Geneseo Athlete of the Week Archive - 2018-19

Kylie Papagelos, Softball
Major: Biology

Papagelos helped the Knights to a 5-1 record in six games this week as they reached 30 wins for the second-consecutive season. In five games, Papagelos batted 9-for-15 (.600) with three doubles and a home run, scoring four runs and driving in seven RBI. The Knights enter the SUNYAC Tournament as the second seed, seeking the first back-to-back conference championship in program history. 

April 22 - Hannah Marafioti, Women's Lacrosse
Major: Accounting

Marafioti scored a career-high 10 points on eight goals and two assists, including the overtime game-winning goal in Saturday's 19-18 comeback victory over No. 18 Cortland. She scored three of the Knights' last four goals and assisted the other as the Knights beat the Red Dragons for the first time since 2005.

April 15 - Anna Flaitz, Women's Track & Field
Major: Business Administration

Flaitz ran the fastest time in Geneseo program history in the 400, completing the race in 57.60 to take second place in the event at the Moravian Pollard Invitational.

April 8 - Danni Napoli, Softball
Major: Mathematics

Napoli batted .650 (13-for-20) in six games this week, hitting four doubles, two home runs and driving in eight RBI as the Knights went 6-0, including four conference wins. On Friday against Buffalo State, Napoli belted her 19th-career home run, setting the Geneseo all-time record for career home runs, as part of a 6-for-8 performance with three doubles, three runs scored and four RBI. Against Fredonia on Sunday, Napoli went 4-for-6 in the two games combined, smashing another home run against the Blue Devils. She ranks second in the league in runs scored (22), RBI (21) and home runs (4).

April 1 - Mallory Max, Women's Lacrosse
Major: Communication

Max helped the Knights to a pair of wins this week, scoring a combined seven goals and dishing off two assists in three games. Against RIT, Max scored a pair of goals, including the overtime game-winner, scooped seven ground balls, won three draw controls and caused a turnover. She added two goals and an assist at William Smith and scored three times at Plattsburgh on Saturday. She leads the Knights with 27 ground balls. 

March 24 - Nancy Nasky, Women's Swimming & Diving
Major: Accounting

Nasky finished as an All-America Honorable Mention in the 500 free, finishing 16th. Her preliminary time of 4:58.58 marked the third-fastest in school history. In the 1,650 free, Nasky completed the race in 17:00.10, setting a SUNYAC and Geneseo program record to come in seventh place and earn All-American honors.

March 10 - Erin MacDougall, Women's Track & Field
Major: Accounting

MacDougall ran a leg in Geneseo's All-American 4x400 relay. The lone senior on the relay team, MacDougall joined first-years Anna Flaitz and Madison Mulder as well as sophomore Kayla Barber to turn in a seventh-place finish, timing out at 3:52.62.

March 3 - Jennifer Joseph, Women's Track & Field
Major: Biology

Joseph  placed second in the long jump (5.68m/18' 5.75") third in the triple jump (11.75m/36' 7.75") at the AARTFC Meet hosted by Ithaca. Her marks qualified her for the NCAA Division III Track & Field National Championships, beginning on Friday, March 8 in Boston, Mass.

Feb. 25 - Deidra Osula, Women's Swimming & Diving
Major: Biochemistry

Osula was named the 2019 SUNYAC Swimmer of the Meet after helping the Knights lift their 12th-consecutive conference championship trophy. Osula swam as part of four Geneseo first-place relays, setting SUNYAC records in the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay and reached an NCAA B-Cut in the 200 FR. She also set a SUNYAC record in the 50 free and hit NCAA B-Cut times in the 50 and 100 free. Osula combined for a total of six first-place finishes and one second-place finish. 

Feb. 18 - Shayna Held, Women's Track & Field
Major: Accounting

Held won the 60-hurdles (9.10) and finished second in the long jump (18' 4.25") at the RIT Late Season Invitational, Saturday. She currently ranks seventh nationally in the hurdles and 15th in the long jump while sitting first and second, respectively, in the Atlantic region. 

