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5-17-10 | Arnav Jain (Mumbai, India)

Junior Arnav Jain made history with a singles victory against Georgia Tech in the NCAA first round on Saturday. Jain's 7-6, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles gave BU its first-ever team point in NCAA play and completed a perfect dual meet season. He finished with a 24-0 record - just the second BU player in 64 years to go undefeated in duals. The team point was the first that any America East men's or women's team garnered at the NCAA Championship.

5-10-10 | Corey Taylor (Vestal, N.Y.)

Junior baseball outfielder Corey Taylor set a new standard for RBI in a season with one big game against Albany on Sunday. Taylor ripped a three-run home run and drove in five runs to help the Bearcats complete a four-game sweep of the Great Danes. In the process, he broke his own record for season RBIs, which now stands at 59. Taylor has 10 more RBI than any other player in the America East and ranks 15th in the country in RBI per game.

5-3-10 | Men's Tennis team

The men's tennis team rolled to its third straight America East championship over the weekend, capping a record-setting season which saw head coach Adam Cohen's Bearcats earn their first national ranking (as high as #43), win 20 consecutive matches and carry a 25-1 record into the NCAA Championship.

4-26-10 | Henry Dunn (Rockville Centre, N.Y.)

Junior baseball outfielder Henry Dunn steered the Bearcats to a perfect 4-0 week, including a three-game sweep of America East opponent UMBC. Dunn hit .529 for the week and had a slugging percentage of 1.12 and an on-base percentage of .579. He collected five extra-base hits and eight RBI in the four games and has a team-high 10 RBI in 10 conference games this spring.

4-19-10 | Deannie Plemon (Irvine, Calif.)

Junior softball catcher Deannie Plemon helped BU to a 4-1 record on the week. Plemon's walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh concluded BU's three game sweep of Hartford. In the game, Plemon was 4-for-4 with five RBI, two home runs and a double. On the week, Plemon was 8-for-15 (.533) with nine RBI, three home runs and a 1.267 slugging percentage. Plemon is now the single-season record holder at Binghamton for most home runs (10) and most RBI (33) and also holds the career record for most home runs (19). Plemon also has an active 10-game hitting steak and was named the America East Player of the Week.

4-12-10 | Jake Katz (Williamsville, N.Y.)

Junior golfer Jake Katz shattered the school record for lowest round with a 6-under-par 66 at the Lafayette Invitational to lift the Bearcats to their second-straight tournament title. Katz recorded an eagle, four birdies and no bogeys to break the old mark of 4-under, held by four former Bearcats. He finished in a tie for second place among 150 golfers and lowered his team-best scoring average to 73.4.

4-5-10 | Stephanie DeLuca (Yonkers, N.Y.)

Junior softball first baseman Stephanie DeLuca provided clutch hitting all week in leading BU to a 4-1 record. DeLuca batted .533 (8-for-15), hit two doubles, a home run and had seven RBI. DeLuca also had an on-base percentage of .588 and slugged .867. Her week was highlighted by going 3-for-4 with four RBI in BU's 10-5 win over UMBC. In that game DeLuca hit an RBI double, an RBI single, and a two-run home run in her first three at-bats. Earlier in the week DeLuca was 2-for-3 with both of the team's two RBI in BU's 2-1 win over Siena. DeLuca registered a hit in all five games on the week.

3-29-10 | James Giulietti (Plainview, N.Y.)

Junior James Giulietti had another outstanding start on the hill, gaining his second win with a combined shutout over Centenary College. Giulietti tossed seven scoreless innings, scattering eight hits, with six strikeouts and just one walk. Already leading the conference and ranked 32nd in the country in ERA, he lowered that number to 1.19. Giulietti was masterful at closing out innings, utilizing double plays to work out of jams in the first, fourth and fifth innings. He also struck out the final batter in the second, third and seventh innings with runners on base, stranding six runners in the process.

3-22-10 | Justin Lister (Rodman, N.Y.)

