Eight Saints honored by Liberty League
Monday, September 20, 2010 - 10:48 pm

Eight St. Lawrence University student-athletes were honored by the Liberty League Monday afternoon for their performances during the last week.

The men's tennis team hosted the annual SLU Fall Classic this past weekend.  Sophomore Philip Jackley earned "Co-Performer of the Week"  as he reached the "A" Singles finals and "A" Doubles semifinals.  He defeated opponents from Rochester, Hamilton and Ithaca to make it into the final singles round.   He split sets with Josh Rifkin of Ithaca 1-6, 6-2, (3-3) before being forced to retire due to injury in the super tie-breaker. Teaming with Tony Wilkey in doubles, he reached the semifinals after beating Clayton Tontarski and Neville Bilimoria of RIT 8-2 before falling to Hamilton.

On the soccer field, the women's soccer team took on RIT and Elmira on the road.  Junior goalkeeper Abby van Geldern earned "Defensive Performer of the Week" as she posted her sixth shutout in seven games this season as the Saints swept both teams by 1-0 scores. She had three saves against RIT, handing the Tigers their first loss this season, and two in the win at Elmira.

On the men's side, sophomore Sam Demello earned "Co-Offensive Performer of the Week" as he scored the game-winning goal, his second of the year, in a 2-0 win over previously unbeaten RIT on Friday.  He then picked up his third game winner on Saturday as the Saints beat Elmira 5-1.

The cross-country teams raced at the Oneonta Invitational/Pre-Regional this past weekend.  Senior Dan Ramsey won the 2010 Oneonta Invitational/Pre-Regional race on Friday.  Ramsey ran the 8k course in 24:43, finishing 14 seconds ahead of the runner-up.  His finish also propelled the Saints to a victory in the team standings. 

First-year Steve Petramale earned "Rookie of the week" as he was the top Liberty League rookie runner at the 2010 Oneonta Invitational/Pre-Regional race on Friday. The Queensbury, NY native was 20th overall and completed the 8k course in a time of 25:58.6.

On the women's team, senior Wendy Pavlus earned "Performer of the Week" as she won her fourth consecutive race dating back to the 2009 season, as she claimed the Oneonta Invitational/Pre-Regional on Saturday. The Tupper Lake, NY native won the event in 21:21, a full 27 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

First-year Amanda Moreland earned "Co-Rookie of the Week" as she helped the Saints win the Oneonta Invitational/Pre-Regional on Saturday with a ninth place showing in her first ever collegiate race. The Bloomfield, NY native ran in 22:29 and was the first rookie at the event to cross the finish line.

Lastly, the volleyball team traveled to Plattsburgh to take part in the Cardinal Classic.   Senior Abby Rose earned "Co-Performer of the Week" as she helped the Saints capture their second Cardinal Classic title in two years. She accumulated 21 kills (.382), 106 assists (8.8/set), 37 digs (3.1/set), and four aces in 12 games. She earned Cardinal Classic MVP honors for the second year in a row.

The Saints field hockey women's soccer teams will host Liberty League games this weekend.  Both teams play RPI on Friday the 24th at 4:00pm and Vassar on Saturday the 25th at 2:00pm.