The Colgate Scene
January 2007

Raider notebook
 
Patriot League awards

With the conclusion of the fall sports season, the Patriot League announced its award winners for 2006.

Sophomore Jordan Scott, senior Jake Sulovski, and junior Mike Gallihugh were named first team all-Patriot League in football, while junior Erik Burke and senior Jason Sutton earned second team honors.

Senior Mike Hanlon, who finished second in the Patriot League Cross Country Championship on Colgate's Harry Lang course, received all-league first team honors for the third consecutive year. Later he placed 11th among 230 runners at the NCAA Northeast Regional.

The women's cross country team had a strong finish at the league championship with third place, improving four spots over the previous year's performance. Sophomore Kristen Kiraly led the Raiders in eighth place to earn all-league second team honors.

For the second-straight season, the men's soccer team qualified for the Patriot League Tournament. The Raiders finished 8-4-5 overall. Sophomore David Cappuccio was named the league's Goalkeeper of the Year, and earned first team all-league honors along with senior Eli Meyers and junior Dan Belke. All three were members of Colgate's defense, which had 10 shutouts in 17 games. Cappuccio's streak of 898:03 minutes without giving up a goal became the second-longest stretch in the NCAA record book.

The women's soccer team made its 15th (and fifth consecutive) trip to the Patriot League Tournament with a 13-6 record. First-year Jessica Bitsack was selected as the Patriot League's co-Rookie of the Year and joined senior Jackie Burch on the all-league team. Burch also was selected to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team for the second time.

Volleyball landed two players on the all-league squad. Sophomore Katrina Zawojski earned first team recognition and her classmate Jackie Adlam captured second team honors and was named the Defensive Player of the Year. The 14 victories recorded under first-year head coach Ryan Baker were the most since the 1999 season.

Finally, in field hockey, senior Jacque DeMarco was co-recipient of the league's Goalkeeper of the Year award, and first-year forward Katelyn Nerbonne was Rookie of the Year. Junior midfielder Natali Plesniarski collected first team all-league honors, while DeMarco and sophomore Heather Davis were second team selections.

Men's hoops on ESPNU

The men's basketball team will make two appearances this winter on ESPNU: January 20 at Bucknell (2 p.m.) and February 11 at home against American (1 p.m.).

Milbury inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Former Colgate hockey player Mike Milbury '74 was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on October 7 in St. Paul, Minn. Milbury had lettered three times as a Raider before signing a free-agent contract with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and spending 35 years as a player, coach, and general manager.

Milbury spent his entire NHL career in Boston, where he played in 754 games. He went on to become head coach, leading the Bruins to the Stanley Cup finals during the 1989-90 season, and later became an assistant general manager. In 1995, Milbury joined the New York Islanders as head coach and general manager. He continued as the Islanders' GM through 2006, when he became a senior vice president for team owner Charles Wong's sports properties.

Staying connected

Check out www.gocolgateraiders.com, which provides daily information on the Raider program including schedules, rosters, statistics, and game information, as well as online ticket ordering. You can also call the Raider Sportsline at 315-228-7900 or the ticket office at 315-228-7600.

Raiders on camera

You can now view a variety of sports video features online: click Raider Reels Video at www.gocolgateraiders.com. Fall highlights include:

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