GENESEO, N.Y. - Four SUNY Geneseo student-athletes earned State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) weekly honors after their performances this week. Men's swimming & diving first-year Ivan Fedorov, men's basketball junior Terrance Nichols, men's track & field senior Gillan Faulkner and men's ice hockey junior Andrew Romano each were named SUNYAC Athlete of the Week honors for their respective sports.
Fedorov was a double-winner at the Ithaca Bomber Invitatoinal as he came away victorious in the 200 freestyle (1:54.56) and 500 freestyle (5:01.24), setting personal records in both events.
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.
Faulkner posted the 13th-fastest 800 time (1:53.07) in Division III that also ranks first in the Atlantic Region during the Valentine Invitational, Saturday, at Boston University. Running in a field that included Division I, II, III and open competitors, he also added a leg to Knights' second-place distance medley relay (10:06.86) on Friday that ran the fastest time in the the nation this winter before running on Geneseo's 4x400 relay on Saturday that posted the second-fastest performance (3:20.86) in the SUNYAC this year.
Romano helped Geneseo clinch a bye for the SUNYAC Tournament with a 3-0 win over Cortland on Friday and then scored four points in the Knights' 4-4 tie at No. 4 Oswego, Saturday. After notching an assist against the Red Dragons, he scored the first goal of the game and then assisted the other three against the Lakers, including the game-tying goal midway through the third period. Currently ranked first in Division III with 32 assists and fifth with 39 points, he also notched his 100th-career point in the Oswego game.