Liberty League Honors Five Saints with Weekly Awards
Feb. 26: The Liberty League announced its weekly award winners on Monday, and five St. Lawrence University student-athletes were honored for their athletic accomplishments.
Junior Kelly Legg was named the Most Valuable Player of the Liberty League Women's Basketball Tournament after scoring a team-high 18 points in the Saints' 51-48 championship victory over William Smith. She also added 12 points in the team's 58-44 semifinal win over Skidmore on Wednesday, landing her Liberty League Performer of the Week honors.
Also earning Performer of the Week for women's track was sophomore Carly Stine. Stine won the 500-meter at the NYSCTC Championship, breaking an 11-year old St. Lawrence record with a time of 1:17.17. She also ran on the record-setting Distance Medley Relay, which won in 12:02.83 to establish a new school mark, and on the victorious 4 x 400 relay.
Three St. Lawrence first-year students earned Rookie of the Week honors from the conference in their respective sports, including Ella Martin for women's track and field, Nick Crawford for men's track and field and Amr Khaled Khalifa for men's squash.
Martin was named Rookie of the Meet at the NYSCTC Championships after winning the 3,000-meter race in a facility record 10:19.86, finishing second in the mile with a 5:09.59 clocking and anchoring the St. Lawrence record-setting Distance Medley Relay which won in 12:02.83, also a facility record.
Crawford was runner-up in the 400-meter race with a personal best of 50.12, ran on the third place Distance Medley Relay which is currently 14th on the national list and on the third place 4 x 400 relay.
Finally, Khalifa went 3-0 at the CSA national championships, leading the Saints to their highest ever finish of sixth in the country. His play at the No. 1 position helped the Scarlet and Brown knock off Cornell University for the first time in University history.
The Saints men's tennis team is the lone program competing on campus this weekend when they host St. Michael's at 1:00pm on Sunday, March 3. However, other teams will be in post-season play, including the women's basketball team in the NCAA Tournament First Round at #10 Tufts and women's hockey in a best-of-three playoff series at Quinnipiac. The men's hockey team heads to Union and Rensselaer to close out its regular season in search of a post-season bye, while men's and women's track and field compete at the ECAC Championships. The men's squash individual nationals will be in Hartford, CT this weekend, while men's and women's tennis face Ithaca and men's lacrosse opens its 2013 season on Saturday against Haverford in Greenwich, CT.