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 & diving for the period ending November 18, 2012. These are the first set of selections for men’s and women’s basketball this year, as the 2012-13 NEAC season tipped off last week.
Mike Marcelin (Dix Hill, N.Y.) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after a pair of outstanding outings for the SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tigers. The junior guard led the Fighting Tigers to the championship of the 2012 New England College Tip-off Tournament this weekend and was named to the All-Tournament Team after posting two-game averages of 20.5 points, 6 rebounds and 2.5 steals in just 23.5 minutes of action per contest, while shooting 65 percent (17-of-26) from the field and 78 percent (7-of-9) from the free throw line. Marcelin provided instant offense off the bench for Cobleskill, scoring a game-high 26 points to go along with six boards and three steals in just 25 minutes of action in a 103-94 opening-round victory over host New England College Friday, while adding 15 points, six rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes of play during a hard-fought 108-98 loss to Fitchburg State College in the championship game Saturday.
Tara Fields (Berryville, Va.) and Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) have both been named NEAC Women’s Basketball Co-Student-Athletes of the Week after each put up sensational performances for their respective teams to open the season.
Fields helped the Wilson College Phoenix open the season 2-0 after winning the All-Women’s College Tournament Championship this past weekend, as the senior guard posted two-game averages of 18.5 points, 7 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 1.5 assists. Fields registered 17 points, seven boards and three steals in a 66-55 opening-round victory over Cedar Crest College Saturday before adding 20 points, seven rebounds and four steals in the 51-46 championship victory over Bryn Mawr College Sunday en route to being named to the All-Tournament Team.
Roser had an outstanding performance for the Wells College Express in their lone contest last week, as the junior forward had game-highs of 16 points, 26 boards and four blocks in 58-45 nonconference road victory over Hilbert College last Thursday to open the season. Roser’s rebounding total was tied for the fourth most in NEAC history for a single game, while the mark also helped the Express set a program record for total rebounds in a game with 64.
Tony Dall (Indianapolis, Ind.) has been chosen as the NEAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after a solid performance for the Gallaudet University Bison. Dall, a junior, tallied three top-four finishes during Gallaudet’s meet against Goucher College Saturday, as he posted a second place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:07.03 while placing fourth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 0:29.04, which was six seconds behind the race winner. Dall also swam the anchor leg of the 200-yard medley relay, where the Bison finished third overall with a time of 2:33.55.
Hilary Feudale (Coal Township, Pa.) has been named the NEAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week for the second straight week after another tremendous performance for the Wells College Express. Feudale, a freshman, led the Express to a 52-43 victory over conference rival College of Saint Elizabeth this past Saturday after capturing two first-place finishes on the day. Feudale won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 0:27.69 and the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:11.16, with the latter ranking as the eighth-best time in program history for that event. Feudale has now won six of the last seven events she has competed in over the past two weeks, with the remaining event being a second place finish.
The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Despite his team’s two losses, Penn State Abington sophomore and reigning NEAC Rookie of the Year Mike Marvin (Horsham, Pa.) was named to the Richard Stockton Tip-Off All-Tournament Team after averaging 16.5 points and 16 rebounds through both contests … Morrisville State College junior Kucjok Ater (Syracuse, N.Y.) led the Mustangs to a second place finish at the Oswego Max Ziel Tournament after posting two-game averages of 18 points and 3.5 rebounds en route to being named to the All-Tournament Team … Penn State Harrisburg senior Jordan Gatchell (Manheim, Pa.) collected 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals in a 85-77 victory over Western Connecticut State during the consolation game of the Lancaster Rotary Tip-Off Tournament, where Gatchell took home All-Tournament honors … Gallaudet University senior Jocus Houston (Baton Rouge, La.) was named to the Hoopsville National Invitational Classic All-Tournament Team after totaling 23 points and shooting 57 percent from both the field (8-of-14) and from three-point range (4-of-7) through two contests, where the Bison went 1-1 … Wells College junior E.J. Taylor (Tampa Bay, Fla.) scored a team-leading 18 points in a 78-75 win over Grove City at the Penn St.-Behrend Tip-Off Tournament, where Taylor earned All-Tournament Team recognition … Lancaster Bible College senior guard Dan Karl (Lee, Mass.) went 10-for-11 from the floor and scored a career-high 25 points in a 63-45 setback to Eastern on Saturday … Penn State Berks senior Connor Hough (Telford, Pa.) opened the season with a double-double of 10 points and 10 boards in the Nittany Lions’ hard-fought 63-59 loss to Rutgers-Camden Friday … Lancaster Bible College senior Lauren Heliger (Reading, Pa.) matched her career high with 29 points in a 64-56 win over Eastern Saturday … SUNY Cobleskill senior Alexis Hauser (Albany, N.Y.) scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to give the Fighting Tigers a 70-69 victory over fellow conference member SUNY Institute of Technology during the consolation game of the 2012 Max Ziel Women's Basketball Tournament, where Hauser received All-Tournament honors after posting two-game averages of 12 points and 12.5 rebounds … Penn State Harrisburg senior Amanda Moyer (Carlisle, Pa.) notched a double-double of 13 points and 10 boards in 19 minutes of play to help the Nittany Lions knock off host Susquehanna University 65-61 in the opening round of the Pepsi Tip-Off Tournament this weekend, helping her earn All-Tournament Team honors … Keuka College junior Jessica Bandrowski (Center Moriches, N.Y.) scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Storm to a 63-54 win over Brockport State in the consolation game of the Onnie's Classic at Nazareth College, where Bandrowski was named to the All-Tournament Team … Penn State Berks sophomore Sherrie Satchel (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored a career-high 18 points while also adding 10 rebounds, three blocks and three steals in the Nittany Lions’ 79-52 loss to Shenandoah University Sunday … Gallaudet University sophomore Alexandra Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden) notched 22 of the Bison’s 73 points during their loss to Goucher College Saturday, as she took first place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.83) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:13.11) while finishing second in the 200-yard IM (2:19.79) … College of Saint Elizabeth senior Kristin King (Denville, N.J.) won the 1000-yard freestyle (12:15.28) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:55.56) during the Screaming Eagles’ 52-43 loss to NEAC foe Wells College Saturday … SUNY Cobleskill junior Hannah Weideman (Howes Cave, N.Y.) won the 200-yard breaststroke (3:01.92) and placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.71) during the Fighting Tigers’ 94-74 defeat to host William Smith College Saturday.
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 & M Tennis). The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of men’s and women’s tennis.