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Monday, March 30, 2015

East Coast Conference Players of the Week

This week's East Coast Conference Player of the Week awards are listed below. More information is available in the weekly reports that are attached. 

Men's Lacrosse
Player of the Week: Matty Beccaris, LIU Post (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon HS)
Goalkeeper of the Week: Ryan Toomey, Molloy College (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville HS)
Rookie of the Week: Eddie Hillkewicz, Dowling College (Shirley, N.Y./William Floyd HS)

Honor Roll: Luke Miller, NYIT (Mastic, N.Y./William Floyd HS); Alex Setlzer, NYIT (Plainview, N.Y./Plainview JFK HS); Brian White, Dowling College (Bayport, N.Y./Bayport-Blue Point HS); Jesse Wood, Mercy College (Binghamton, N.Y./Seton Catholic Central)

Women's Lacrosse
Player of the Week: Loren Dunn, Roberts Wesleyan College (East Rochester, N.Y./East Rochester HS)
Goalkeeper of the Week: Olivia Kirk, LIU Post (Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale HS)
Rookie of the Week: Abigail Benesh, University of Bridgeport (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads HS)

Honor Roll: Jackie Andersen, Dowling College (Shirley, N.Y./William Floyd HS); Emily Delany, LIU Post (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris HS); Courtney McGrath, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Nanuet, N.Y./Nanuet HS); Gabrielle Valela, University of Bridgeport (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst HS)

Baseball
Player of the Week: Anthony Brunetti, LIU Post (Bayville, N.Y./Holy Trinity HS)
Pitcher of the Week: Ronald Bauer, Molloy College (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville HS)
Rookie of the Week: Joseph Pena, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Brooklyn, N.Y./The Perkiomen School)

Honor Roll: Cameron Burt, Queens College (Mattituck, N.Y./Mattituck HS); RJ Going, Dowling College (Islip, N.Y./Islip HS); Connor McCarthy, LIU Post (Westbury, N.Y./W.T. Clarke HS); Kevin Podell, Molloy College (Wantagh, N.Y./St. Dominic HS)

Softball
Co-Player of the Week: Ashley Fedor, Molloy College (Monroe, Conn./Masuk HS)
Co-Player of the Week: Monique Roberge, Queens College (New Hyde Park, N.Y./Sewanhaka HS)
Pitcher of the Week: Ashley Martin, LIU Post (Long Beach, N.Y./Long Beach HS)
Rookie of the Week: Olivia Banulski, Molloy College (Bristol, Conn./Bristol Central)

Honor Roll: Tracey Balinskas, Molloy College (Edison, N.J./Edison HS); Arianna La Puma, Dowling College (Centereach, N.Y./Centereach HS); Brenda Lee, Molloy College (Corona, Calif./Santiago HS); Samantha McDonald, St. Thomas Aquinas (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South HS)

Men's Tennis
Player of the Week: Matej Selecky, NYIT (Bratislava, Slovakia/Sport Gymnasium Ostreedkova 10)
Rookie of the Week: Aaron Stahl, St. Thomas Aquinas (Duesseldorf, Germany/Goerres Gymnasium)

Honor Roll: Rok Bozic, University of the District of Columbia (Ljubljana, Slovenia/Srednja Ekonomska Sola Roska); Diego Pinto, University of the District of Columbia (Santa Cruz, Bolivia/Franco Bolivia)

Men's Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week: Conor Gallagher, Molloy College (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Cathedral Prep Seminary)
Field Athlete of the Week: Angel Alers-Rosario, Queens College (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore HS)

Honor Roll: Andrew Nadler, Queens College (Long Island City, N.Y./Xavier HS)

Women's Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week: Simone Grant, University of the District of Columbia (Bronx, N.Y./Pelham Prep Academy)
Field Athlete of the Week: Katie Gallagher, Molloy College (North Massapequa, N.Y./St. Anthony's HS)

Honor Roll: Terrilyn Britton, Queens College (Queens Village, N.Y./Gateway to Health Sciences HS); Stephanie Meyer, Molloy College (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford HS); Danely Reodriguez, Queens College (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore HS)

Monday, December 22, 2014

East Coast Conference Players of the Week

This week's East Coast Conference Player of the Week awards are listed below. More information is available in the weekly reports that are attached. 

Men's Basketball
Co-Player of the Week: Gerald Beverly, Daemen College (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili HS)
Co-Player of the Week: Darien Davis, Dowling College (Middle Island, N.Y./Longwood HS)
Rookie of the Week: Justin Reyes, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Haverhill, Mass./Whittier Technology)

Honor Roll: Eddie Asamoah, University of Bridgeport (Calgary, Alberta/Southwest Academy); Tyrel Dixon, Roberts Wesleyan College (Tobyhanna, Pa./Pocono Mountain West); Jaylen Morris, Molloy College (Amherst, N.Y./St. Joseph's Collegiate); Chaz Watler, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Brooklyn, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy HS)

Women's Basketball
Player of the Week: Madison Rowland, Queens College (Cohoes, N.Y./Shaker HS)
Rookie of the Week: Lucy Covely, Roberts Wesleyan College (Fairport, N.Y./Penfield HS)

Honor Roll: Shanice Allen, NYIT (Riverhead, N.Y./Riverhead HS); Denikka Brent, University of the District of Columbia (Chesapeake, Va./Booker T. Washington HS); Nyasia Davis, LIU Post (Rahway, N.J./Abraham Clark HS); Aliyah McDonald, Molloy College (Hempstead, N.Y./Uniondale HS)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Austboe, Barroso, Corke, and Lampkin Honored With Men’s Soccer All-Conference Major Awards


Central Islip, N.Y. – After tying for the East Coast Conference Regular Season Championship, members of the LIU Post Pioneers and NYIT Bears men’s soccer teams took home four out of five top All-Conference awards, as voted on by the league’s coaches. LIU Post forward Eivind Austboe (Stavanger, Norway) was named the Offensive Player of the Year while teammate, Jason Lampkin (Hawardon, North Wales, United Kingdom) earned the Rookie of the Year award. NYIT's major award honorees include Gonzolo Barroso (Madrid, Spain) winning the Defensive Player of the Year award and head coach Carlos Del Cid received Coach of the Year laurels. Molloy's Justin Corke (Valley Stream, N.Y.) rounds out the top award winners as the Goalkeeper of the Year.

