January 9, 2012

North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week Selections for 1-9-12

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 8, 2012.

Jordan Gatchell (Manheim, Pa.) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week for his tremendously efficient week for the Penn State Harrisburg Nittany Lions.  The junior guard led the Lions to a 2-0 week after posting two-game averages of 18 points, 7 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 3 steals and a 7-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio per game while nailing six 3-pointers and going a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line.  Gatchell helped the Lions pick up their first-ever victory over non-conference rival Lebanon Valley College with 18 points, seven assists, six boards and no turnovers in the 92-77 victory last Tuesday, and followed that up with 18 points, seven assists, four steals and a perfect 10-for-10 night from the free throw line in a 87-77 victory over NEAC foe SUNY Institute of Technology on Saturday.  Gatchell is currently second in the NEAC in both assists (4.8) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.2) per game.
 

Lyndsey Brognano (Rome, N.Y.) has earned her second straight selection as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after helping the SUNY Institute of Technology Wildcats open their conference play with two victories and leading her squad to a perfect 3-0 week overall.  The junior guard finished the week with three-game averages of 18 points, 4.3 assists and 3 steals per contest while shooting 47 percent (17-for-36) from the field and 83 percent (15-for-18) from the free throw line.   After beginning the week with game highs of 27 points and six assists to help the Wildcats defeat local rival Utica College 71-55 last Tuesday, Brognano went a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line and finished with 17 points, five assists and four steals to help SUNYIT hand conference rival Penn State Harrisburg its first NEAC loss of the season with a 73-68 victory Saturday.  She finished the week with 10 points in just 27 minutes of action during a 51-30 victory over Gallaudet Sunday to give her a conference-leading 206 total points on the season thus far.


The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Gallaudet University junior forward Danny Kelly (Strongsville, Ohio) was a “super sub” for the Bison, returning to the court after missing a month with an injury and coming off the bench to score 20 points in 21 minutes against SUNYIT and 15 points in 19 minutes against Cazenovia to help Gallaudet pick up two conference victories … Morrisville State College sophomore forward Mickey Davis (Jamesville, N.Y.), the NEAC’s leading scorer at 19.2 points per game, dropped a game-high 22 points to lead the Mustangs to a 92-79 conference victory over Penn State Abington yesterday … Penn State Harrisburg sophomore guard Will Doyle (Franklin, Va.), who leads the NEAC in both assists (5.8) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.6) per game, tied a school record with 10 assists in the 87-77 victory over SUNYIT and finished the week with an outstanding 19-to-0 assist-to-turnover ratio … Wells College senior forward Terry Harrison (Brooklyn, N.Y.) posted three double-doubles and averaged 17.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest through four games this past week …College of Saint Elizabeth senior forward Sabrina Jarmolinski (Lakewood, N.J.) reached the 1,000 career points milestone 10 points into her game-high 17-point effort against SUNY Cobleskill yesterday, which came a day after she tallied a game-high 21 points in a 63-54 conference victory over Morrisville State on Saturday … Cazenovia College freshman guard Haley Zambito (West Bloomfield, N.Y.) hit 14 3-pointers and averaged 17.3 points per game during a 2-1 week for the Wildcats, which included two conference victories … SUNY Cobleskill senior forward Chelcy Moore (Albany, N.Y.) averaged 14 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in two conference victories for the Fighting Tigers … Keuka College sophomore guard Danielle Gravel (Sidney, N.Y.) averaged 15 points and 2.5 steals per game during a weekend sweep in NEAC action that helped the Storm extend their win streak to five games … Wells College sophomore forward Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) notched a double-double in two of the three Express contests this past week. 

 

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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.