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 volleyball for the period ending February 3, 2013.
William Doyle (Franklin, Va.) has been chosen as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after a strong week for the Penn State Harrisburg Nittany Lions that helped them go 2-1 during conference play. Doyle’s standout performance on the week came in Sunday’s 70-58 conference victory over Morrisville State College, where the junior guard shot the lights out by hitting a program-record seven 3-pointers on eight attempts from long range and finishing with a career-high 25 points to go along with five rebounds, a team-best four assists and a steal. Doyle missed just one shot on the day, finishing 8-of-9 from the field and hitting both of his free throw attempts in the win, which snapped Morrisville State’s 12-game win streak and handed the NEAC North Division-leading Mustangs (15-5, 9-2 NEAC) just their second conference loss of the season while keeping Harrisburg alive in a tight playoff race. Doyle added totals of 12 points, 11 assists and five boards in the Nittany Lions’ two other contests on the week and finished the week with three-game averages of 12.3 points, 5 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 31.7 minutes per game while hitting 10 3-pointers and shooting 75 percent (12-of-16) from the field. The Nittany lions are now 7-4 in conference play and 10-12 overall.
Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) has been named the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after another outstanding week for the Wells College Express. Roser, a junior, led the Express to a pair of conference victories behind averages of 18 points, 21 rebounds, 7.5 blocks, 2.5 steals and 1.5 assists per game. She opened the week recording the first triple-double of her career and just the 12th one of the year across all of NCAA Division III when she posted 15 points, a game-high 20 rebounds and a program-record 10 blocks in addition to three steals in a 69-57 victory over Cazenovia College Wednesday. She followed that up with another monster performance, as she registered game highs of 21 points, 22 rebounds and five blocks to go along with two assists and two steals in a 70-62 win over College of Saint Elizabeth Saturday. Roser, who entered the weekend as the national NCAA DIII leader in both rebounds per game and double-doubles, has now recorded 55 double-doubles in 65 career games and leads the NEAC in points (381), rebounds (322), rebounds per game (16.1), blocks (55) and field goals made (139). The Express are now 10-3 in the NEAC and 11-10 overall on the year.
Derek Nipps (Turnersville, N.J.) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week after a terrific week for the Wells College Express. The freshman led the Express to a doubleheader sweep over conference rival Cazenovia College Saturday with totals of 15 kills (2.50 k/set), 24 assists (4.0 a/set), three serve aces, four digs, 18 points (3.0 p/set) and an attack percentage of .522 (15-3-23). Nipps slammed home a match-best 10 kills on just 14 attempts while dishing out nine assists in a 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-13) win during match one while following that up with a match-high 15 assists to go along with five kills, two serve aces and two digs in the 3-0 (25-9, 25-8, 25-7) sweep in match two. Nipps is currently third in the NEAC in assists (73) and fourth in assists per set (4.06).
Joey Brennen (DuBois, Pa.) has been chosen as the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week after a solid week for the Lancaster Bible College Chargers. The junior middle blocker helped the Chargers to a 1-1 record during a tri-match at Eastern Mennonite University Saturday, finishing with nine digs (1.50 d/set) and seven blocks (1.17 b/set) through both matches, while also providing offense with 15 kills (2.50 k/set) behind a .333 attack percentage (15-4-33), to tally 20 points (3.3 p/set) on the week. Brennen had a match-best two solo blocks, two assisted blocks and five digs to go along with eight kills and an assist in a 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 26-22) win over conference foe Gallaudet University to open the tri-match, while finishing with a team-best three blocks (1 solo) and four digs in addition to seven kills and an assist in a hard-fought 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 26-24) setback to host Eastern Mennonite. Brennen currently leads the NEAC in both solo blocks (7) and total blocks (16), while being second in both block assists (9) and blocks per set (0.89).
The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Penn State Berks senior forward Jeff Schmidt (Orefield, Pa.) averaged 14 points and 7.7 rebounds per game during a 2-1 week for the Nittany Lions … Wells College junior guard Jonathan Hurtado (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had 18 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in the Express’ 69-62 conference victory over Cazenovia College Wednesday … Penn State Abington sophomore Mike Marvin (Horsham, Pa.), who entered weekend play tied for second nationally in double-doubles (14), added another to his total with 13 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in the Nittany Lions’ 67-63 conference road win over Keuka College Sunday … Cazenovia College senior forward Matt Perry (Massena, N.Y.) scored 21 points in the Wildcats’ 82-73 victory over Penn State Harrisburg Saturday … SUNY Institute of Technology freshman forward Kaleel Johnson (Syracuse, N.Y.) averaged 13.5 points and 10 rebounds per game during a 1-1 week for the Wildcats … Lancaster Bible College freshman guard CJ Dunston (Elkton, Md.) scored a game-high 19 points in 25 minutes off the bench to guide the Chargers to an 81-65 conference victory over SUNY Cobleskill Saturday … Keuka College senior forward Mariah Mouzon (Elmira, N.Y.) scored a season-high 20 points in a 76-64 victory over Penn State Abington Sunday and finished the week averaging 13.3 points and 8 rebounds per game during three conference victories for the Storm … Gallaudet University senior Lindsay Stergio (Montville, Conn.) averaged 14.5 points and 8 rebounds per game in a pair of conference victories for the Bison … Lancaster Bible College freshman guard Aubrey Folger (South Berwick, Maine) posted three-game averages of 13.3 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals during a 2-1 week for the Chargers, which included two conference victories … SUNY Institute of Technology junior guard Abbey Hanahan (Stillwater, N.Y.) posted averages of 11.5 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists per game during a 1-1 week for the Wildcats … SUNY Cobleskill senior guard Heidi Anderson (Canajoharie, N.Y.) averaged 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals per game during a 1-1 week for the Fighting Tigers … Cazenovia College senior forward Megan McDermott (Greene, N.Y.) dished out a game-high six assists to go along with 12 boards and nine points in the Wildcats’ 74-67 conference victory over College of Saint Elizabeth Sunday, and finished the week averaging 11.3 points, 12 rebounds and 5.3 assists during a 1-2 week for Cazenovia … Wells College freshman Tyler Wiley (York, Pa.) registered 13 digs (2.17 d/set) in the Express’ doubleheader sweep over Cazenovia College Saturday … Keuka College freshman Connor Hinman (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) compiled 31 kills with 15 digs during a 1-2 week for the Storm … SUNY Institute of Technology sophomore Justin Rich (Hamburg, N.Y.) tallied a match-high 10 digs and added two assists in the Wildcats’ 3-0 loss to New York University 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.