For the second consecutive season, Austboe earns the conference's Offensive Player of the Year award after leading the ECC with 15 goals and five game-winning goals on the season. Austboe also added two assists to finish atop the conference leader board with 32 points. Austboe finds his name among the leader board for all of Division II, as well. During the regular season, he ranked in the top 20 in all of Division II in points per game (13th - 2.13), points (18th), goals per game (eighth - 1.0), goals (11th), and game-winning goals (11th).

Austboe wasn't alone when it came to getting the Pioneers on the scoreboard this season, as fellow forward, Lampkin, takes home the conference's Rookie of the Year honor. In 14 games, Lampkin found the back of the net four times and also dished off four assists to compile 12 points, finishing in the top 20 in the conference in all three categories.

Barroso was named the Defensive Player of the Year after helping anchor the stingy NYIT defense. Barroso started all 15 games for a Bears back line that allowed a conference-low 15 goals and 1.01 goals against average. He also helped NYIT shut out five opponents on the season.

Corke captures the Goalkeeper of the Year award after posting an 5-4-1 record and an ECC-best three shutouts in front of the net for the Lions in conference play. Corke also finished second in the ECC and ranked 24th in all of Division II with 79 saves.

Del Cid was named Coach of the Year after leading the Bears to an 8-1-1 mark, earning a share of the conference's Regular Season Championship for the first time since 2002. Under his guidance, NYIT also finished the regular season with a 12-2-1 overall mark and spent three weeks ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division II Top 25 poll.

Austboe, Barroso, and Corke are joined on the All-Conference First Team by: Felix Angerer (F, District of Columbia), Alex Barbosa (F, NYIT), Per Forgaard (M, LIU Post), Javier Gallardo (M, NYIT), Jose Herrera (M, Dowling), Ivan Rico (M, NYIT), Guillermo Fuentes (B, NYIT), and Zachious Ogoo (B, Dowling).

All-Conference Second Team recipients include forwards: Michael Corbi (St. Thomas Aquinas), Michael Cunningham (Roberts Wesleyan), Jason Lampkin (LIU Post); midfielders: Hamza Elotmani (Molloy), Glen Reid (Queens), Matias Ruiz (LIU Post), and Nenad Smiljanic (District of Columbia); backs: Atunde Akum (District of Columbia), David Arvidsson (LIU Post), and Christoffer Olesen (Bridgeport); and goalkeeper: Jonathan Rico (NYIT).

Forwards Mike Gronenthal (Dowling) and Luka Ivanovic (Bridgeport), midfielders Carlos Coto (NYIT) and Christian Diaz (Mercy), backs Steven Jimenez (Molloy) and Dale McNevin (Molloy), and goalkeeper Louis Connor (District of Columbia) were also named as Honorable Mention All-Conference selections.

2014 ECC Men's Soccer All-Conference
First Team
F- Felix Angerer, (So., Bayreuth, Germany) Dist. Columbia
F - Eivind Austboe, (Sr., Stavanger, Norway) LIU Post
F - Alex Barbosa, (Jr., Old Westbury, N.Y.) NYIT
M - Per Forgaard, (Jr., Stavanger, Norway) LIU Post
M - Javier Gallardo, (Sr., Sevilla, Spain) NYIT
M - Jose Herrera, (Sr., Sterling, Va.) Dowling
M - Ivan Rico, (Sr., Sevilla, Spain) NYIT
B - Gonzalo Barroso, (Jr., Madrid, Spain) NYIT
B - Guillermo Fuentes, (Sr., Valladolid, Spain) NYIT
B - Zachious Ogoo, (Sr., Gambia) Dowling
GK - Justin Corke, (Sr., Valley Stream, N.Y.) Molloy

Second Team
F - Michael Corbi, (Jr., Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) St. Thomas Aquinas
F - Michael Cunningham, (Sr., Derbyshire, England) Roberts Wesleyan
F - Jason Lampkin, (Fr., Hawardon, North Wales, United Kingdom) LIU Post
M - Hamza Elotmani, (Sr., Casablanca, Morocco) Molloy
M - Glen Reid, (Jr., Falkirk, Scotland) Queens
M - Matias Ruiz, (Jr., Southampton, N.Y.) LIU Post
M - Nenad Smiljanic, (So., Barnsley, England) Dist. Columbia
B - Atunde Akum, (Sr., Beltsville, Md.) Dist. Columbia
B - David Arvidsson, (Fr., Gothenburg, Sweden) LIU Post
B - Christoffer Olesen, (Sr., Kristiansand, Norway) Bridgeport
GK - Jonathan Rico, (Fr., Elmhurst, N.Y.) NYIT

Honorable Mention
F: Mike Gronenthal, (Jr., Levittown, N.Y.) Dowling; Luka Ivanovic, (So., Belgrade, Serbia) Bridgeport
M: Carlos Coto, (Fr., Moravia, Costa Rica) NYIT; Christian Diaz, (Jr., Watsonville, Calif.) Mercy
B: Steven Jimenez, (So., East Elmhurst, N.Y.) Molloy; Dale McNevin, (Fr., Centereach, N.Y.) Molloy
GK: Louis Connor, (Jr., Birmingham, England) Dist. Columbia

Offensive Player of the Year: Eivind Austboe, LIU Post
Defensive Player of the Year: Gonzalo Barroso, NYIT
Goalkeeper of the Year: Justin Corke, Molloy
Rookie of the Year: Jason Lampkin, LIU Post
Coach of the Year: Carlos Del Cid, NYIT

Monday, October 27, 2014

ECC Coaches Predict a Three-Peat for Bridgeport Men's Basketball

Coaches Predict a Three-Peat for Bridgeport Men's Basketball
Daemen's Beverly and Dowling's Davis Share Preseason Player of the Year Honor

Central Islip, N.Y. – The University of Bridgeport men’s basketball team has been selected by the coaches of the East Coast Conference to win their third straight ECC title during the 2014-15 season. The league’s coaches also selected Gerald Beverly (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili HS) of Daemen and Darien Davis (Middle Island, N.Y./Longwood HS) of Dowling as the Co-Preseason Player of the Year.