Sophomore Justin Lister made history at the NCAA Wrestling Championship, leading the Bearcats to a 21st-place team finish. Lister won four matches, became the first BU wrestler to advance to the NCAA semifinals and placed fourth in the nation - the highest finish of any Division I wrestler in program history. Along the way he pinned the third-seeded and fourth-seeded wrestlers in the 157-pound weight class and earned the highest placement for an unseeded wrestler in the last six years of the NCAA Championship (all weight classes).

3-15-10 | Gilbert Wong (Hong Kong)

Sophomore Gilbert Wong won all three singles matches during the week to keep the No. 63 Bearcats (11-1) rolling. With the match against Radford tied at 3-3, Wong provided the winning margin with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win at fourth singles. He then produced straight-set wins against Youngstown State and Duquesne. Wong has won 14 straight singles matches and is 23-6 overall, 11-0 in duals. He also teamed with Sven Vloedgraven to win two doubles matches. The pair is ranked No. 6 in the Northeast.

3-8-10 | Wrestling Team

The entire wrestling team earned the weekly honor after capturing the program's first-ever conference championship. The Bearcats won the Colonial Athletic Association title, crowning four individual champions, one runnerup and two more top-4 finishers. In the process, the team qualified a school-record six individuals to the upcoming NCAA Championship.

3-1-10 | David Gleason (New York, N.Y.)

Freshman David Gleason won the Bearcats only championship at the 2010 America East Conference championship meet. Gleason won the 500 free with a time of 4:31.14. He also placed fourth in the 200 free (1:39.86) and seventh in the 200 back (1:52.10). Gleason was also named to the the Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team.

2-22-10 | Cazal Arnett (Jamaica, N.Y.)

Junior Cazal Arnett was named the the Men's Most Outstanding Track Athlete for the second year in a row, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the America East Indoor Track & Field Championships, which were held Firday thru Saturday at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center. The Bearcat men were the runner-up for the third year in a row while the women placed seventh at the nine-team meet.

Arnett swept both the men's 200 and 400 titles for the third year in a row, posting times of 21.54 and 47.39 respectively. He also anchored the first-place 4x400 relay team which clocked a winning time of 3:12.16.

2-8-10 | Lauren Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Junior Lauren Bates was named the America East Women's Tennis Player of the Week after going a perfect 3-0 in first singles matches and 2-1 at No. 1 doubles. Her efforts helped lead the Bearcats to a perfect 3-0 week in dual matches. Bates now ranks ninth all-time in program history with 61 career singles wins and an overall record of 61-24. She also ranks third all-time in doubles with 58 career wins and a record of 58-14

2-1-10 | Erik van Ingen (Cortland, N.Y.)

Junior Erik van Ingen made history on Saturday at the Penn State National Indoor Track Open, as he became the first Binghamton athlete ever to break four minutes in the mile. He won the event in a time of 3:59.58. van Ingen broke his own school record by over two seconds. He set the previous school mark of 4:01.59 at the Notre Dame Indoor Invitational on March 4, 2009.

The NCAA provisional qualifying standard for the mile is 4:03.50. Last year, van Ingen reached the provisional qualifying time three times, but just missed making the final cutoff time to the NCAA Championships. The NCAA automatic qualifying standard is 3:59.00. Last year, each runner who broke four minutes advanced to the NCAA Indoor Championships.

1-25-10 | Erica Carter (Naperville, Ill.)

Senior guard Erica Carter became the 12th player in Binghamton program history to reach the 1,000-point mark for her career during the Bearcats' win at UMBC on Jan. 18. She finished the game with a career-high 27 points. She also netted 20 points in the Bearcats game at Maine on Jan. 21. Carter, who is averaging a team-best 14.3 points per game, has now reached the 20-point mark four times this season and six times during her career. She is on track to finish with the highest BU scoring average since Rachel Laws (14.7 ppg.) during the 2003-04 campaign. In her last four games, Carter has averaged 21.0 points per contest

1-18-10 | Tin Wai Siu (Hong Kong, China)

Freshman Tin Wai Siu won three individual races leading the women's swimming and diving team over St. Bonaventure for the first time in program history. Siu won the 1000 free with a Binghamton freshman record time of 10:36.19 and went on to win the 200 fly (2:07.75) and the 500 free (5:11.99). This season Siu has won 10 individual races and has already led the women's swimming and diving team to the best record the program has enjoyed since the 2002-03 season.

