SUNY Potsdam Womens
Hockey Duo Honored
POTSDAM - SUNY Potsdam hockey players Izzy Fayerman (Calgary, Alberta) and Sally Mooney (New Albany, Ohio) have been recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference West for their play during the week ending Dec. 9. Fayerman was named the conferences Player of the Week, while Mooney earned a spot on the honor roll.
Fayerman scored in each of the Bears three games last week. After scoring Potsdams final marker against Hamilton on Tuesday, the sophomore forward scored the game-tying goal in the Bears 2-2 draw with Saint Michaels on Friday. She then notched the game-winner in Potsdams 3-1 victory over the Purple Knights on Saturday. Fayerman leads the team in goals with five and is second on the team in scoring (5g-0a-5a).
Mooney had four points in the Bears three games. The forward scored her first collegiate goal and recorded an assist in the Bears contest at Hamilton. She then added an assist in each of Potsdams contests against Saint Michaels over the weekend. The freshman leads Potsdam in scoring and assists with one goal and five helpers for six points.
The Bears (3-8-1, 2-5 ECAC West) are off until Jan. 4-5, when they travel to South Burlington, Vt. for the Double Tree Ice Hockey Classic hosted by Saint Michaels. Potsdam faces Nichols College on Friday at 4 p.m. and the host Purple Knights at the same time on Saturday.
Matthew Perry Named ECAC
Division III Player of the Week
CAZENOVIA - A career night helped elevate Massenas Matthew Perry to ECAC Division III Mens Basketball Player of the Week status for the weekend ending December 11.
A second-year senior starting forward for Cazenovia College, Perry etched his name into the conference record books, as he scored a career-high 39 points in a hard-fought 83-80 loss to conference rival Wells College last Thursday, which saw five ties in the second half and wasnt determined until the final few seconds of play. Perry went 12-of-18 from the field while sinking 13 of his 15 free throw attempts and hitting two 3-pointers in the contest to reach the point total, which was tied for the fifth highest mark in conference history and also marked the highest total ever scored by one individual against the Wells in its programs history. Perry entered the contest with a hot hand, as he opened the week with a game-high 17 points in just 24 minutes of action in a 78-60 nonconference win over Davis on Tuesday, where he also hauled in six boards. Perry finished the week averaging 28 points per game while shooting 58 percent (19-of-33) from the field and 87 percent (15-of-18) from the free throw line, while also adding 6 rebounds and 2 assists per contest and not turning the ball over once in 64 combined minutes of action.
Clarksons Esposito Named
League Rookie of the Week
POTSDAM - Making the most of her minutes, freshman Isabella Esposito (Essex, VT) set career-highs for both points and rebounds last week for the Clarkson University Womens Basketball team and on Monday she was rewarded by being named as the Liberty League Rookie of the Week.
Esposito came off the bench and played 19 minutes in a 65-43 win over Cazenovia, but dominated the Wildcats in that limited time by scoring 17 points (6-for-13 FG, 4-for-5 FT) and grabbing 11 rebounds, both easily career highs in her brief collegiate career. She also added a pair of assists and a block in the Golden Knights win.
For the season, Esposito is averaging 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while shooting 40.9 percent from the floor.