After taking home a second straight ECC title and third in five seasons during the 2013-14 campaign, Bridgeport received five first place votes and 113 points to top the preseason poll. The Purple Knights received the top spot in the poll despite returning only one of their top seven scorers from last year's roster (Ernest Rouse - 8.6 points per game).

LIU Post is the runner up in the poll with 107 points and two first place votes. In stark contrast to Bridgeport, the Pioneers return all but one player from a roster that posted a 17-12 record a season ago.

Daemen finishes the top three with two first place and 88 points. The Wildcats were winners of the ECC Regular Season Championship in their debut season in the conference, but were ineligible to advance to the ECC Championship as NCAA Provisional Members. Despite their high perch in the poll, Daemen is still not eligible for ECC or NCAA post-season play once again this year, in their third and final season in the transition from being NAIA members to NCAA Division II.

Dowling, who was the top seed in last year's ECC Championship, and District of Columbia round out the first place vote recipients, with one apiece.

Beverly and Davis share the honor of Preseason Player of the Year after outstanding junior campaigns last season. Beverly, a First Team All-Conference selection and the conference's reigning Defensive Player of the Year, helped guide Daemen to the top spot in the league standings as a force in the paint. The 6-7 forward poured in 18.9 ppg on 57.3 percent shooting from the field and was the only player in the conference to average double digit rebounds, pulling down 10.0 per game. Beverly swatted away 111 shots to average 4.0 blocks per game, as well. Both totals rank in the top-five in ECC history for a single-season.

Davis was a dynamic scorer for the Golden Lions, averaging 20.9 ppg to become the first player to top the 20 point mark at Dowling since the 2001-02 season. Davis, who joined Beverly as a First Team All-Conference honoree and was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District Second Team, shot 48.4 percent from the field. He also finished in the top 10 in the conference in field goals made (194), three-point field goal percentage (37.6), free throws made (133), steals (55), and steals per game (2.0).

2014-2015 ECC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll
Team                                       Pts.                      Last Year’s Record
1. Bridgeport (5)                        113                      18-11 (14-6 ECC)
2. LIU Post (2)                          107                      17-12 (12-8 ECC)
3. Daemen (2)                           88                        21-7 (17-3 ECC)
4. St. Thomas Aquinas              76                        15-14 (9-11 ECC)
5. Dowling (1)                           75                         22-7 (16-4 ECC)
6. Queens                                62                         9-18 (9-11 ECC)
7. Molloy                                  56                         17-13 (13-7 ECC)
8. NYIT                                    54                         10-16 (8-12 ECC)
9. District of Columbia (1)          42                          3-23 (1-19 ECC)
10. Roberts Wesleyan               37                         13-16 (8-12 ECC)
11. Mercy                                 16                          3-23 (3-17 ECC)

( ) - First Place Votes

Co-Preseason Player of the Year – Gerald Beverly, Daemen (6-7, Sr., F, Rochester, N.Y.)
Co-Preseason Player of the Year – Darien Davis, Dowling (6-3, Sr., G, Middle Island, N.Y.)

East Coast Conference Players of the Week

This week's East Coast Conference Player of the Week awards are listed below. More information is available in the weekly reports that are attached. 

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Jose Herrera, Dowling College (Sterling, Va./Park View HS)
Defensive Player of the Week: Chris Friedl, Dowling College (Port Jefferson, N.Y./Comsewogue HS)
Rookie of the Week: Liam Haycock, University of the District of Columbia (Stafford, England/Codsall Community HS)

Honor Roll: Ever Alvarez, University of the District of Columbia (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge Senior HS); Alberto Ruiz, NYIT (Zaragoa, Spain/Tersiano del Pilar)

Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Bella Mitrevski, Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, N.Y./Churchville-Chili HS)
Defensive Player of the Week: Lauren Bellone, LIU Post (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip HS)
Rookie of the Week: Vanessa Cordoba, NYIT (Bogota, Colombia/Colegio Panamericano)

Honor Roll: Sam Bernieri, Molloy College (Massapequa, N.Y./St. John the Baptist HS); Kelly McQuail, Dowling College (Wantagh, N.Y./MacArthur HS);Susanne Vistnes, LIU Post (Randaberg, Norway/Wang Topidrett)

Volleyball
Player of the Week: Kendall Havener, Roberts Wesleyan College (Alpine, Calif./Granite Hills HS)
Setter of the Week: Kayla Dillman, Dowling College (Rochester, N.Y./Victor HS)
Rookie of the Week: Courtney Taylor, Roberts Wesleyan College (Spring, Texas/Klein HS)

Honor Roll: Sam Berna, Molloy College (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa HS); Kate Brock, NYIT (River Edge, N.J./River Dell HS); Sarah Rosa, University of Bridgeport (Itajuba, Brazil/Winthrop University);  Brenna White, Mercy College (Gardnerville, Nev./Douglas HS)

Men's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Vincent Vazquez, St. Thomas Aquinquinas College (Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland HS)
Rookie of the Week: Asaad Jeffrey, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Haverstraw, N.Y./North Rockland HS)

Honor Roll: None

Women's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Rachel Prutsman, Roberts Wesleyan College (Arcade, N.Y./Pioneer HS)
Rookie of the Week: Kristen Borriello, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Montgomery, N.Y./Valley Central HS)

Honor Roll: Alina Sotnikova, University of Bridgeport (Riga, Latvia)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Burinato and Dimante Headline ECC Women’s Tennis All-Conference Awards



Central Islip, N.Y. - Senior Sara Burinato (Barcelona, Spain) from New York Institute of Technology has been named the ECC Women’s Tennis Player of Year, while University of the District of Columbia's Laura Dimante (Riga, Latvia) took home the Rookie of the Year honor, as voted upon by the conference’s coaches.

