Landmark Selects Players of the Week
MADISON, N.J. - After another full week of spring sports competition 14 student-athletes have been chosen as Landmark Players of the Week. The Player of the Week selections are made by the conference office.
Scranton's Chris Bligh enjoyed a prolific week at the plate in a 3-1 week for the Royals. He put together a pair of five hit games against Landmark foe Drew, going 5-for-6 in one game, and 5-for-5 in another. He finished the week with a .722 batting average (13-for-18) and also had a pair of home runs in a win over Misericordia. Six of his 13 hits went for extra bases with three doubles and three home runs, while producing 14 RBI and nine runs scored.
Senior Brian Ahearn helped Susquehanna take two of three from Catholic by winning the final game of the series. He went eight innings, allowing no earned runs on four hits while striking out 10 to claim his first win of the season.
Men's Lacrosse Offense:
Junior midfielder Brian Hoge scored four goals over two games as Goucher enjoyed a 1-1 week. Hoge scored twice, including the unassisted game-winning goal in overtime as Goucher slipped past Landmark foe Scranton 7-6 in overtime. He also produced a pair of goals in a 7-6 overtime loss to non-conference foe Swarthmore earlier in the week
Men's Lacrosse Defense:
Senior defender Michael Maginnis played a big defensive and offensive role in USMMA's win over Moravian. He contributed to a defense that held Moravian to nine goals, the fifth-straight game they held a team to fewer than 10 goals. He produced five ground balls and also had the first multi-point game of his career with a goal and an assist in the win.
Women's Lacrosse Offense:
Catholic's Kate Robinson earns the honor for the second-consecutive week as she provided offensive punch in a pair of Catholic wins. She scored seven goals and added an assist as the Cardinals defeated Susquehanna in their Landmark opener. She also scored five goals and had an assist as Catholic knocked off 14th-ranked Mary Washington. Along with the 12 goals and two assists she had 10 draw controls and four ground balls over the two games.
Women's Lacrosse Defense:
Catholic goalkeeper played two stellar games in goal for Catholic in a pair of wins. In the team's Landmark opener she recorded four saves as Catholic outlasted Susquehanna. Earlier in the week she made 11 saves on 23 shots as the Cardinals knocked off 14th-ranked Mary Washington. She gave up nine goals per game over the two contests.
Moravian's Blair Maginnis won the shot put and added other high finishes at the Muhlenberg Invitational. He posted a best toss of 14.61 meters and also added a fourth-place finish in the hammer throw and added a sixth-place effort in the discuss.
Moravian sophomore Jessica Posimo won a pair of events at the non-scored Muhlenberg Invitational. Posimo placed first in the long jump with a leap of 5.09 meters, and won the triple jump in 10.96 meters.
Moravian senior Beth Paly played a big part in the Greyhounds earning a 4-0 record on the week. In a sweep of Landmark foe Juniata Paly was 3-for-7 with a run scored and an RBI in the two games. Earlier in the week she was 3-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and a double. She had six hits in 11 at-bats for a .545 batting average.
Freshman Elizabeth Python tossed two complete-game shutouts including her first career no hitter in two Moravian wins. She al¬lowed just one runner to reach on an error while collecting three strikeouts in a win over Albright. She then went five innings, allowing just two hits and fanning four players as the Greyhounds topped Juniata. For the week she allowed no runs and two hits over 10 innings, while striking out seven batters.
Junior Aaron Rhodes posted a 4-2 overall record for the Eagles this past week, including a pair of wins in a Landmark match. Rhodes notched a 6-0, 6-0 win at fifth singles against Scranton, and then teamed with Jonathan Skoner for an 8-4 win at second doubles against the Royals. He then added singles and doubles wins against Penn State-Behrend, winning 6-1, 6-0 in singles.
Moravian senior Jennel Yelito earned a critical victory, one of her three wins on the week. Yelito earned the final win in Moravian's 5-4 Landmark win over Goucher to remain unbeaten in conference play. She rallied from a one-set deficit to claim the 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win. Earlier in the week she won at fourth singles by a 6-1, 6-2 score and posted a 9-8 (7-4) win at second doubles against Division II Philadelphia University.
Moravian senior Nathaniel Tussey continued his strong outdoor season by winning two events at the Muhlenberg Invitational. He won both the 110-meter hurdles and the 400-meter hurdles. He posted NCAA provisional qualifying times in both events, going 14.83 in the 110 hurdles and 3:29.19 in the 400 hurdles. He also ran a leg on the winning 4x400 relay team.
Moravian's Sydni Wisniewski won three sprint events at the non-scored Muhlenberg Invitational. She crossed the line first in the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.61, she 200-meter dash in 26.06 and then won the 400-meter dash with a mark of 59.58. She was also a member of Moravian's winning 4x100-meter relay team.