College notes: Union football’s Tolbert recognized as rookie of the week for 2nd time

Union's Robbie Tolbert dives for the end zone as Springfield's Kyle Niehr dives on top of him on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.
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Union's Robbie Tolbert dives for the end zone as Springfield's Kyle Niehr dives on top of him on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

Union football’s Robbie Tolbert was named the Liberty League’s rookie of the week for the second time this season, the conference announced Monday.

Tolbert registered two touchdowns and 114 yards on eight receptions in Union’s 30-9 win against Utica last Saturday. 

Union remained No. 11 in this week’s AFCA Coaches Top 25 Poll and No. 12 in this week’s D3football.com Top 25 Poll.

Union starts conference play next weekend with a game at Buffalo State.

SAINT ROSE’S KLAMMER EARNS 2 AWARDS

Mia Klammer was named Monday the Northeast-10 Conference player and rookie of the week for women’s soccer.

The Saint Rose forward registered six goals in a pair of victories for the third-ranked team in the latest United Soccer Coaches Weekly National Poll.

Klammer leads the conference with six goals and 13 points.

RPI’S MARINOPOLOUS, PERRY HONORED

RPI football quarterback George Marinopolous was named Liberty League offensive player of the week, while defensive back Francis Perry took the defensive award, the league announced Monday.

In RPI’s 41-7 win against St. John Fisher, Marinopolous — a Guilderland High School graduate — completed 21 of 25 passes for 252 yards and five touchdowns, while Perry recorded two interceptions.

GATTO COLLECTS HONOR

Union’s Gabby Fatto was recognized Monday as the Liberty League rookie of the week for women’s tennis.

Gatto posted a 3-0 singles record and a 2-1 doubles mark last week.

DeBONIS RECOGNIZED

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake graduate Lindsey DeBonis, a St. John Fisher junior, was named Monday the Empire 8 Conference women’s volleyball player of the week.

DeBonis had double-digit kills in three consecutive matches during the week. Overall, DeBonis had 37 kills and 33 digs in wins against Elmira, Hartwick and Russell Sage.

NISKAYUNA GRADUATE NAMED SARAH LAWRENCE COACH

Lauren Farina, a Niskayuna High School graduate, was recently named the Sarah Lawrence softball coach.

Farina also will serve as assistant to the athletic director, “assisting in the areas of compliance and eligibility, budget, athletic operations and student-athlete welfare.”

After high school, Farina played three softball seasons for Thomas College, then one for Mount Saint Mary College. Farina received an undergraduate degree in sport management from Thomas College in 2019, then an MBA from Mount Saint Mary College in 2021.

FRIEDMAN EARNS AWARD

Union women’s soccer’s Sam Friedman was named Monday the Liberty League’s rookie of the week for women’s soccer.

Friedman contributed three goals and an assist in Union’s 6-0 win against Bard last Wednesday.

CHERRY REPEATS

Russell Sage women’s tennis player Maddie Cherry was named Empire 8 Conference women’s tennis player of the week.

Last week, Cherry was 2-0 in singles and doubles action for the Gators playing at first singles and first doubles.

GREENWICH’S WHITEHOUSE RECOGNIZED

Greenwich High School graduate Sabrina Whitehouse was named Empire 8 Conference co-offensive player of the week in field hockey.

Whitehouse scored four goals in two games last week. On the season. Whitehouse leads all Empire 8 players with 10 goals and 22 points

MEDICI COLLECTS HONOR

Shaker High School graduate Maki Medici was named Monday the Empire 8 Conference special teams player of the week.

A graduate student at Utica, Medici made field goals of 30, 42 and 44 yards in a loss against Union, and averaged 39.6 yards per punt.

COBLESKILL’S REED RECOGNIZED

SUNY Cobleskill men’s soccer’s Wyatt Reed was named the North Atlantic Conference’s defensive player of the week, the league announced Monday.

Reed made nine saves in a shutout win, then posted a scoreless second half in another win.

GAME-WINNING GOAL NETS AWARD FOR HERSI 

Siena men’s soccer’s Bilal Hersi was named MAAC offensive player of the week after contributing a goal and an assist in the Saints’ 3-2 win against Brown. Hersi assisted on the game-tying goal, then scored the game-winning goal with less than two minutes to go in regulation.

RUSSELL SAGE HOSTING ‘GATOR-AID’

The Russell Sage women’s soccer program is using its upcoming game against Nazareth to raise funds in support of area families affected by cancer, as well as the American Cancer Society.

The “Gator-Aid Game” takes place at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16.

Donations may be made by cash or check, and mailed to: RSC Women’s Soccer, 140 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY, 12208. Donations are also being accepted @SageWomensSoccer through Venmo.

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