Burinato, a four-time ECC All-Conference First Team selection and Preseason Player of the Year, earns the second major honor of her career after winning the Rookie of the Year award as a freshman. For the season, she has posted a combined overall record of 24-3 between singles and doubles play. Her record in ECC play is even more impressive, tallying a perfect 8-0 mark in both singles and doubles mostly at the No. 1 position.

Dimante earns the honor of the conference's top rookie after putting together a standout debut season in the nation's capital. She was the only freshman in the ECC who played more than five matches to post a winning record, compiling a 7-3 overall record in both singles and doubles against Division II competition. In ECC play, she accumulated an identical record of 6-2 in both singles at the No. 3 flight and doubles split between the No. 1 and No. 2 flights.

Alan Nagel of Queens College has been tabbed as the ECC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year by his peers. This marks the 10th time in his 36th seasons leading the Knights and second straight season that he has been named the conference's Coach of the Year. Nagel led the squad to the second seed in the ECC Women’s Tennis Championship with a 7-1 conference record and a 9-1 overall mark in dual matches.

2014 ECC Women’s Tennis All-Conference
First Team
Sara Burinato, NYIT (Sr., Barcelona, Spain)
Didi Fatchikova, LIU Post (Jr., Sofia, Bulgaria)
Peerada Looareesuwan, District of Columbia (Jr., Bangkok, Thailand)
Yevgeniya Plevako, Queens (Sr., Astana, Kazakhstan)
Alessia Rossetti, NYIT (So., Minusio, Switzerland)
Gabriela Siembab, NYIT (So., Chrzanow, Poland)

Second Team
Cami Abdallah, Queens (So., Rabat, Morocco)
Melanie Benyadi, NYIT (So., Saint Etienne, France)
Alexandra Borgenhoff, NYIT (Jr., Alingsas, Switzerland)
Laura Dimante, District of Columbia (Riga, Latvia)
Andrea Samson, Queens (Jr., Key Biscayne, Fla.)
Angelika Sobiecka, Queens (So., Mwani, Poland)

Player of the Year: Sara Burinato, NYIT
Rookie of the Year: Laura Dimante, District of Columbia
Coach of the Year: Alan Nagel, Queens

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

East Coast Conference Players of the Week

This week's East Coast Conference Player of the Week awards are listed below. More information is available in the weekly reports that are attached. 

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Michael Corbi, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./John Jay East Fishkill HS)
Defensive Player of the Week: Justin Corke, Molloy College (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream South HS)
Rookie of the Week: Brian Kinsella, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Monroe, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury HS)

Honor Roll: Carlos Coto, NYIT (Moravia, Costa Rica/EMVA); Aitor Gurruchaga, Queens College (Pamplona, Spain/San Fermin Ikastola); Jesper Malmstrom, LIU Post (Linkopping, Sweden/Bildningscentrum); Nicholas Matusewicz, Queens College (Bayside, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy HS)

Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Jessica DeLeon, Mercy College (Phoenix, Ariz./Thunderbird HS)
Defensive Player of the Week: Melissa Guglielmo, Dowling College (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon HS)
Rookie of the Week: Kelly McQuail, Dowling College (Wantagh, N.Y./MacArthur HS)

Honor Roll: Mallory Rae, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Nova Scotia, Canada/Citadel)Samantha Scovel, Mercy College (La Mirada, Calif./La Mirada HS); Allison Sloper, Molloy College (Williston Park, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy);  Susanne Vistnes, LIU Post (Randaberg, Norway/Wang Topidrett).

Volleyball
Player of the Week: Sarah Rosa, University of Bridgeport (Itajuba, Brazil/Winthrop University)
Setter of the Week: Alley Stefanovski, Molloy College (North Chili, N.Y./Churchville-Chilli Senior HS)
Rookie of the Week: Heather Ball, LIU Post (Gilbert, Ariz./Gilbert HS)

Honor Roll: Monica Amador, LIU Post (Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park HS); Jessica Kalbfleisch, Dowling College (Ridge, N.Y./Longwood HS); Brenna White, Mercy College (Gardnerville, Nev./Douglas HS); Spencer Williams, Molloy College (Los Angeles, Calif./Culver City HS)

Women's Tennis
Player of the Week: Andrea Samson, Queens College (Key Biscayne, Fla./La Salle HS)
Rookie of the Week: None Nominated

Honor Roll:  Didi Fatchikova, LIU Post (Sofia, Bulgaria/Texas - Pan American); Aman Shamaa, Daemen College (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence HS); Gabriela Siembab, NYIT (Chrzanow, Poland/The August Witkowski 5th HS)

Men's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Scott Litts, Dowling College (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot HS)
Rookie of the Week: Ryan Gioe, LIU Post (Huntington Station, N.Y./Walt Whitman HS)

Honor Roll: Andrew Nadler, Queens College (Long Island City, N.Y./Xavier HS); Tom Ruppel, NYIT (Holtsville, N.Y./East Sachem HS); Michael Scott, LIU Post (Fultonville, N.Y./Fonda-Fultonville HS)

Women's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Gladys Kimutai, NYIT (Eldama Ravine, Kenya/Kaproprita Girls School)
Rookie of the Week: Talya Williams, LIU Post (Schenectady, N.Y./Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons HS)

Honor Roll: Mackenie Donahue, Daemen College (East Aurora, N.Y./East Aurora HS); Lauren Hoffman, LIU Post (Melville, N.Y./Walt Whitman HS);Melissa Pierre, NYIT (Wantagh, N.Y./MacArthur HS)

Monday, October 6, 2014

East Coast Conference Players of the Week

This week's East Coast Conference Player of the Week awards are listed below. More information is available in the weekly reports that are attached. 

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Alex Barbosa, NYIT (Old Westbury, N.Y./St. Dominic's HS)
Defensive Player of the Week: Johannes Forgaard, LIU Post (Stavanger, Norway/St. Svithun)
Rookie of the Week: John Camponeschi, NYIT (Capena, Italy/Kennedy HS)

Honor Roll: Cole Beale, Daemen College (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg HS); Michael Corbi, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./John Jay East Fishkill HS); Dale McDonald, LIU Post (Roosevelt, N.Y./Roosevelt HS); Cameron Stewart, Roberts Wesleyan College (Toronto, Ontario).

Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Heaven Palamitia, Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, N.Y.)
Defensive Player of the Week: Vanessa Cordoba, NYIT (Bogota, Colombia/Colegia Panamericano)
Rookie of the Week: Francesca Giglio, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Maspeth, N.Y./Christ the King HS)

Honor Roll: Lauren Bellone, LIU Post (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip HS); Kim Spiciarich, Dowling College (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West HS); Lindsey Thompson, Dowling College (Centereach, N.Y./Centereach HS); Susanne Vistnes, LIU Post (Randaberg, Norway/Wang Topidrett).

Volleyball
Player of the Week: Jordan Wilson, Roberts Wesleyan College (Vista, Calif./Cal Lutheran HS)
Setter of the Week: Maggie Concannon, Roberts Wesleyan College (Lancaster, N.Y./St. Mary's HS)
Rookie of the Week: Courtney Taylor, Roberts Wesleyan College (Spring, Texas/Klein HS)

Honor Roll: Samira Escobar, Molloy College (Fountain Valley, Calif./Fountain Valley HS); Larissa Oliveira, University of Bridgeport (Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Magnum Agostiniane HS); Brenna White, Mercy College (Gardnerville, Nev./Douglas HS); Danielle Williams, Molloy College (Alba, Texas/Alba-Golden HS).

Women's Tennis
Player of the Week: Peerada Looareesuwan, University of the District of Columbia (Bangkok, Thailand/Demonstration School of Ramkhamhaeng University)
Rookie of the Week: Laura Dimante, University of the District of Columbia (Riga, Latvia/Rigas Teikas)

Honor Roll: Melanie Benyadi, NYIT (Saint Etienne, France/Centre National d'Enseignement a Distance de LYON); Didi Fatchikova, LIU Post (Sofia, Bulgaria/Texas - Pan American); Tatiana Rajaona, Molloy College (Paris, France/IUT De Sceaux); Angelika Sobiecka, Queens College (Mlawa, Poland/Fresno Pacific).

Men's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Michael Scott, LIU Post (Fultonville, N.Y./Fonda-Fultonville HS)
Rookie of the Week: Vincent Vazquez, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland HS)

Honor Roll: Mike Darnell, Molloy College (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh HS); Scott Litts, Dowling College (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot HS); Andrew Nadler, Queens College (Long Island City, N.Y./Xavier HS) 

Women's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Talya Williams, LIU Post (Schenectady, N.Y./Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons HS)
Rookie of the Week: Katie Michta, Molloy College (Nesconset, N.Y./Sachem North HS)

Honor Roll: Gladys Kimutai, NYIT (Eldama Ravine, Kenya/Kaproprita Girls School); Rachel Prutsman, Roberts Wesleyan College (Arcade, N.Y./Pioneer HS); Elizabeth Stirling, LIU Post (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh HS)

Monday, September 29, 2014

ECC Players Of The Week

This week's East Coast Conference Player of the Week awards are listed below. More information is available in the weekly reports that are attached. 

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Hamza Elotmani, Molloy College (Casablanca, Morocco/Tyler C.C.)
Co-Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Daddario, Daemen College (Amherst, N.Y./Sweet Home HS)
Co-Defensive Player of the Week: Agustin Prados, University of Bridgeport (Madrid, Spain/IES Valdemaro)
Rookie of the Week: Jason Lampkin, LIU Post (Hawardon, North Wales, U.K./Hawardon)

Honor Roll: Chris Friedl, Dowling College (Port Jefferson, N.Y./Comsewogue HS); Simon Haakansson, University of Bridgeport (Stockholm, Sweden/Rudbeck HS); Caleb Holmes, Daemen College (Cuba, N.Y./Cuba-Rushford HS); Jonathan Rico, NYIT (Elmhurst, N.Y./Aviation HS)

Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Jessica Carrillo, Mercy College (San Diego, Calif./Hilltop HS)
Defensive Player of the Week: Melissa Guglielmo, Dowling College (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon HS)
Rookie of the Week: Heidi Serna, Mercy College (West Covina, Calif./South Hills HS)

Honor Roll: Nicole Augustine, Mercy College (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston HS); Lauren Bellone, LIU Post (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip HS); Alex Lynn, LIU Post (Sydney, Australia/Pymble Ladies' College)

Volleyball
Player of the Week: Biljana Savic, University of Bridgeport (Novi Sad, Serbia/Gimnazija Isidora Sekulic)
Setter of the Week: Katie McKrell, Daemen College (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder HS)
Rookie of the Week: Courtney Taylor, Roberts Wesleyan College (Spring, Texas/Klein HS)

Honor Roll: Lindsey Nowak, Daemen College (West Seneca, N.Y./Immaculata Academy); Jenna Reeser, Daemen College (Amherst, N.Y./Sweet Home HS); Brenna White, Mercy College (Gardnerville, Nev./Douglas HS); Jordan Wilson, Roberts Wesleyan College (Vista, Calif./Cal Lutheran HS)

Men's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Kevin Brown, Roberts Wesleyan College (Gowanda, N.Y./Gowanda HS)
Rookie of the Week: Vincent Vazquez, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland HS)

Honor Roll: Conor Gallagher, Molloy College (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Cathedral Prep Seminary), Michael Scott, LIU Post (Fultonville, N.Y./Fonda-Fultonville HS)

Women's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Rachel Prutsman, Roberts Wesleyan College (Arcade, N.Y./Pioneer HS)
Rookie of the Week: Talya Williams, LIU Post (Schenectady, N.Y./Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons HS)

Honor Roll: Katie Michta, Molloy College (Nesconset, N.Y./Sachem North HS), Elizabeth Stirling, LIU Post (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh HS)

Monday, September 22, 2014

East Coast Conference Players of the Week

This week's East Coast Conference Player of the Week awards are listed below. More information is available in the weekly reports that are attached.

