Nine Student-Athletes Honored After Fall Championships

Nine Student-Athletes Honored After Fall Championships

MADISON, N.J. - Four Landmark teams earned conference championships this past weekend and a total of nine student-athletes have been selected as Landmark Conference Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.

Field Hockey
Offensive Player of the Week:

Liz Carugan had a pair of game-winning goals as Scranton closed its season with a 2-1 week. Kim Amrod produced four points in two postseason matches to help Juniata capture the Landmark Field Hockey Championship. The sophomore scored the only goal of the match in the final, as her tally with 5:47 left in the first half proved to be the deciding goal as Juniata earned the 1-0 win. In the semifinals she collected the assists on two of Juniata’s four goals in a 4-1 win over Drew. The four points give her a Landmark-leading 43 for the season.

Defensive Player of the Week:
Juniata’s Denalyn Spratt played a pair of strong matches as Juniata claimed its third-straight Landmark Field Hockey Championship. The senior played 124 minutes in the cage without allowing a goal, including collecting her second shutout of the season as she went the full 70 minutes in the championship win over Susquehanna. She had one save for the week, and lowered her goals against average to 0.78 for the season.

Men's Soccer:
Offensive Player of the Week:

Catholic’s Matt Brady was an offensive force as the Cardinals earned two wins to claim the Landmark Men’s Soccer Championship. In a semifinal upset of USMMA, he had a hand in all three goals, scoring twice and assisting on the third in a 3-1 Catholic victory. He scored his third goal of the week early in the second half of the Championship match to put Catholic up 2-0 on the way to an eventual 3-0 victory.

Defensive Player of the Week:
Quinn Daly was strong in net for a pair of Catholic victories as the Cardinals earned their first Landmark Men’s Soccer Championship. He closed the postseason by making three saves, several of them late in the match to curb a Scranton comeback attempt, to capture his sixth shutout of the season in the Championship-match win over Scranton. In the semifinal round he again notched three saves and conceded just one goal as the Cardinals topped USMMA 3-1. He produced a 0.50 goals against average for the week.

Women's Soccer:
Offensive Player of the Week:

Kelly Donnelly scored had the only goal in Catholic’s biggest match of the season as the Cardinals defeated Susquehanna 1-0 to claim the Landmark Women’s Soccer Championship. The junior struck for the only goal of the Championship match in the 67th minute to give her team the 1-0 win. She also contributed an assist on a key goal in Catholic’s 3-2 semifinal win over Scranton. The three points gave her 35 for the season, a mark that leads the conference.

Defensive Player of the Week:
Catholic senior Tere Rossi produced a pair of solid matches in net to help the Cardinals earn their first Landmark Women’s Soccer Championship. She collected her sixth shutout of the season in the championship match by making four saves to hold Susquehanna off the scoreboard in a 1-0 Catholic win. In the semifinal round she stopped three shots while allowing a pair of goals in a 3-2 Catholic win. She posted a .778 save percentage for the week and lowered her goals against average to 1.02 for the year.

Men's Swimming & Diving:
Goucher’s Georgi Shalamanov won a pair of individual events and set a new school record as the Gophers went 1-1 at a tri-meet this past weekend. He bested the field in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.46 and swam 5:07.25 to also win the 500 freestyle. He then placed second in the 1,000 free, but swam a new school-record time of 10:24.02, breaking a record previously set in 1997 by nearly three seconds.

Women's Swimming & Diving:
Christie Savard earns the Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row after winning two events and swimming a school-record time as Susquehanna earned a Landmark dual-meet win over Catholic. She won the 100 freestyle and 200 butterfly in times of 57.12 and 2:14.31 respectively on the day, and swimming as an exhibition she broke her own school record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:48.99.

Volleyball:
Juniata senior Paige Johnston turned in one of her best performances of the season to help Juniata claim the Landmark Volleyball Championship. In the championship match against Susquehanna the senior accounted for 15.5 points with a match-high 14 kills with just one error for a .500 hitting percentage. Earlier in the day she had five kills and a pair of aces in the semifinal win over Goucher. Johnston had 19 kills with a .415 hitting percentage for the tournament, while also leading the Eagles with 16 digs and adding three aces and a pair of blocks.

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