Geneseo Athlete of the Week Archive - 2018-19

Sean Welch, Men's Track & Field
Major: English

Welch finished first in the 3000, leading the Knights in a 1-2-3 sweep of the event. He helped Geneseo earn its second consecutive SUNYAC sweep, earning the men's cross country, men's indoor and men's outdoor track & field conference championships.

2018-19 Geneseo Male Athlete of the Week Archives

April 29 - Jack Crowley, Men's Lacrosse
Major: Biology

Crowley led the Geneseo defense to a pair of conference victories in which they allowed only 4.5 goals per game. Crowley scooped a season-high six ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers in a 12-5 victory over Brockport and followed that effort with two caused turnovers and a ground ball in a 10-4 victory over Potsdam.

April 22 - Kevin Cook, Men's Lacrosse
Major: Economics

Cook scored four goals, including the eventual game-winner while playing a man down, and added an assist as the Knights held on to defeat host Oswego, 14-13, and clinch a postseason berth.

April 15 - Matt Sayre, Men's Track & Field
Major: Undeclared

Sayre ran the invitational 10,000 at Bucknell this weekend, competing against NCAA Division I, II, III and unattached competition. He placed 31st in the event with a time of 30:49.71, the eighth-fastest in Geneseo history.

April 8 - Jake Steffen, Men's Lacrosse
Major: Business Administration

Steffen scored a pair of goals against St. John Fisher and added a pair of goals in the Knights' 11-10 overtime win against Oneonta. Against the Red Dragons, he helped the Knights overcome a late three-goal deficit and then struck for the game-winning goal in overtime, beating the keeper over his near shoulder to earn the win.

April 1 - Austin Cutler, Men's Track & Field
Major: Political Science

Cutler opened the outdoor season with a win at home, placing first in the 110 hurdles with a finishing time of 15.22. 

March 24 - Devin McDonald, Men's Ice Hockey
Major: Business Administration

McDonald was named the Sid Watson Award winner as NCAA Division III Player of the Year. McDonald finished the season with a 1.22 goals against average and a .940 save percentage, leading the Knights to a 23-2-2 mark and a Frozen Four berth, moving up to fifth in Division III history with a 70-14-13 career record while his 12 shutouts this season broke the previous record 10 compiled by St. Norbert's Kyle Jones in 2008.

March 10 - Gillan Faulkner, Men's Track & Field
Major: Accounting

Faulkner earned All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the 800, timing at 1:52.61 at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend. 

March 3 - Mitch Ferguson, Men's Ice Hockey
Major: Communication

Ferguson scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, and added an assist to lift the Knights to a 4-3 victory over Oswego and send them to their second-straight SUNYAC Championship. Ferguson scored the Knights' first tally of the game, a power-play goal in the first period, and the last, a wrister from the point with 5:05 to play that gave Geneseo the lead for good. He was named SUNYAC Tournament MVP as well. 

Feb. 25 - Clark Davis, Men's Swimming & Diving
Major: Biochemistry

Davis was named SUNYAC Swimmer of the Meet as he led Geneseo to their sixth-consecutive SUNYAC Championship over the weekend. Davis finished first in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 breast, accounting for 60 points for the Knights and helping them secure another conference championship. 

Feb. 18 - Jackson Hays, Men's Track & Field
Major: Chemistry

Hays won the long jump at the RIT Late Season Invitational with a mark (23' 2.25") that is currently tied for 15th in Division III as well as second in both the Atlantic Region and the SUNYAC this winter. It was also the third-longest effort in program history. 

Feb. 11 - Terrance Nichols, Men's Basketball
Major: Accounting

Nichols averaged 24.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game as the Knights split a pair of conference contests. Against Buffalo State, Nichols scored 23 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished four assists. Against Brockport on Saturday, Nichols propelled the Knights with 25 points, including the game-tying three-pointer with 12 seconds to go and a game-winning free throw with one second left. He finished 9-for-19 from three in the two games combined, shooting 53.3% overall.

Feb. 4 - Devin McDonald, Men's Ice Hockey
Major: Business Administration

McDonald set an NCAA Division III record with his 11th shutout of the season in Saturday's 5-0 win at Canton. He totaled 20 saves as Geneseo also tied the Division III record with its 11th shutout of the season. Leading the nation with a .958 save percentage as well as a 0.85 goals against average, McDonald moved into a tie for eighth place in Division III history with his 65th career victory.

Jan. 28 - Devin McDonald, Men's Ice Hockey
Major: Business Administration

McDonald logged back-to-back shutouts to lead the Knights to a pair of SUNYAC victories last week. He stopped 26 shots in a 2-0 over Plattsburgh on Friday before logging 17 saves in Saturday's 5-0 win to tie the NCAA Division III record with his 10th shutout of the season. Ranked first in the country with a .956 save percentage and a 0.89 goals against average, McDonald also moved into a tie for ninth place in Division III history with his 64th-career victory. Geneseo clinched a berth to its ninth-straight SUNYAC Tournament with the Plattsburgh decision before winning its 15th-straight game the following night.

Jan 21 - Gillan Faulkner, Men's Track & Field
Major: Accounting

Faulkner won the 800 at the Highlander Invitational, Friday. Already ranked fourth in Division III with a time from December (1:53.39), his winning time last week (1:55.68) would also rank in the top-15. Faulkner also added a leg to the Knights' 4x400 relay that posted the 27th-fastest time (3:24.28) in the nation this winter.