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Mike Gronenthal, Dowling (Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees HS)
Defensive Player of the Week: Ben Wilson, NYIT (Southampton, England/Bitterne Park School)
Rookie of the Week: Jonathan Rico, NYIT (Elmhurst, N.Y./Aviation HS)

Honor Roll: Alex Barbosa, NYIT (Westbury, N.Y./St. Dominic's HS); Dale McDonald, LIU Post (Roosevelt, N.Y/Roosevelt HS); Kieran Moran, Mercy College (Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman); Nenad Smiljanic, University of the District of Columbia (Barnsley, England/Barnsley College)

Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Susanne Vistnes, LIU Post (Randaberg, Norway/Wang Topidrett)
Defensive Player of the Week: Melissa Guglielmo, Dowling College (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon HS)
Rookie of the Week: Heidi Serna, Mercy College (West Covina, Calif./South Hills HS)

Honor Roll: Savannah Campana, Mercy College (Garden City Park, N.Y./New Hyde Park Memorial); Alyssa Iannuzzi, Mercy College (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa HS); Kathryn Kerrigan, St. Thomas Aquinas College (West Haverstraw, N.Y./North Rockland HS); Lindsey Thompson, Dowling College (Centereach, N.Y./Centereach HS)

Volleyball
Player of the Week: Biljana Savic, University of Bridgeport (Novi Sad, Serbia/Gimnazija Isidora Sekulic)
Setter of the Week: Allison Fowler, NYIT (Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek HS)
Rookie of the Week: Emily Mankowski, NYIT (Naperville, Ill./Naperville North HS)

Honor Roll: Arielle DiCocco, Queens College (Blue Point, N.Y./Bayport - Blue Point HS); Elizabeth Gorman, Dowling College (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst HS); Jessica Kalbfleisch, Dowling College (Ridge, N.Y./Longwood, HS); Brenna White, Mercy College (Gardnerville, Nev./Douglas HS)

Women's Tennis
Player of the Week: Alessia Rossetti, NYIT (Minusio, Switzerland/Liceo Locarno)
Rookie of the Week: Meagan Byrne, LIU Post (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park HS)

Honor Roll: Didi Fatchikova, LIU Post (Sofia, Bulgaria/Texas - Pan American); Peerada Looareesuwan, University of the District of Columbia (Bangkok, Thailand/Demonstration School of Ramkhamhaeng University); Yevgeniya Plevako, Queens College (Astana, Kazakhstan/Gymnaisum #6); Hayle Scanlan, Daemen College (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian HS)

Men's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Conor Gallagher, Molloy College (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Cathedral Prep Seminary)
Rookie of the Week: Travis Laderer, Molloy College (Sea Cliff, N.Y./North Shore HS)

Honor Roll: Luke Jackson, Roberts Wesleyan College (Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell); Scott Litts, Dowling College (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot HS); Tom Ruppel, NYIT (Holtsville, N.Y./Sachem East HS)

Women's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Katie Michta, Molloy College (Nesconset, N.Y./Sachem North HS)
Rookie of the Week: Mikala Larder, Roberts Wesleyan College (Java Village, N.Y./Pioneer HS)

Honor Roll: Gladys Kimutai, NYIT (Eldama Ravine, Kenya/Kaproprita Girls School)

Monday, September 15, 2014

East Coast Conference Players of the Week

This week's East Coast Conference Player of the Week awards are listed below. More information is available in the weekly reports that are attached.

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Per Forgaard, LIU Post (Stavanger, Norway/St. Svithun)
Defensive of the Week: Agustin Prados, University of Bridgeport (Madrid, Spain/IES Valdemaro)
Rookie of the Week: Jonathan Rico, NYIT (Elmhurst, N.Y./Aviation HS)

Honor Roll: Felix Angerer, University of the District of Columbia (Bayreuth, Germany/Graj Minster Gymnasium Bayreuth); Laurie Child, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Surrey, England/Glyn); Alberto Ruiz, NYIT (Zaragoza, Spain/Teresiano del Pilar); Michael Scavone, Roberts Wesleyan College (North York, Ontario/St. Basil the Great)

Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Mae Comerford, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Greenwood Lake, N.Y./Tuxedo HS)
Defensive of the Week: Malissa Horan, NYIT (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside HS)
Rookie of the Week: Amber Pindulic, Dowling College (Centereach, N.Y./Centereach HS)

Honor Roll: Nicole Augustine, Mercy College (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston HS); Sarah Kang, LIU Post (Coram, N.Y./Newfield HS); Alexandra Liddiard, NYIT (Litchfield, England/King Edward VI School); Heidi Serna, Mercy College (West Covina, Calif./South Hills HS)

Volleyball
Player of the Week: Sarah Rosa, University of Bridgeport (Itajuba, Brazil/Winthrop University)
Setter of the Week: Giovanna Soares, University of Bridgeport (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Florida Tech)
Rookie of the Week: Heather Ball, LIU Post (Gilbert, Ariz./Gilbert HS)

Honor Roll: Taylor Garrett, Queens College (Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook HS); Cassie Palmer, Molloy College (Norwalk, Calif./Valley Christian HS); Danielle Valenza, LIU Post (Hauppauge, N.Y./Hauppauge HS); Brenna White, Mercy College (Gardnerville, Nev./Douglas HS)

Women's Tennis
Player of the Week: Andrea Samson, Queens College (Key Biscayne, Fla./LaSalle HS)
Rookie of the Week: Nyenyeri Kanefu, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Rutherford, N.J./Rutherford HS)

Honor Roll: Sara Burinato, NYIT (Barcelona, Spain/Edoardo Amaldi); Didi Fatchikova, LIU Post (Sofia, Bulgaria/Texas - Pan American); Gretchen Ringler, Daemen College (North Tonawanda, N.Y./North Tonawanda HS); Bianca Signore, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph by the Sea)

Men's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Conor Gallagher, Molloy College (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Cathedral Prep Seminary)
Rookie of the Week: Assad Jeffrey, St. Thomas Aquinas College (Haverstraw, N.Y./North Rockland HS)

