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 January 29, 2012.
Sejad Gromilic (Bosnia) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after an outstanding all-around week for the SUNY Institute of Technology Wildcats. The junior guard filled up the stat sheet during a 1-1 week for the Wildcats, posting two-game averages of 25 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals per contest while shooting 56 percent (19-for-34) from the field and 53 percent (8-for-15) from the 3-point line. Gromilic scored a game-high 26 points to go along with six rebounds, five assists and four steals in a thrilling 73-71 victory over conference foe Keuka College on Saturday and followed that up with 24 points and team highs of seven boards, five assists and two steals in an 81-68 setback to NEAC rival Wells College yesterday.
Stephanie Yetter (Thompsontown, Pa.) has been named the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after a sensational week for the Penn State Harrisburg Nittany Lions. The junior guard led Harrisburg to two conference victories with back-to-back double-doubles, registering 15 points and 11 rebounds to go along with game highs of six assists and six steals in an 82-41 win over Wilson College last Tuesday before closing the week with a game-high 25 points in addition to 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 68-44 victory over Penn State Abington yesterday. For the week, Yetter averaged 20 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 4 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.
Matt Sleezer (Gloversville, N.Y.) has been named the NEAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after a tremendous outing for the Wells College Express. The 6-foot-1 sophomore led the Express to a 56-49 conference victory over Cazenovia College with three first-place finishes on Saturday, breaking his own school record in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 0:22.83 while also being the first to touch the wall in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 0:51.70. Sleezer also helped his 400-yard medley relay team to a first place finish with a time of 4:25.39.
Alexandra Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden) has earned her second straight selection as the NEAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after another dominating performance for the Gallaudet University Bison. The 5-foot-4 freshman had a hand in four of Gallaudet's five first-place finishes during its dual against Notre Dame of Maryland University last Wednesday, placing first in the both the 100-yard (1:01.69) and 200-yard (2:29.18) butterfly events while also winning the 1,000-yard freestyle (12:11.72). Polivanchuk also swam the anchor leg of the 160-yard freestyle relay, which the Bison won with a time of 1:33.22. The Bison dropped the dual 68-53.
The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Morrisville State College sophomore forward Kucjok Ater (Syracuse, N.Y.) shot 67 percent (12-for-18) from the field and averaged 13.5 points per game in two conference victories for the Mustangs to keep them atop the North Division with an 8-0 NEAC record … Penn State Harrisburg junior guard Steve Jones (Harrisburg, Pa.) added to his nation-leading steals average of 4.5 per game with a 6.5 average for the week after tallying 13 swipes in two contests … Wells College senior guard Dave Foltz (Auburn, N.Y.) tallied back-to-back 23-point efforts in two conference victories for the Express this past weekend … Keuka College freshman guard Coty Paige (Rochester, N.Y.) scored a career-high 28 points to lead the Storm past SUNY Cobleskill 71-64 yesterday … Keuka College junior forward Mariah Mouzon (Elmira, N.Y.) scored a season-best 23 points and hauled in a career-high 17 rebounds in a 68-60 victory over SUNYIT on Saturday that gave the Wildcats their first conference loss of the season … Wells College sophomore forward Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.), the NEAC’s rebound leader at 15.4 per game, averaged 14.3 rebounds per game in addition to 16 points per contest during three games for the Express … College of Saint Elizabeth junior guard Kelly O'Dell (Stewartsville, N.J.) averaged a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds per game during a 3-1 week for the Screaming Eagles …SUNY Cobleskill senior forward Chelcy Moore (Albany, N.Y.) also averaged a double-double with 11 points and 11.5 rebounds per game in two conference victories for the Fighting Tigers … Penn State Berks senior guard Shakiyla Stone (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored a season-high 22 points behind six 3-pointers to lead the Nittany Lions to a 79-73 win over Lancaster Bible College on Saturday … Lancaster Bible College sophomore guard Brooklyn Wilson (Stephens City, Va.) had a career-high 22 points in the Chargers' 79-73 loss to Penn State Berks on Saturday … Gallaudet University sophomore guard Britny Latham (Cleveland, Tenn.) drained a career-best six three pointers and scored a game-high 19 points to help the Bison snap a seven-game losing streak and defeat Penn State Abington 58-47 on Saturday … SUNY Cobleskill freshman Jamie Cooley (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) won the 500-yard freestyle (6:12.0) and played a role in two relay victories during the Fighting Tigers’ 58-36 conference win over the College of Saint Elizabeth on Saturday … College of Saint Elizabeth freshman Maria Corall (Newton, N.J.) won three individual events in the loss to SUNY Cobleskill.
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.