The Week in Sports: (2/21 - 2/27)
by Liz Peterson | published Feb. 27th, 2016
Women's Basketball Wins First Postseason Game
The women's basketball team celebrated their first postseason win on Tuesday, Feb. 24 against Union College. The Tigers defeated Union 68 - 64 and will be moving on to the Liberty League Championship where they will face off against Clarkson University. The Tigers have had an excellent season with 20 wins and only six losses.
According to head coach Amy Reed, the key to success is to focus on the team as a whole.
"We need to play together and play to our strengths, do what we do well," Reed said. "When we do that and play together, we are fun to watch. I'm looking to see if we can put 40 minutes together and play to our potential."
The women's team will be traveling to Clarkson University for the big game. The winner from the Championships will earn a spot in the upcoming NCAA Division III Tournament.
Student Athlete Shoutout
Congratulations to several set of student athletes who were awarded with honors this week:
On the women's hockey team, first year biomedical sciences major Jenna de Jonge won her second College Hockey America Rookie of the Week honor. De Jonge is a goaltender for the team and has a record of 283 saves in goal.
On the women's tennis team, first year industrial and systems engineering major Brianna Dimisko was named Liberty League's Tennis Rookie of the Week.
On the women's swimming and diving team, fourth year biomedical sciences major Natalie Snyder earned her third Liberty League weekly honor this season.
On the men's cross country team, second year new media design major James Bailey was awarded the 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Honor. Bailey accomplished several records this season and was among 268 men from 151 cross country teams to be given 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic accolades.
On the men's hockey team, first year marketing major Liam Kerins earned his first honor of his collegiate career, the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week. Kerins currently plays as a forward for the team.
Congratulations to all of our student athletes!