Steve Jones (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Mike Marvin (Horsham, Pa.) have both been selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Co-Student-Athletes of the Week for their outstanding performances last week.  Jones, a junior guard for the Penn State Harrisburg Nittany Lions, filled up the stat sheet in the team’s lone contest last week, scoring a school-record 39 points on 50 percent shooting from the field (16-for-32) while adding seven rebounds, six assists and five steals in an 83-75 victory over Susquehanna last Thursday. Jones' point total was also tied for the fourth-highest in NEAC history.  Jones is currently averaging a NEAC-best 4.2 steals per game.

 

Marvin, a freshman forward for the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions, was named to the York (Pa.) Coaches vs. Cancer All-Tournament Team after registering two-game averages of 23.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game while shooting an outstanding 64 percent from the field (23-for-36).  Marvin helped Abington upset host York College 83-73 in the first round of the tournament, going 12-for-18 from the field and registering game highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds.  Marvin went on to register a team-high 23 points on 11-of-18 shooting while also collecting a game-high 14 rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block in 104-90 loss to undefeated Hartwick College (11-0).  Marvin currently leads the NEAC in rebounding at 10.2 boards per game.

 

 

Lyndsey Brognano (Rome, N.Y.) has been named the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week for her strong performance for the SUNY Institute of Technology Wildcats.  Brognano, a junior, led the Wildcats to a 1-1 week with two-game averages of 19.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals per game while shooting 60 percent from the field (15-for-25) and 58 percent from the 3-point line (7-for-12).  After posting seven points, four boards, three steals and a block in a 62-45 loss to Mary Washington last Thursday, Brognano lit up the scoreboard with 32 points on 13-for-18 shooting from the field, which included 6-for-9 from the 3-point line, to go along with four assists and three steals in a 69-34 win over Geneva on Friday.  Brognano currently leads the NEAC and is sixth in the nation in scoring with 21.7 points per game.

 

 

The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: SUNY Institute of Technology junior forward Derek Rowe (Mexico, N.Y.) was named to the Tampa Bay Shootout All-Tournament Team after posting two-game averages of 10 points, 13 rebounds and 1 block per contest … Wells College senior forward Terry Harrison (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had game highs of 28 points and 16 rebounds during the Express’ thrilling last-second 73-72 victory over Ithaca College on Friday.

 

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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.