Cryts earns ECAC honor; watch Saints vs. Utica football live on Saturday
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 9:54 pm

St. Lawrence University senior captain Ben Cryts was named the ECAC Division III North Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Saints' dramatic 24-21 victory over Hobart.  Meanwhile, fans can watch or listen to St. Lawrence take on Utica College on the web live on Saturday!

Cryts forced four turnovers against the Statesmen, as he intercepted three passes and recovered a forced fumble.  The Derry, NH native's interception of Doug Vella in the final seconds helped secure St. Lawrence's victory over Hobart. Cryts, who was also the Liberty League's Defensive Player of the Week, also registered 10 tackles including one and a half for a loss.

Fans can watch the Saints take on the Pioneers of Utica College live from Charles A. Gaetano Stadium on Saturday at 2:00pm, with a feed provided by Utica College.  Click here to watch the game live.

The game will also be broadcast live by Chris Engel of WPDM Radio, with a pre-game show beginning at 1:45pm.  You can listen to Chris's broadcast on the web by clicking here.

Meanwhile, Coach Raymond handed out his weekly team awards after the Hobart game, and the recognition continued for Cryts, who was selected as the squad's Defensive Player of the Week.  Senior Alcee Walker, one of the heroes from Saturday's game behind a pair of touchdown catches, was the Offensive Player of the Week while senior Demetrios Haseotes was tabbed the Special Teams Player of the Week.

Other weekly team award winners for the Saints included Alonzo Holcombe '14 (Offensive Scout) and James Stephens '13 (Defensive Scout).  Junior defensive lineman Doug Geraghty earned the squad's "Hit of the Week" award and was selected to serve as the Saints' honorary captain for the Utica game.