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5-11-11 | Jeff Martinez - Men's Track & Field

Sophomore Jeff Martinez was named named Binghamton University's athlete of the week after his performance at the 2011 America East Outdoor Championships. Martinez was a double-winner, finishing first in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races. Martinez is the first BU runner to win both events at the championships since joining the conference. The Binghamton men finished second at the championships, behind Albany.


5-4-11 | Men's Tennis Team

The men's tennis team took home their fourth consecutive America East title, with a pair of victories over Stony Brook 5-0, and UMBC 4-1, at the conference championship this past weekend at Yale University. After a slow start (2-12), the Bearcats quickly regained their footing and finished up the regular season with a 12-13 record, including a current eight match winning streak. Individually, senior Sven Vloedgraven earned Most Outstanding Player honors culminating a dominant four-year career at Binghamton University. Binghamton subsequently earned its fourth straight bid to the NCAA tournament and will face the 12th seeded UCLA Bruins at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13.

4-26-11 | Deannie Plemon - Softball

Senior catcher Deannie Plemon led the Bearcats to a weekend sweep over the Maine Black Bears. Plemon went 4-for-7 with three home runs and five RBI. She helped BU improve their conference record to 8-3 and 20-15 overall, marking the second straight season the Bearcats have amassed 20 wins. BU currently sits in third place of the America East standings behind Albany and Boston University. Plemon is the program's all-time home run and RBI leader, 32 career home runs and 118 RBI.


4-19-11 | Anna Edelman & Lauren Bates - Women's Tennis

Seniors Anna Edelman and Lauren Bates broke a pair of school records in leading the women's tennis team to a sweep over Hartford and Stony Brook, extending the team's winning streak to six straight. With her 31st and 32nd victories in singles competition, Edelman broke Zeynep Altinay's single-season record, which was set during the 2004-05 campaign. Bates, meanwhile, moved into sole possession of first place on the program's career singles wins chart with 88 career wins after defeating Maggie Sabatino and Aylin Mehter over the weekend.


4-12-11 | Peter Bregartner - Baseball

Senior right fielder Peter Bregartner sparked the Bearcats to a three-game sweep of UMBC in the team's America East opening series. He hit .545 (6-for-11) in the series, scoring five runs and driving in another as the four-time defending regular season champion Bearcats began defense of their seemingly annual crown. Bregartner then added two hits and an RBI in BU's non-conference win over Niagara, pushing his season batting average to .327 and his RBI count to 15.


4-5-11 | Ali Castiglie - Women's Lacrosse

Senior attack Ali Castiglie was named America East Player of the Week for her tremendous performance against Vermont last weekend. Castiglie posted a career-high six goals, tying the BU single game record, including the game-winner with 56 seconds left. During the game Castiglie broke Binghamton's all-time points record, previously held by Lauren Wetherell (2003-06). She now has 149 points in her illustrious career, surpassing the old mark of 144. Earlier in the week, Castiglie had a solid game in loss at Colgate, she netted two goals and picked up three ground balls. The honor from the America East is the first-ever by a Binghamton women's lacrosse player.


3-29-11 | Jessica Phillips - Softball

Sophomore outfielder Jessica Phillips was named both the named America East Conference Player of the Week and the ECAC Player of the Week. In addition, she was cited by the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association (NFCA) for having one of the top performances of the week. In Binghamton's three-game weekend series at Hartford, Phillips went 8-for-9 (.889) with two doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI. In Saturday's doubleheader, she belted her first career grand slam in the first game and homered again in the nightcap. She went 6-for-7 in the twinbill and scored five runs. In Sunday's finale, Phillips went 3-for-3, homered twice, drove in four runs and scored a career-high four times.


