North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week Selections for 1-16-12

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 and women’s swimming for the period ending January 15, 2012.

For the second time this season, Mike Marvin (Horsham, Pa.) and Steve Jones (Harrisburg, Pa.) have been selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Co-Student-Athletes of the Week after both had phenomenal performances for their respective teams.  Marvin, a freshman, led the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions to two conference victories after averaging 23.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1 steal and 1 block per game while shooting an incredible 88 percent (22-for-25) from the field and committing just one turnover.    Marvin led the Lions to a 77-67 victory over Cazenovia College Saturday after going 9-for-11 from the field and finishing with 19 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.  He followed that up with game highs of 28 points and 14 rebounds in a 113-102 overtime victory over SUNYIT Sunday, where he also scored the game-tying layup that sent the game into OT.  Marvin currently leads the NEAC in rebounds at 10.9 per game.

 

Jones also had a spectacular week, leading the Penn State Harrisburg Nittany Lions to a 3-0 record, including two conference victories that kept the squad atop the NEAC South Division standings.  Averaging just over 20 minutes per contest, the junior guard still put up 22.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.7 steals per game while shooting 65 percent (28-for-43) from the field and 73 percent (11-for-15) from the free throw line.  Jones racked up game highs of 27 points and seven steals in just 13 minutes of playing time during a 93-49 victory over Penn College last Tuesday, then went on to average 20 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in 24 minutes per game this past weekend during two conference victories over Wells College and Keuka College, respectively.  Jones, who came into the week leading the nation in steals, upped his average to 4.7 steals per game after adding 14 more swipes last week.

 

 

Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) has been named the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week for her strong performance for the Wells College Express.  The sophomore forward put up stats all across the board in a 2-1 week for the Express, averaging 20.3 points, 16.3 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.7 blocks per game.  In a come-from-behind 66-65 victory over SUNY Canton last Wednesday, Roser scored eight of the final 10 Express points and finished with game highs of 32 points and 17 rebounds.  She closed out the week with two more double-doubles in conference play, grabbing a game-high 16 boards to go along with 10 points, two assists, two steals and two blocks in a loss to Penn State Harrisburg on Saturday before posting game highs of 19 points, 16 rebounds, five steals and five blocks in a 63-50 victory over Gallaudet Sunday.  Roser currently leads the NEAC in rebounds per game (14.5), while being third in both points (18.9) and blocks (2.2) per game.

 

 

Gabby Spencer (Trumansburg, N.Y.) has been selected as the NEAC Women’s Swimming Student-Athlete of the Week for her dominant performance for the Wells College Express.  Spencer, a sophomore, led the Express to a 63-32 victory over the College of Saint Elizabeth in a conference dual on Sunday with three first-place finishes on the day.  Individually, Spencer won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 0:27.8 and the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:02.58, while also helping Wells win the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 2:13.39.   

 

 

 

The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Morrisville State College sophomore guard Brandon Hanks (Syracuse, N.Y.) led the Mustangs to two conference victories with back-to-back 20-point performances … Keuka College junior guard Teddy Tuggles (Rochester, N.Y.) netted a career-high 30 points in the Storm’s 82-66 victory over Gallaudet University Saturday to hand the Bison their first conference loss of the season … SUNY Institute of Technology freshman forward T'Andre Richardson (Utica, N.Y.) averaged 23 points and 11 boards per game in two conference contests for the Wildcats … SUNY Institute of Technology junior guard Lyndsey Brognano (Rome, N.Y.) notched her 1,000th career point after scoring 14 points in the first eight minutes of the Wildcats’ eventual 77-52 victory over Penn State Abington yesterday, where she finished with a game-high 24 points … Penn State Harrisburg junior forward Daril Foose (Altoona, Pa.) averaged 20.5 points and 10 rebounds per game in two conference victories for the Nittany Lions … SUNY Cobleskill junior guard Heidi Anderson (Canajoharie, N.Y.) averaged 14.3 points per game in three conference victories for the Fighting Tigers that extended their current winning streak to five games … Lancaster Bible College junior guard Lauren Heliger (Reading, Pa.) dished out a career-high nine assists in the Chargers’ 56-49 victory over Morrisville State Saturday and finished the week with averages of 15.5 points, 6.5 assists and 6 rebounds per game in two conference victories … College of Saint Elizabeth freshman swimmer Maria Corall (Newton, N.J.) had three individual first-place finishes during the Eagles’ conference dual against Wells College yesterday.  

 

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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.