Feb. 11 - Lindsay Halpin, Women's Basketball
Major: Undeclared

Halpin scored 10.5 points, grabbed 3.5 rebounds, dished 2.5 assists and averaged 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game as the Knights earned a pair of conference wins. Against Buffalo State, Halpin scored 10, added four rebounds and passed off four assists. Against Brockport, she scored 11 and finished with two steals and two blocks. Halpin finished 8-for-14 (57.1%) from the field in the two games combined. 

Feb. 4 - Genny Corcoran, Women's Track & Field
Major: Childhood Education

Corcoran set a meet record in winning the 5,000 at the Tufts Cupid Challenge on Saturday, posting the fourth-best time (16:59.43) in Division III this season. It was also the top time in the SUNYAC and the Atlantic Region this winter as well as the third-fastest time in program history.

Jan. 28 - Nancy Nasky, Women's Swimming & Diving
Major: Accounting

Nasky led the 13th-ranked Knights to a pair of victories, helping Geneseo defeat No. 17 Case Western Reserve, 174.5-120.5, on Monday and Rochester, 198-92, on Friday. Against CWRU, Nasky topped the field in the 1000 free (10:45.84) and the 500 free (5:12.35) with a second place finish in the 200 free (1:59.27). Against Rochester, she swam an NCAA B-Cut in the 1650 free (17:28.26) and won the 500 free at 5:13.53.

Jan. 21 - Elise Ramirez, Women's Track & Field
Major: Biology

Ramirez won the mile (5:04.81) and later finished second in the 3,000 (10:21.17) at the Houghton Highlander Invitational, Friday. Her mile time currently ranks eighth in Division III, while her 3,000 time is 30th.

Dec. 10 - Erin MacDougall, Women's Track & Field
Major: Accounting

MacDougall posted the nation's ninth-fastest time in winning the 60 hurdles at the Houghton December Classic, Friday. She also placed second in the long jump with a mark (5.45m/17' 10.75") that is eighth nationally and led off the winning 4x400 relay that posted the 19th-best time (4:07.38) in the country.

Dec. 3 - Emily Lavarnway, Women's Track & Field
Major: Undeclared

Lavarnway won the pentathlon at the Brockport Alumni Invitational on Friday, compiling a program record 3,568 points to finish first out of 20 competitors. Her mark currently ranks first in Division III.

Nov. 26 - McKenna Brooks, Women's Basketball
Major: Business Administration

Brooks scored 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds in just 21 minutes as the Knights defeated host Morrisville, 79-40. Brooks added a pair of steals and an assist to lead Geneseo to its largest win of the season. She ranks fourth in the SUNYAC with 2.6 steals per game and sixth with 8.8 rebounds per game and has led Geneseo to a 5-0 start.

Nov. 19 - Genny Corcoran, Women's Cross Country
Major: Childhood Education

Corcoran finished an All-American 20th to lead the Knights to fifth place out of 32 teams at the NCAA Division III Championships. She crossed the 6-kilometer finish line with a 21:42.3 clocking as Geneseo posted its fourth top-five finish in the last five seasons. 

Nov. 12 - Celeste Pace, Women's Swimming & Diving
Major: Business Administration

Pace finished the 100 fly in 58.68, setting an Alumni Pool record. She and the 400 medley relay team, comprised of sophomores Deidra Osula and Lauren Siegel with first-year Megan Palmer, also finished in a pool record time of 4:00.35. Pace placed first in the 200 fly (2:15.77) and the 100 Free (54.85) as well.

Nov. 5 - Jennifer Moran, Women's Soccer
Major: Business Administration

Moran scored a pair of goals in the Knights' SUNYAC Semifinal victory over Plattsburgh, 2-0, and played hard in the midfield in the finals as the Knights earned their second-consecutive SUNYAC Championship. Moran was named Tournament MVP and received the SUNYAC Elite 20 award, given to the student-athlete with the highest GPA that competes in the championship. 