3-22-11 | Matt Springer - Men's Lacrosse

Sophomore attackman Matt Springer tallied the game-winning goal for the Bearcats with exactly two minutes remaining to break a 6-6 tie against Colgate and lead BU to its fourth consecutive victory. Springer collected his eighth career hat trick with a game-high four goals, raising his season total to a conference-best 19. He posted three goals over the game's final 23 minutes and broke three ties throughout the contest at 1-1, 2-2 and 6-6.


3-15-11 | Erik van Ingen - Men's Track & Field

Senior Erik van Ingen placed fifth overall in the finals of the mile at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships, earning first-team All-America honors in the process. van Ingen finished with a time of 4:01.25. The top eight finishers in the race were named USTFCCCA First-Team All-Americans on Monday. The remaining eight runners who took part in the meet will be named USTFCCCA second-team All-Americans.

van Ingen concludes a historic indoor track season, which included being named the USTFCCCA Northeast Region Men's Track Athlete of the Year earlier this week. Last month, he was named the Most Outstanding Men's Track Performer at the America East Indoor Championships, where he captured both the 1,000 and 5,000. His most impressive feat, however, was winning the mile at the Boston/Valentine's Meet with a lifetime-best time of 3:57.11. It was the fifth-fastest time recorded in the NCAA this indoor season.

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3-8-11 | Lis Zuern - Women's Lacrosse

Junior Lis Zuern had an impressive week for the women's lacrosse team totaling ten points in two games. Zuern helped the Bearcats earn a split last week with a win over Niagara 20-8 and a hard fought loss to Marist 14-10. Against Niagara, Zuern recorded a hat trick as well as dishing out three assists. She helped Binghamton tie its program record for goals in a game (20). Versus Marist, Zuern netted four goals for the Bearcats as they battled back-and-forth with the Red Foxes. Zuern leads the team with thirteen goals. Her hat trick against Niagara was her third in four games.

3-1-11 | Mike Augliera - Baseball

Junior Mike Augliera continued his strong pitching and gave the Bearcats their first win of the season on the opening weekend. The second team all-conference righty ran his scoreless innings streak to 19 with seven shutout innings in the victory at VMI. He allowed just four singles, struck out six and didn't walk a batter. Augliera stranded three VMI baserunners and went 1-2-3 in three innings, including the seventh frame. Dating back to last season, he has allowed just one run in his last 29 innings (0.31 ERA) and has 31 strikeouts against just two walks during that span.

2-22-11 | Joe Perez-Rogers - Men's Swimming and Diving

Junior Joe Perez-Rogers had an historic meet at the 2011 America East Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend. Perez-Rogers won the 100 backstroke in record-setting fashion. He finished with a meet and conference record of 49.07 to take the gold for the Bearcats. He also earned all-conference recognition for his third-place performance in the 100 free. Perez-Rogers helped Binghamton to a third-place finish in the final standings for the fourth consecutive season.


2-15-11 | Erik van Ingen - Men's Track & Field

Erik van Ingen was named Binghamton University's Athlete of the Week for the week of February 7-14. The Bearcat senior won the mile with a school-record and NCAA-qualifying time of 3:57.11 in the mile, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the Boston University/Valentine's Meet on Saturday afternoon. In addition to meeting the automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Indoor Championships, van Ingen recorded the second-fastest time in the nation so far this track season.


2-8-11 | Viive Rebane - Women's Basketball

Junior forward Viive Rebane was named Binghamton University's Athlete of the Week for February 2-8, earning the honor alongside an America East Player of the Week accolade. Rebane averaged 19.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in a pair of wins for the Bearcats. She poured in a career-high 22 points and 11 rebounds for her 10th career double-double against New Hampshire.


2-1-11 | Donnie Vinson - Wrestling

Sophomore 149-pound wrestler Donnie Vinson has been named BU's Athlete of the Week for January 24-30, earning the honor for the second time in three weeks. Vinson won both his dual matches to remain unbeaten in duals for the season at 16-0. The marquee win was a 5-3 decision over the reigning NCAA champion and second-ranked wrestler in the nation, Kyle Dake of Cornell. Vinson then beat his opponent from 15th-ranked Iowa State and raised his record to 19-2 overall this season.


