Empire 8 Convention Gamers of the Week – September 26, 2022

September 26, 2022

Common | 9/26/2022 12:52:15 PM

Beneath are the Empire 8 Gamers of the Week, launched on September 26, 2022, for video games performed from September 19-September 25. It’s the fourth Empire 8 weekly honors launch of the 2022-23 season. Sports activities featured embrace males’s and ladies’s cross nation, discipline hockey, soccer, males’s golf, males’s and ladies’s soccer, girls’s tennis and ladies’s volleyball.


RUNNER OF THE WEEK – Caleb Kasper, Houghton, Jr., Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park

Kasper posted the highest Empire 8 of time of the season at 8,000-meters on Saturday, crossing the end line in 26:30.50 at Lock Haven College. Kasper positioned 73rd out of 434 runners, which consisted of student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, and III.



RUNNER OF THE WEEK – Amanda Burrichter, Houghton, Sr., Fillmore, NY/Fillmore Central

Burrichter posted a time of 23:04.90 for six,000-meters at Lock Haven College on Saturday, which is the highest time within the Empire 8 thus far this season. She positioned sixtieth out of 403 runners, which consisted of student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, and III. It’s Burrichter’s second E8 weekly honor of 2022.



CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Bekah Davie, Houghton, So., F, Liverpool, NY/Liverpool

Davie continued her sizzling begin to the season final week by posting three extra targets to assist the Highlanders earn a pair of convention wins at Elmira and Keuka. She tallied twice in Houghton’s 3-2 time beyond regulation win over Keuka on Saturday. Davie has now scored in 5 straight contests and has tallied seven targets plus an help in that span. In the meantime, her squad has gained 4 video games in a row and began E8 competitors 3-0.


CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Alyssa Pisano, Utica, Jr., M, Hopewell Junction, NY/Arlington

Pisano was the driving drive behind Utica’s 4-2 Empire 8 win over Washington & Jefferson Faculty on Saturday. Pisano accounted for 3 of the crew’s 4 scores which set a brand new profession excessive. She scored the Pioneers’ first two targets within the 14th and sixteenth minutes earlier than scoring the game-winner within the 57th minute. Her closing two targets additionally got here unassisted.


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Kristyn Clare, Medaille, So., GK, Rochester, NY/East Irondequoit

Clare was credited along with her second win of the season within the Mavericks win over Russell Sage on Saturday. In purpose, she totaled 15 saves within the 1-0 shutout victory. She made 11 of her 15 saves within the opening half. Clare has been averaging 15.5 saves per recreation on the season.



CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Max Freeman IV, Alfred, So., RB, Painted Submit, NY/Corning-Painted Submit

Freeman rushed for a game-high and career-high 274 yards on 33 makes an attempt (8.3 yards per carry) and two touchdowns throughout a 31-23 win over Kalamazoo Faculty on Saturday, whereas including 4 receptions from the backfield. Freeman scored on runs from the purpose line within the first quarter and from a career-high 80 yards within the fourth quarter. His dashing yard whole marked the third-most dashing yards in a single recreation in program historical past for Alfred College.

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CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Braeden Zenelovic, Utica, Sr., QB, Ontario Middle, NY/Wayne Central

Zenelovic had an environment friendly recreation whereas main Utica’s comeback in a 31-24 victory over nationally-ranked Union on Saturday. He had 274 passing yards whereas finishing 21 of his 28 passing makes an attempt. Zenelovic tossed a pair of touchdowns through the recreation. The primary was a 68-yard landing to Travis Decker within the first half. The second was a 9 yard go to Nate Palmer that set the stage for the tying additional level.


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Nelon Priest, Hartwick, Sr., DB, Schenectady, NY/Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons

Priest’s protection was integral in serving to the Hawks come from behind to beat undefeated Nichols Faculty, 28-20 on Saturday. The senior defensive again recorded 13 solo tackles, two go breakups, and compelled one fumble. He additionally intercepted a go late within the fourth quarter to safe the win for Hartwick.

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Nate Palmer, Utica, Sr., PR/WR, Verona, NY/Vernon-Verona-Sherill

Palmer made two clutch performs within the fourth quarter to assist Utica safe a 31-24 win over No. 25 Union on Saturday. He caught the 9 yard landing go that arrange the tying additional level, then put Utica in entrance with a exceptional play on particular groups. After the Utica protection compelled the Dutchmen to punt from deep in their very own territory, Palmer took benefit of the sterling discipline place by working the return again 43 yards for the successful landing. That’s the longest punt return within the Empire 8 Convention this season. His efforts helped Utica obtain its first 4-0 begin for the reason that 2016 season. It’s Palmer’s second E8 weekly honor of 2022.



PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Ryan Fecco, Oswego, Gr., Baldwinsville, NY/C.W. Baker

Fecco tied for first place within the annual Oswego State Fall Invitational on the Oswego Nation Membership this previous weekend. Fecco shot a 2-under on day two to place himself able to take the general lead. On gap No. 6, Fecco scored an eagle and had a birdie on gap No. 10.



OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK –El Hadji Iba Sy, Russell Sage, Jr., F, Bronx, NY/Emma Lazarus

Iba Sy totaled three targets throughout the 2-0 week for the Gators. The junior ahead netted each game-winning targets, in each contests, tallying twice in a 3-0 victory Tuesday over SUNY Canton, whereas netting the winner in Saturday’s 1-0 E8 win at Elmira.


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Sam Carpenter, Houghton, So., GK, Grand Island, NY/Grand Island

Carpenter shutout defending E8 champion Nazareth on Saturday, preserving a tie for the Highlanders of their lone contest. Houghton’s keeper confronted six photographs in purpose towards the Golden Flyers and saved all of them.



OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Ro Hernandez, Utica, Gr., F/M, Carmel, NY/Kennedy Catholic

Hernandez totaled six factors on two targets and assists in Utica’s 6-0 win over Medaille College on Saturday. Hernandez started the Pioneers’ scoring surge by giving the crew a 1-0 lead within the 18th minute whereas her different tally got here within the forty first minute to increase Utica’s result in 4-0. She additionally assisted on targets within the thirty ninth and 58th minutes. Hernandez additionally set a brand new single recreation career-best along with her six factors.


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Megan Merrifield, Houghton, Sr., GK, Liverpool, NY/Liverpool

Merrifield posted two extra shutouts final week whereas turning away 4 photographs versus Cazenovia and one other seven at Elmira on Saturday. Houghton’s keeper now has now blanked 4 of her eight opponents on the yr. It’s her second weekly accolade of the 2022 season.



PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Macy Youngberg, Alfred, So., Falconer, NY/Falconer Central

Youngberg continued her standout season with two extra singles and two extra doubles wins, as Alfred took on E8 foes St. John Fisher and Nazareth over the weekend. Youngberg is now 9-1 in singles and is 9-1 in doubles with Alina Zabihailo. She is 3-0 in each singles and doubles in Empire 8 motion as she was undefeated on the week at No. 1 doubles and No. 4 singles. Youngberg and Zabihailo defeated Kathryn Strait and Abby Garvey of Fisher, 8-4 after which defeated Aliya Guzman and Claire Pullen, 8-5 at Nazareth. Individually, Youngberg gained throughout Homecoming Weekend towards Fisher’s Madison Galvin, 6-1, 6-4. She closed out her week with a three-set thriller towards Nazareth’s Scarlett Wagner, 6-7(7-9), 6-2, 6-1. It’s Youngberg’s second straight E8 weekly accolade.



PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Braelyn Hornick, Hartwick, So., S, Candor, NY/Candor

Hornick orchestrated an offense that went excellent on the week registering a non-conference win towards SUNY Cobleskill, and two E8 wins over Medaille and Houghton. On Wednesday towards Cobleskill, she put up 31 assists and picked up two aces. Over the weekend, she averaged 12 assists per set. In whole towards Medaille and Houghton, she posted 99 assists, 26 digs, and 12 kills, whereas hitting .556.


ROOKIE OF THE WEEK – Casey Grange, Alfred, Jr., MB, Ithaca, NY/Ithaca

Grange upped her collegiate career-high marks through the York Faculty (PA) Tri-Match over the weekend. She set a brand new career-high in factors scored in a single match at 18.0 that included a career-high 17 kills. She added two block assists within the four-set loss to the hosts. Grange totaled 21.0 factors, 20 kills, 9 digs, two block assists and two set assists on the weekend.



The members of the Empire 8 Convention are dedicated at the beginning to the pursuit of educational excellence and the league is considered an impressive NCAA Division III convention. The membership has distinguished itself amongst its peer group for its high quality establishments, spirited and sportsmanlike competitors, excellent companies and extremely moral insurance policies and practices. Its dedication to serve the academic wants of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the E8. For extra on the Empire 8 go to www.empire8.com.



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