• 2008-09 Athlete of the Week - Archive

5-18-09 | Erik van Ingen (Cortland, N.Y.)

Sophomore Erik van Ingen was third in the finals of the 1,500, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the ECAC/IC4A Track & Field Championships at Princeton University this past weekend. van Ingen's time in the finals on Sunday was 3:50.67. In the preliminaries on Saturday afternoon, however, he broke his own school record with a time of 3:45.83. Sunday's final featured a more slow and tactical race, with van Ingen finishing less than a second behind first-place Cory Nanni of Duke 3:49.54. In two weeks, van Ingen heads to the NCAA East Regional Championships at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro.

5-11-09 | Mike Augliera (Old Bridge, N.J.)

Freshman baseball pitcher Mike Augliera fired a complete-game, two-hit shutout at Maine to give the Bearcats a key twinbill sweep on Sunday. The only hits allowed were two singles, and the freshman set down the side in order five times. In his seven innings of work, Augliera recorded a season-high eight strikeouts and allowed just one walk. In this conference starts, Augliera is 2-0 with 15 strikeouts, one walk and a 3.79 ERA good for seventh in the conference.

5-4-09 | Caitlyn Wright (Ithaca, N.Y.)

At the America East Track & Field Championships, junior Caitlyn Wright finished second in the 400 hurdles, but qualified for the NCAA Regional Meet with a time of 1:00.21. The standard for the regional meet is 1:00.82. In addition, Wright also broke her own school record, which was 1:01.54.

4-27-09 | Entire Men's Tennis Team

The entire men's tennis team has been named Athletes of the Week after capturing the program's second straight America East title and fifth in the last seven years. The Bearcats (14-7) will now advance to the NCAA Championship, and will play a first-round match on May 8 or 9. The entire 64-team national bracket will be unveiled on ESPNews on April 28. At the America East Championship, Binghamton, the No. 2 seed, toppled No. 3 UMBC, 4-0 in the semifinals and then bounced top-seeded Stony Brook 4-1 in the championship match.

4-20-09 | Dave Ciocchi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.)

Freshman baseball player Dave Ciocchi was an offensive star in the key series win against Stony Brook. He hit .500 with nine RBI in the four games, leading BU to three wins. He had a two-out, bases-loaded hit to score two runs in the opening game and is 3-for-4 batting with bases loaded this season. Ciocchi has driven in 17 runs in his last 11 games and is hitting .421 in that stretch.

4-13-09 | Erik van Ingen (Cortland, N.Y.)

Sophomore Erik van Ingen qualified for the NCAA Regional meet with his performance in the 1,500 at the Bucknell Invitational. van Ingen was second with a time of 3:47.45, eclipsing the qualifying standard of 3:47.80. He was named the America East Men's Track Performer of the Week.

4-6-09 | Corey Taylor (Vestal, N.Y.)

Sophomore baseball player Corey Taylor was instrumental in BU's sweep of Hartford to begin conference play. Taylor went 5-for-9 with six RBI as the Bearcats opened their quest for a third straight America East regular season crown. He ripped a key two-run double as BU rallied from 4-0 down in the opener, and then went 4-for-6 with four RBI in the nightcap.

3-30-09 | Lauren Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Sophomore Lauren Bates went 2-0 at first singles and 2-0 at first doubles as the Binghamton women's tennis team extended its winning streak to six matches. Against Stony Brook on Saturday, Bates and Jillian Santos defeated Prerana Appineni and Anna Pieschl 8-4 at first doubles. Bates went on to beat Katherine Hanson 6-1, 7-5 (6) at first singles. Against Villanova on Sunday, Bates also won both her matches. For the season, Bates is now 17-7 in singles play this year and 15-4 in doubles action.

3-23-09 | Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.)

Junior Josh Patterson became just the fifth athlete in BU's Division I tenure to earn All-America honors when he placed seventh at the NCAA Wrestling Championship over the weekend. Patterson won five matches, including two by pin, to earn a spot on the podium. He finished his stellar season with a 46-6 record and set records for most wins in a season and most pins (22).

