GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in the sports of baseball, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse and softball for the period ending March 18, 2012.
Barbara Beresova (Point Pleasant, N.J.) has been selected as the NAC West Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week for her solid effort in goal for the College of Saint Elizabeth Screaming Eagles. The junior goalkeeper made seven saves while causing a turnover and collecting a groundball to lead the Eagles to an 11-7 victory over Rosemont College Thursday in the team’s lone contest of the week. Berseova now has 18 saves through two contests so far this season.
Catherine Eber (South Amboy, N.J.) has been chosen as the NEAC Softball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week after a handful of strong outings on the mound that helped the College of Saint Elizabeth Screaming Eagles to a 3-1 week. The junior pitcher started all four contests for Saint Elizabeth last week, recording two wins and giving up a total of 11 runs (eight earned) on 14 hits while striking out eight batters and posting a 3.43 ERA. Eber opened the week with a pair of starts against Rosemont during a doubleheader on Monday, pitching a complete game and striking out three batters while allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits a 5-2 win in game one before leaving the Eagles with a 3-1 lead after two innings of work and one strikeout to start game two, which they would go on to win 10-2. Eber closed the week with another pair of back-to-back starts, this time against Lehman College on Thursday, where she would rebound from a rough game-one outing with a complete-game five hitter in game two, posting four strikeouts in the 12-2 victory.
The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Penn State Abington junior Mike Kerns (Warminster, Pa.) had nine hits in six games for the Nittany Lions, with none bigger than the solo home run he smashed against SUNY Canton in the bottom of the seventh inning yesterday that sent the game to extra innings, where Abington would win 7-6 in the eighth … Penn State Harrisburg freshman John Cataldo (Pine Grove, Pa.) batted .529 (9-for-17) and drove in seven runs in six Nittany Lion contests … Penn State Berks junior Nick Vitelli (Hatboro, Pa.) batted .500 (6-for-12) in three games for the Nittany Lions … Wells College senior Jonathan Mulcahey (Fulton, N.Y.) scored three straight second-half goals to pull the Express within 5-4 and begin the team’s rally in their 7-6 come-from-behind victory over Mt. St. Vincent College Saturday … SUNY Cobleskill junior Pete Gonzalez (West Islip, N.Y.) registered eight points on three goals and five assists in two games for the Fighting Tigers … Morrisville State College sophomore defender Mike Kellogg (Pawling, N.Y.) scooped up three groundballs and caused three turnovers to help the Mustangs defeat Alfred University 16-10 Saturday … Keuka College sophomore Maggie Bonafede (Churchville, N.Y.) tallied a career-high eight points on three goals and five assists to lead the Storm to a 18-1 season-opening victory over SUNY Canton Wednesday … College of Saint Elizabeth junior Meghan Murray (Knowlton, N.J.) scored six goals and added an assist in the Screaming Eagles’ 11-7 victory over Rosemont Thursday … College of Saint Elizabeth senior Patricia Yagecic (Villas, N.J.) went 5-for-15 with five RBI and a home run during a 3-1 week for the Screaming Eagles … Penn State Harrisburg freshman Gabby Wolfe (New Milford, Pa.) got it done both at the plate and on the mound for the Nittany Lions, batting .400 (6-for-15) with three RBI and three doubles through four games and also winning her first career start with a seven strike out, five-hit complete-game performance during a 7-3 victory over Penn College Saturday.