N. Dartmouth, Mass. 5/2/11 - The Little East Conference office honored six Keene State College student-athletes with weekly awards as announced on Monday afternoon.
Athlete of the Week
Bryan Kolacz (Brentwood, N.H.), Senior, Keene State College
At Saturday's Little East Championships, Kolacz won three events. The senior claimed victory in the discus (146-09), the hammer (198-01) and the shot put (48-03.50).
Athlete of the Week
Amy Knoblock (Plymouth, Mass.), Senior, Keene State College
Knoblock won the 1,500 meter run (4:34.14) at the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships at Fitchburg State on April 30. The senior also placed fourth in the 800 meter (2:20.86).
Player of the Week
Bobby Doyon (Keene, N.H.), Senior, Keene State College
Doyon batted .550 (11-for-20) in the Owls' 3-1 week. The senior belted three doubles, two triples, and a home run to drive in three runs. Doyon also stole four bases to become Keene State's all-time career leader. In a doubleheader against Southern Maine, he went 7-for-9 (.777) with six extra-base hits—home run, two triples, and three doubles—f ive runs scored, and three RBI. In the nightcap, Doyon was a single short of hitting for the cycle.
Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Emily Persano (Somers, Conn.), Senior, Midfielder, Keene State College
Persano led a Keene State defense that allowed an average of 8.5 goals in four games last week. The Somers, Conn. native also had a combined two goals, three assists, five draw controls, three caused turnovers and eight ground balls in the four games.
Women's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week
Erin Taylor (Brewster, N.Y.), Freshman, Keene State College
Taylor posted a 8.00 goals against average and a .757 save percentage in the Owls’ 4-0 week. The native of Brewster, N.Y. had double digit saves in three of the four games, including 15 stops against Westfield State.
Offensive Player of the Week
Griffin Meehan (Avon, Conn.), Junior, Attack, Keene State College
Meehan tallied 12 goals and four assists in a pair of conference wins for the Owls. The native of Avon, Conn. product posted five goals and one assist in win against intra-state rival Plymouth and added seven goals and three assists in victory at Salem State.