North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week Selections for 01-07-13

North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week Selections for 01-07-13

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 running from Monday, December 17, 2012 through Sunday, January 6, 2013.


Layton Seeber (Champaign, Ill.) has been named the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after an outstanding stretch for the Gallaudet University Bison.  The senior guard led the Bison to a 2-2 record dating back to Dec. 29 through this past Sunday, as he averaged 18.8 points, 6.5 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 block per game while shooting 48 percent (27-of-56) from the field and 40 percent (12-of-30) from the 3-point line during that span. Seeber averaged 24.5 points during the two-game Louis Fleming Basinger Tournament hosted by Lycoming College on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30, which included a career-best 29 points in addition to nine boards, seven assists and four steals in a 68-56 victory over Cairn University en route to being named to the All-Tournament Team.  He then opened the New Year with two-game averages of 13 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 1.5 blocks during conference play this past Saturday and Sunday, highlighted by 19 points and game highs of five assists and four steals in a 64-56 victory over SUNY Institute of Technology Sunday.  For the season, Seeber currently leads the NEAC in assists (78), steals (32), points (243) and 3-pointers made (39), while being second in both points per game (17.4) and field goals made (82).


Trish Watson (Bensalem, Pa.) and Megan McDermott (Greene, N.Y.) have both been chosen as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Co-Student-Athletes of the Week after each put together stellar performances for their respective squads.


Watson, a senior for the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions, became the program’s all-time scoring leader this past weekend while also guiding her team to a pair of conference victories with two-game averages of 20.5 points, 8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2 steals.  Watson claimed Abington’s all-time scoring mark seven minutes into the second half of the Nittany Lions’ victory over SUNY Cobleskill Saturday, scoring on a fast-break layup to give her 1,159 career points and the prestigious record.  She finished the contest with a game-high 28 points while also flirting with a triple-double after recording a career-best 11 assists and grabbing eight rebounds.  The victory also marked Abington’s first win against Cobleskill since both teams joined the NEAC in 2008.  Watson went on to add 13 points, eight rebounds and two steals in a 51-41 victory over Morrisville State College Sunday, helping the Nittany Lions get off to their best-ever start in conference play at 3-0.



McDermott, a senior for the Cazenovia College Wildcats, also receives the recognition after posting a pair of dominant performances during two conference victories on the road this past weekend.  The 5-foot-9 forward averaged 23 points, 15 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game through both contests while hitting 50 percent (21-of-42) of her shot attempts.  McDermott scored 20 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the field in a 58-46 victory over Gallaudet Saturday, where she also hauled in a game-best 11 rebounds, while following that up with a team-high 26 points and game highs of 19 rebounds and six steals in an 80-72 win over Wilson Sunday.  McDermott is currently second in the conference in both total points (175) and rebounds (117).   



The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Penn State Harrisburg senior Jordan Gatchell (Manheim, Pa.) became just the fourth player in program history to reach the 1,000 career point mark after scoring 16 points in a 77-60 nonconference loss to Lebanon Valley this past Wednesday … Penn State Berks junior Tom Smith (Norristown, Pa.) averaged 15.5 points, 5 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game in a pair of conference victories for the Nittany Lions … SUNY Institute of Technology sophomore T'Andre Richardson (Utica, N.Y.) connected on 13 consecutive field goal attempts during the Wildcats’ 64-56 setback to Gallaudet Sunday, which was just five short of the NCAA record of 18 consecutive made field goals.  Richardson finished the contest with a game-high 30 points … Penn State Abington sophomore Mike Marvin (Horsham, Pa.) extended his program-record double-double streak to 13 games after posting 17 points and 14 rebounds in the Nittany Lions’ thrilling 82-80 win over SUNY Cobleskill Saturday, although the streak would end the next day in a loss to Morrisville State, where he finished with 11 points and nine boards … Lancaster Bible College senior Dan Karl (Lee, Mass.) scored 20 points to help give the Chargers their first victory of the season with a 57-48 win over Wells College Saturday … Cazenovia College freshman Jim Atkinson (Skaneateles, N.Y.) scored 19 points on six 3-pointers to lead the Wildcats to a 61-56 conference victory over Gallaudet Saturday … College of Saint Elizabeth freshman Ashley Pledger (Randolph, N.J.) averaged 22.5 points in a pair of conference victories for the Screaming Eagles … SUNY Institute of Technology senior Lyndsey Brognano (Rome, N.Y.) averaged 22.7 points per game during a 2-1 week for the Wildcats … Penn State Harrisburg junior Miranda Zeanchock (Carrolltown, Pa.) scored a career-best 25 points in an 87-68 conference victory over SUNY Institute of Technology Saturday … Keuka College senior Mariah Mouzon (Elmira, N.Y.) posted her second double-double of the year after registering season highs of 17 points and 14 rebounds in the Storm’s 72-66 conference victory over Penn State Berks Sunday … Wells College freshman Holli Erkson (Cooperstown, N.Y.) scored a season-high 24 points in an 83-68 victory over Penn State Berks Friday … Gallaudet University senior Lindsay Stergio (Montville, Conn.) tallied a career-best 25 points in a 75-54 setback to SUNYIT Sunday … Morrisville State College freshman Queen Holquin (Bronx, N.Y.) scored a collegiate-best 17 points in a 69-58 conference loss to College of Saint Elizabeth 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.