Five St. Lawrence University student-athletes were honored by the Liberty League Monday afternoon for their performances during the last week.
The women's tennis team traveled to William Smith College to take part in the ITA Regional Championships. Junior Hillary Drewry earned "Co-performer of the Week" honors as she went 2-1 in singles and 4-1 in doubles over the weekend. In singles, she advanced to the Round of 16 with wins over opponents from Ithaca and William Smith before falling to the #2 seed from Rochester. In doubles, she partnered with Stephanie Finn to advance to the finals. They defeated teams from Ithaca, NYU, TCNJ and Rochester before falling to the #1 seed from TCNJ in three sets in the championship match.
The St. Lawrence football team successfully retained the Hoffman Cup with a dramatic 13-6 victory over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Junior Ethan Sutton earned "Co-Offensive Performer of the Week" honors as he scored both touchdowns for the Saints. The South Paris, ME native had an 80-yard rush on a fake punt for a score, and then added the game-winning touchdown on a 75-yard completion. Sutton finished with 176 all-purpose yards and was his team's MVP of the game.
Senior Ryan Fedo was also recognized for his contributions on the gridiron as he earned "Co-Defensive Performer of the Week" honors. Fedo had a career-best game on Saturday, anchoring the Saints' defense in a 13-6 win over Merchant Marine. The Warwick, RI native had a career and game-high 14 tackles including 4.0 for a loss (three sacks).
On the soccer field, the men's team traveled to Vassar and RPI last weekend, coming away with a win and a tie. Sophomore Sam DeMello was recognized by the Liberty League for the second week in a row, earning "Co-Offensive Performer of the Week" honors. DeMello scored a goal and set up the overtime game winner in a 2-1 road win over Vassar. The Easthampton, MA native also turned in an outstanding two-way performance in a 0-0 tie at RPI.
On the women's side, the Saints split their weekend against Vassar and RPI. First-year Erika Gobielle earned "Co-Rookie of the Week" honors for her efforts in the Saints' win over RPI on Saturday. The Shelburne, VT native scored her third goal of the season (second game-winning goal) 7:33 into overtime to give the Saints a 2-1 win.
The first weekend in October is a busy weekend for Saints athletics. The field hockey team hosts Hamilton College at 5:30pm while the volleyball team hosts Potsdam State at 7:00pm on Friday, October 1st. The women's tennis team hosts Plattsburgh State on Saturday, October 2nd at 4:00pm and the football team battles Hobart at 2:00pm on the gridiron.
The dedication of Hall-Leet Stadium, which honors two long-time University coaches, Dotty Hall and Don Leet, will also take place on Friday, October 1, following the field hockey game.
On Saturday, October 2, the upgraded and modernized Stratford Football Locker Room will be dedicated, memorializing the late Ted "Bear" Stratford '57, who successfully coached the football team to 64 victories over 10 years in the 1960s and 1970s.
Seven former St. Lawrence University athletes and a retired coach will also be honored as they comprise the Class of 2010 of the St. Lawrence University Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremonies will be held Oct. 2-3.