3-16-09 | Entire Men's Basketball Team

The entire men's basketball team has been named Athletes of the Week for continuing a remarkable season with the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. The Bearcats stretched their win streak to a school-record 11 games in capturing the America East championship in front of a record standing-room-only Events Center crowd of 5,342. The reward for BU is an NCAA first-round matchup with second-seeded Duke down in Greensboro.

3-9-09 | Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.)

Junior Josh Patterson qualified for the NCAA Championship for the third straight season with a dominating performance at the CAA Championship in Virginia. Patterson, ranked No. 6 in the country, rolled through the bracket to win the 184-pound title and become just the second Bearcat to capture a Division I conference title. Patterson, 41-4 on the season, will receive a high seed to the upcoming NCAA Championship, held March 19-21 in St. Louis.

3-2-09 | Moshe Levy (Ra'ananna, Israel)

Junior Moshe Levy led the men's tennis team to an upset win over Ivy League power Brown on Saturday - the program's first-ever win over the Bears, who are ranked No. 3 in the entire Northeast. Levy won the clinching match at No. 1 singles with a 7-5, 7-6 win over a player who is ranked eighth in the region. Levy, who also knocked off his opponent from nationally-ranked Minnesota six days earlier, improved to 14-8 overall.

2-23-09 | Cazal Arnett (Jamaica, N.Y.)

Sophomore Cazal Arnett was named the Men's Most Outstanding Track Performer, highlighting Binghamton's showing at the second and final day of the America East Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center. The Bearcat men were the runner up for the second year in a row while the women were sixth out of nine teams.

Arnett, who was also given the Coaches' Award for scoring the most points at the meet, swept the 200 and 400 titles for the second year in a row with times of 21.41 and 46.96 respectively. His 400 time met the NCAA provisional qualifying standard (47.25) and smashed his old school record of 47.34, which he set last night in the preliminary round. In the 200, Arnett met the IC4A qualifying standard and broke his old school record of 21.52 which he also set on Friday evening in the preliminaries.

2-16-09 | Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.)

Junior 184-pound Josh Patterson continued his stellar season with three more victories - two pins and a decision over the seventh-ranked wrestler in the country. Patterson broke the school record for pins in a season when he dropped his Sacred Heart opponent in 1:09 for his 18th pin. Then wrestling against the No. 15 Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater, Okla., Patterson picked up his 19th pin. He then scored a 10-7 decision over Wyoming's Joe LeBlanc, ranked No. 7 in the country.

2-9-09 | Emanuel Mayben (Troy, N.Y.)

Junior guard Emanuel Mayben led the Bearcats to a pair of victories and was named the America East Player of the Week for February 2-8. He averaged 21.5 points, 8.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds and led an epic comeback at Vermont. Mayben scored 22 of his career-high 31 points in the second half as BU rallied from 25 points down to steal a win in Burlington. He then added 12 points, 10 assists and five rebounds at Stony Brook and scored the game-winner with 3.7 seconds left in overtime.

2-2-09 | Laura Franceski (Moscow, Pa.)

Senior center Laura Franceski was named the America East Player of the Week for Jan. 25-Feb. 1. It marks the second time in her career that she has earned the conference's weekly accolade.

Franceski averaged 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.0 blocks per game in leading Binghamton to a pair of victories last week. Against Maine on Saturday, she just missed a triple-double, finishing with 22 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks. Her eight blocks against the Black Bears tied both a school and an America East record for single-game rejections. Earlier in the week against New Hampshire, Franceski posted 11 points, four blocks, a steal and two assists.

1-26-09 | Ryan Graham (Vestal, N.Y.)

Senior Diver Ryan Graham has been named the America East Conference Men's Diver of the Week. He won on the one-meter and the three-meter board in a dual meet over host Colgate last Saturday afternoon with scores of 256.57 and 307.58 respectively. Graham helped lead the men to their third win in a row with a 158-136 score in favor of Binghamton.