Oct. 29 - Elise Ramirez, Women's Cross Country
Major: Biology

Ramirez won her second-straight individual championship to lead the Knights to their eighth-consecutive State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Cross Country Championship, Saturday, hosted by Fredonia. Finishing the 6k race in 24:02.8, Ramirez was the first of five-consecutive Geneseo runners to cross the finish line for a perfect 15-point winning team score, while the Knights' top-seven all placed in the top-nine.

Oct. 22 - Emily Ast, Women's Volleyball
Major: Accounting

Ast led the Knights to a 3-0 Pool Play record as Geneseo clinched the top seed for the SUNYAC Tournament. She compiled 29 assists and three service aces while directing the Knights' to a season-high .303 team hitting percentage in a 3-0 sweep of Plattsburgh on Friday. On Saturday, she was credited with 32 assists and five digs as in a 3-0 win over New Paltz before leading the way with 15 digs, 39 assists and three service aces in a 3-1 win over Fredonia to clinch the first 9-0 conference record in program history.

Oct. 15 - Emily Janiszewski, Women's Soccer
Major: Business Administration

Janiszewski produced yet another shutout, bringing her season total to nine clean sheets. She made three saves as the Knights blanked Brockport, 1-0, on Saturday at College Stadium to remain perfect in conference play. Janiszewski leads the SUNYAC and ranks second in the nation in goals against average (.090), with only one goal allowed in 11 games. The Geneseo defense has rattled off eight-consecutive shutouts and has not allowed a goal since Sept. 12.

Oct. 8 - Sam Mendelsohn, Women's Volleyball
Major: Communication

Mendelsohn anchored the Knights to three SUNYAC Pool Play victories last week. She started with 21 digs and added two service aces as the Knights limited two-time defending conference champion Brockport to a -.008 hitting percentage in a 3-0 sweep, Friday. She then added 13 digs in a 3-0 sweep of Cortland and 11 digs and three service aces in a 3-0 win over host Buffalo State on Saturday.

Oct. 1 - Caitie Cunningham, Women's Soccer 
Major: Psychology & Business Administration

Cunningham led the Knights to a pair of victories over conference opponents Buffalo State, 3-0, on Friday and Fredonia, 4-0, on Saturday. Against the Bengals, Cunningham scored the go-ahead goal, and assisted on Geneseo's other two scores. Against the Blue Devils, Cunningham scored again, netting her third goal in three games as the Knights rolled to the win.

Sept. 24 - Julia Kim, Field Hockey
Major: Childhood & Special Education

Kim anchored a Geneseo defense that only allowed two goals in a pair of victories last week. The Knights didn't allow a penalty corner in Tuesday's 5-2 win at Keuka or in Saturday's 10-0 victory at Morrisville to open SUNYAC play. Kim also tallied a goal in both contests, including the opening score in Tuesday's win.

Sept. 17 - Julianna Schulz, Women's Tennis
Major: Biochemistry

Schulz finished the week with a total of four victories, leading the Knights to a 7-2 victory over Cortland on Friday and then to a solid performance at the Swarthmore Invitational on Saturday and Sunday. 

Sept. 10 - Laura Barreca, Women's Cross Country
Major: Chemistry

Barreca finished first in the Oswego Invitational, crossing the finish line in 14:44.0. Barreca led the Knights to a first place team finish, as the team scored 17 points to top Oswego and William Smith.

Sept. 4 - Grace Cergol, Volleyball
Major: Communication

Cergol was named Tournament MVP of the North Country Season Opener after leading the Knights to a 4-0 record to start the season. On Saturday, she notched 14 kills on 27 swings (.481 H%) to go along with 10 digs in a 3-1 win over Keuka before totaling 14 kills on 26 swings (.462 H%) and five digs in a 3-0 sweep of Coast Guard. For the weekend, she attacked at a .427 clip while averaging while averaging 4.33 kills/set.


2017-18 Geneseo Athlete of the Week Archive

2016-17 Geneseo Athlete of the Week Archive

2015-16 Geneseo Athlete of the Week Archive