1-26-11 | Jason Chen - Men's Swimming and Diving

Senior swimmer Jason Chen had a record-breaking weekend for the Binghamton Bearcats as they competed in two meets in two days. Against the 18th ranked (CSCAA Mid-Major Poll) St. Bonaventure Bonnies, Chen won the 200 free with a time of 1:43.97. The next day, versus Colgate he won the 100 free in a time of 47.80 on BU Senior Day. During his last meet at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center, Chen set a new pool record in the 200 IM. He broke the record set by BU great Brenno Varanda with a time of 1:53.03. Chen and the seniors went out as winners, defeating Colgate 166-111.


1-19-11 | Donnie Vinson - Wrestling

Sophomore 149-pound wrestler Donnie Vinson kept his unbeaten streak going at the Colonial Athletic Association Duals over the weekend. He went 3-0 with a technical fall, major decision and decision. Ranked 13th in the nation at 149 pounds, Vinson is a perfect 14-0 in dual matches and is 17-2 on the season.


1-12-11 | Andrea Holmes - Women's Basketball

Junior point guard Andrea Holmes was named Binghamton University's Athlete of the Week on the strength of a three-win week at the Events Center. Holmes averaged 18.7 ppg., 6.7 rpg., and 3.3 apg., including a double-double performance against Stony Brook and a 24-point effort against UNH.


12-21-10 | Mahamoud Jabbi - Men's Basketball

Senior forward Mahamoud Jabbi drained an 18-foot jumper from the right corner with 14 seconds left to lift Binghamton (3-6) to a 69-68 comeback win over visiting Cornell (2-7) Saturday afternoon from the Events Center. After Jabbi's jumper, BU withstood three Big Red misses in the paint and a few more tips off the rim in a frantic closing six seconds. Jabbi scored a team-high 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting.


12-14-10 | Andrea Holmes - Women's Basketball

Junior point guard Andrea Holmes averaged 17.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 4.0 steals in leading the Bearcats to a pair of wins last week. She leads the America East Conference in scoring (15.4 ppg.), assists (4.3 apg.) and steals (2.9 spg.) and has been named the league's Player of the Week twice in the past four weeks.


12-7-10 | Nate Schiedel - Wrestling

Sophomore 184-pound Nate Schiedel went 7-0 during the week, winning two dual matches before capturing a title at the Penn State Nittany Lion Open. Schiedel, an NCAA qualifier last season, leads the team with a 16-3 record and is ranked 10th in the country.


11-30-10 | Matt Kaylor - Wrestling

Junior 165-pound Matt Kaylor went a perfect 3-0 at the Northeast Duals, helping the Bearcats get a pair of team wins. Kaylor, a reigning NCAA qualifier, improved to a team-best 5-0 in dual matches, 11-3 overall.


11-23-10 | Andrea Holmes - Women's Basketball

Junior point guard Andrea Holmes was named the America East Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 22. She averaged 23.5 points in a pair of Bearcat victories. Against Canisius, she poured in a season-high 28 points and followed that game up with with 19 points against Rider.


11-16-10 | Erik van Ingen - Men's Cross Country

For the second year in a row, senior Erik van Ingen qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships. By finishing 12th at the Northeast Regional Meet, he grabbed the fourth and final individual slot for the national meet.


11-9-10 | Amanda Ciccone - Women's Swimming and Diving

Binghamton University's Amanda Ciccone helped the women's swimming and diving program to its first-ever win over the University of Massachusetts last weekend. Ciccone won the 100 and 200 free as well as the 200 IM. She also swam a leg on the first place 200 medley relay team and the pivotal 500 free relay that gave the Bearcats its slim one-point victory.


