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Campus Clippings: Eschler honored by league

November 5, 2008
By MIKE ZUMMO, The Leader-Herald

Aaron Eschler (Broadalbin-Perth), a sophomore, was named the New England Collegiate Conference Goalie of the Year.

Eschler, a psychology major, tallied 150 saves with a 2.32 goals-against average and he led the league in saves and save percentage. In nearly 1,244 minutes in net, he picked up 52 saves and had an .812 save percentage in all six conference games.

Earning the award automatically gave Eschler a spot on the All-NECC first team.

Juleah Vedder (Dolgeville) was named the Northeastern Athlete of the Week for the second straight week for the State University of New York Institute of Technology volleyball team.

It is the third time that Vedder won the honor this season as she led the Wildcats to a 3-0 mark this week, which included a conference victory. She played 12 games and had 511 kills, 48 digs, five aces, four blocks and 4.92 points per game.

Vedder leads the team with 377 kills, 3.70 kills per game, 298 digs, 2.92 digs per game and 71 aces.

Jane Burroughs (Fonda-Fultonville) set two new SUNY IT women's soccer records as she picked up a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over Morrisville State.

She set a new mark with her 13th goal of the season, eighth assist and 24 points in a season.

Kim Negrich (Mayfield) was the top finisher for the Hartwick women's cross country team at the Empire 8 championships in Saratoga Spa State Park when she finished the 5K course in 19:39.

Sierra Derby (Mayfield) finished in 20:39 as Hartwick finished in the sixth place with a total team time of 1:43.19.00.

Brian Yurkewecz (Fonda-Fultonville) picked up an 11th-place finish for the University at Albany men's cross country team with a time of 26:05.7 at the America East championships.

Overall, the men's team finished sixth in the event.

Yurkewecz's time left him off the all-conference team by just .7 seconds.

Matt Begeal (Wells) scored two goals to force overtime as the Hilbert College men's soccer team finished its season with a 4-3 double-overtime loss to Pittsburgh at Bratford.

Hilbert finishes its season with a 5-12 overall record and 2-7 in league play.

Jenna Stock (Johnstown) had 26 assists and 22 digs for the Clarkson University volleyball team in a 3-2 win over SUNY Potsdam.

Through 37 matches, Stock has 114 kills, 683 assists, 44 aces, 349 digs and 19 blocks.

Amy King (Amsterdam) has appeared in seven games for the SUNY Plattsburgh women's soccer team.

She has picked up one assist.

Mike Zummo is a sports reporter for The Leader-Herald. We invite your feedback on this or any other sports-related topic. E-mail your opinions or ideas to us at



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