MADISON, N.J. - Fourteen spring sport student-athletes have been chosen as Landmark Players of the Week in honor of their performances the past seven days. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
Colin McCarthy helped power the Catholic offense to a three-game Landmark sweep of Juniata. The freshman knocked out seven hits in 11 at-bats, good for a .636 average and slugged 1.000 over the three game series. He posted a pair of three hit games, and produced a home run and double among the seven hits, while also driving in 10 runs and scoring four times.
Adam Schroth earns Landmark Pitcher of the Week honors for the second-consecutive week as he helped Catholic to a Landmark series sweep. The sophomore went six innings, facing just 20 batters, in a shutout win over Juniata. He surrendered just two hits and no earned runs while fanning eight to improve to 4-1 on the year. He allowed only a pair of walks in the outing.
Geoff Hary helped USMMA earn a split of two contests this week with a productive all-around performance. He erupted for five goals, half of his team's total, as the Mariners opened the week with a 10-5 win over Manhattanville. He then struck for two goals in a narrow loss to Montclair State. He scored the seven goals on just 13 shots, while adding three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers.
Goalkeeper Charlie DeSocio enjoyed a strong afternoon as Drew rallied to capture an important Landmark win over Scranton. The senior stopped 11 shots, including nine in the second half, and allowed only eight goals as Drew rallied to defeat Scranton 10-8. Earlier in the week he made 10 saves while surrendering 11 goals in a tight loss to Montclair State. He posted a 9.50 goals against average with a .525 save percentage for the week, while also contributing three ground balls and a caused turnover.
Mary Swarthout produced a stellar all-around week as Catholic went 2-0 including a win in its Landmark opener. She scored a season-high eight goals as Catholic downed 10th-ranked Messiah in overtime, and then added three goals and five assists in a win over Drew in the team's first Landmark match of the year. She had two assists in the Messiah match, giving her 18 points in the two games (11 goals, seven assists) and she also accumulated 18 draw controls, nine ground balls, and five caused turnovers.
Goalkeeper Tricia Pehnke had a strong week in a pair of wins for Catholic. She earned her first collegiate victory as she came on in relief and made a pair of saves while conceding only four goals in 23 minutes to help Catholic earn a win over 10th-ranked Messiah. Then in her first career start, she stopped eight shots with seven goals allowed in a win over Drew in Catholic's Landmark opener. She notched an 8.50 goals against average for the week, with a .476 save percentage.
Caitlin McHenry powered the Scranton offense as the Royals produced a 6-0 record this past week. The sophomore knocked out 12 hits, six of which went for extra bases as she slugged 1.250 over the six games. She blasted three home runs, while adding two doubles and a triple for a .600 batting average. She had five multi-hit games and added a pair of stolen bases for the Royals.
Moravian's Alyssa Fegely enjoyed a solid week in the circle as the Greyhounds went 5-1. She opened the week by tossing her first career no-hitter in a 9-0 shutout win over Landmark opponent Drew. She fanned seven in five innings in the win. She then closed the week with another complete-game shutout, going six innings and fanning three in a win over Ursinus. For the week she allowed four earned runs on nine hits in 13 2-3 innings, for a 2.05 ERA. She struck out 13 and walked just three over the three games.
Catholic's Jean Paul Roman was a perfect 4-0 in singles and doubles competition as the Cardinals won a pair of Landmark matches. He posted a 6-2, 6-4 win at second singles against Moravian, and then did not drop a game with a 6-0, 6-0 second singles win against USMMA. He also teamed with Cassian Utrie to earn wins at first doubles by an 8-1 score against USMMA and an 8-3 mark against Moravian.
Chelsea Ott was a perfect 4-0 in singles and doubles competition for Moravian in a pair of Landmark matches this past week. In a 5-4 win over Catholic she did not drop a game in a 6-0, 6-0 win at first singles, and also teamed with Katie Ziehn for an 8-0 win at first doubles. Ott also won twice in a narrow loss to Drew, claiming a 6-1, 6-1 victory at first singles and an 8-6 win at first doubles.
Men's Outdoor Track & Field:
Gary Zack continued his strong start to the outdoor season for Moravian by setting a new school and Landmark record in the javelin at the Danny Curran Invitational hosted by Widener. He won the event with a throw of 67.69-meters, which bested his own Landmark and school record of 67.36, which he set last season. He bested 28 other competitors to place first in the event.
Ceth Parker led the way for Juniata at the Jim Taylor Invitational this past weekend. The senior picked up a win on the track, placing first in the 5,000-meters, and winning the race by nearly 14 seconds. His time of 15:01.61 set a new Juniata outdoor record and bested his previous best time in the event by nearly 30 seconds.
Women's Outdoor Track & Field:
Catholic's Kelly Carioto had three top-four finishes for the Cardinals at the Jim Taylor Invitational this past weekend. She won the shot put with a best mark of 11.42 meters finishing first among 36 competitors in the event. She then added a third-place finish with a toss of 36.50-meters in the discus, and a fourth-place effort in the hammer throw with a best mark of 38.47 meters.
Laura Alleve produced a strong performance on the track for Susquehanna as the team hosted the Jim Taylor Invitational. She ran the fastest 800-meter time in the Landmark this season, indoor or outdoor, and placed fourth overall in the event. She covered the distance in a time of 2:22.51.