Five Saints Earn Conference Accolades
Dec. 8: The Liberty League and ECAC Hockey announced its weekly award winners on Monday afternoon, and five St. Lawrence University student-athletes were amongst those honored.
First-year student Kayla Sullivan was named ECAC Hockey's Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after having a solid outing against Princeton. The Caledonia, ON native scored two goals against the Tigers to lead the Scarlet and Brown to a key conference victory, 3-1.
Senior Chris Woolston was named the Liberty League "Swimmer of the Week" after his performances at the 2009 conference championship meet where he earned "Swimmer of the Year" honors. The Madison, CT native earned the top position in all of his events, including the 200 IM, 200 Free, 100 Back and 200 Back, helping St. Lawrence to a fourth place overall finish as a team.
Senior Meg North continued her excellent play on the squash court for the Saints' women's team, and was named the Liberty League's "Co-Performer of the Week" for her efforts. The Woodbury, CT native went 2-1 for the Saints in a trio of weekend matches, playing in the number three spot. She had the lone Saint win against Wesleyan with a 3-0 victory won 3-0 in a 6-3 Saint win over Connecticut College.
Finally, St. Lawrence swept the weekly Liberty League awards for men's squash, as sophomore Jermaine Xaba and first-year student Russell Woeltz earned "Performer of the Week" and "Rookie of the Week," respectively. Xaba went 3-1 for the Saints at number three as 15th ranked SLU beat Wesleyan and Connecticut College by 8-1 scores. Xaba won 3-2 vs. Wesleyan,3-0 vs. Conn. College and 3-2 vs. Navy. Woeltz also went 3-1 for the Saints at number nine. Woeltz won 3-1 in his match against Navy and 3-0 against both Wesleyan and Conn College.
The Saints' men's basketball team will kick-off the home action with a showdown against North Country rival Potsdam State on Tuesday night at 7:00pm in the Burkman Gymnasium. The 2009-2010 Indoor track and field season begins this weekend at the Newell Field House, where the Scarlet and Brown will host the Saint Holiday Relays. Meanwhile, the No. 10 women's hockey team welcomes the unanimous No. 1 team in the country, Mercyhurst College, to Appleton Arena for a pair of non-conference games on Friday and Saturday.