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November 5, 2013

College Roundup




Hartwick College senior kicker Alexander Tesoriero earned Empire 8 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors Monday.

Tesoriero kicked five extra points, had two touchbacks on kickoffs and kicked an onsides kick that was recovered by Hartwick, which lost, 59-41, to visiting Buffalo State on Saturday.

For the season, Tesoriero is 20-for-22 on PATs. He also has four touchbacks on kickoffs and has hit two field goals, the longest a 39-yarder against Morrisville on Sept. 14.

Hartwick (4-4) will travel to Frostburg at 1 p.m. Saturday.


• Senior Brad Ranson and junior Gwen Mathias earned Empire 8 Conference men’s and women swimming athlete of the week honors for Hartwick College.

Ranson won three events to lead the Hawks to a 176-112 victory over the University of Rochester on Saturday. He won the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 45.94 seconds), the 50 free (21.60) and the 100 free (48.11).

Mathias touched first in the 1,000 free (10:56.53) and the 500 free (5:24.95) against the Yellowjackets.

Hartwick’s men are 4-0 and the women are 3-1.

The Hawks will swim at Nazareth at 1 p.m. Saturday.

• SUNY Cobleskill’s Nolan Graziano and Erin Fitzgerald were named the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s male and female swimmers of the week.

Graziano earned the honor for the second straight week. He won three individual events in the Fighting Tigers’ 121-62 win at Bard College on Saturday. He touched first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:10.32, the 100 butterfly in 59.91 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.49.

Fitzgerald led Cobleskill’s women to a 146-35 victory at Bard. She won the 200 IM (2:44.94), the 100 backstroke (1:17.31) and the 100 breaststroke (1:25.60) as Cobleskill improved to 2-0.

The Fighting Tigers will travel to Sarah Lawrence College at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Hawks of the Week

Hartwick College selected freshman men’s soccer player Max Walcott and junior cross-country runner Gavin Jenkins at its Hawks of the Week.

Walcott earned the distinction for the second time this season. He scored 2:15 into the second overtime to lift the Hawks to a 201 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday that clinched Hartwick’s first berth in the Mid-American Conference playoffs since 2009.

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