The College Report: Summit's James Kennedy of Holy Cross Named National Lacrosse Player of the Week
Sunday, March 4, 2012 • 8:16am
James Kennedy (Summit, Jr.) of Holy Cross was named the Division 1 Nike National Player of the Week by insidelacrosse.com for the six goals and two assists he rang up in the Crusaders’ 15-14 overtime win against Hartford last week. Kennedy also scored the game winner for the Cross, which then returned against Harvard, but lost, 14-9, last Saturday. He scored twice against the Crimson and had one assist. Terry McKenna (Summit, Fr.) also scored a goal in the Harvard loss. Harvard’s Alex White (Summit, Jr.) came up with two ground balls against the Crusaders, who are now 1-2. Harvard is 2-0.
Colin McLinden (Madison, Fr.) set up the winning goal in Fairfield’s 9-8 overtime triumph against Bryant last Saturday at home. McLinden, a midfielder, had one other assist and turned up one ground ball for the Stags (3-0).
Charlie DeSocio (Maplewood, Sr.) made 12 saves in goal as Drew opened the season with an 8-1 win over King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Wednesday.
Cory Weiss (Maplewood, Jr.) scored the first goal of the game for FDU-Florham in Saturday’s 9-8 win over the Merchant Marine Academy in overtime in Madison. Weiss also retrieved two ground balls as the Devils opened the season.
Rob Guida (Chatham, Soph.) scored his third goal of the season to help Johns Hopkins to a 10-8 victory over Princeton in Mercer County on Friday. The Princeton defense was aided by Chad Wiedmaier (Chatham, Sr.), who forced three turnovers and lifted a ground ball, and Rob Castelo (Westfield, Soph.), with two ground balls and two caused turnovers. Hopkins moved to 4-0 on the season, while Princeton fell to 2-1.
Will Mangan (Maplewood, Sr.) scored a pair of goals and brought up three ground balls in Rutgers’ 11-7 loss to UMBC in Piscataway last Sunday. The Scarlet Knights are now 2-2.
Billy Eisenreich (Chatham, Sr.) scored twice and assisted on a third goal in Bucknell’s 13-12 overtime loss to Villanova on the latter’s pitch last Saturday. Eisenreich also worked up a ground ball. Bucknell is now 0-3.
Kenyon’s Dan Sproull (Westfield, Soph.) scored a goal to help Kenyon to a 7-3 victory over Washington & Jefferson in a Saturday road victory. The Lords improved to 1-1.
Denver’s Steve Marchetto (Chatham, Jr.) lifted two ground balls and caused an opposition turnover as the Pioneers defeated Robert Morris, 21-8, Denver last Sunday. Denver is now 2-1.
Kean’s Marc Zolchonock (Livingston, Soph.) earned credit for one ground ball in the Cougars’ 15-12 victory over Wesley in Union on Wednesday. Kean is now 2-0.
Rob Delaney (Westfield, Sr.) was nearly unstoppable, scoring a career-high 25 points to lead Lafayette to an 84-76 win over Holy Cross in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament in Worcester, Mass. on Wednesday. Delaney drained eight of nine shots from the floor, including all five that he launched from outside the 3-point perimeter. He also sank four of six free throws. Additionally, he finished with four assists. Next up for the Leopards (13-17) is Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa. on 4:30 pm on Saturday.
Mike Venezia (Westfield, Sr.) saw the curtain drop on his collegiate career as Colgate lost, 70-57, to Lehigh in first-round Patriot League Tournament action in Bethlehem, Pa. on Wednesday. Venezia scored seven points on 3-for-8 shooting from the floor, including 1-for-5 from 3-point territory. He also had three assists and two steals as the Raiders completed an 8-22 season. He finished the season with a scoring average of 9.6 points per game, second highest on the team.
Columbia took Harvard to overtime in Morningside Heights on Friday, but ultimately succumbed, 77-70. Alex Rosenberg (Short Hills, Fr.) scored 10 points for the Lions (14-15, 3-10 Ivy League), dropping in four of eight shots from the floor, including two of four from long distance. He also had five rebounds and two rejections.
Middlebury put a 75-49 hurt on visiting Morrisville State in first-round NCAA Division 3 Tournament action on Friday. Joey Kizel (Short Hills, Soph.) added 11 points to the Panthers cause, nailing four of eight field goal attempts, including two of five from 3-point land, and his only free throw. He also rolled 5s in the rebounds and assists columns. Middlebury (25-3) faces Albertus Magnus at home on Saturday evening.
Any Cinderella aspirations that Ithaca College may have harbored came crashing down in Staten Island on Friday, where they suffered a 98-73 loss to the College of Staten Island in first-round NCAA Division 3 Tournament play. Jordan Marcus (West Orange, Sr.) scored 17 points for the Bombers, on four of 10 shooting from the floor, including three of nine from the Outerbridge Crossing, and six of six from the foul line. He also earned credit for six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Ithaca wrapped up a 14-14 season.
Russ Thompson (West Orange, Jr.) scored 14 points to help Stevens Tech defeat Baruch, 82-72, in Hoboken on Wednesday in an ECAC Metropolitan Tournament quarterfinal game. He deposited five of eight shots from the floor through the hoop, including one of three from downtown, as well as three of five free throws. The Ducks (20-7) next take on Mount St. Mary College on Saturday in Pomona in semifinal action.
Seton Hall’s Mike Genovese (Livingston, Jr.) lashed four singles from five at-bats as the Pirates defeated Wright State, 11-4, in Charlottesville, Va. on Friday. Genovese, who plays second base, drove in two runs and scored twice. The Hall is now 3-5.
Frank Hager (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) slapped a pair of singles from three at-bats, scored once and drove in a run as Cornell shut out Maryland-Eastern Shore, 7-0, in the second game of a doubleheader in Princess Anne, Md. on Friday. The Big Red (2-0) won the opener, as well, 15-4. Hager came around to score twice after drawing a walk and reaching first base after being hit by a pitch.
Joe D’Anunzio (Scotch Plains, Soph.) stroked a pair of singles and drew a base on balls in five plate appearances for Rutgers in last Saturday’s 11-8 victory over Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va. He also scored twice for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers then lost to Georgia Tech, 16-2, in Atlanta on Friday, with Dan Perrine (Scotch Plains, Soph.) producing a pinch-hit double in his only trip to the plate. Rutgers is now 3-4.
Jimmy Napolitano (Livingston, Soph.) doubled once in two at-bats and came around to score after being hit by a pitch as Rutgers-Newark edged Misericordia, 7-6, in Flemington last Saturday.
Chelsea Durgin (Summit, Soph.) socked a double from three at-bats as the designated hitter for Claremont Mudd-Scripps in last Saturday’s 10-2 pasting of Whittier in Claremont, Calif. CMS is currently 8-2.