Landmark Honors Spring Sport Players of the Week
MADISON, N.J. - With the spring sports season heading into the home stretch and after a busy week of competition fourteen spring sport student-athletes have been chosen as Landmark Players of the Week. The Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark office.
Scranton infielder David Giglio provided offensive pop for the Royals as the team went 4-0 including a three-game sweep of Landmark foe Catholic. He belted a home run in three of the four games on the week, homering in three consecutive contests as he hit .500 and drove in eight runs over the four games. He had five hits, five RBI and three runs scored over the three games against Catholic. For the week he had four extra base hits, and also drew three walks.
Moravian freshman hurler Brendan Close produced his second shutout of the season as he blanked Drew in a complete game Landmark win. He went all seven innings in the game, allowing no runs while scattering four hits. He struck out six in the game, raising his Landmark-leading total to 62, and did not allow a walk.
Susquehanna’s Graham Huber won the high jump at the Bucknell Bison Classic, besting a field of athletes from all three divisions. Huber won the event in a jump off, and posted a best leap of 2.02 meters, which is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark, and is the best mark in that event in the conference in the outdoor season.
Moravian’s Flora Robertson helped the Greyhounds finish 3rd among a 12-team field at the New Jersey Invitational with strong efforts in the throws. She won the hammer throw, posting a best toss of 41.94 meters, which is the second-best toss in the Landmark this season. She also added a 10th-place finish in the discus with a throw of 27.95 meters.
Men's Lacrosse Offense:
Drew’s Jon Bucknam was a big offensive force for the Rangers as the team earned a Landmark win over Susquehanna. He had a hat-trick in the game, including scoring the eventual game-winner in the 6-1 win. Bucknam also contributed to Drew’s stellar defensive performance with four ground balls and a caused turnover.
Men's Lacrosse Defense:
Michael DeGiovanni keyed a Drew defense that helped the Rangers remain unbeaten in Landmark play in a win over Susquehanna. He helped spark the defense with three caused turnovers and a pair of ground balls as the Rangers limited Susquehanna to just one goal in a 6-1 win. His efforts helped Drew hold the Crusaders to just 18 shots in the contest and tie the single-season low for fewest goals allowed in a conference game this season.
Women's Lacrosse Offense:
Midfielder Kate Robinson provided big offensive production in a pair of wins for Catholic. She poured in five goals with two assists as the Cardinals downed Landmark rival Goucher, which came after she scored six goals with two assists in a non-conference win over Marymount. She posted a total of 15 points for the week while also adding a total of 12 draw controls, 11 caused turnovers and six ground balls.
Women's Lacrosse Defense:
Catholic’s Caroline Taltavull played a pair of strong games as the Cardinals extended their winning streak to 11 with a pair of wins. She caused a pair of turnovers, collected six ground balls and had three draw controls in a conference win over Goucher. She also had five ground balls and five draw controls along with a pair of caused turnovers in a win over Marymount. She also contributed to the offense with two goals in each of the victories.
Senior Laurie Blaszka enjoyed a record-breaking doubleheader as Susquehanna split a two-game Landmark series. She was 5-for-8 at the plate over the two games, knocking out two hits in game one and three more in game two. Her home run in the second game of the series gave her nine for her career, establishing a new Susquehanna record. She drove in four runs and scored three times over the two-game series.
Susquehanna pitcher Cara Swerdlow picked up a complete game victory as the Crusaders earned a win over Landmark foe Scranton. She tosesd seven innings in a 9-1 win, allowing four hits ahil fanning 11 hitters. She added two more strikeouts while pitching one inning in the second game of the twinbill. She had a 1.75 ERA over eight innings for the week, and posted 13 strikeouts.
Drew freshman Jeff Marshall continued his strong play as he picked up two wins playing at first singles for the Rangers. He helped Drew extend its conference winning streak to 70 matches as he posted a 6-0, 6-0 win at first singles against Susquehanna, and then also earned a win by an 8-6 score at first doubles. Earlier in the week he had Drew’s only point in a loss to TCNJ as he notched a 6-2, 6-4 win at first singles.
Susquehanna freshman Julia Lerner earned two big victories to help the Crusaders pull out a one-point victory over Drew in Landmark tennis action. Playing at first singles she captured a 6-3, 6-4 win to help her team seal the victory. That came after she and her partner earned an 8-6 win at first doubles.
Moravian senior Nathaniel Tussey won two events as the Greyhounds placed third at the New Jersey Invitational. He won the 110-meter hurdles in an NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 14.77. He then added a win in the 400-meter hurdles with an ECAC qualifying mark of 42.41 seconds. He also ran a leg on Moravian’s winning 4x100-meter relay.
Susquehanna sophomore Alycia Woodruff ran the fastest time of her career in her only event at the Bucknell Classic. Woodruff posted a time of 17:36.49 in the 5,000 to establish a new Susquehanna and Landmark record as she placed 11th in the event among runners from all three Divisions. She ran more than 30 seconds faster than her previous fastest time in that event this season.