Five Nab Liberty League Performer of the Week Honors

ITHACA, NY – Ithaca College student-athletes continue to turn up and show off in the playoffs as five were named Liberty League Performers of the Week, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.

The Bombers also had three student-athletes who received honor roll recognition with their respective performances during the week of May 9-15.

Baseball Performer of the Week- Buzz Shirley

Buzz Shirley was named the tournament’s top performer after going 5-for-12 with four doubles and nine RBIs. On Saturday, Shirley went 3 for 4 with two doubles, five RBs and two runs scored with a walk and a sacrificed fly. He also set IC’s single-season record for doubles by eclipsing 20 on the year.

Baseball Pitcher of the Week- Garret Bell

Garret Bell did not allow an earned run in two appearances for Ithaca in the Liberty League tournament as he pitched 4.0 innings and allowed five hits with two strikeouts. Bell picked up the win in Ithaca’s 8-7 win over Rochester and had a save in IC’s 7-5 win over Clarkson.

Baseball Rookie of the Week- Nicolas Cutaia

Nicolas Cutaia went 6 for 13 (.462) in the Liberty League tournament with five runs scored, three RBIs and two doubles. He also walked three times and did not knock. Cutaia recorded two hits in each of the three games played.

Female Lacrosse Performer of the Week- Sydney Phillips

Sydney Phillips scored six goals in Ithaca’s 19-9 NCAA Second Round victory over Cabrini on Sunday. Four of Phillip’s six goals have come from free position attempts and all six of his shots have found the back of the net.

Women’s Athletics – Field Performer of the Week – Meghan Matheny

Meghan Matheny won the pole vault with a top score of 3.91 meters in Nazareth on Sunday, moving her to No. 2 in the Division III list.

The country’s leading draw specialist continued to display her dominance on Sunday as Caroline Sage won 13 draw checks in Ithaca No. 10’s 19-9 victory over Cabrini in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Wise also assisted on three IC goals.

Kevin Danaher again broke his own school record in discus with a lift of 48.12 meters, which is currently No. 32 in the country. This mark was good for third place in Sunday’s race in Nazareth. Danaher finished second in the shot put at 15.92 metres.

Logan Bruce won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.18 seconds in Nazareth on Sunday, narrowly edging Geneseo’s Gwen Shepardson by 0.01. With that time, Bruce is now ranked 14th in Division III.


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