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September 23, 2013

Landmark Announces Players of the Week

TOWSON, Md. – The Landmark Conference has released the Players of the Week. The conference will recognize a student-athlete for each sport based on their contributions to their team throughout the season.

Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Nate Alter
Juniata (Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Alter finished the Lock Haven Invitational 8-kilometer race in 25:55.0 on Saturday to set a new Juniata program record. He finished 17th amongst the 244 competitors and posted the fastest 8K time in the Landmark this season.

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Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Katrina Woods
Juniata (Sr., Shirleysburg, Pa.)

Woods placed third at Saturday’s Lock Haven Invitational and finished as the top NCAA Division III runner. She ran the 6-kilometer race in 21:44.20 to break the Juniata and Landmark record in the process. Woods shaved over a minute off her previous career-best.
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Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week
Kim Hermann
Catholic (Jr., M, Havertown, Pa.)
Hermann picked up where she left off last week as she scored 20th ranked Catholic’s only goal in a 1-0 upset of No. 3 Salisbury. She added an assist in the Cardinals’ 4-0 win against Misericordia.  Hermann leads the team with four goals on the year.
Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week
Megan Comunale
Catholic (Sr., GK, Hammonton, N.J.)
Comunale helped to guide Catholic to a 2-0 record last week. She registered eight saves and posted a shutout in the team's 1-0 upset over No. 3 Salisbury on Wednesday. On Saturday, Comunale did not allow a goal during 63 minutes of play in Catholic's 4-0 win over Misericordia.
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Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Dan Weldon
Merchant Marine (So., F, Holland Township, N.J.)
Weldon tallied Merchant Marine’s game-winning goal in overtime against Susquehanna to open the conference schedule with a victory and three points. He also recorded the game-tying goal as USMMA came from behind to defeat St. Joseph's (L.I.), 2-1 earlier in the week.
Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Stephen Kilty
Scranton (Sr., D, Downingtown, Pa.)
Kilty helped Scranton post two shutouts during the week with strong play along the backline. He helped neutralize the Misericordia attack in Scranton's 1-0 victory on the road on Tuesday. His play was a big reason why the Cougars had just two shots on goal in their 12 shots total. On Saturday, he had a solid game in a 0-0 draw at Albright that was played in heavy rain. Kilty and the Royals held the Lions to just six shots while posting their third shutout in the last four matches.
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Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Samantha Russo
Scranton (Sr., F, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.)
Russo had quite a week for Scranton, finishing with three goals and two assists for eight points after scoring just one goal in the Royals' first five matches. She had the team's first two goals and added an assist in a 7-0 thumping of Marywood on Wednesday night. She then came back to score the game-winner 90 seconds before the end of overtime in a 3-2 victory at Farmingdale State on Saturday. She added an assist in that win, giving her 10 points on the season, tied for the team lead. She now has three game-winning goals on the season and 13 for her career.
Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Katie Szczur
Juniata (Jr., D, Johnstown, Pa.)
Szczur was critical in the center back position in both wins for Juniata this week helping improve the team to 7-0. She helped the Eagles’ defense to allow just one goal as the team posted a shutout against St. Vincent and a 4-1 win over Lycoming. Szczur notched her first career goal on an unassisted corner kick for the game winner against Lycoming.
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Volleyball Player of the Week
Mary Paige Nesfeder
Catholic (Fr., OH, Bethlehem, Pa.)

Nesfeder helped the Cardinals to a 2-0 record during the team's tri-match at Misericordia on Saturday. She recorded 12 kills in a 3-0 sweep of Rutgers-Camden and tallied 17 kills in a 3-1 win over Misericordia. Nesfeder finished hitting .451 in the two matches and added 2.29 digs per set.
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Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Juan Lorido Catholic (Fr., Miami, Fla.)
Lorido  earned his second consecutive Player of the Week nod after posting wins at No. 1 singles and doubles. In singles, he earned a three-set win against Randolph-Macon and lost just two games on the way to earning the win over York (Pa.). Lorido teamed up with Brian Bradley for 8-6 and 8-1 doubles wins. The freshman is undefeated in four matches this fall.
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Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Amanda Bercovici
Goucher (Jr., Hackensack, N.J.)
Bercovici started the week with a perfect 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles against York (Pa.) on Tuesday. She teamed up with Kirsten Cianci to earn the 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles. Over the weekend, Bercovici advanced to the round of 16 in the Championship Singles draw at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships. She earned two wins before falling to Amanda Austi of No. 7 Johns Hopkins. Bercovici and Cianci lost two in the Championship Doubles bracket.
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