MADISON, N.J. - With the spring sports season in full swing another 14 Landmark student-athletes have been chosen as Landmark Players of the Week for their performances this past week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
Senior Andrew Kriss helped Juniata to a 4-1 week including a three-game sweep of Landmark foe USMMA. He hit .583 over the five contests, including knocking out eight hits over three games in the conference contests. He posted five doubles to go along with six runs scored and six RBI, and he also stole three bases for the Eagles. He had at least two hits in four of the five games, and hit safely in all five to extend his current hitting streak to 16 contests.
Sophomore Corey Gorman was dominant on the mound in his only start of the week, helping Scranton to a Landmark series win over Drew. He went seven innings in the final game of the three-game series, allowing only one run, none earned, on just five hits while striking out a career-high 13 batters. None of the five hits went for extra bases in the game, and the 13 strikeouts mark the high total in the Landmark this season.
Chris Fuccillo was a significant offensive contributor as Catholic collected a pair of wins. He closed the week by scoring four goals and also contributing a pair of ground balls and caused turnovers as Catholic earned an 11-7 win over Susquehanna in Landmark play. Earlier in the week he scored three goals on eight shots and added an assist in a non-conference win over Shenandoah. He averaged four points per game over the two contests for the Cardinals.
Justin Dunn helped the Goucher defense turn in one of the top performances in the conference so far this season in a win over Scranton. The junior produced four caused turnovers and added three ground balls as Goucher limited Scranton to three goals and just 27 shots for the match. The defense preserved a one-goal lead by keeping the opponent scoreless in the fourth period.
Catholic’s Meghan Brady helped the Cardinals remain unbeaten in Landmark play with big offensive performances in a pair of wins. She opened the week with a seven-goal effort in a Cardinal win over Goucher. She followed it up by scoring four times and adding an assist as the Cardinals got past Susquehanna. She scored 11 times, posted one assist and also had a pair of ground balls, one caused turnover and three draw controls over the two games.
Mary Swarthout played a key part for a Catholic defense that limited opponents to just nine goals in a pair of Landmark victories. The sophomore had five ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers from her midfield position in a win over Goucher, and she then closed the week with five ground balls and five caused turnovers in a win over Susquehanna. She helped Catholic limit both teams to fewer than 20 shots while she also scored five goals and assisted on three others on the offensive end.
Brennan Balfour helped Susquehanna post a 4-0 week by hitting .538 at the plate over the four contests. She hit safely in all four games, finishing with seven hits in 13 at-bats while also drawing a walk. She also scored eight runs, crossing the plate twice in all four contests, and belted a pair of home runs and a double among the seven hits. She added five RBI and three stolen bases over the four games.
Moravian’s Elizabeth Python had three effective outings in the circle for the Greyhounds this past week. She tossed 12 innings allowing no earned runs and just one run overall while recording a 1-1 record. She earned the win in a 2-0 victory over Ramapo with 5 1/3 scoreless innings before leaving with an injury. She came on in relief in Moravian’s Landmark win over Juniata tossing an inning of scoreless relief. She also went 6 2/3 in a loss to Lebanon Valley allowing only one unearned run while not allowing a hit in a losing effort. She allowed only five hits in 12 innings and recorded nine strikeouts.
Matt Brisotti was a perfect 4-0 in singles and doubles competition for Drew this past week. He did not drop a set in singles play, posting a 6-0, 6-0 win at second singles in a victory over Catholic, and won 7-5, 6-2 at the second position in a non-conference match against Hunter. He also teamed with Alex Belfiore for two wins at second doubles on the week.
Kristen Wentworth earned two key points for Scranton as the Royals picked up a Landmark win over Susquehanna. She teamed with Elisha Connell for the first time this season to post an 8-6 win at third doubles. She then battled out a tough three-set win at fourth singles winning the second and third set in a tie-breaker to help Scranton post the 6-3 victory.
Men's Track & Field
Gary Zack of Moravian earns the honor for the second-straight week after a solid day at the Greyhound Invitational. The sophomore posted an NCAA automatic qualifying distance of 63.17 to place second in the javelin. The throw was the second-best in school history in the event. He also added a best throw of 39.12 to place 20th in the hammer.
Joe Zamadics had a top performance for Susquehanna at the Greyhound Invitational. The sophomore set a new Landmark record by running 1:54.86 in the 800, which placed him third in the event in a field of primarily Division I and II runners. He finished ahead 53 runnners in the event, and was also a member of the Susquehanna 4x400-relay team which ran a time of 3:30.66 to place sixth.
Women's Track & Field
Senior Anna Heim won the pole vault event for Moravian for the fourth-straight year at the Greyhound Invitational. The senior cleared 3.80-meters to earn the win, and that mark is both an NCAA provisional qualifying height and the best mark in the Landmark in the outdoor season.
Moravian’s Symonne Scott had several strong performances for the Greyhounds at their own Greyhound Invitational. She ran 12.80, the fastest time in the Landmark this season and an ECAC qualifying time, to place fourth in the 100-meter dash at the meet. She added a 20th-place finish with a mark of 27.94 in the 200 and ran a leg on Moravian’s ECAC qualifying 4x100 relay that placed second in a time of 48.73. She also added an NCAA provisional jump in the long jump.