Five Bombers Among Liberty League’s Final Performers of the Week
ITHACA, NY – As announced by the Liberty League conference office on Monday afternoon, Ithaca College had five student-athletes recognized as entertainers of the week in their respective sports through outstanding performances during the week of March 28-April 3. . Representing the men’s athletics program, Jalen Leonard Osbourne was named Track Performer of the Week while his teammate Dom Mikula won Field Performer of the Week. Tia Jones was recognized as the Female Athlete of the Week in Track & Field and Kyle Lambert of the IC baseball team was named pitcher of the week, while a huge scoring week led to Maizy Veitch to be named Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Performer of the Week. Five others were also added to the weekly honor roll.
Men’s Athletics: Track Performer of the Week – Jalen Leonard Osbourne
Jalen Leonard Osbourne set a new school record in the 100 meters in Muhlenberg on Saturday with a time of 10.69 seconds for first place, which puts him 10th in Division III. The previous record of 10.70 stood since 1995 and was set by Scott Rowe.
Men’s Athletics: Field Performer of the Week – Dom Mikula
Dom Mikula finished first in the pole vault with a clearance of 4.96 meters (16′ 3.25″) at Muhlenberg to match the Division III maximum height so far this season.
Women’s Athletics: Track Performer of the Week – Tia Jones
Tia Jones topped the 200 meters with a time of 24.94 seconds in Muhlenberg to place in the top five in Division III. Jones also ran in first place in the 4×100 relay which clocked 49.17 seconds, 29th.
Baseball Pitcher of the Week- Kyle Lambert
Kyle Lambert pitched a one-hit shutout in 7.0 innings with five strikeouts against St. Lawrence to open the weekend series. Lambert left the game with a 7-0 lead and the Bombers won 7-4.
Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Performer of the Week – Maizy Veitch
Maizy Veitch had eight goals and four assists for 12 points in a 2-0 week for Ithaca as the Bombers posted a pair of 18-7 wins. Veitch also landed four ground balls and a caused turnover. Against Rochester on March 30, Veitch had three goals and four assists, then had five goals against Union on April 2.
ROLL OF HONOR
Matt Fabien hit .462 (6 for 13) with eight runs scored, four RBIs, a double, a home run and three walks in a 3-1 week for Ithaca. After a no-hitter against Elmira with a marked walk and run, Fabian went 6 for 11 in a three-game series at St. Lawrence with all eight runs, including four in the final.
junior striker Jake Erickson was in fine form in the narrow 14-10 loss to St. Lawrence. He dished out a game-best and season-best five assists to turn IC’s offensive attack as he also scored an unassisted goal. His 50 points on 26 goals and 24 assists so far this season have already surpassed his previous career high (41).
Rachel Rosenberg recorded eight tie checks, four caused turnovers and three ground balls in a 2-0 week for Ithaca as the Bombers allowed seven goals in each game. Rosenberg earned five draws and picked up two ground balls at Rochester, then forced four turnovers with three draws and one ground ball against Union.
Zoe Davis secured Ithaca’s victory over Union on Sunday afternoon in fourth place in singles. Davis easily knocked out Union’s Paige Trombee in straight sets 6-0, 6-2.
Senior Artem Khaybullin recorded two singles wins last week for Ithaca College. In the Bombers’ 9-0 sweep of Houghton on Tuesday, Khaybullin easily beat his opponent in straight sets 6-3, 6-0 in second singles. On Sunday, the eldest picked up the overall victory for IC in fifth place in the singles. In just one break of serve, Khaybullin lost the first set 4-6 but managed to change the momentum of the match after the backhand. The senior won the next two in dominant fashion at 6-1, 6-1, securing his individual victory.