Siena’s Herbst in elite company on Tewaarton Trophy list

Siena senior goalie Brent Herbst, who helped lead the Saints to their first Metro Atlantic Athletic
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Siena senior goalie Brent Herbst, who helped lead the Saints to their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference lacrosse championship and inaugural NCAA tournament appearance a year ago, has been named to the 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List.

The Tewaarton Award, established in 2000, is the pre-eminent lacrosse award presented annually to the NCAA men’s and women’s Player of the Year.

Selected an All-America honorable mention a year ago, Herbst started 17 of 18 games and posted a 6.34 goals-against average, which was second-best in the nation. His .617 save percentage was fourth.

He was named the MAAC tournament Most Outstanding Player.

The Tewaarton Watch List is comprised of the top players in all three divisions of college lacrosse. This year’s list represents 35 schools and 13 conferences.

Tradition dictates that each year the Tewaarton Award celebrates one of six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and the Tuscarora. This year will be the “Year of the Seneca.”

The award will be presented June 3 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the Amer­ican Indian in Washington, D.C.

AROUND CAMPUS

The Union College men’s lacrosse team, the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association and its membership have init­iated a series of events for youth and high school coaches, as well as youth players, to benefit Jack McGetrick’s battle with cancer. Union will host a free clinic for lacrosse players age 8-18 at Frank Bailey Field tonight from 5:30 to 7. Donations would be appreciated. McGetrick spent 11 seasons at Hartford as its head coach and was named the 1997 National Coach of the Year by the United States

Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Ind­ividuals interested in making donations may do so by sending a check made payable to the IMLCA Coaches Emergency Fund, PO Box 644, Forestdale, Mass., 02644.

Union’s men finished seventh, and its women finished ninth at the New York State Collegiate Track Conference Championships Saturday at RIT. Kaitlin Camilleri was eighth in the weight throw, Judy Horan (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) was tied for seventh in the pole vault and Jessica Singer, Michelle Richter and Bethany Crowe teamed up with Horan to finish seventh in the 1,600-meter relay. Phil Lambert was second in the 55-meter hurdles to earn a spot in today’s ECAC championships, while Danton Brewington was fourth in the shot put. Lambert, Davis Barber, Kyle Bucklin and Ethan Loew combine to finish fourth in the 1,600-meter relay in 3:25.44 to qualify for the ECACs, and Ryan Owen, Lambert, Bucklin and Barber were fourth in the 800 relay for another ECAC berth. Dearon Panossian was sixth in the 800-meter run, and Barber was fifth in the 400 dash.

Evelyn Marrero (Amsterdam) of Bentley established a personal best by finishing 18th in the 3,000 meters at the New England Women’s Track and Field Championships. Marrero had the top time (10:34.26) of any Northeast-10 Conference runner at the meet.

HONOR ROLL

UNION

Steve Schapp was the Liberty League co-swimmer of the week, and head swimming coach Scott Felix was named the UNYSCSA Coach of the Year. Schapp won the 500 freestyle at the UNYSCSA championships last week. He also won the 100-yard butterfly and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay.

SAINT ROSE

Andre Pope was named the Northeast-10 Conference freshman of the year in men’s basketball. He averaged 13.4 points per game and made 42 percent (59-for-138) of his three-point field-goal attempts.

Sophomore guard Shea Bromirski (Cambridge) was named to the NE-10 third team after averaging 15.3 points and shooting 45.4 percent from three-point range.

Sophomore guard Ashley Rath was named to the second team on the NE-10 women’s basketball squad. She was fifth in the league in scoring at 14.7 ppg.

UALBANY

Freshman Ebone Henry was named the America East Conference rookie of the week in women’s basketball after averaging 14.5 points in two games. Henry, who averages 11.0 ppg, broke the school’s Division I single-game scoring record with 26 points against Stony Brook.

Allie Weiser was named the America East Conference rookie of the week and pitcher of the week in softball. She pitched two complete games, winning one, and finished the Stetson Hatter Classic with a 1.50 earned-run average and eight strikeouts. Opponents hit just .212 against her.

SUNY-PLATTSBURGH

Junior forward Taylor Amarando (Colonie), a co-captain, was named an honorable mention on the All-SUNYAC women’s basketball team. She led the Cardinals in scoring (14.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 pg).

SUNY-ONEONTA

Senior Michael Grimes (Catholic Central) was named to the All-SUYAC second team in men’s basketball. He is second on the team in both scoring (13.6 ppg) and rebounding (6.4 pg) while shooting 53 percent from the floor.

SAINT MICHAEL’S

Laura Heil (Hudson Falls) was named to the Glad­iator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Assoc­iation Collegiate National Academic Team.

RPI

Nicole Monroe was named the Liberty League forward of the week in women’s basketball after coming off the bench to average 11.0 points and 5.5 rebounds to help the Engineers win the Liberty League champ­ionship.

Whitney Coleman was named the Liberty League guard of the week after averaging 20 points and 14.5 rebounds during the tournament. She broke the school record for career points (1,518) and single-season points (479), and tops the league in scoring at 17.7 ppg. She is also second in the league in rebounding (9.4 pg).

Ben LeRose was the Liberty League rookie of the week in swimming after finishing seventh or higher in all seven of his events at the UNYSCSA championships.

Mike Zampi was the Liberty League men’s track performer of the week, and Erik Whiting (Fonda-Fultonville) was the men’s field performer of the week. Zampi helped RPI claim its first NYSCTC championship since 2005 by winning the 1,000 in 2:33.81. Whiting won the weight throw with a toss of 15.33 meters.

Cassie Fortini and Marie Ferro were the Liberty League track and field performers of the week. Fortini won the 400 in 60.38 and helped the 1,600 relay team finish second. Ferro was fifth or better in two events.

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