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, men’s and women’s swimming & diving and men’s volleyball for the period ending January 27, 2013. These are the first set of selections for men’s volleyball this season.
Mike Marvin (Horsham, Pa.) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after a tremendous week for the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions. After sharing the honor a week ago, Marvin stood alone this week after guiding the Nittany Lions to three conference victories behind averages of 23.3 points and 11 rebounds per game while shooting 67 percent (31-of-46) from the field. The sophomore forward opened the week with a game-high 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the floor to go along with seven boards, two assists and a block in a 78-66 win over Lancaster Bible College Wednesday. His hot shooting continued into the weekend, as he hit the game-winning jumper in the Nittany Lions’ thrilling 66-64 road victory over Gallaudet University Saturday and finished with 19 points while going 8-of-11 from the floor and adding five rebounds and a steal. The thrills continued into Sunday, as Marvin helped lead Abington to a 113-105 double-overtime victory over Penn State Harrisburg with a career-high 29 points while tying his season-high in rebounds with 21. Marvin currently leads the NEAC in both points (19.6) and rebounds (12.8) per game and has compiled 14 double-doubles this season, which now gives him 30 for his collegiate career. The Nittany Lions are now 6-3 in conference play and 8-12 overall.
Jessica Bandrowski (Center Moriches, N.Y.) has been named the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after a sensational week for the Keuka College Storm. The junior guard posted averages of 24.3 points, 7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 4.3 steals per game while shooting 53 percent (28-of-53) from the field and 48 percent (10-of-21) from the 3-point line over three conference victories for the Storm. Bandrowski opened the week with a game-high 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting, which included going 6-of-10 from 3-point land, during Wednesday's 90-70 road win over Cazenovia College, where she also added eight rebounds, a game-high six steals and four assists. Bandrowski carried her scoring prowess into her next contest, finishing with a game- and career-high 34 points in the Storm’s thrilling 102-98 overtime victory over SUNY Institute of Technology Saturday, including seven clutch points in the extra fame that helped give the Storm the victory and their highest scoring mark in the past 19 seasons. She again finished the contest with totals of eight rebounds, a game-high six steals and four assists as well. Bandrowski then closed the week with totals of 12 points, six assists and five boards in the Storm’s 72-56 win over SUNY Cobleskill that gave Keuka its seventh straight conference victory. Bandrowski is now the team leader in points (16.6), assists (4.6) and steals (3.7) per game for the Storm, who sit atop the NEAC North Division at 10-1 in conference play.
Kory Parsons (Holland Patent, N.Y.) has been chosen as the NEAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after a terrific performance for the Cazenovia College Wildcats. Parsons, a junior, captured four first-place finishes during the Wildcats’ meet against conference foe Wells College Saturday, which ended in a 59-59 tie. Parsons won three individual events on the day, placing first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:45.54), the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.68) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:26.11). Parsons also swam the anchor leg of the 200-yard medley relay for the Wildcats, who took first place with a time of 1:50.6.
Shannon Tipton (Woodbridge, Va.) has been selected as the NEAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after an outstanding outing for the College of Saint Elizabeth Screaming Eagles. The senior swimmer had a hand in three-first place finishes for the Screaming Eagles to help guide them to a 104-47 victory over conference rival SUNY Cobleskill Saturday, which marked the third victory in the last four meets for Saint Elizabeth. Tipton won both the 1,000-yard freestyle (13:44.18) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:16.54) individual events while also swimming the second leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay for Saint Elizabeth, which captured first place with a time of 1:53.05.
Sean Conte (Hilton, N.Y.) has been named the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week after an impressive all-around week for the SUNY Institute of Technology Wildcats. The freshman outside hitter compiled totals of 47 kills (2.94 k/set), 26 digs (1.62 d/set), six blocks (one solo), two assists, a serve ace and 51.5 points (3.2 p/set) through four matches for the Wildcats during their season-opening week of play. Conte opened the season with three straight double-digit kill performances, including a team-best 15 in a 3-2 (25-21, 19-25, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13) victory over Mt. Ida during the SUNYIT Invitational Friday. He followed that up with a double-double of 15 kills and 12 digs – both team highs – in a 3-1 (21-25, 19-25, 30-28, 18-25) loss to Emerson College that same night, and added 11 more kills in addition to four blocks (one solo) in a 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 6-25, 18-25) setback to Sage Saturday. The efforts on the week have helped Conte open the season as the conference’s leader in kills, kills per set, points and points per set.