Honor Roll: Tom Ruppel, NYIT (Holtsville, N.Y./Sachem East HS); Kurt Samuel, Queens College (Orlando, Fla./University High School); Mike Scott, LIU Post (Fultonville, N.Y./Fonda - Fultonville HS)

Women's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Tayla Williams, LIU Post (Schenectady, N.Y./Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons HS)
Rookie of the Week: Katie Michta, Molloy College (Nesconset, N.Y./Sachem North HS)

Honor Roll: Mackenzie Donahue, Daemen College (East Aurora, N.Y./East Aurora HS); Melanie Fiume, NYIT (Plainview, N.Y./Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK HS); Elizabeth Stirling, LIU Post (Wantagh, N.Y/Wantagh HS)

Monday, September 8, 2014

East Coast Conference Players of the Week

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Eivind Austboe (Stavanger, Norway/St. Svithun), LIU Post
Defensive of the Week: Michael Scavone (North York, Ontario/St. Basil the Great), Roberts Wesleyan College
Rookie of the Week: Jonathan Rico (Elmhurst, N.Y./Aviation HS), NYIT

Honor Roll: Alex Barbosa (Old Westbury, N.Y./St. Dominic's HS), NYIT; Cole Beale (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg HS), Daemen College; Louis Connor (Birmingham, England/Arthur Terry School), University of the District of Columbia; Lucas Munoz (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville HS), Molloy College.

Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week: Bella Mitrevski (Rochester, N.Y./Churchville-Chili HS), Roberts Wesleyan College
Defensive of the Week: Nicole Augustine (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston HS), Mercy College
Rookie of the Week: Orla Martin (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac HS), Roberts Wesleyan College

Honor Roll: Mackenzie Cochrane (Mission Viejo, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic), Mercy College; Kathryn Haessner (Moravia, N.Y./Moravis HS), Daemen College; Lindsey Thompson (Centereach, N.Y./Centereach HS), Dowling College; Emily Ward (Leonardsville, N.Y./Mount Markham Central HS), Daemen College

Volleyball
Player of the Week: Kate Brock (River Edge, N.J./River Dell HS), NYIT
Setter of the Week: Kayla Dillman (Rochester, N.Y./Victor HS), Dowling College
Rookie of the Week: Allison Fowler (Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek HS), NYIT

Honor Roll: Tori Bowser (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial), Queens College; Jessica Kalbfleish (Ridge, N.Y./Longwood HS), Dowling College; Sarah Rosa (Itajuba, Brazil/Winthrop University), University of Bridgeport; Courtney Taylor (Spring, Texas), Roberts Wesleyan College

Women's Tennis
Player of the Week: Didi Fatchikova (Sofia, Bulgaria/Texas - Pan American), LIU Post
Rookie of the Week: Laura Dimante (Riga, Latvia/Rigas Teikas), University of the District of Columbia

Honor Roll: Maxime Duijst (Valkenswaard, Netherlands/Pleincollege Sint-Joris), University of the District of Columbia; Alessia Rossetti (Minusio, Switzerland/Liceo Locarno), NYIT

Men's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Conor Gallagher (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Cathedral Prep Seminary), Molloy College
Rookie of the Week: None Selected

Honor Roll: Jeremy Rushok (Akron, N.Y./Akron HS), Daemen College; Kurt Samuel (Orlando, Fla./University High School), Queens College; Mike Scott (Fultonville, N.Y./Fonda - Fultonville HS), LIU Post

Women's Cross Country
Runner of the Week: Tayla Williams (Schenectady, N.Y./Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons HS), LIU Post
Rookie of the Week: Katie Michta (Nesconset, N.Y./Sachem North HS), Molloy College

Honor Roll: Gladys Kimutai (Eldama Ravine, Kenya/Kaproprita Girls School), NYIT; Hannah Rice (East Aurora, N.Y./East Aurora HS), Daemen College; Elizabeth Stirling (Wantagh, N.Y/Wantagh HS), LIU Post

Friday, August 29, 2014

LIU Post Narrow Favorite to Capture ECC Volleyball Championship


Central Islip, N.Y. - In a tightly contested vote, LIU Post came in two points ahead of Bridgeport as the coaches’ favorite in the 2014 East Coast Conference Volleyball Preseason Poll. Bridgeport’s Biljana Savic (Novi Sad, Serbia) a senior outside hitter/setter has been named the Preseason Player of the Year.

LIU Post finished with four first place votes and 75 points to top the poll. Last season, the Pioneers earned the program's first-ever berth into the NCAA Division II Elite Eight by winning the East Region Championship. LIU Post returns seven players from the squad that finished with a 25-10 record and ranked No. 25 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 poll last season.

Bridgeport, who won their second straight ECC title in 2013, also received four first place votes in the preseason poll but finished two points behind LIU Post for the top spot. The Purple Knights, who finished the season with a 22-3 overall record and a 15-1 ECC mark, advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth straight year. Gary Mullin, who takes over for reigning ECC Coach of the Year, Leo Uzcategui, returns a talented roster with only two players and one starter gone from the Purple Knights' 2013 roster.

Daemen and New York Institute of Technology received 55 points to come in a tie for third in the poll. Daemen, who is not yet eligible for a conference championship berth as NCAA Provisional members, had a successful first year in the ECC. The Wildcats finished with a 23-10 record and a 10-6 mark in ECC play that would have qualified them for the ECC Championship if eligible. NYIT, who made their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance last season, tied for third despite a huge turnover. The Bears lost seven seniors from last year's roster and only return five players in 2014.

Dowling, who comes in at No. 5 with 50 points, received the final first place vote following a season which also ended up with their 12th straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Savic earns the Preseason Player of the Year honor after capturing the conference's Player of the Year award last season. The three-time All-Conference First Team selection was a versatile player for the Purple Knights, excelling both as a setter and an outside hitter. She finished in the top 10 in the ECC with a .260 hitting percentage, 578 assists, and 5.90 assists per set. She also finished the season with eight triple-doubles, including two in one week to be named the AVCA Division II National Player of the Week.

