The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) has announced its Athletes of the Week selections in the sports of men's and women's basketball, swimming and diving, men's volleyball, women's bowling, and men's tennis for the period running from February 6-12, 2017.
Men's Swimming: PS-Behrend SR Nick Kost won three individual events and swam on two winning relays to help the Lions win their 11th straight AMCC Championship. He won every event he competed in, claiming first place in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 breaststroke in which he set a new team and pool record. Kost also swam on the winning 800 free relay that broke four records and the 400 free relay. Kost was tied for the highest-point winner of the meet.
Men's Diving: Alfred State FR Nick Beach was named the AMCC Championship Diver of the Meet after winning both the 1 m and 3 m competitions. He won the 3m with a finals score of 211.05 after posting a 366.5 in in the prelims. He won the 1m with a finals score of 265.15 after a scored of 405.30 in the prelims.
Women's Swimming: PS-Behrend JR Maryn Horn broke 12 total records and won every event she swam in to lead Penn State Behrend to their 10th AMCC Championship. She was the highest-point winner of the meet, winning the 50 free, 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle while being apart of four winning relays.
Women's Diving: Alfred State FR Sarah Stevens shared AMCC Championship Diver of the Meet honors with her twin. Stevens won the 1m with a score of 188.35 after a score of 315.70 in the prelims. She was also 2nd in the 3 m competition with a score of 189.5 after scoring a 293.5 in the prelims.
Women's Bowling: Medaille SO Taylor Reese saved the best for last, having an amazing week for the Mavericks as they closed out the season winning the AMCC Tournament Championship for the first time in program history. Her week started against Daemen College where she shined in the team format, averaging 191.5 in two matches, including a season high 227. She was just as good in the baker matches, knocking down a total of 232 pins for an average of 17.85 pins per frame. As good as she was against Daemen, Reese was even better in the AMCC Championships. On Saturday during the team format competitions, Reese bowled over 190 three of the five different matches and averaged 180.4 for the day. She followed that up on Sunday by knocking down 832 total pins, averaging 17.3 per frame over the course of five baker matches. For her efforts over the weekend, Reese was named to the AMCC Championships All-Tournament team along with teammate Michelle Magee.
Men's Basketball: Medaille G Johnathan Belton had a career week for the Mavericks, helping them go 2-0 on the road. His standout week started on Wednesday night when he dropped 32 points to get his 1,000th career point, becoming just the 10th player in program history to do so. The guard also added 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals, and a block in the victory. He followed that up on Saturday with 21 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in a victory over Mount Aloysius. Belton finished the week shooting 68% from the floor, averaging 26.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, five assists and 2.5 steals per game.
Women's Basketball: La Roche G Sabrina McLin averaged 24 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 4.5 assists in a 2-0 week. She nearly registered a triple-double with 24 points, 11 rebounds, eight steals and seven assists against Penn State Altoona on Saturday. McLin currently leads the AMCC in scoring with 23.6 points per game.
Men's Volleyball: D'Youville OH Pat Stroh had a dominant week for the Spartans as they went 2-2. Stroh had a total of 55 kills last week, including a season-high 24 against Sage on Saturday. He recorded his first double-double of the season with 12 kills and 11 digs in a 3-0 victory over Southern Vermont. He totaled 23 digs and nine service aces throughout the week, adding four total blocks. Stroh leads the team with 63 kills (fourth in AMCC) and 3.32 kills per set (third in the AMCC). He is second on the team in hitting percentage, digs per set and digs. He is also second on the team in service aces per set at 0.58, which is second in the AMCC and he is tied for fourth with 11 service aces.
Men's Tennis: Mount Aloysius SR Aubrey Brown went undefeated in singles play for the Mounties and suffered his only loss in a tight 8-6 defeat in #2 doubles against W&J.