Sports briefs: UAlbany shortstop Malm AE Player of the Week


UAlbany shortstop Brad Malm has been named the America East Player of the Week.

The redshirt senior hit five home runs and collected nine RBIs and one walk in the Great Danes’ four-game series sweep over Maryland Easter Shore.

Malm hit his first two home runs of the series in the first and the sixth innings on Friday to help UAlbany win 12-4 over the Hawks.

On Saturday, he blasted a two-run home run over the left-field fence in the second game of the day’s doubleheader. The long ball came in the final inning of the game to secure an 8-6 win for the Great Danes. Two more two-run shots followed in the first and the fourth innings of Sunday’s 13-0 win over UMES.

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With eight home runs in seven games so far this year, Malm’s home run total sits in second place in the entire NCAA behind North Carolina State’s Tommy White (nine HRs in eight games).


Manley, Noone named All-Liberty

Seniors Mike Manley and Brian Noone of the Union College men’s basketball team were recognized for their strong play on the court in 2021-22 with their first career All-Liberty League honors. Manley was named to the All-Liberty League second team, while Noone earned honorable mention.

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Manley nearly doubled his offensive output from two seasons ago, averaging a team-best 15.9 points per game and shooting nearly 40% from beyond the arc as the team’s top 3-point threat. He also led the team in 3-pointers made (75) and steals (35) and ranked second in assists (80), while ranking top-five in the Liberty League in points per game (fourth), 3-pointers made (first), three-point shooting percentage (second), free-throw percentage (fourth) and assists (fourth). The senior also ranked fifth in the conference by averaging over 33 minutes per night.

Noone continued his steady improvement as well, ranking second on the squad by averaging 15.2 points per game on 45.6 percent shooting from the field while playing a team-leading 34.6 minutes per game. The senior also tied for the team lead in steals (35) and ranked second in rebounds (127) and third in assists (69), and among all Liberty League players ranked seventh in scoring, sixth in assists, fourth in steals and third in minutes per game.

A career 43.7% shooter from the field, Noone finished the season averaging 9.7 points per game (623 total) with 289 rebounds, 123 assists and 69 steals.

Raisner gets honorable mention

Senior guard Amber Raisner of the Union College women’s basketball team was recognized for her excellence on the court this season as an All-Liberty League honorable mention.

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Raisner led the Dutchwomen in scoring for the second straight season, averaging a career-high 11.3 points per game and shooting 41.5% from the field. She also led the team with a career-best 71 assists and finished second on the squad with a career-high 37 steals, while her 4.6 rebounds per game ranked third on the team as well.

Four FMCC players honored

The Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams have tabbed four players to the NJCAA All-Region Teams.

For the Lady Raiders, Kiarra Kennedy and Harmony Philo both made the second team. Kennedy finished the season ranked fourth in the Region in scoring (19.8 points per game) and first with 13.2 rebounds per game. Philo finished sixth in the Region in scoring at 17.6 points per game and second in 3-point percentage (41.4%).

On the men’s side, Joseph Rowback was selected to the second team All-Region. He ranked third in scoring with 25.7 points per game,  fourth in shooting percentage at 58.6% and shot 44% from behind the 3-point line. Teammate, De’Vante Mateo was selected to the third team. He finished sixth, with 22.4 points per game and 7th with 3.9 assists per game.

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