11-2-10 | Jeff Martinez - Men's Cross Country

Sophomore Jeff Martinez recorded a team-best, fifth-place finish at the America East Cross Country Championships this past weekend as the men's team recorded a second-place finish. He improved upon his 10th-place finish at the 2009 meet and has now earned all-conference honors six times during his track and cross country careers.


10-25-10 | Sven Vloedgraven - Men's Tennis

Senior standout Sven Vloedgraven did the unlikely and repeated his '09 title at the ITA Northeast Regional Championship, winning six matches to claim his second straight regional crown. In the process, Vloedgraven broke the school record for career victories, which now stands at 91. Vloedgraven, the reigning America East Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Year, advances to the ITA National Indoor Championship in Flushing Meadows on November 4-7.


10-18-10 | Bryce Edmister - Golf

A week after setting a personal best round of 1-under-par 69, freshman Bryce Edmister helped lead the Bearcats to its second team title of the fall season at the Lincoln Mercury Intercollegiate, hosted by Seton Hall University. Edmister garnered his first career top-10 finish with a two-day total of 147.


10-11-10 | Michelle McDonough - Volleyball

The Binghamton volleyball team went 2-0 over the weekend defeating New Hampshire Friday evening and Providence Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats were led by their senior captain Michelle McDonough who had a total of 36 kills and 15 digs. She had a monster game against Providence putting away 22 terminations, tying her career high. McDonough currently leads the America East with 3.83 kills per set.


10-4-10 | Erik van Ingen - Men's Cross Country

Senior Erik van Ingen placed eighth overall in the men's race, highlighting the Binghamton cross country teams' performance at the Lehigh Paul Short Run this past Friday. In the team standings, the Bearcats were 10th out of 42 teams. One year after placing 15th in the event, van Ingen cracked the top 10 in the meet for the first time in his career. His time for the 8,000-meter course was 24:04. There were 387 runners in the meet.


9-27-10 | Jake Katz - Golf

Senior Jake Katz led the Binghamton golf team to a 13-shot victory out of 14 teams at the Cornell Invitational. Katz secured medalist honors out of 81 participants with a score of 5-under-par (211), the lowest 54-hole total carded by any player in BU history. Katz's individual title marks his third career medalist finish. He registered his other two victories during his sophomore year.


9-20-10 | Kyle Manscuk - Men's Soccer

Senior back Kyle Manscuk scored the eventual game-winning goal just 1:14 into the game against Lafayette in the opening round of the Colgate Red Raider Men's Soccer Classic. Manscuk, who scored for the second straight game against Lafayette, finished a corner kick by sophomore forward Adam Whitehead, giving Binghamton the only goal it would need. Manscuk also scored a goal in the 64th minute against No. 11 Penn State in the final round of the Penn State Soccer Classic.


9-13-10 | Lindsay Raulli - Women's Cross Country

Sophomore Lindsay Raulli placed first in the women's race, pacing the Binghamton women's cross country team to a 15-49 win over Siena in a dual race at the Binghamton University Nature Preserve. She covered the women's 5,000-meter course in a time of 18:53.7. It marked the 10th-fastest time run on the course since the program moved up to the NCAA Division I level in 2001 and the fourth-fastest time turned in by a Binghamton runner during that same span. Furthermore, she is the first BU runner to break 19 minutes on the course since Katie Radzik (18:38) and Stacy Kramer (18:51) at the 2005 America East Championships.


9-6-10 | Kaitlyn Cook - Women's Soccer

Freshman Kaitlyn Cook scored her team’s lone goal on the week to help the Bearcats earn their first win of the season. A freshman midfielder, Cook has stepped right into the fray, logging the majority of the minutes at the crucial center midfield position. She scored her second goal of the season, which was the lone score in Binghamton’s 1-0 win over Delaware State Friday. Cook, who tallied a game-high seven shots in that contest, also recorded a game-high three attempts in a narrow 1-0 overtime loss to Delaware Sunday. Cook’s two goals are tied for fourth among league leaders.



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