Seven Saints Earn Liberty League Weekly Honors
Oct. 24: Seven St. Lawrence University student-athletes were honored by the Liberty League Monday afternoon for their performances during the last week.
The men's cross country team, ranked tenth in the nation, won the 2011 NYSTCCC Championship on the Hoffmann Cross Country course on Saturday. Senior John Johnston won the individual title with a time of 25:46, earning "Performer of the Week" honors. The Rockwood, Ontario native led the Saints to their third consecutive team title.
Freshman Scott Smolensky earned "Rookie of the Week" as he was the top Liberty League rookie at the Championship. The Rochester, N.Y. native's 15th-place showing rounded out SLU's team scoring.
Jenna Hulton earned "Co-Performer of the Week" as she led the nationally-ranked 12th women's cross-country team to its fourth straight title with a first place finish in the 2011 NYSTCCC Championship. The East Aurora, NY native ran the 5000 meter course in 18:48, the sixth best time in course history despite the less than ideal running conditions.
First-year Megan Hulton earned "Rookie of the Week" as she was the top Liberty League rookie at the 2011 NYSCTC Championship, finishing 6th overall with a time of 19:27, helping the Saints capture the team title.
The nationally-ranked No. 1 men's soccer team improved to 14-0-0 overall and 7-0-0 in league play as they defeated RIT on the weekend. Junior Sam DeMello earned "Offensive Performer of the Week" as he scored his 10th goal of the year and fifth game-winner, leading the Saints to victory and the regular-season title.
The women's swim and diving team opened its 2011-12 season in style, defeating Skidmore in Saratoga Springs, NY on Satuday. Junior Casey Abribat earned "Co-Swimmer of the Week" as she earned individual first-place finishes in the 200-fly (2:21.00), 200-back (2:18.70) and the 200-IM (2:21.26), and also swam the first leg of the first-place 200-medley relay team.
First-year student Samantha Moffitt earned "Rookie of the Week" as she recorded two first-place finishes in her collegiate swimming debut. She took first in the 100-back with a time of 1:04.10 and followed that up with a win in the 100-fly (1:02.55), helping the Saints to a season-opening win over the Thoroughbreds.