'Nova moves up to 12th in men's lacrosse poll

Posted: April 10, 2012

Villanova men's lacrosse team (7-4) moved from No. 13 to No. 12 in the weekly U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division I poll, released Monday, after a pair of wins last week.

Sophomore John LoCasio was named the Big East defender of the week.

Cabrini (9-2) moved from No. 9 to No. 6 in D-III after a 2-0 week that included a 19-5 win over Centenary. Matt Biegel (West Chester East) had seven points in the win.

Temple midfielder Stephanie Markunas (Ridley) was named the Atlantic Ten lacrosse player of the week.

Lafayette attackman Brian Bock (Spring-Ford) was named the Patriot League's rookie of the week.

The Leopards' Ana White (Strath Haven) repeated as the Patriot League's midfielder of the week.

TRACK & FIELD: Temple's Travis Mahoney was named the A-10 men's performer of the week after setting a school record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:48.76 in the Stanford Invitational.

La Salle's distance runner Meghan McGlinchey (West Deptford) was named the A-10's female performer of the week after taking second (33:46.04) in the 10,000 meters at Stanford and qualifying for the IC4A championships.

The Owls' Margo Britton was named the conference's women's rookie of the week after breaking the school record in the shot put (15.06 meters) at the Florida Relays.

Bucknell freshman Michael McGowan (Lower Merion) clocked a 30:22.52 in the 10,000 meters at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va., to qualify for the IC4As.

Widener's Dennis Conn (Cardinal O'Hara) was named the Middle Atlantic Conference trackman of the week after winning the 800-meters (1:54.06) at the Penn Invitational at Franklin Field.

Widener's Amanda-Renee Daniels (Rancocas Valley) was named the MAC female athlete of the week after winning the hammer throw (43.25 meters) at the Osprey Open in Galloway Township, N.J.

NOTEWORTHY:

Shippensburg's Nick Umberger (Downingtown West) was named the PSAC Eastern Division pitcher of the week after his four-hit, seven-strikeout gem snapped No. 1-ranked West Chester's PSAC-record 20-game winning streak, by a score of 3-1.

Widener's Rick Kazigian (Malvern Prep) was tabbed Commonwealth Conference pitcher of the week after firing a no-hitter on Saturday.

Shippensburg's Liz Parkins (Souderton) was named the PSAC Eastern Division pitcher of the week after going 2-0 and giving up just one earned run in 16 innings.

Penn State Abington's Ross Raddi (Neshaminy) was named NEAC West men's tennis player of week and Kimberly Ochester (W.B. Saul) was named the NEAC West women's player of the week.

Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum officially withdrew from the NBA draft. He recently led the Mountain Hawks to an upset of Duke in the NCAA tournament and enters his senior year as the second leading scorer in program history.

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