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 January 13, 2013.
Rhamel Williams (Bronx, N.Y.) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after a conference-record-breaking performance for the Morrisville State College Mustangs. The junior forward led the Mustangs to a pair of conference victories last week and broke a NEAC record in the process, as he swiped a conference-best 11 steals in the Mustangs’ 72-57 victory over Lancaster Bible College Saturday, where he also finished with 16 points, a team-high seven rebounds, three assists and a block. That effort came on the heels of a five-steal performance in a 101-71 victory over SUNY Institute of Technology, where Williams also grabbed a game-high 11 boards and scored six points in just 20 minutes of action. Williams finished the week averaging nearly a triple-double of 11 points, 9 rebounds and 8 steals per game while shooting 56 percent (10-of-18) from the field in just 26 minutes per game.
Lyndsey Brognano (Rome, N.Y.) has been named the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after an outstanding week for the SUNY Institute of Technology Wildcats. The senior guard led the Wildcats to three conference victories this past week behind averages of 20.7 points, 7.7 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 2 steals per game while shooting 50 percent (20-of-40) from the field, 88 percent (15-of-17) from the free throw line and hitting seven 3-pointers. Brognano opened the week scoring a season-high 28 points to go along with eight boards, six assists and a team-high three steals in a 75-41 win over Morrisville State College Wednesday, while following that up by dishing out a game- and season-best 10 assists in addition to 10 points and four rebounds in just 24 minutes of play in a 94-56 win over College of Saint Elizabeth Saturday. She finished the week with a game-best 24 points while adding eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals in an 83-66 victory over Penn State Abington Sunday that gave the Nittany Lions (5-1 NEAC) their first conference loss of the season. Brognano currently leads the conference in assists per game (4.7) while being second in points per game (18.9) and third in 3-pointers made (27).
Patrick Munroe (Williamsville, N.Y.) has been chosen as the NEAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after a record-setting performance for the Wells College Express. Munroe, a freshman, set the program record in the 200-yard butterfly with a first-place finish time of 2:20.52 during the Express’ meet against Buffalo State College this past Friday. Individually, Munroe also captured second place in the 200-yard medley relay (1:53.00) and third place in the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.94), while also helping Wells capture first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:43.60.
Hilary Feudale (Coal Township, Pa.) has been selected as the NEAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after another outstanding performance for the Wells College Express. Feudale was the lone Express swimmer to claim an individual victory during a meet against Buffalo State this past Friday, as she captured first place by a full four seconds in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:07.89, which was also the third-fastest finish time in program history for that event. The freshman swimmer also took second place in the 200-yard backstroke (2:30.29) and has now placed either first or second in her last 14 individual events (11 first place finishes, three second place).
The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Keuka College sophomore Trevor Healey (Wethersfield, Conn.) shot 12-of-15 from the field and scored a career-best 27 points in an 80-72 loss to conference rival Penn State Harrisburg Sunday, and finished the week averaging 15 points and 7.2 rebounds per game during a 3-1 week for the Storm … Penn State Abington sophomore forward Avery Barnes (Middlesex, N.J.) posted two-game averages of 17 points and 12 rebounds during a 1-1 week for the Nittany Lions … SUNY Cobleskill junior Will Davis (White Plains, N.Y.) scored 24 points off the bench to lead the Fighting Tigers to an 89-69 victory over Cazenovia College Wednesday … Penn State Berks senior Jeff Schmidt (Orefield, Pa.) had 12 points, 14 boards, six assists and five blocks in a 72-66 victory over SUNY Cobleskill Sunday … Wells College junior EJ Taylor (Tampa Bay, Fla.) scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 53-49 conference win over Penn State Harrisburg Saturday … Penn State Harrisburg senior guard Thristan Lundy (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored a team-high 18 points to lead the Nittany Lions to an 80-72 conference victory over Keuka Sunday … SUNY Institute of Technology junior Ryan James (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) scored all 15 of his points in the second half to help the Wildcats rally from 13 points down to defeat Penn State Abington 70-62 in conference action Sunday ... Lancaster Bible College senior Dan Karl (Lee, Mass.) averaged 20.7 points per game through three contests for the Chargers, including a career-best 28 points in a 72-67 setback to Keuka College in conference play Monday …Wells College junior Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.), who entered this week as the national NCAA Division III leader in rebounds per game, added 17 more to her total in an 85-76 victory over Penn State Harrisburg Saturday, where she also scored a team-high 23 points … Lancaster Bible College senior Lauren Heliger (Reading, Pa.) posted three-game averages of 16.3 point and 6.3 rebounds during three conference victories for the Chargers … Penn State Abington freshman Teharah Worrell (Philadelphia, Pa.) averaged 12 points and 6 steals per game through three conference wins for the Nittany Lions … Keuka College senior Jessica Bandrowski (Center Moriches, N.Y.) posted 16 points and 5.3 assists per game during a 2-1 week for the Storm … SUNY Cobleskill senior Heidi Anderson (Canajoharie, N.Y.) tallied 15.7 and 5.3 rebounds per game during a 2-1 week for the Fighting Tigers … Penn State Berks sophomore Sherrie Satchel (Philadelphia, Pa.) recorded a career-high 20 rebounds in the Nittany Lions’ 70-46 conference win over SUNY Cobleskill, where she also registered four blocks to give her a program-record 34 for the season … Penn State Harrisburg freshman Mercedes Copeland (Reading, Pa.) averaged 24 points per game through three contests for the Nittany Lions, including a collegiate-best 27 points in an 85-76 conference loss to Wells that marked the fourth-highest total in program history … College of Saint Elizabeth senior Kelly O'Dell (Stewartsville, N.J.) averaged 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game during a 1-1 week for the Screaming Eagles … SUNY Cobleskill freshman Sam Scott (Sandwich, Mass.) placed 11th overall in a field of 22 divers with a score of 185.80 points at the 2013 RPI Kumpf Invitational hosted on 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.