Eleven Student-Athletes Earn Player of the Week Recognition

Eleven Student-Athletes Earn Player of the Week Recognition

MADISON, N.J. - With just one week remaining in the fall sports regular season, and one winter sport getting underway, the Landmark Conference has selected 11 student-athletes as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.

Men's Cross Country:
Moravian sophomore Zach Rivenbark was the top performer for the Greyhounds at the 15-team Pete Nevins Invitational this past weekend. The sophomore covered the 5K course in a time of 17:06, which ranks as the fastest 5K for a Moravian runner this year, and the fifth fastest in the conference this season. He placed 11th among 118 runners, and helped Moravian to a seventh-place finish.

Women's Cross Country:
Freshman Carol Giblin was the first Susquehanna runner across the line at the Bloomsburg Open. In a field of non-Division III programs, she placed sixth out of 36 competing runners, posting a time of 21:18.84 on the 5K course.

Field Hockey
Offensive Player of the Week:

Tracey Scanlon was a significant offensive force for Catholic as she helped the Cardinals earn a key Landmark win. She struck for three goals, her first career hat-trick, including both the match-tying, and match-winning goals to help Catholic earn the 4-3 victory and clinch the number-two seed for the Landmark postseason.

Defensive Player of the Week:
Susquehanna’s Julia Amendola played a key defensive role as the Crusaders outlasted Moravian in overtime to earn a key Landmark win. Amendola helped limit Moravian to just six shots and one goal, and she collected a key defensive save early in the second half to save a goal and keep the match scoreless.

Men's Soccer:
Offensive Player of the Week:

Michael Drew scored three times over two matches to help Scranton to a perfect 2-0 week. The junior scored Scranton’s first goal of the match, which proved to be the game-winner in a 4-0 victory over Moravian. He then closed the week by knocking in both his team’s goals in a 2-0 triumph over Juniata.

Defensive Player of the Week:
USMMA defender Benjamin Inouye was solid defensively and made an impact jumping into the offense in a 1-1 week for the Mariners. In the team’s regular-season finale, he helped the Mariners hold Goucher to one goal and 10 shots, while he also accounted for both USMMA goals, including the match-winner with just 53 seconds left in regulation. Earlier in the week USMMA conceded only one goal on a free kick in a Landmark set-back against Drew.

Women's Soccer:
Offensive Player of the Week:

Needing a win to keep its postseason chances alive, Scranton’s Erin Unterstein produced a key goal to help the Royals earn a road Landmark win over Juniata. Shortly after Juniata had tied the score at one, she knocked in a free kick with less than three minutes left in regulation to put Scranton in front to stay.

Defensive Player of the Week:
Susquehanna goalkeeper Alyssa Kemmerer did not concede a goal in 180 minutes of Landmark play to help the Crusaders clinch a Landmark postseason berth. The senior stopped six shots as the Crusaders blanked Juniata in midweek, she then closed the week with another six-save performance in earning a shutout win over Moravian. The two shutouts gave her eight for the season, a new single-season program record.

Men's Swimming & Diving:
Freshman Griffin Kearney got his collegiate career off to a strong start with a pair of individual wins for Susquehanna in a dual-meet win over Goucher. He swam 50.63 to place first in the 100 freestyle, and then posted a time of 1:53.00 to touch the wall first in the 200 freestyle. He was also a part of the winning 400-yard medley relay team.

Women's Swimming & Diving:
Susquehanna’s Devin Lessard won a pair of events in her first collegiate meet to help Susquehanna outlast Landmark foe Goucher. The freshman set a new school record with a time of 1:01.99 to win the 100 fly, and then she added a win in the 100 freestyle in a time of 57.48.

Juniata’s Paige Johnston helped the Eagles to a 4-0 week with several strong all-around performances. She knocked out 55 kills for the week, including 17 with a .500 hitting percentage in a win over Division II power California (Pa.). She averaged 3.31 kills per set with a .368 hitting percentage for the week, while also contributing 35 digs, 10 aces and a pair of blocks. She posted an average of 4.23 points per set.

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