MADISON, N.J. - Another strong week of spring sports competition earns fourteen spring sport student-athletes selections as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
Michael Bodden keyed the Drew offense to a 4-2 week, including a 3-1 mark in Landmark games. He hit safely in five of six games, and reached base 12 times over the course of the week. He reached base seven times over two days against Juniata, and scored six runs in the three-game series. He produced a .467 on-base percentage, and also had two doubles and a triple. He added six stolen bases for the week.
Chris Lansberry picked up two wins for Moravian this past week. He helped the Greyhounds avoid a sweep in a Landmark series with USMMA, going nine innings and allowing only two runs, one earned, in a 6-2 win. He claimed the complete game, striking out five and walking one. He also tossed a perfect inning in a victory over Elizabethtown. For the week he threw 10 innings with a 0.90 ERA.
Dustin Breakey – Susquehanna – Sr. – Attack – Mechanicsburg, Pa. (Cumberland Valley)
Dustin Breakey was an offensive force for Susquehanna as the Crusaders evened their Landmark record at .500 with a road win over Washington & Jefferson. The senior accounted for seven goals in the 16-10 win, scoring four times and assisting on three other goals. Two of the goals and one assist came in the decisive third period as the team outscored the Presidents 6-0. He also added two ground balls in the match.
Bryce Carson anchored a Goucher defense that allowed only 10 total goals in two non-conference wins for the Gophers. He accounted for four ground balls and five caused turnovers as Goucher picked up a 13-7 win over Eastern, and then had another four ground balls with two caused turnovers in a 15-3 win over Christopher Newport. Carson helped the defense limit the two teams to a total of 44 shots over the two matches.
Lindsay Brophy was a stellar all-around performer for Catholic in a pair of victories. She accounted for seven points as Catholic got past Goucher 18-10 in a Landmark match. She scored three times and passed out four assists in the win, after scoring one goal with two assists earlier in the week in a non-conference win over Haverford. She scored four goals on nine shots, and also added a total of eight ground balls, five draw controls and two caused turnovers.
Goalkeeper Emily Stankaitis produced two strong games in net as Susquehanna remained unbeaten. In a Landmark match against Scranton, she accumulated 16 saves for a save percentage of 70-percent as the Crusaders picked up a 14-7 win. She had three saves and allowed only eight goals in a win over Frostburg State earlier in the week. She finished the week with a 7.81 goals against average while also contributing eight ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Caitlin McHenry continued her strong efforts at the plate in a 4-0 week for Scranton. The sophomore knocked out 10 hits in 15 at-bats as the Royals swept Landmark foe Juniata and took two from Penn State-Hazleton. She had at least two hits in each game, and had a home run and double among the 10 hits. She drove in 11 runs, seven in the Landmark series, and also scored seven runs. She hit .667 with a .688 on-base percentage and a .933 slugging percentage.
Moravian's Jenna Carmon pitched Moravian to a pair of wins as part of a 4-0 week for the Greyhounds. She went seven innings in both games with a complete-game shutout allowing four hits with eight strikeouts in a win over Kean. She allowed just one earned run with seven strikeouts on five hits in a win over Hunter. She struck out 15 in 14 innings, finishing with a 0.50 ERA for the week with a 2-0 record.
Raul Smego remained unbeaten in Landmark play with a singles and doubles win as the Rangers improve to 4-0 in conference play with a win over Juniata. He rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 win at first singles and then teamed with his brother to claim an 8-4 win at first doubles.
Chelsea Lipp helped Drew to a 2-0 week with four wins overall in two matches. She claimed a 6-2, 6-1 win at first singles against Juniata, and teamed with Deanna Williams at second doubles for the only doubles point Drew earned. Earlier in the week she claimed a 6-3, 6-2 win over local rival FDU-Florham at first singles, and again won at second doubles with an 8-2 result.
Men's Outdoor Track & Field:
Timothy Layng of Moravian produced another strong effort for the Greyhounds at the Sam Howell Invitational hosted by Princeton. He won the pole vault at the meet, breaking the school and Landmark record he established two weeks ago. He finished ahead of a field of Division I competitors by clearing 4.95-meters, breaking the previous mark of 4.91-meters.
Moravian' Dillon Farrell set a new school mark for the Greyhounds at the Sam Howell Invitational hosted by Princeton. He set a new school mark of 31:12.63 at 10,000-meters and what was also an ECAC qualifying mark. He placed 10th in his heat and 31st of 52 runners in the race in a field of predominantly Division I competitors.
Women's Outdoor Track & Field:
Micah Leonard won two events for Moravian in her first day of competition in the outdoor season. Competing at the Muhlenberg Invitational, Leonard placed first in the triple jump with an ECAC Qualifying distance of 11.42 –meters. She added a win in the long jump by posting a mark of 5.07-meters at the meet.
Moravian's Lisa Williamson provided a pair of top-4 individual performances and added a top-4 effort in a relay at the Muhlenberg Invitational. She was second in the 200 with a time of 26.63 seconds, and added a fourth-place finish in the 400 with a mark of 1:01.26. She also ran a leg on the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 4:20.73.