This marks the third time this year that Graham has been named the America East Conference Diver of the Week. Graham has been one of the two top finishers on both boards in every single meet this season.

1-19-09 | Andrea Holmes (Memphis, Tenn.)

Freshman point guard Andrea Holmes has been named the America East Conference Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week. She averaged 20 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in two games this past week. Holmes poured in a career-high 32 points in Binghamton's 91-86 win over Stony Brook on Sunday.

The 32 points by Holmes represents the first time a Binghamton player has reached the 30-point mark since Sarah Cartmill scored 35 points against Hartford on Feb. 17, 2002.
It is also the 12th-highest, single-game total in program history and the second-highest performance at the Division I level, trailing only Cartmill's 35-point effort.

1-12-09 | D.J. Rivera (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Junior basketball player D.J. Rivera averaged 20.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.6 steals in three games. Rivera exploded for 29 points, 12 rebounds and six steals in BU's thrilling overtime win over Vermont. He leads the America East and ranks 14th in the nation in scoring (21.3 ppg.).

1-5-09 | Reggie Fuller (Missouri City, Texas)

Senior basketball player Reggie Fuller led the surging Bearcats to a pair of wins. Fuller averaged 13.0 points and 11.0 rebounds and played a huge role in both victories. Racked up 16 points, record-tying 15 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in a 73-71 win over Marist. Fuller clinched the win with two steals in final 17 seconds. He then added 10 points and seven rebounds in the team's 70-62 conference-opening win at Maine.

12-8-08 | D.J. Rivera (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Junior basketball player D.J. Rivera led the Bearcats to a pair of road victories and was named the America East Player of the Week. Rivera averaged 20.0 points per game during the week and eclipsed the 20-point mark for the fourth time in six games with a dominating 23-point performance in BU's stunning 66-56 win at BIG EAST member Rutgers. Rivera ranks second in the conference in scoring (20.2 ppg.) and sixth in rebounding (6.2 rpg.).

12-1-08 | Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.)

Junior wrestler Josh Patterson continued his ascent in the national rankings with another strong weekend. Patterson went 3-1 at the Journeymen/BRUTE Northeast Duals, pinning the 12th-ranked wrestler in the country from Lehigh in the process. His only defeat was a 4-1 decision to the No. 3 wrestler in the country. Patterson, who moved up to No. 14 in the latest Intermat rankings, is 11-2 this season with six pins.

11-24-08 | Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.)

Junior wrestler Josh Patterson, ranked No. 17 in the nation at 184 pounds, went 4-0 at the Journeymen/BRUTE Sprawl & Brawl to open the dual meet season. Patterson recorded two pins, a technical fall and a major decision, lifting his career dual record to 35-6. He handled the No. 13 wrestler in the country from Penn State, 17-1, helping the Bearcats go 2-2 in the event.

11-17-08 | Michelle McDonough (Orland Hills, Ill.)

Sophomore Michelle McDonough became the first Bearcat in over two years to record a triple-double in volleyball. McDonough recorded 12 kills, 11 digs and 10 blocks in a win over New Hampshire on Saturday. The 10 blocks is a new career high for McDonough, who also ranks third in the conference in kills per set.

11-10-08 | Cameron Keith (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)

Junior forward Cameron Keith scored a goal and tallied a pair of assists, leading the men's soccer team to a 3-1 win over New Hampshire in the America East quarterfinals. Keith now leads the Bearcats with eight goals and 19 points this season. Binghamton advances to the America East semifinals for the sixth consecutive season.

11-3-08 | Chris Gaube (Vestal, N.Y.)

Junior cross country runner Chris Gaube battled to a program-best third place finish at the America East Cross Country Championships. Gaube finished third out of 76 runners in the men's race, completing the 8,000-meter course in a time of 25:45.1. He helped propel the men's squad to program-best third place as well. Due in part to Gaube's strong performance, the men's cross country team remains ranked in the Northeast Regional Cross Country Rankings.

