College notes: Union’s Cavallo makes Team of the Week

Union College linebacker Thomas Cavallo, left, makes a tackle against SUNY Morrisville at Frank Bailey Field on Set. 4.

Union College linebacker Thomas Cavallo, left, makes a tackle against SUNY Morrisville at Frank Bailey Field on Set. 4.

Junior linebacker Thomas Cavallo of the No. 11/12 Union College football team was named to the Team of the Week on Tuesday.

He played an instrumental part in Union’s defense in a 30-9 win over Utica College on Saturday.

The Dutchmen defense held Utica to only 47 yards on the ground, no touchdowns and were 5-for-5 on fourth down stops. Cavallo had six tackles, including three for a loss of 17 yards. He also registered a sack in the third quarter on a key third down and a pass breakup.

Cavallo is the third member of the Union defense to be recognized by this season. He joins junior Jimaar Edwards and senior Colin Lama. who were recognized for their performances during Weeks 1 and 3, respectively.

Union stayed steady at No. 12 in this week’s Top 25 Poll and No. 11 in the AFCA Coaches Top 25 Poll. The Dutchmen have won 18 straight regular season games dating back to 2018 as they head to Buffalo State College to open conference play this Saturday beginning at noon at Coyer Field.


The Siena men’s basketball team’s 2021-22 non-conference game against Georgetown has been moved up a day.

The teams will now play Nov. 19 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Siena is scheduled to start its preseason next week.


RPI’s Amanda Rampado was named MAC Goaltending Goalie of the Week by ECAC Hockey, after the Engineers dropped two close games to Mercyhurst.

The junior from Stoney Creek, Ontaroi, stopped 63 of the 67 shots she faced last week, including 36 saves in a 2-1 overtime defeat.


RPI junior Matt Lecky has been named the Men’s Performer of the Week in Liberty League cross country, and classmate Morgan Lee earned Women’s Rookie of the Week.

This is the second award of the campaign for Lecky, who was also honored on Sept. 7. He was chosen this week after he beat the 96-competitor field in the Saratoga Invitational hosted by RPI, completing the 8K course in the Saratoga Spa State Park in 25:32.1.

Competing in just her second collegiate cross country meet, Lee, a field hockey player for two years at RPI, was third overall in the 70-competitor field in Saratoga Springs with a time of 23:19.0.


Union College swept the weekly Liberty League men’s tennis awards this week, as sophomore Khai Ton was recognized as the Singles Performer of the Week and the tandem of junior Thomas McGuire and sophomore Bailey McAtee were named the Doubles Team of the Week.

Ton picked up his first collegiate victory on Wednesday against Bard, posting a 6-1, 6-1 win at second singles over Drew Soleiman to provide the clinching point in Union’s first conference match of the year. McAtee and McGuire contributed to the victory as well by earning Union’s first point of the day with a quick 8-0 victory in second-doubles action.


With two victories while playing No. 1 in both of RPI’s matches last week, Alex Mednikova earned the Liberty League Women’s Tennis Singles Performer of the Week.

In a pair of non-league wins at home against SUNY New Paltz on Wednesday and against Geneseo on Sunday, Mednikova lost just four games.


Sophomore Delana Bonci scored the only goal of the game for the RPI field hockey team on Sunday, and was honored as the Liberty League Rookie of the Week.

An attack, Bonci scored less than a minute into the fourth quarter of a game at No. 16 Vassar College, and the Engineers won 1-0.


Russell Sage College’s director of athletics has announced the selection of James Lyons as the program’s Associate Director of Athletics. Lyons, a 1988 graduate of Drew University, joins RSC’s department of athletics with 30 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics.

Lyons served in numerous roles at SUNY-Geneseo from 2000-2017, including head men’s lacrosse coach, Senior Athletic Department Staff Assistant and Assistant Director of Athletics. During his time at Geneseo, he guided the program to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2004, 2006 and 2007 after also reaching the Elite Eight round in 2006.

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