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Campus Clippings: Vedder earns league award

November 12, 2008
By MIKE ZUMMO, The Leader-Herald

Juleah Vedder (Dolgeville) was named the Northeastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the State University of New York Institute of Technology volleyball team.

Vedder played in 108 games for the Wildcats and had team highs of 389 kills, 322 digs and 73 aces. She also had three NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week awards throughout the season and helped SUNY IT to a 6-0 conference record.

Natasha Mamrosh (Dolgeville), a freshman middle hitter for SUNY Cobleskill earned second-team all-NEAC honors.

Brittany Raykoske (Gloversville) was named an Empire 8 Rookie of the Week for the Elmira College volleyball team. She averaged 2.6 kills and 1.6 digs as the Soaring Eagles split a pair of matches. Raykoske had 10 kills and a .429 hitting percentage in Elmira's win over Hartwick and had eight kills and eight digs in a loss to St. John Fisher.

Jon Kenworthy (Gloversville) finished second at the Northeast Conference championship race with at time of 26:33 helping the Sacred Heart University men's cross country team finish third.

Kenworthy's time earned him all-NEC honors for the second time in his collegiate career.

L.B. McCloskey (Gloversville) made four tackles in the University at Albany football team's 41-7 win over Robert Morris Saturday.

The win gave the Great Danes a share of the Northeast Conference title and earned them a berth in the Gridiron Classic Dec. 6 against the Pioneer Football League champion.

McCloskey, a senior cornerback has 19 tackles, two pass break-ups and one interception in nine games this season.

Megan McNamara (Johnstown) was named a Liberty League honorable mention for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute field hockey team.

McNamara, a junior midfielder, was eighth on the team with four points and had a goal and two assists and was sixth on the team with 21 shots. She ranked eighth in the Liberty League in shots on goal percentage (.762).

Jon Hill (Canajoharie) placed 10th with a time of 30:09 as the SUNY Cobleskill men's cross country team won the NEAC conference championship race with 18 points. It was Cobleskill's first league title in any sport at the four-year level.

Rob Morey (Amsterdam) took 14th place with a time of 30:29.

Amanda Aker (Fort Plain) helped lift the women's team to a second-place finish at the conference meet by finishing 10th with a time of 21:15.

Kevin Kucel (Gloversville) scored 13 points helping the Herkimer County Community College men's basketball team to a 70-66 win over Schenectady Community College.

Kayla May (Johnstown) scored her ninth goal of the season for the University of Louisville field hockey team, but the Cardinals lost 4-1 to No. 6 Connecticut in the Big East semifinals. May appeared in all 20 games for the Cardinals and started all but one. She finished the season with 21 points on nine goals and three assists.



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