Seven Saints Honored by Liberty League
Sept. 14: Seven St. Lawrence University student-athletes were honored by the Liberty League Monday afternoon for their performances during the last week.
The cross-country team participated in the North Country Five meet this past weekend. First-year student Jon Eng earned "Co-Rookie of the Week" honors as he was the 5k runner-up in his first collegiate race with a time of 17:12. On the women's side, junior Jenna Hulton earned "Co-performer of the week" as she won the North Country Five 5k with a time of 20:00.6. She finished 56 seconds ahead of the runner-up.
The men's tennis team opened up their 2010-11 fall season last weekend, traveling to Rochester to take part in the annual Flower City Tournament. Sophomore Philip Jackley earned "Co-Performer of the Week" honors as he went 3-0 at third singles, defeating opponents from Robert Wesleyan, RIT, and Nazareth College. The Wayzata, MN native, alongside doubles partner Tony Wilkey also went 3-0 in the no. 1 position at the tournament last weekend.
The women's tennis team traveled to Geneva, NY to take part in the Mary Hosking Invitational. Sophomore Whitney Hubbell also earned "Co-Performer of the Week" honors as she was a C Flight singles finalist and went 3-1, defeating opponents from Ithaca, Nazareth, and St. Lawrence. Hubbell, a Montclair, NJ native, was also a B Flight doubles Finalist and went 2-1 alongside teammate Amanda Ryan.
On the soccer field, the women's soccer team took the Wellesley Invitational title from its host, Wellesley College, last Sunday. Junior Devon Shatkin earned "Co-Defensive Performer of the Week" honors in her outstanding defensive efforts in the two-game tournament where she was the tournament MVP. The Brookline, MA native was a key to limiting the competition to 10 shots in two games - a 5-0 shutout of Simmons and a 2-0 win over Wellesley.
The volleyball team co-hosted the Victory Promotions Tournament last weekend and went undefeated with wins over SUNYIT, Plattsburgh State, RIT and Oswego State. Junior co-captain Nyasha Miller earned "Co-Performer of the Week" honors, helping her team to a 6-2 start on the season. The Mt. Kisco, NY native recorded 54 kills, 58 digs, 2 solo blocks, 3 assisted blocks, and 6 service aces on the weekend. She was also named to the All-Tournament team.
Finally, the field hockey team came out on top of an overtime thriller versus Hartwick College with the help of senior midfielder Michelle Laframboise, who earned "Co-Defensive Performer of the Week" honors. The New Haven, VT native helped control the midfield, giving St. Lawrence a 25-4 advantage in shots. Laframboise also lifted the Saints to victory by scoring the overtime game-winner - her first goal of the season.
Saints Athletics is gearing up for an exciting weekend at home, as men's soccer, football, and men's tennis host games. The men's soccer team will be playing RIT at MacAllaster Field, Friday September 17th at 4:00. The football team will battle Alfred on the gridiron at 1:00pm, while the men's tennis teams open up their two-day SLU Fall Classic at 9:00am on Saturday.