MADISON, N.J. - With the conclusion of the Landmark regular season and one conference championship complete, a total of 15 Landmark student-athletes have been chosen as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
Zack Brigman produced a .417 batting average over five games as Susquehanna went 5-0 to take a seven-game win streak into the postseason. He reached base in all five contests, knocking out five hits and drawing three walks, while also scoring four times and driving in three runs. He added six stolen bases in six attempts for the Crusader offense which closed the week with a three-game Landmark sweep of USMMA.
Needing a win to earn a spot in the postseason Juniata’s John Love turned in his best performance of the season to earn a win over Scranton. He threw his first complete game, allowing three runs on eight hits over nine innings to claim the win, while striking out six.
Kyle Boncaro claims the honor for the second-straight week after leading Goucher past Drew to complete the first unbeaten conference regular season in Landmark men’s lacrosse history. The sophomore scored a game-high five goals, with his fifth goal providing the final winning margin as Goucher earned the 11-10 win. He also added an assist for the Gophers and scooped up one ground ball.
Sean McKenna was one shy of his season-high for saves as he helped Catholic lock up the third seed for the Landmark postseason with a win over Scranton. The junior stopped 13 shots and conceded just three goals, his lowest total in a Landmark match on the year. He also added a ground ball defensively for the Cardinals.
Lyndsay Rossi turned in an all-around strong performance as Drew clinched the second seed and a home semifinal match for the upcoming Landmark postseason with a win over Susquehanna. The sophomore scored a pair of goals and assisted on another for a game-high tying three points. She also led the team with six ground balls in the win, produced a team-best three caused turnovers and had a pair of draw controls.
Catholic’s Becky Borrell helped the Cardinals put the wraps on an unbeaten conference regular season with a strong defensive effort against Scranton. The junior recorded five ground balls, three caused turnovers and one draw control to anchor a defense that limited Scranton to five goals and just nine shots. She also scored her first goal of the season in the win.
Annie Zeleniak closed out the regular season by helping Scranton to a pair of wins to clinch a Landmark postseason berth. She drove in the winning runs with a three-run home run to give Scranton a win over USMMA in its finale to lock up a postseason berth. The junior had eight hits in four games on the week, batting .615 while also scoring five runs and driving in five runs. She had a triple and a home run while also drawing a pair of walks.
Freshman hurler Samantha Boccolini came up big in a pair of Landmark games to help Scranton earn a spot in the Landmark postseason. In a must-win game in the season finale she tossed a complete game, allowing two runs, one earned, while scattering five hits and striking out a pair. The previous day she pitched Scranton to a much-needed win after dropping the first game of the doubleheader as she went seven innings again, allowing only one earned run on nine hits with four strikeouts. She finished the week 2-0 with a 1.40 ERA and six strikeouts.
Drew’s Raul Smego helped the team complete its third-straight unblemished Landmark regular season as he earned wins in singles and doubles in a Landmark win over Moravian. He claimed a 6-0, 6-3 win at first singles for the Rangers, then joined his brother Elliot Smego for an 8-6 victory at first doubles. He also won in doubles and singles in a non-conference win over Neumann earlier in the week, claiming wins by scores of 6-2, 6-3 at first singles and 8-5 at first doubles.
After being sidelined for nearly a month Vivian Peng returned to the court and picked up wins in singles and doubles play to help Drew clinch the top seed for the Landmark postseason. She defeated the reigning Landmark Player of the Year at first singles with a 6-0, 6-3 victory, and then claimed an 8-6 win at first doubles with teammate Sarit Ashkenazi to help Drew defeat Moravian 7-2 to close perfect 6-0 Landmark regular season.
Men's Track & Field
Moravian’s Jonathan Heberling was named the Field Athlete of the Year in helping Moravian to the 2010 Landmark Outdoor Championships. The freshman placed second in three field events with marks of 1.88-meters in the high jump, 6.76-meters in the long jump and 12.49-meters in the triple jump for Moravian.
Paul Thistle of Susquehanna and TJ Breya of Juniata were named the co-Track Athletes of the Year at the Landmark Championships. Thistle won the 1,500, 5,000 and 3,000-meter steeplechase all for the third time at the Landmark meet. He ran times of 3:55.60, 15:23.43 and 10:09.46 respectively in the events and his 1,500 time was a new Landmark record. Breya also won three times, topping the field in the 400-hurdles (54.28), 400-meters (48.84) and 110-hurdles (15.31). His 400-hurdles time was an NCAA qualifying mark.
Women's Track & Field
Susquehanna’s Madeline Hals helped the Crusaders to their highest point total in three seasons and was named the Field Athlete of the Year at the Landmark Championships. She won the shot put with a season-best throw of 11.62-meters, and then added a third-place finish in the discus with a toss of 33.71-meters.
Symonne Scott was named the Track Athlete of the Year as she helped Moravian claim its third-straight Landmark title. She won both the 100 and 200 at the meet setting a new Landmark record with an NCAA provisional time of 12.29 in the 100 and running 25.97 in the 200. She was also a member of the winning 4x100 relay, and added a first-place finish in the long jump and a runner-up effort in the high jump.