1-11-10 | Viive Rebane (Talinn, Estonia)

Sophomore forward Viive Rebane recorded a pair of double-doubles in leading the women's basketball team to a 2-1 week. She turned in a 14-point, 15-rebound effort against Boston University on Jan. 7 and followed up with a 13-point, 10-rebound effort against Stony Brook on Jan. 9. In her last five games, Rebane has averaged 12.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest. She is currently third in the America East Conference with 7.9 rebounds per game.

12-14-09 | Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.)

Senior 184-pound Josh Patterson pinned both his opponents to help BU post three victories in its home quadrangular with Princeton, Liberty and Merchant Marine Academy. Patteson, ranked 15th in the country and a reigning All-American, needed just 37 seconds to end his match with Princeton, and pinned his Liberty opponent in 2:14 - giving him four pins on the season. He improved to 13-3 overall, 6-0 in duals and is 61-8 in career dual matches.

12-7-09 | Greer Wright (Lake Worth, Fla.)

Junior basketball forward Greer Wright led the Bearcats to a win over Bucknell with a strong overall performance. Wright, who leads the team in scoring (11.9 ppg.), produced game-highs of 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes of action. He converted 6-of-8 free throws in the final 1:17 to preserve the win in front of 3,515 at the Events Center. Wright was selected as the America East Player of the Game.

11-30-09 | Nate Schiedel (Caledonia, N.Y.)

Redshirt 197-pound freshman Nate Schiedel went undefeated at the Northeast Duals and provided BU with a crucial pin in the team's dramatic comeback win over North Carolina. Schiedel, 5-0 this season, recorded a first-period fall against the 11th-ranked wrestler in the country. He put his opponent in a headlock, slammed him to the mat and strategically kept him in bounds to secure the pin and pivotal six team points. Schiedel also notched another pin and a major decision in his other matches during the tournament.

11-23-09 | Volleyball team

The Binghamton volleyball team captured the America East championship on Saturday with its 3-1 defeat over top-seeded Albany. The Bearcats win their second conference title since 2005 and will earn an automatic berth in to the NCAA Tournament. Junior Lindsey Mueller was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player and Michelle McDonough and Anna Lejina joined Mueller on the all-tournament team.

11-16-09 | Erik van Ingen (Cortland, N.Y.)

Junior Erik van Ingen became the first Binghamton runner ever to qualify for the NCAA Division I championships, highlighting the Bearcats' showing at the Northeast Regional Meet on Nov. 14 at Franklin Park. After capturing the America East individual title two weeks ago, van Ingen finished seventh overall (out of 243 runners) on Saturday. He covered the 10,000-meter course in a time of 31:17. In the process, van Ingen becomes just the third runner from any America East Conference school to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the last 10 years and the first since Jochen Dikefoss of Boston University made four consecutive trips from 2000-03. van Ingen is also the first Binghamton runner to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championships at any Division level since Art Gunther made three straight appearnaces appearances at the Division III meet from 1990-92.

11-9-09 | Michelle McDonough (Orland Hills, Ill.)

Junior volleyball outside hitter Michelle McDonough became the fastest Bearcat to reach the 1,000 career kills plateau this past weekend. McDonough accomplished the feat in just her 300th career set on Friday night at Stony Brook. McDonough currently ranks sixth on the career kills list at Binghamton.

11-2-09 | Men's cross country team

The Binghamton men's cross country team captured its first-ever America East championship on Saturday. With eight runners in the top 21, the Bearcats ran away from the field, which included three-time defending champion New Hampshire. Junior Erik van Ingen won the men's individual title as Binghamton became the first America East men's cross country team in nine year to sweep both the individual and team championships.

