Ruggiero, Garcia-Cassani Receive SUNYAC Athlete Of The Week Accolades

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior Isaac Garcia-Cassani and sophomore Joseph Ruggiero each received State University of New York Athletic Conference weekly awards on Tuesday. Garcia-Cassani was named SUNYAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week while Ruggiero was named SUNYAC Men's Swimmer of the Week.

Garcia-Cassani set a program record in the mile on Saturday at the Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University. He was the top Division III finisher in a field that also included Division I and II competitors, crossing the finish line 15th with a 4:05.39 that ranks as the second-fastest time in Division III this season. He was also part of Geneseo's fifth-place distance medley, anchoring the team to a 9:54.23 finish.

Ruggiero earned a pair of event wins at the Ithaca Invitational on Saturday. The Mount Kisco, N.Y. native earned victories in the 500-yard Freestyle, clocking in at 4:56.38 and the 100-yard Freestyle where the sophomore turned in a time of 48.64.