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April 1, 2014

Hawks goalie honored by E8


Hartwick College’s Michael Rourke was named the Empire 8 Conference’s Goalie of the Week for men’s lacrosse Monday.

Rourke made 27 saves in two games last week. He had 12 saves in Hartwick’s 12-9 victory against King’s College on Tuesday and stopped 15 shots in a 10-4 loss to St. John Fisher on Saturday. Rourke also scooped four groundballs against Fisher and leads the Hawks this season with 22 groundballs.

Rourke ranks first in the Empire 8 Conference in saves per game (14.4) and 22nd nationally in Division III.

Cobleskill athlete of week

SUNY Cobleskill selected sophomore lacrosse player Austin Hackett as its athlete of the week.

Hackett scored twice, including the winner, as the Fighting Tigers defeated Wells, 11-10, Saturday in their North Eastern Athletic Conference opener.

Hackett has four goals, five assists and 10 groundballs on the season.

Cobleskill (1-5, 1-0) will travel to play The College of Mount Saint Vincent at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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