GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball and women’s swimming & diving* for the period ending December 16, 2012.
Maria Corall (Newton, N.J.) has been named the NEAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after a strong performance for the College of Saint Elizabeth Screaming Eagles. The sophomore was involved in three first-place finishes during the Screaming Eagles’ dual against William Patterson this past Saturday, winning two individual events and a team relay. Individually, Corrall won the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:24.63 as well as the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 0:58.33, and she also swam the final leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay to help her squad capture victory with a time of 1:52.04, which won by two seconds.
Trevor Healey (Wethersfield, CT) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after a pair of highly efficient outings for Keuka College Storm. The sophomore forward tallied two-game averages of 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1.5 steals in just 26 minutes per game while shooting 71 percent (12-of-17) from the field and 78 percent (7-of-9) from the free throw line during the 28th annual Rochester Institute of Technology Harold J. Brodie Tournament last weekend. Healey did a little bit of everything for the Storm in their 77-62 opening-round victory over Manhattanville Friday, as he registered 17 points, seven rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block in just 23 minutes off the bench. His hot shooting would continue into the championship game, as he went 6-of-9 from the field and finished with a game-high 14 points in 29 minutes off the bench, but the Storm would fall 61-50 to host RIT. Healey also added four rebounds, an assist and a steal in the contest for the Storm, who has now won three of their last four games heading into the holiday break.
Aubrey Folger (South Berwick, Maine) has been chosen as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after an outstanding pair of performances for the Lancaster Bible College Chargers. The freshman guard posted two-game averages of 16.5 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 3.5 steals and 1 block while shooting 52 percent (13-of-25) from the field during a 1-1 week for the Chargers, which included a contest against NCAA Division II competition. Folger held her own against Division II Wilmington University last Thursday, registering game highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds in addition to a team-best four assists in the Chargers' 72-61 setback. She followed that up with another double-double performance, as she scored 15 points and grabbed 13 boards to go along with a game-high five steals in a 60-42 victory over Baptist Bible (Pa.) College Saturday. Folger currently leads Lancaster Bible in both points (13.9) and rebounds (8.8) per game and has guided the Chargers to a 6-2 overall record on the season thus far.
*Note: There is no men’s swimming & diving student-athlete of the week selection this week due to no teams being in competition this past week.
The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Morrisville State College junior forward Kucjok Ater (Syracuse, N.Y.) scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the second half to help lead the Mustangs to an 82-66 victory over Hamilton College Saturday … Penn State Abington senior forward Jeff Schmidt (Orefield, Pa.) just missed a triple-double after registering 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the Nittany Lions’ thrilling 92-91 victory over Penn State Hazleton last Thursday … Penn State Abington sophomore forward Mike Marvin (Horsham, Pa.) averaged 13 points and 13 rebounds in two games for the Nittany Lions last week and remains the conference leader in both categories … College of Saint Elizabeth junior guard Cheyenne Grant (Sayreville, N.J.) scored a career-high 25 points to the lead the Screaming Eagles to an 89-47 victory over Yeshiva University Sunday … Penn State Berks junior guard Kellie Wilson (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored a team-best 19 points and grabbed six rebounds in the Nittany Lions’ 60-45 victory over Bryn Mawr College Tuesday … Penn State Harrisburg freshman guard Mercedes Copeland (Reading, Pa.) averaged 17 points during a 1-1 week for the Nittany Lions … Penn State Abington sophomore forward Jessica Schmidt (Elkins Park, Pa.) pulled down a career-best 17 rebounds in a 69-64 loss to Penn State Brandywine last Thursday.