Landmark Selects Players of the Week
MADISON, N.J. - One winter championship and late-season play in the other winter sports earned eight student-athletes Landmark Player of the Week recognition. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
Asmar Capers was a significant factor as Drew swept a Landmark weekend series against Scranton and Moravian. The senior scored 34 points, including the game-winning basket with three seconds remaining as the team topped Landmark leaders Scranton. He netted 23 points the previous night as the Rangers beat Moravian on a last-second shot. He averaged 28.5 points, and three rebounds while shooting 50-percent from the field over the two games. He also added three steals, two assists and a block
Meredith Mesaris played a pair of strong all-around games as Scranton went 2-0 to keep its chances of earning the second-seed for the Landmark postseason alive. After scoring 11 points with four rebounds in a win over USMMA, she poured in 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting to help Scranton hold off Drew in a tight game. She averaged 18 points, 4.5 rebounds and three steals for the weekend, while shooting 61-percent from the field.
Ken Schetroma had a pair of top-2 finishes for Susquehanna at the team's own Susquehanna Invitational. He set a new personal best, and narrowly missed a new conference record with his toss of 15.65 in the shot put. His toss won the event and was .02 cm short of the conference mark. He also placed second in the weight throw with a best mark of 14.02.
Micah Leonard excelled in the jumps at a pair of meets over the weekend. She placed second in the long jump with a mark of 5.33-meter at the Lafayette/Rider meet. She then won the triple jump at the Susquehanna Invitational, posting a best leap of 11.41-meters. Both distances are the best in the conference this season, and the triple jump distance moved her into the top-10 in Division III. She added an eight-place finish in the high jump at Susquehanna.
Men's Swimming & Diving:
Susquehanna's Chadd Lee won three events and was named the Landmark Male Swimmer of the Year at the 2012 Landmark Swimming & Diving Championships. The junior won the 200 IM on the opening night in a meet-record time of 1:53.96, claimed a victory in the 400 IM in a time of 4:12.31 on Saturday and then capped his weekend with a win in the 200 butterfly by swimming 1:55.87. Lee helped the Crusaders place third at the Championship, piling up 605 points.
Women's Swimming & Diving:
Devin Lessard helped Susquehanna claim its second-consecutive Landmark Swimming & Diving Championship. The junior won three individual events and swam a leg on the final relay that clinched Susquehanna's victory. She won the 200 IM to start the weekend, swimming a time of 2:09.49. On day three she then won the 1,650 freestyle in a Landmark record time of 17:24.82 and the 200 butterfly by swimming 2:08.32. She set two new Landmark records and swam a pair of NCAA provisional qualifying times at the meet.
Steve Ambrosi set a new Landmark record in the 800-meter run at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games. The senior won the event, posting a time of 1:53.34, which bested the previous record by nearly two seconds. It is the second-fastest time in school history, and ranks fourth in Division III this season.
Destiny Phillips had another strong meet for Goucher as the Gophers competed at the Susquehanna Invitational. She won the 60-meter hurdles, setting a new school record and running the second-fastest time in Landmark history at 9.14. She also anchored the 4x200 relay team that placed second and also set a new school record with a time of 1:52.45. Off the track she tied for second in the high jump.