Landmark Honors Eight Competitors As Players of the Week
MADISON, N.J. - With one Landmark winter championship is in the books and the regular season winding down for others eight student-athletes have been chosen as Landmark Players of the Week for their performances. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
Freshman Jeremy Hays turned in a pair of strong all-around games for Juniata as the Eagles swept a two-game Landmark home weekend. He scored in double figures in both games, netting 14 in a win over Moravian and hitting for 18 as the Eagles topped Scranton. He shot 68-percent from the field and 60-percent from three-point range in the wins, and averaged four rebounds, four assists and 2.5 steals over the two-game series.
Kate McDonald had a pair of strong all-around games to help Juniata sweep Moravian and Scranton in Landmark action. She scored a team-high 19 points with nine rebounds, five steals and three assists as the Eagles downed Moravian, then followed it up with her seventh double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while adding three assists and two steals in an overtime win over Scranton. For the week she averaged 17.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals, three assists and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 62-percent from the field.
Susquehanna’s Ken Schetroma had a pair of top-3 finishes at the Susquehanna Indoor Invitational. He finished second in the weight throw with a mark of 13.85-meters, and then tossed the shot 14.35-meters. Both marks rank as the best in the Landmark this season.
Micah Leonard won a pair of events for Moravian at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games. She posted an NCAA provisional leap of 11.39-meters to place first in the triple jump, and then narrowly missed another NCAA mark by jumping 5.45-meters to win the long jump at the meet. Both her jumps rank as the best in the Landmark this year.
Men's Swimming & Diving:
Catholic freshman Caleb Capozella was named the Male Swimmer and Rookie of the Year at the Landmark Swimming & Diving Championships. He won three individual events over the three days, setting one Landmark record and another Championship meet record. He won the 200 IM in a Landmark-record time of 1:54.83, followed with a meet record time of 52.45 to win the 100-backstroke and then claimed the 200-backstroke on the final day of the meet with a time of 1:53.65.
Women's Swimming & Diving:
With three individual victories in three days Catholic’s Joanna Ladas was named the Female Swimmer of the Year and Rookie of the Year at the Landmark Swimming & Diving Championships. The freshman won the 500-freestyle with a Landmark record time of 5:07.09, won the 200 freestyle with another Landmark record time of 1:56.16 and then swam an NCAA provisional qualifying time and broke another Landmark record in winning the 1,650-freestyle in 17:31.64.
Moravian’s Eric Woodruff set a pair of school records competing at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games. He won the 60-meter dash in 6.87 seconds, which was an NCAA provisional qualifying time, and also won the 200-meter dash in 21.55 seconds. Both times are school records and the best in the conference this year.
Susquehanna’s Alycia Woodruff fared well at the Susquehanna Indoor Invitational. She broke her own school record and ran the fastest time in the conference this season in winning the mile with a time of 5:11.20. She outran 26 competitors to win the event.