10-27-08 | Cameron Keith (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)

Junior forward Cameron Keith has been named America East Player of the Week for Oct. 20-26. It marked the first time this season and the third time in his career that he has earned the weekly accolade. Keith recorded his fourth career multi-goal game in
Binghamton’s 2-0 win over New Hampshire on Saturday night. He now leads the Bearcats with seven goals and 15 total points.

10-13-08 | Jake Katz (Williamsville, N.Y.)

Sophomore golfer Jake Katz tied for first place out of 78 golfers at the Philadelphia Big 5 Invitational, contested Saturday and Sunday at the 6,827-yard par-71 Wissahickon Course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Katz shot 71-71, tying for top honors with Villanova's Brendan Kelly. Kelly won medalist honors with a par on the first playoff hole. Katz recorded 24 pars and six birdies in his 36 holes. He played the par 5's in 3-under and played the par 4's at +3.

10-6-08 | Dawn Lammert (Sussex, Wis.)

Junior Dawn Lammert posted a career-high 12 blocks against Hartford on Sunday to help propel the Bearcats to a 3-0 victory. The middle blocker was one of many Bearcats to gave key contributions as Binghamton began its conference schedule with a 2-0 start, sweeping both Hartford and Stony Brook. Lammert's performance against Hartford was a part of a season-high 18 blocks for the Bearcats, who held the Hawks to a -.128 hitting percentage while also forcing 36 errors. On the week, Lammert averaged 2.33 blocks per set and currently sits third overall in the conference with a 1.33 bps average on the season.

9-29-08 | Cameron Keith (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)

Junior forward Cameron Keith netted the game-winning goal in Binghamton's 1-0 win at Cornell last Friday. The goal, which was Keith's team high third on the season, stretched the Bearcats' unbeaten streak to eight games. The following week, the Bearcats received votes in both the College Soccer News Top 30 and NSCAA/adidas Top 25 Poll.

9-22-08 | Jillian Santos (Flushing, N.Y.)

Freshman Jillian Santos won the A Singles crown as well as the A Doubles Championship, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the Cornell Fall Invitational. In her four singles wins, Santos won a pair of three-set matches as well as two tiebreakers. In doubles play, Santos and sophomore Anna Edelman defeated Temple's team of Elyse Steiner and Dina Senkina in the finals. The Bearcat tandem finished the weekend a perfect 3-0, including a pair of 9-7 victories.

9-15-08 | Dani Raske (Riverdale, N.J.)

Sophomore soccer player Dani Raske recorded a hat trick in BU's 3-0 home win over Iona. She scored in the 25th, 38th and 48th minutes of play for her first collegiate goals. The hat trick was the first for a BU player in its Division I tenure. Raske was also named the America East Player of the Week.

9-8-08 | Katie Radzik (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.)

Senior Katie Radzik was named the America East Conference Women's Cross Country Performer of the Week for Sept. 1-7. She earned the honor by virtue of her performance at the season-opening Baltimore Metro Cross Country Meet last Friday. Crossing the finish line of the 5,000 meter race in a time of 18:03, Radzik not only earned a first place overall finish, but managed to shatter the course record by 16 seconds in the process. It marked the fifth individual victory of her illustrious collegiate career.

9-1-08 | Anna Lejina (Riga, Latvia)

Sophomore outside hitter Anna Lejina helped the volleyball team to a 2-1 record at last weekend's Hilton Garden Inn/Northern Arizona Invitational, including 3-0 sweeps of both Rutgers and Akron. Lejina posted 3.78 kills per set and hit at a .353 percentage on the weekend. Lejina also posted 18 kills against Rutgers and contributed to the squad's record-setting .393 hitting percentage in the match. For her efforts, Lejina was named to the all-tournament team.

8-25-08 | Amanda Casares (Rahway, N.J.)

Junior Amanda Casares led the women's soccer team to a dramatic 2-1 victory over UMass in the season opener on Sunday. Casares, an all-conference center midfielder, set up the game-tying goal with just 7:14 remaining in regulation, and was a strong presence across the field throughout the game. Defensively, she cleared a ball off BU's goal line to thwart a UMass scoring threat in the first half.

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