2014 ECC Volleyball Preseason Poll
School                         Pts.       2013 Record
1. LIU Post (4)               75         25-10 (11-5 ECC)
2. Bridgeport (4)             73         22-3 (15-1 ECC)
T3. Daemen                   55         23-10 (10-6 ECC)
T3. NYIT                        55         27-7 (12-4 ECC)
5. Dowling (1)                 50         19-14 (10-6 ECC)
6. Roberts Wesleyan      39         12-17 (5-11 ECC)
7. Molloy                        24         9-20 (3-13 ECC)
8. Queens                      21         10-14 (4-12 ECC)
9. Mercy                        13         11-20 (2-14 ECC)

( ) – first place votes

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About the ECC
Founded as the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference in 1989 and rechristened the East Coast Conference in July 2006, the ECC was formed to enhance intercollegiate athletic competition among member institutions and to assist them in integrating athletics into their academic program in a fiscally sound way. The ECC is committed to the highest standards of scholarship, sportsmanship, teamwork, and citizenship. Its mission is to promote the total person concept in its student-athletes, which stresses the abilities to excel in academic achievement, athletic competition, and positive character traits. East Coast Conference members include: University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Conn.); University of the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.); Daemen College (Amherst, N.Y.); Dowling College (Oakdale, N.Y.); LIU Post (Brookville, N.Y.); Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.); Molloy College (Rockville Centre, N.Y.); New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, N.Y.); Queens College (Flushing, N.Y.); Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, N.Y.) and St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, N.Y.). Associate Members include: Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, Pa.), Dominican College (Orangeburg, N.Y.), and Georgian Court University (Lakewood, N.J.).

The ECC sponsors the following championship sports: baseball; men’s and women’s basketball; men’s and women’s cross country; men’s and women’s lacrosse; softball; men’s and women’s tennis; men’s and women’s indoor track and field; men’s and women’s outdoor track and field; men’s and women’s soccer; and women’s volleyball.

The East Coast Conference is a proud member of the NCAA and Division II. Division II is a dynamic and engaging group of colleges, institutions and conferences of varying sizes and educational missions. Division II members encourage and support diversity; value sportsmanship, fairness and equity; and place the highest priority on the overall educational excellence of the student-athlete.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NYIT Tabbed as ECC Women's Tennis Favorite


Central Islip, N.Y. - The women's tennis coaches in the East Coast Conference have predicted a three-peat for the New York Institute of Technology, as the Bears top the conference's 2014 preseason poll. For the second straight season, senior Sara Burinato (Barcelona, Spain) of NYIT has been named the Preseason Player of the Year.

The Bears took six out of nine first place votes in the poll after a dominating 2013-14 season. NYIT was unblemished in ECC play with a perfect 8-0 mark during the regular season and followed by capturing a second straight ECC Championship in the postseason. The Bears' success continued into the NCAA Division II Tournament, as the squad advanced to the National Quarterfinals for the first time in program history and finished with a No. 11 national ranking in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll.

The Bears are well positioned for another successful campaign in 2014 with six returning players, including the ECC Preseason Player of the Year, Sara Burinato. Burinato, a three-time All-Conference First Team selection, posted a 22-9 singles record and a 26-8 mark in doubles play last season. She was nearly unbeatable in ECC action, going 7-0 in singles and 6-1 in doubles play. Her outstanding play was recognized nationally, as she climbed as high as the No. 21 spot in the ITA Division II singles rankings and finished the year ranked No. 45.

Queens College received two first place votes and 73 points to come in second in the preseason poll. The Knights, who have been ECC runner-up to NYIT the last two seasons, are fresh off their 14th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. With a record of 19-5 during the 2013-14 season, Queens also finished as the No. 39 ranked team in the ITA Division II poll. University of the District of Columbia rounds out the top three with 59 points, while the final first place vote went to 2013 ECC Tournament participant, LIU Post, who comes in at No. 5 in the poll.

2014 ECC Women’s Tennis Preseason Poll
School                                Pts.        2013-14 Record
1. NYIT (6)                           78          25-6 (8-0 ECC)
2. Queens (2)                       73          19-5 (7-1 ECC)
3. District of Columbia           59          8-8 (6-2 ECC)
4. Roberts Wesleyan            52          16-8 (5-3 ECC)
5. LIU Post (1)                      44          4-7 (4-4 ECC)
6. Molloy                             37           5-9 (2-6 ECC)
7. St. Thomas Aquinas         31           7-7 (3-5 ECC)
8. Daemen                           16           6-15 (1-7 ECC)
9. Dowling                            15           0-10 (0-8 ECC)

( ) – first place votes

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About the ECC
Founded as the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference in 1989 and rechristened the East Coast Conference in July 2006, the ECC was formed to enhance intercollegiate athletic competition among member institutions and to assist them in integrating athletics into their academic program in a fiscally sound way. The ECC is committed to the highest standards of scholarship, sportsmanship, teamwork, and citizenship. Its mission is to promote the total person concept in its student-athletes, which stresses the abilities to excel in academic achievement, athletic competition, and positive character traits. East Coast Conference members include: University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Conn.); University of the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.); Daemen College (Amherst, N.Y.); Dowling College (Oakdale, N.Y.); LIU Post (Brookville, N.Y.); Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.); Molloy College (Rockville Centre, N.Y.); New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, N.Y.); Queens College (Flushing, N.Y.); Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, N.Y.) and St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, N.Y.). Associate Members include: Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, Pa.), Dominican College (Orangeburg, N.Y.), and Georgian Court University (Lakewood, N.J.).

The ECC sponsors the following championship sports: baseball; men’s and women’s basketball; men’s and women’s cross country; men’s and women’s lacrosse; softball; men’s and women’s tennis; men’s and women’s indoor track and field; men’s and women’s outdoor track and field; men’s and women’s soccer; and women’s volleyball.

The East Coast Conference is a proud member of the NCAA and Division II. Division II is a dynamic and engaging group of colleges, institutions and conferences of varying sizes and educational missions. Division II members encourage and support diversity; value sportsmanship, fairness and equity; and place the highest priority on the overall educational excellence of the student-athlete.