The Daily Star
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Two Hawks recognized
Hartwick junior guard Maria Foglia and freshman forward Brittney Dumas earned Empire 8 Conference Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for women’s basketball on Tuesday.
Foglia was the E8’s top player for the second time, the first coming Dec. 10.
She averaged 19 points in the Hawks’ last two games of the Cruzin Classic at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Foglia shot 48 percent from the field, 50 percent from three-point range, and 83 percent from the free-throw line in the two games.
In a 61-49 victory over Randolph-Macon, Foglia scored her season-high of 25 points. She made 7 of 11 of her shots from the floor, 3 of 4 from three-point range and went 8-for-8 from the free throw line. She also had four steals. Two days later in a 56-50 loss to Mary Washington, she scored 13 points, including three three-pointers. Foglia also had four assists and two steals.
Foglia leads Hartwick in scoring and assists this season. She is second on the team in three-point shots and steals.
Dumas earned her second top rookie award, her first coming Dec. 3.
She averaged 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, and shot 50 percent from the floor for the Hawks in Florida.
Dumas opened the tournament with her college-high of 17 points. She also had eight rebounds against Randolph-Macon. She shot 7 of 11 from the floor, made her only three-point attempt and both of her free-throw attempts. She also had two steals, one block and one assist.
Two days later, she scored eight points and contributed her college-best of four steals to go along with three rebounds against Mary Washington.
Dumas leads the Hawks in field-goal percentage and blocks, is second in rebounding and third in scoring this season.
Cobleskill team honored
SUNY Cobleskill’s women earned a pair of awards from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The Fighting Tigers won a Team Academic Award and a Team Ethics Award.
The NSCAA awards the Team Academic Awards among its 792 members to programs that compile a cumulative team Grade Point Average of above 3.00 for the academic year. This year, 516 programs were honored by the association for their academic achievements.
Cobleskill’s women’s soccer team had a team GPA of 3.05.
“We traditionally are very competitive in the classroom and it has really become a part of our team culture, which is why we’ve won this award several times,” Cobleskill coach Diana Niland said in a media release by the school. “Receiving this award has become one of the team goals that we set for ourselves each year.”
The NSCAA Team Ethics Award recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season.
The Fighting Tigers earned a Silver Medal after finishing the season with three yellow cards and no red cards.
Cobleskill went 3-14 in 2012.