Wednesday, October 20, 2021

College Notes: Union Football’s Anderson Honored by Liberty League

Union Football’s Jonathan Anderson was named Liberty League Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

In a win against Buffalo State, Anderson led the team with 139 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Union improved to 5–0 with their most recent win.

Anderson is the third union player to win Rookie of the Week. Earlier, Robbie Tolbert and Michael Fiore had won the award.

Union, ranked number 12 in one national poll and 14th in another, hosts St. Lawrence this weekend.

Union Friday earned league honors

Union Women’s Hockey’s Maran Friday was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Two goals and two assists were recorded during Union’s 2-0 start to the season on Friday. Scored a goal on Friday and registered an assist in each of the team’s wins against RIT.

Bentsianov receives the prize

Union Women’s Golf’s Elizabeth Bentsianov was named Liberty League Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Bentsianov finished 11th at last weekend’s Williams Women’s Golf Classic.

Marinopoulos earns Liberty League honors

RPi quarterback George Marinopoulos was named Liberty League Offensive Artist of the Week after adding 25 of 37 passes for 308 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-22 win against Rochester.

At 5-0, the RPI is now ranked 25th in the coaches’ survey.

Fuentes breaks his St. Rose record

St. Rose women’s golfer Erica Fuentes broke her own two-round school-best mark with a score of 140 to take medal-winning honors at the Stonehill Invitational, which she had set a week earlier.

Fuentes set a single-round school record with 69 on Sunday, before 71 was recorded on Monday at the par-70, 5,601-yard Dorset Field club layout.

Fuentes topped the second-place finisher, Jacqueline Styles of Division I Merrimack, by seven strokes.

Medici repeats

Maki Medici, a Shaker High School graduate who plays for Utica Football, was named Empire 8 Conference Special Team Player of the Week for the second week in a row.

Medici scored three field goals and an extra point in Utica’s 16-10 win against Hartwick last weekend, and averaged 39.5 yards on five punts.

Clifton Park’s Decker Receives Award

Clifton Park native and CBA graduate Drew Decker was named Empire 8 Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

The Nazareth freshman scored a goal and set a school record with three assists in a 6–1 win against Russell Sage.

RPI runners take top honors

RPI’s Matt Leckie and Nia Goddard were named Liberty League Artists of the Week in cross country.

Leckie won the men’s award after winning the 340-contestant Men’s College Brown 8k in Leigh in 24:30.2. Goddard earned the women’s award in the Women’s College Brown 6k after finishing seventh out of 342 competitors with a time of 21:27.1.

Skidmore’s Gross Honored

Skidmore senior Harry Grosso played as an independent in the 2021 Liberty League fall preview, and shot a 4-under 68 second round to win the event with a 5-under 139 (71-68) on Sunday.

Grosso was named the league’s Men’s Golf Performer of the Week on Monday.

ELJAIEK takes the prize

Skidmore Women’s Soccer Senior Vanessa Elzaic was named the Liberty League’s Offensive Artist of the Week.

Elzaic scored two goals in last week’s 4-1 win against RPi, as well as Skidmore’s goal in a 1-1 tie at Clarkson.

RPI, Skidmore Athletes Sweep Tennis Honors

Athletes from Skidmore and RPI made a clean sweep of the Liberty League’s weekly tennis honors.

Skidmore’s John Rado was the men’s singles artist of the week after winning the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championship. RPI freshman Emilio Van Cotem, who was defeated by Rado in the semi-finals of that tournament, was named the league’s men’s rookie of the week, following the Skidmore pairing of junior Alper Kulturl and senior Noah Williamson in their USTA/Men of the Week. It was a doubles team. ITA Northeast Regional win.

RPI Junior Alex Mednikova earned the league’s Women’s Singles Performer of the Week award by scoring a pair of No. 1 singles wins during the week. Mednikova also earned doubles honors of the week with fellow junior Queen Jones after 2-0 weeks, while Skidmore’s Grace Truong earned week two honors after leading 4-0 between singles and doubles games during the week. .

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