10-26-09 | Emily Pape (East Northport, N.Y.)

Freshman soccer player
Emily Pape scored another big goal for the Bearcats, who clinched regular-season runnerup honors in the America East. Pape netted her conference-best third game-winner as BU kocked off host New Hampshire 1-0 on Sunday. It was her team-high fourth goal in conference play and earned her AE Rookie of the Week honors for the second time in three weeks.

10-20-09 | Sven Vloedgraven (Lochem, Netherlands)

Junior tennis player Sven Vloedgraven made school history by capturing the prestigious ITA Northeast Regional singles championship with six consecutive wins. Vloedgraven rolled through the 128-man singles draw, beating opponents from Cornell and Yale in the semifinals and finals. He now advances to the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship Novembver 5-8 at Yale.

10-12-09 | Emily Pape (East Northport, N.Y.)

Freshman soccer player Emily Pape led the surging Bearcats to a pair of wins last week, netting the game-winning goal in victories over Hartford and Maine. Pape, a two-time America East Player of the Game this season, has scored goals in three consecutive games. She was also selected as the America East Rookie of the Week.

10-5-09 | Erik van Ingen (Cortland, N.Y.)

Junior Erik van Ingen made the most of his first race of the cross country season, finishing 17th at the prestigious Lehigh/Paul Short Run. In a field of 386 runners, van Ingen covered the 8,000-meter course in a time of 24:03. In the process, he recorded the highest finish ever by a Binghamton runner at the Paul Short Run. Last season, van Ingen placed a then program-best 42nd (out of 298 runners).The Binghamton men placed a program-best 11th out of 42 teams in the Gold Race.

9-28-09 | Jason Stenta (Binghamton, N.Y.)

Senior goalkeeper Jason Stenta recorded a pair of shutout victories this past week. Against Cornell he stopped seven shots and made a diving save on a penalty kick as the Bearcats won 2-0. Against Niagara on Sunday, Stenta made five more saves as Binghamton took a 4-0 decision. For his career, he now has a program-best 35 shutouts.

9-21-09 | Jake Katz (Williamsville, N.Y.)

Junior golfer Jake Katz was runnerup out of 72 golfers at the St. Bonaventure Keenan Invitational, leading the Bearcats to a third-place team finish. He fired a 2-under 68 in the opening round at Bartlett CC and finished with a 1-over 71 in the final round. His first-round score tied for the fourth-lowest in the tournament's history. Katz currently leads BU with a 74.2 scoring average.

9-14-09 | Chris Gaube (Vestal, N.Y.)

Graduate student Chris Gaube won the men's individual title, highlighting Binghamton's performance at its home cross country invitational on Saturday afternoon. Gaube's win came against a Columbia squad which placed third at last season's NCAA Northeast Regional Championships. He covered the 8,000-meter course in a time of 25:48. It was Gaube second career invitational win, with the other coming at last season's Baltimore Metro Meet.His time was the fourth-fastest performance on the Binghamton course since the program moved up to the NCAA Division I level in 2001.

9-7-09 | Kyle Kucharski (Endwell, N.Y.)

Senior back Kyle Kucharski (Endwell, N.Y./Maine Endwell) tallied a career-high three assists in Binghamton's 3-2 win over Syracuse on Sept. 1. The three assists is the most by a Binghamton player since the program moved up to the Division I level in 2001. Although he was not credited with an assist, it was Kucharski's free kick in overtime that eventually led to Binghamton's game winner against Colgate four days later.

8-31-09 | Anna Lejina (Riga, Latvia)

Junior volleyball hitter Anna Lejina was named the America East Player of the Week and also to the Hofstra/Asics Invitational All-Tournament team this past weekend. Lejina posted 3.64 kills and 1.73 digs per set on the weekend. In a five-set match against Rhode Island, she slammed 21 kills and grabbed a career-high 11 digs. She helped BU go 2-1 on the weekend, good for second place at the tournament.

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