Five Saints Earn Liberty League Weekly Awards
Oct. 6: The Liberty League announced its weekly award winners on Monday afternoon, and five St. Lawrence University student-athletes were amongst those honored.
Juniors Dan Ramsey and Wendy Pavlus each earned Performer of the Week honors for men's and women's cross country, respectively, after their outstanding performances at the 2009 Paul Short Invitational. Ramsey led the men's team with a 60th place showing out of 386 competitors with a time of 24:41 in the Inter-Divisional race hosted by Lehigh University. Meanwhile, Pavlus paced the women's squad to a 21st place finish in the Inter-Divisional meet. The Tupper Lake, NY native finished 31st overall out of 362 runners with a personal-best time of 21:16 and was the top Division III runner.
The St. Lawrence University men's soccer team defeated Houghton in a non-conference away game, and first-year student Alex Laird was recognized as the conference's Co-Defensive Performer of the Week for his play. Laird turned in another strong performance defensively from the midfield position and also scored the game-winning goal, his third goal of the season, in the 4-2. Laird shared the honor with Eric Boole of Hamilton.
Finally, first-year students Shannon Murphy and Alex Kamakas both earned Liberty League Co-Rookie of the Week status for their respective sports.
Murphy won both of her matches Friday to help the Saints' women's tennis team defeat Cortland State, 5-4. The Hopkinton, MA native won at No. 3 singles 7-5, 6-1 and at No. 2 doubles, 9-7. Meanwhile, Kamakas was a key player for the volleyball team last week as she played very strong close to the net. The Portsmouth, NH native earned seven block assists over during the week, and one block solo. She also averaged a hitting percentage of .353 on the week, including .500 against Clarkson, and .308 against Oswego State.The men's soccer, women's ice hockey and men's and women's cross country teams will all be in action in Canton, NY this weekend. The men's soccer team will host Hobart and Hamilton in a pair of crucial Liberty League games, while the women's hockey squad opens the 2009-10 season at Appleton Arena against UConn and Providence. Finally, the cross country teams will host the 2009 Liberty League Championship meet on Saturday, with the women's race to begin at 12:00pm.