February 20, 2012

North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week Selections for 2-20-12

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 February 19, 2012.


Steve Jones (Harrisburg, Pa.) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after another sensational set of outings for the Penn State Harrisburg Nittany Lions.  Coming off the bench and averaging just under 23 minutes per game during two contests this week, the junior guard still posted averages of 24.5 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals per game while shooting 64 percent (18-for-28) from the field.  Jones opened the week by achieving a major milestone, becoming just the third Harrisburg player to ever reach 1,000 career points after scoring 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field in an 88-83 setback to Penn State Berks last Wednesday, where he also finished with a team-high eight steals and five boards.  He closed the week by scoring a game-high 23 points to go along with five rebounds and two steals in just 18 minutes of action during an 83-67 victory over Penn State Abington yesterday, which allowed Harrisburg to close the regular season with program-best records in the both the NEAC (12-2) and overall (19-6).  Jones currently leads the nation in steals at 4.3 swipes per game, while being third in the conference in scoring at 16.8 points per game.

 

Sabrina Jarmolinski (Lakewood, N.J.) has been named the NEAC Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week after helping lead the playoff-bound College of Saint Elizabeth Screaming Eagles to two conference victories.  The do-it-all senior forward closed out the regular season with two-game averages of 30 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal per game while shooting 54 percent (22-for-41) from the field and 60 percent (6-for-10) from the 3-point line.  Jarmolinski opened the week with a game-high 33 points and team-highs of 11 rebounds and six assists in a 75-65 victory over NEAC South Division rival Lancaster Bible College Thursday, and followed that up with a game-high 27 points, nine boards, four assists and two steals in a 77-48 victory over Penn State Abington Saturday. The two conference victories helped the Eagles clinch second place in the NEAC South and earn the right to host their first-ever NEAC playoff game.  Jarmolinski finished the regular season as the NEAC leader in scoring at 21.3 points per game, while being second in rebounds at 11.2 boards per game.

 

The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Morrisville State College junior guard Andrew Lucio (Solvay, N.Y.) averaged 20 points per game behind 11 3-pointers to help the Mustangs to a pair of conference victories … Penn State Berks sophomore center Tom Smith (Norristown, Pa.) shot an outstanding 82 percent (18-for-22) from the field and posted averages of 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game to lead the Nittany Lions to three conference victories that helped them earn a playoff spot … Wells College senior guard Dave Foltz (Auburn, N.Y.) went a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line and finished with a game-high 26 points in a 91-78 victory over Keuka College Saturday … Penn State Harrisburg junior guard Monet Cunningham (Highspire, Pa.) posted the third-highest point total in school history after netting a season-high 27 points in a 76-34 victory over Penn State Abington yesterday, helping her finish the week with a three-game average of 20.7 points per game during a 3-0 week for the Nittany Lions … SUNY Cobleskill senior forward Chelcy Moore  (Albany, N.Y.) averaged 13 points and 17 boards per game in two conference victories to help the Fighting Tigers clinch a playoff spot … Penn State Abington junior guard Trish Watson (Bensalem, Pa.) reached 1,000 career points by netting the exact 23 points she needed to hit the milestone during a loss to Lancaster Bible College Tuesday … Lancaster Bible College junior guard Lauren Heliger (Reading, Pa.) posted three-game averages of 18 points and 3.7 steals per game during a 2-1 week for the Chargers … Keuka College sophomore guard Danielle Gravel (Sidney, N.Y.) scored 17 points in a 60-45 victory over Wells College Saturday to reach double-figures for the 14th time in 19 games and post her 11th game with 15-plus points.

 

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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.