GENESEO, N.Y. - Seven SUNY Geneseo student-athletes were named PrestoSports Athlete of the Week, chosen by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) on Monday afternoon. Women's volleyball senior Sam Mendelsohn, field hockey first-year Maggie Phipps, men's cross country senior Sean McAneny, women's cross country senior Genny Corcoran, women's swimming & diving juniors Paige Turcotte and Alyssa Vadala and men's swimming & diving sophomore Corey Wirth all earned weekly honors in their respective sports.
Mendelsohn had a career weekend to help the Knights to a 2-1 record at the Clarkson Invitational. She set a career-high with 35 digs in Friday's 3-2 victory over Nazareth before breaking it with 36 in Saturday's 3-2 victory over St. Lawrence. She also added 18 digs in Saturday's 3-1 setback to Clarkson.
Phipps scored 13 points in a pair of victories last week to help Geneseo extend its winning streak to 11. She tied the program record with four goals (all in the second half) of the Knights' 6-2 win over visiting Oneonta on Saturday. Phipps also scored two goals, including the game-tying tally in the 50th minute, and assisted the deciding tally in Wednesday's 4-3 win at Utica. She is currently tied for first in the SUNYAC with 10 goals and is ranked second with 25 points.
McAneny finished third out of 256 runners to lead the Knights to third place out of 29 teams at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle, Saturday. In a field that included six nationally-ranked teams and 16 ranked in the top-10 of their respective regions, McAneny crossed the finish line with a time of 24:17.2, trailing the winner by just over 17 seconds. Seventh-ranked Carnegie Mellon won the team competition with 51 points, followed by eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins (54) and the fifth-ranked Knights (66).
Corcoran finished first out of 227 runners to lead the Knights to third place out of 27 teams at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle, Saturday. In a field that included six nationally-ranked teams, Corcoran crossed the finish line in 20:24.9 to best the field by nearly 16 seconds. Number-one ranked Johns Hopkins won the team title with 26 points, followed by sixth-ranked Dickinson (76) and the eighth-ranked Knights (116).
Turcotte helped the Knights open the season with a dual-match victory over Nazareth on Saturday. She swam to first place in the 200 breast (2:27.61) and the 200 fly (2:13.92) as the Knights rolled to a 204-96 victory over the Golden Flyers.
Vadala began the 2019-20 campaign with a victory in the one-meter dive at Nazareth on Saturday. She placed first in the event with a score of 274.90, an NCAA Regional qualifying mark. The Knights went on to defeat the Golden Flyers, 204-96.
Wirth opened the season with a pair of wins off the one-meter and three-meter board against Nazareth on Saturday. In the one-meter, Wirth scored 319.80, an NCAA Regional qualifying mark, to take first, and added a gold-medal finish in the three-meter with a score of 275.65.