Landmark Players Selects Players of the Week
MADISON, N.J. - Championship play in four winter sports and early season competition in a pair of spring sports has earned 10 student-athletes honors as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
Senior Austin Rock excelled at the plate as Moravian opened the season with two wins in three games. The senior designated hitter produced a .643 average with nine hits in 14 at-bats for the week, including five extra base hits. He knocked out four doubles and one home run while scoring seven times and driving in nine runs over three games. He had two four-hit games, including a 4-for-4 outing in the team’s opener. He slugged 1.143 for the week.
Tommy Mariano opened the 2012 season by tossing a complete-game victory to help Moravian top Franklin & Marshall. The sophomore went nine innings, allowing one run on nine hits while striking out five.
Tommy Morgan turned in a pair of strong performances as Scranton captured its fourth Landmark men’s basketball championship. In the title game against Juniata Morgan was 9-of-11 from the field, including a pair of clutch shots in the final 1:12 to finish with 20 points and help the Royals earn the win. He added 10 points on 50-percent shooting in Scranton’s semifinal win over Moravian. For the week he averaged 15 points, five rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting a robust 71-percent from the field.
Katarina Owunna averaged a double-double as Catholic won two postseason road games to capture its first Landmark women's basketball championship. The junior scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Cardinals topped Juniata in the Landmark final, which came after she scored 12 points with 11 rebounds in a semifinal win over Scranton. She shot 58-percent from the floor in the two games, while also blocking two shots and grabbing a steal. She hit on 10-of-14 shots in the win over Juniata and was perfect at the foul line during the week.
Ken Schetroma was named the Field Athlete of the Year at the Landmark Indoor Track & Field Championships. The junior won both throwing events at the meet posting a toss of 15.44 meters to place first in the shot put, and 14.98 to win the weight throw event. He accounted for 20 of Susquehanna's 98 points as the team place second at the meet.
Micah Leonard was voted the Landmark Field Athlete of the Year for the second-straight season as she helped Moravian claim a fifth Landmark Indoor Track & Field title. Leonard won the long and triple jumps at the meet to earn 20 points. She posted a mark of 5.52-meters to set a new meet record in the long jump, and matched her own meet record with a winning leap of 11.31-meters to place first in the triple jump.
Chris Fuccillo was a strong all-around contributor for Catholic as the team notched a 1-1 week. In a win over Frostburg State he put home three goals and added an assist as the team collected an 11-6 win. In a three-goal set-back to Hampden-Sydney he found the back of the net twice. The senior also contributed eight ground balls and five caused turnovers over the two games.
Goucher’s Connor Mishaw was strong in goal as the Gophers pulled out a narrow 8-6 win over in-state rivals Washington College (Md.). He surrendered only the six goals while making 14 saves in the match, good for a .700 save percentage. Five of the 14 saves came in the fourth quarter with three coming with a three goal lead, and the final stop after the home team had cut Goucher’s lead to two.
Donald Noble swept the distance events for Moravian at the Landmark Indoor Track & Field Championships. The junior was named Track Athlete of the Year as he won both the mile and 5,000-meter runs. He set a new meet record with a winning time of 4:18.21 in the mile, claiming the win by just .57 seconds. He then established another meet best with a time of 15:14.78 to win the 5,000.
Lisa Williamson produced three individual top-2 finishes and was a part of a winning relay as Moravian claimed a fifth-straight title at the Landmark Indoor Track & Field Championship. The senior was voted Track Athlete of the Year as she won the 60-meter dash in a time of 8.23 (8.10 in the prelims) and was a member of the winning 4x400 relay. She also placed second in the 200 in a time of 27.25 and the 400 where she ran 1:02.02.