Mitch Demko (Slatingdon, Pa.) has been
chosen as the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Defensive Student-Athlete
of the Week after a strong week for the Lancaster Bible
College Chargers. The senior outside hitter amassed
23 digs and eight blocks (five solo) through four matches for the
Chargers to open the season. Demko had two solo blocks and
three digs in the Chargers’ season-opening 3-1 (25-22, 25-19,
20-25, 25-18) loss to nationally ranked Juniata at the Penn State
Altoona Invitational two weekends ago, before following that up
with a match-high 14 digs while assisting on three blocks in a
heartbreaking 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 14-25, 29-27, 12-15) loss to host
Altoona, where he also had 11 kills. Demko helped the
Chargers rebound with a 3-0 (25-6, 25-9, 25-15) sweep over
conference foe Gallaudet University Friday, finishing with a
match-best three solo blocks and four digs while also providing
offense with seven kills and three serve aces. His defensive
performances currently have him ranked second in the conference in
solo blocks and fourth in digs.
The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Keuka College sophomore forward Trevor Healey (Wethersfield, Conn.) scored a career-high 29 points in the Storm’s 82-68 victory over Cazenovia College last Wednesday, and finished the week averaging 18.7 points per game through three conference victories for the Storm … Morrisville State College junior Jordan Prior (Cortland, N.Y.) tallied a season-high 26 points in just 28 minutes of action to lead Mustangs to a 71-58 conference victory over Wells College Wednesday, as he hit eight of his 11 field goal attempts, including 6-of-7 from long range, while also sinking all four of his free throw attempts … . Cazenovia College senior Matt Perry (Massena, N.Y.) scored a game-high 34 points in the Wildcats’ 98-57 victory over SUNY ESF last Wednesday, marking the second time this season that Perry has scored over 30 points in a contest … Penn State Berks senior forward Jeff Schmidt (Orefield, Pa.) posted his third double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the Nittany Lions’ 71-62 conference victory over Lancaster Bible College Saturday … Wells College junior Jonathan Hurtado (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored 23 points in back-to-back conference contests this weekend for the Express, who went 1-1 during that timeframe … Gallaudet University senior Layton Seeber (Champaign, Ill.) scored a game-high 24 points against nationally ranked St. Mary’s (Md.) Wednesday before dropping a game-best 28 points in the Bison’s last-second 66-64 loss to Penn State Abington Saturday … SUNY Institute of Technology junior Desmian Greer (Washington Heights, N.Y.) averaged 23.7 points per game through three conference contests for the Wildcats last week … SUNY Cobleskill sophomore Alexis Nunez (White Plains, N.Y.) scored 21 points and dished out a game-high eight assists in the Fighting Tigers’ 75-61 conference road victory over Wells College Saturday … Wells College junior Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) averaged 16.3 points and 13.7 rebounds per game during a 2-1 week for the Express and posted a double-double in each contest to now give her 53 for her career … Lancaster Bible College senior Lauren Heliger (Reading, Pa.) posted three-game averages of 22.3 points and 6 assists during a 2-1 week for the Chargers … Penn State Berks freshman Shanelle Koch (Schuylkill Haven, Pa.) averaged 17.3 points per game during a 2-1 week in conference play for the Nittany Lions … Penn State Harrisburg senior Amanda Moyer (Carlisle, Pa.) averaged 16.5 points and 9 rebounds per game in a pair of conference victories for the Nittany Lions … SUNY Institute of Technology junior Abbey Hanahan (Stillwater, N.Y.) scored 18 points in three straight conference contests for the Wildcats, who went 2-1 during that timeframe … Penn State Abington senior Trish Watson (Bensalem, Pa.) scored a game-high 22 points in the Nittany Lions’ 66-48 victory over Gallaudet Saturday and followed that up with a game-best 31 points in an 89-72 setback to Penn State Harrisburg Sunday … Cazenovia College senior Megan McDermott (Greene, N.Y.) posted two-game averages of 16 points and 11.5 rebounds during a 1-1 week for the Wildcats … Gallaudet University senior Lindsay Stergio (Montville, Conn.) scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 boards to notch her sixth career double-double and help the Bison snap their 15-game losing streak with a 66-52 conference victory over the College of Saint Elizabeth … College of Saint Elizabeth junior Cheyenne Grant (Sayreville, N.J.) scored a team-high 17 points and hauled in seven boards in the Screaming Eagles’ 73-51 conference win over Wilson College Saturday … Wells College freshman Patrick Munroe (Williamsville, N.Y.) picked up two first-place individual finishes during the Express’ 59-59 tie against NEAC rival Cazenovia College Saturday, as he won the 200-yard butterfly (2.22:80) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:19.03) … Wells College freshman Hilary Feudale (Coal Township, Pa.) won the 100-yard backstroke with a personal-best time of 1:07.15 in a 157-99 victory over conference foe Cazenovia College for the Express, which set the program record for wins in a season (8) … SUNY Cobleskill freshman Rachael Degnan (Guilderland, N.Y.) broke her own program record in the 400-yard individual medley with a second-place finish time of 5:09.69 to go along with a win in the 100-yard butterfly (1:07.53) and a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (6:05.00) in Saturday’s loss to the College of Saint Elizabeth … Wells College freshman outside hitter J.J. Podczasy (Macungie, Pa.) tallied 34 kills and 20 digs through four matches for the Express.
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.