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 December 2, 2012.
Jailaan Kinsey (Syracuse, N.Y.) has been chosen as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after his strong play for the Morrisville State College Mustangs. The junior guard led the Mustangs to two victories on the week with his long-range shooting, as he went 4-of-6 from the 3-point line and finished with 16 points, four assists and a steal in a 94-90 victory over Keystone College last Tuesday, while hitting three more shots from beyond the arc and finishing with a team-best 13 points in just 19 minutes of action during Thursday’s victory over SUNY ESF. Kinsey finished the week with totals of eight 3-pointers and 34 points during a 2-1 week for the Mustangs, who are now 3-3 overall on the year.
Aubrey Folger (South Berwick, Maine) and Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) have both been selected as Co-NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athletes of the Week.
Folger had an outstanding week for the Lancaster Bible College Chargers, as the freshman guard led her squad to a perfect 2-0 week, averaging 15 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per contests while shooting 62 percent (13-of-21) from the field. Folger opened the week with a team- and season-best 19 points in addition to eight rebounds, four steals and three blocks in an 81-73 victory over Rosemont College Tuesday, and followed that up with her first collegiate double-double after scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 boards in a 61-47 victory over Trinity (D.C.) College, where she also had three steals. Folger is now averaging 12.2 points and 10 rebounds per game for the Chargers, who have opened the year with a perfect 3-0 overall record thus far.
Roser earned the honor after achieving a milestone for the Wells College Express, as she was the first player in the history of the women’s program and just the second-ever Wells basketball player to reach the 1,000 career point mark, doing so just four games into her junior year. Roser hit the mark on a layup with 14:28 remaining in the second half during the team’s nonconference contest against Alfred Wednesday, where she finished with game highs of 29 points, 20 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. Roser went on to have a tremendous week on top of that, posting three-game averages of 21.3 points, 16.3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2.7 steals and 2.3 blocks per game, despite Wells dropping all three contests. Roser is now tied for the conference lead in points per game at 21.3, while being the sole leader of rebounds at a whopping 18 per game, thanks to recording a double-double in all six of her contests this season, including two 20-20 performances.
Patrick Munroe (Williamsville, N.Y.) has been named the NEAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after a terrific performance for the Wells College Express. The freshman led the Express to a 65-34 victory over Gallaudet University and a tie with SUNY Cobleskill in conference action during Cobleskill’s triangular meet this past Saturday, as he earned three first-place finishes. Munroe set two personal-best times on the day, as he won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:20.54, which was also the fourth-best result in program history for that event, and also captured first place in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.33, which was the sixth-fastest time in program history for that competition. Monroe also helped Wells to a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley team relay with a combined time of 1:55.93.
Hilary Feudale (Coal Township, Pa.) has been chosen as the NEAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after another outstanding performance for the Wells College Express. The freshman led the Express to a pair of victories over NEAC rivals SUNY Cobleskill and Gallaudet University with a total of three first-place finishes at SUNY Cobleskill’s triangular meet this past Saturday. Individually, Feudale won the 50-yard freestyle (0:27.69) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:08.35) on the day, while also being a part of the winning 200-yard medley relay team that took first place with a time of 2:07.92, which was nearly 20 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Feudale has now captured first place in nine of her last 10 events, while placing second in the lone outlying event. Wells defeated SUNY Cobleskill 53-42 and Gallaudet 61-34 on the day.
The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Penn State Harrisburg junior guard William Doyle (Franklin, Va.) posted two-game averages of 14.5 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds per game during a 1-1 week for the Nittany Lions … Wells College junior guard Jonathan Hurtado (Brooklyn, N.Y.) tallied 15 points and 6.5 rebounds per game during a 1-1 week for the Express … Cazenovia College senior forward Matt Perry (Massena, N.Y.) scored a game-high 20 points and also dished out five assists in the Wildcats’ 72-58 victory over Baptist Bible College Thursday … Gallaudet University junior guard Jocus Houston (Baton Rouge, La.) scored a game-high 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, which included 4-of-7 from 3-point range, in the Bison’s 67-43 win over Maryland Bible College Saturday … Penn State Abington sophomore forward Avery Barnes (Middlesex, N.J.) averaged a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds per game in two contests for the Nittany Lions … SUNY Institute of Technology junior guard Desmian Greer (Washington Heights, N.Y.) scored a season-high 28 points in a tightly-contested 69-63 loss to local nonconference rival Hamilton College Saturday … Penn State Berks freshman guard Darren Major (Smithfield, Va.) made the most of his playing time last week, coming off the bench and averaging 18 points in 19 minutes per game during two contests for the Nittany Lions … Keuka College senior forward Mariah Mouzon (Elmira, N.Y.) registered season highs of 16 points and 10 rebounds to help the Storm rally from a 15-point deficit and defeat Hilbert College 75-67 in overtime last Monday … Penn State Abington freshman guard Teharah Worrell (Philadelphia, Pa.) posted her first collegiate double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 63-32 victory over Cairn University Wednesday, which helped the Nittany Lions snap a 31-game skid dating back to 2010 … Penn State Harrisburg freshman guard Mercedes Copeland (Reading, Pa.) stuffed the stat sheet by scoring 13 points, collecting a game-high nine rebounds, swiping four steals and dishing out three assists in just 20 minutes of playing time during the Nittany Lions’ 75-53 victory over Cedar Crest College Tuesday … College of Saint Elizabeth guard Kelly O'Dell (Stewartsville, N.J.) averaged 8.7 points, 9 rebounds and 4.3 assists during a 1-2 week for the Screaming Eagles … SUNY Institute of Technology senior guard Lyndsey Brognano (Rome, N.Y.) scored a season-high 21 points in a hard-fought 69-64 loss to Albany Pharmacy Sunday … SUNY Cobleskill junior guard Carolina Concepcion (Bronx, N.Y.) scored a game-high 23 points in a heartbreaking 72-68 double-overtime loss to SUNY Canton last Tuesday … Cazenovia College senior forward Megan McDermott (Greene, N.Y.) posted two-game averages of 14.5 points and 9 rebounds per contest in two games for the Wildcats … SUNY Cobleskill freshman Sam Scott (Sandwich, Mass.) took first place in the one-meter diving competition with an impressive 214 points during The Fighting Tigers’ triangular meet with conference rivals Wells College and Gallaudet University Saturday … Gallaudet University sophomore Alexandra Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden) captured first place in three individual events during SUNY Cobleskill’s triangular meet Saturday, winning the 100-yard butterfly (1:04.66), the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.91) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:25.05) … College of Saint Elizabeth senior Kristin King (Denville, N.J.) took first place in three events across two meets last week, winning the 500-yard freestyle (6:19.28) and being a part of the winning 200-yard IM relay team (2:20.48) in the Screaming Eagles’ 51-40 win over John Jay College Friday, while also winning the 200-yard backstroke (2:31.03) at the Drew Invitational this weekend, where Saint Elizabeth finished in third place out of six teams … Cazenovia College freshman Mackenzy Nutter (Cicero, N.Y.) broke two school records with her first-place finish times in both the 500- (5:53.60) and 1000-yard (11:59.20) freestyle events, respectably, in the Wildcats’ 159-123 loss to Utica 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.