Eight Competitors Honored As Players Of The Week
MADISON, N.J. - Four teams earned Landmark Championships this past week and as a result of their play in those championships, eight student-athletes have been selected as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
Senior outfielder Michael Bodden powered the Drew offense to three victories and a Landmark title in the Landmark postseason. He hit .571 for the week with a .647 on-base percentage over three games, reaching base 11 times in the games. He knocked out eight hits, including a 4-for-6 performance in the team's first game of the postseason, and also scored five of Drew's 17 runs. He also drove in a pair of runs over the course of the week, and had one extra-base hit.
Alex Taylor tossed a gem for Drew to help the team to its first Landmark championship. In the winner's bracket game of the double-elimination postseason, Taylor tossed a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 win over USMMA. He scattered four hits over nine innings, striking out seven and allowing only three walks.
Matt Lynch led the Goucher offense with goal scoring and playmaking to help the Gophers to a second Landmark championship. He had a hand in four of the team's 10 goals in the championship win over Drew, producing two goals and two assists while also collecting three ground balls. Earlier in the week he produced eight points as Goucher topped Catholic in the semifinals. He scored four goals with four assists in the match. His second assist against Drew matched the school single-season record.
Goucher's Jackson Lane helped spark the Gophers offensively and was a stalwart for the team's defense in its run to a second conference title. He helped the team limit its opponents to 12 goals total in two matches, including five in the semifinal and seven in the championship match. Lane forced a pair of caused turnovers in the final against Drew, and scored the first goal of the postseason for the Gophers in their semifinal win over Catholic.
Meghan Brady powered the Catholic offense in two wins last week to help the squad claim a fifth Landmark championship. She scored the match-winning goal as Catholic held off Susquehanna 12-10 for the conference title, which was one of two goals she scored in the match. She also had a hat trick in the team's semifinal win over Scranton. She also contributed seven ground balls and five caused turnovers over the course of the two contests.
Catholic defender Megan Gormley helped the Cardinals capture a fifth-straight Landmark title in a pair of tight victories. She helped the team's defense limit the two opponents to 11 and 10 goals in the two postseason games. In the final she caused six turnovers and collected five ground balls in the victory over Susquehanna. She had two caused turnovers, one draw control and one ground ball in the semifinal victory over Scranton.
Freshman Jenn Dalickas led the Moravian offense at the plate as the team captured a fifth Landmark championship. She hit .429 with a .600 on-base percentage over three games, knocking out three hits in seven at-bats with two walks. Two of the hits were doubles as she drove in three runs and scored one, including driving in three runs in the final of the postseason.
Senior pitcher Jenna Carmon appeared in all three Moravian victories as the Greyhounds claimed a fifth Landmark title. She earned the win in two of the three games, and collected a save in the third contest. She allowed only one earned run in 13 innings pitched over the postseason, tossing a complete-game shutout in the final win over Susquehanna. She also went seven innings allowing one earned run in a win over Scranton, and came in with the winning run on base to record a three out save in another win over Susquehanna. She fanned five and allowed nine hits in the 13 innings.