Eight Saints Earn Liberty League Weekly Honors
Nov. 1: Eight St. Lawrence University student-athletes were honored by the Liberty League Monday afternoon for their performances during the last week.
Senior John Johnston earned "Performer of the Week" as he won his second straight Liberty league individual title with a time of 25:50 on Saturday. The Rockwood, Ontario native led the Saints to the program's 18th straight league championship. First-year student Scott Smolensky earned "Rookie of the Week" as he was the first rookie to cross the finish line, earning First Team Liberty League All-Conference honors.
On the women's side, senior Jenna Hulton earned "Performer of the Week" as she was the individual champion at the Liberty League Championship with her time of 22:04, 35 seconds ahead of the runner-up. First-year student Megan Hulton earned "Rookie of the Week" as she was the first freshman to cross the finish line as she placed fourth with a time of 22:53. The Hultons helped the #12 Saints win the program's 10th straight conference championship.
Sophomore goalie Nicole Matos earned "Defensive Performer of the Week" as she turned in a 12-save performance on Tuesday, lifting the field hockey team to a 2-1 win over Cortland State, the first victory against the Red Dragons since 2003.
Senior back Mike Mike Manfredi earned "Defensive performer of the Week" as he scored his first collegiate goal, the game-winner in the #1 men's soccer team's 5-0 win over Plattsburgh. The Unionville, Conn. Native also led the Saints defense which recorded its 11th and 12th straight shutouts.
On the women's side, senior back Devon Shatkin also earned "Defensive Performer of the Week" as she scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick, helping the Saints clinch a Liberty League playoff spot with a 2-0 win over Clarkson. The Brookline, MA native also led a defensive effort that posted two shutouts for the week with a total of nine opponent shots allowed.
Senior outside hitter Nyasha Miller earned "Co-Performer of the Week" on the volleyball court as she broke the all-time career kills record over the weekend by recording 48 kills in four matches for 3.00 kill/set. The Mt. Kisco, NY native now has 1,326 kills for her career including 424 for this season.