Lokitis named Scanlon MVP at Union

Senior guard Joey Lokitis was named the Union College William M. Scanlon Most Valuable Player at the
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Senior guard Joey Lokitis was named the Union College William M. Scanlon Most Valuable Player at the annual men’s basketball awards banquet at the Hale House Saturday night.

Lokitis averaged 15.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while shooting 81.6 percent from the foul line. He was a unanimous Liberty League first-team selection and a five-time guard of the week. He became the 17th player in program history to score 1,000 points.

The MVP award is named after Union’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach, who retired as an associate athletic director in 2008.

Other basketball awards presented by head coach Bob Montana included the William Grant Academic Achievement Award and the Most Improved Player Award, both given to Keven Don­ohue (Hudson Falls), who carries a 3.66 grade-point average and averaged 10.2 points per game. Junior guard Matt Rogers was presented the Paul Rieschick Award, given to the player who exemplifies the team concept through dedication, loyalty and work ethic.

AROUND CAMPUS

After Union head baseball coach Dave Dagostino Jr. resigned suddenly this week, former head coach Gary Reynolds was named to finish the season for the Dutchmen. Reynolds has the second-most victories in program history with a record of 201-227-1 from 1986 through 2002. Also the associate head football coach for Union, Reynolds coached Union to a pair of wins on Wednesday. Union is 7-19 with 16 games left. Dagostino had a 19-39 record in two seasons.

The Liberty League will have a postseason softball tournament for the first time this season, but the four-team event will not produce an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III tournament.

University at Albany’s men’s lacrosse team (2-1 America East Conference, 3-9 overall) will host Stony Brook (3-0, 8-3) in a key league match at 7 tonight at John Fallon Field. The Seawolves are in sole possession of first place and are ranked 12th in both the USILA and Inside Lacrosse national polls. The Danes need to win in order to stay in the race for a postseason tournament berth.

Broadalbin-Perth graduate Katie Finch fired her second perfect game in less than a month to help eighth-ranked SUNY-Cortland beat St. John Fisher, 8-0, in the opening game of a non-league double-header. Finch compiled a 16-2 record with a 0.77 earned-run average through the first 20 games for the Red Dragons. She is both the team and SUNYAC all-time leader in victories and strikeouts.

On Tuesday night, Union College hosted “Hoops for Help,” a co-ed basketball event to help raise money for the Chile and Haiti relief campaigns. A team of students competed against faculty members. More than $1,300 was raised.

The Friends of Union College will host the 14th annual Athletics Golf Classic May 17 at The Ed­ison Club. Contact Beth Taimi at 388-6286 for more information.

HONOR ROLL

UNION COLLEGE

Junior Brendan Kinnane was named the Liberty League offensive performer of the week in men’s lacrosse after scoring four goals and adding an assist in two games.

Goalie Sean Arnold was named the defensive performer of the week with a pair of wins and 29 saves. Union takes on Clarkson today at noon.

Sophomore shortstop Lauren Hoffman was named the Liberty League co-performer of the week in softball after going 5-for-7 with four runs scored and two RBI.

Ginni Sack (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) was named the Liberty League pitcher of the week after a couple of strong performances. She also notched her 58th career victory to set a program record.

Kristin Joyce was named the Liberty League co-offensive performer of the week for the ourth time after scoring 11 goals in two wins. The 11th-ranked Dutchwomen host St. Lawrence today on Frank Bailey Field at 3 p.m.

RPI

Senior Scott Robinson (Schenectady) was selected the Liberty League performer of the week in baseball after hitting .722 (13-for-18), scoring 11 runs and knocking in 14.

Sujith Murali was named the Liberty League rookie of the week after hitting .500 (9-for-18) with four doubles and eight runs scored.

Gillian McCarthy was tabbed the Liberty League rookie of the week in softball after hitting .500 (8-for-16) with two doubles, six runs scored and six RBI.

Alissa Peterson was named the Liberty League rookie of the week in women’s lacrosse after scoring seven goals and causing three turnovers in two games. It was her fifth rookie of the week honor this season.

Kyle Barden, Erik Whiting, Cassie Fortini and Morgan Danner were honored by the Liberty League for their performances in men’s and women’s track and field. Barden finished first in the 200 and the 400 at the Liberty League outdoor championships. Whiting (Fonda-Fultonville) won the hammer throw and the discus, while Fortini won the 400 dash, the 4×100 relay and the 4×400 relay, Danner won five events: pole vault, long jump, 100, 200 and 4×100 relay.

UALBANY

Jonathan Santana was named the America East Conference performer of the week in track after qualifying for the IC4A Championship in three events at the “Dogfight,” a dual meet between UAlbany and Connect­icut. He was second in the 4×100 relay, won the 400 meters and won the 1,600 relay.

Valete Graham and Fey Adaramola were named the America East Conference Scholar Athletes of the Year in track and field.

Olivia Jarem (Shenendehowa) was named the America East Conference player of the week in women’s lacrosse. She scored three goals and added two assists in an 11-10 win over UMBC, and scored twice in a 13-5 win over California.

Nikki Branchini (Guilderland) was named the America East Conference defensive player of the week after posting six ground balls and causing three turnovers in the victory over UMBC.

SAINT ROSE

Jessica Butterbrodt was named the Northeast-10 Conference player of the week in softball after hitting .917 (11-for-12) with seven runs scored, three RBI and two home runs in a 3-1 week for the Golden Knights.

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