Jan. 14 - Tanner Salsberry, Men's Ice Hockey 
Major: Business Administration

Salsberry's first goal of the season proved to be the game-winner in Saturday's 4-3 comeback win at Nazareth as the No. 2 Knights won their 10th-consecutive game.

Dec. 10 - Conlan Keenan, Men's Ice Hockey 
Major: Communication

Keenan notched two goals and an assist in Geneseo's 4-0 win over visiting Brockport, Friday, as the Knights earned their program-record ninth-consecutive victory. He became the 27th player in Geneseo history to score 100 career points on his first goal of the evening and currently leads the nation with 28 points and 2.33 points per game.

Dec. 3 - Andrew Romano, Men's Ice Hockey 
Major: Communication

Romano led Geneseo to a pair of victories last week as the Knights tied a program record with their eighth-consecutive win. He scored both goals in Friday's 2-0 win at Cortland while assisting what proved to be the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-0 shutout of No. 6 Oswego. Currently first in Division III with 19 assists and second with 24 points, he has scored at least one point in 13-consecutive games (14 if you count last season).

Nov. 26 - Devin McDonald, Men's Ice Hockey
Major: Business Administration

McDonald backstopped a 3-0 week as the Knights extended their winning streak to six. He totaled 17 saves in Tuesday's 7-1 win over visiting Elmira, 17 saves in Saturday's 4-1 at Amherst and 24 saves in Sunday's 3-1 win at Williams. He currently ranks fifth in the nation with a 1.10 goals against average and 10th with a .944 save percentage.

Nov. 19 - Sean McAneny, Men's Cross Country
Major: English

McAneny finished an All-American 25th to lead the Knights to 10th place out of 32 teams at the NCAA Division III Championships. He covered the 8-kilometer circuit in 24:52.9, trailing the leaders by less than 30 seconds as Geneseo logged its seventh top-10 performance since 2008.

Nov. 12 - Corey Wirth, Men's Swimming & Diving
Major: Economics

Wirth swept the diving events for Geneseo, finishing with a first-place score of 285.85 in the one-meter and 257.85 in the three-meter. Wirth has finished as Geneseo's top diver in both events in every meet thus far.

Nov. 5 - Will Eng, Men's Swimming & Diving
Major: Business Administration

Eng helped Geneseo to a pair of victories over Fredonia and Grove City in the Fredonia Tri-Meet this Saturday. Eng placed first in the 50 free with a time of 21.81 and then won the 100 free with a 47.68 finish. In the 200 free relay, Eng clocked a 21.68 leg as the Knights touched first with a time of 1:26.16.

Oct. 29 - Sean McAneny, Men's Cross Country
Major: English

McAneny won the individual crown to pace the Knights to their fifth-consecutive team title at the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships, hosted by Fredonia. He covered the muddy 8-kilometer course with a time of 28:28.2 for his second-straight top-10 finish after a ninth-place effort last year.

Oct. 15 - Gavin Gleasman, Men's Soccer
Major: Education and Geology

Gleasman powered the Geneseo offense with a three-goal performance as the Knights cruised to a 4-0 win at St. John Fisher on Tuesday. The senior forward scored three times in the first half to record his first career hat trick and give Geneseo the victory.

Oct. 8 - Bryan Wager, Men's Soccer
Major: Biochemistry

Wager scored both of the Knights' goals, including an overtime game-winner, in their 2-1 victory over New Paltz on Saturday. The forward beat a defender to a ball over the top and finished to put Geneseo ahead in the first half. Then in overtime, he connected with a header on a corner kick, converting to give the Knights a golden-goal victory. 

Oct. 1 - Sean McAneny, Men's Cross Country
Major: English

McAneny finished in second place out of more than 300 runners at the Mike Woods Invitational at Letchworth State Park on Saturday afternoon, clocking in at 25:15.3. He paced the Knights to a first-place team finish as the squad placed seven runners in the top 15. 

Sept. 24 - Jack Tate, Men's Cross Country
Major: Psychology & Sociology

Tate finished first out of 233 runners to lead Geneseo to second place at the Harry F. Anderson Invitational, Saturday, in Rochester. He covered the eight-kilometer course in a time of 25:25.6 to best the field by nearly 37 seconds. Geneseo finished one point shy of Division II Roberts Wesleyan while finishing ahead of Cortland, Fredonia, Brockport and Buffalo State in the 21-team competition.

Sept. 17 - Liam Dole, Men's Soccer
Major: Communication

Dole started both games in net for the Knights, leading Geneseo to a 2-0-0 week with wins over Houghton, 2-1, and Hobart, 1-0. Against the Highlanders, Dole made five saves, allowing only a breakaway goal, to earn the victory. On Saturday against Hobart, Dole made five saves, including a first half penalty kick, to preserve a shutout and give the Knights the victory.

Sept. 10 - Luke Holtzman, Men's Cross Country
Major: Chemistry & Mathematics

Holtzman took a first place finish at the Oswego Invitational on Saturday, traversing the 6k course in 18:54.9. He led a Geneseo contingent that finished with a perfect 15 points for first place out of four teams.

Sept. 4 - Eddie O'Brien-Curcie, Men's Cross Country
Major: History

O'Brien-Curcie finished first out of 47 runners to lead the Knights to a first-place finish at the Cardinal Early Season Invitational, hosted by St. John Fisher, Friday. O'Brien-Curcie covered the 6,000-meter course in a time of 20:16.5, besting the field by nearly 18 seconds.


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