“After an All-American performance in 2011, Eric was the target for all the teams we played this year,” Byrne said. “He managed to overcome all the tight marking, and lead our attack on another postseason run.”
O-State went 14-5-2 and won the SUNYAC championship for a second straight year. The Red Dragons earned its second consecutive NCAA berth and advanced to the second round of the tournament.
Hawk selected again
For the second straight, the Empire 8 Conference picked a Hartwick College women’s basketball player as its Player of the Week.
Junior guard Maria Foglia earned the honor this week. Her teammate, Brittney Dumas, was named the E8’s top player last week.
Foglia averaged 15 points and six assists as the Hawks went 1-1 last week. She had 12 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals in Hartwick’s 58-50 win over Utica on Tuesday. In a 58-51 loss to St. Lawrence on Friday, Foglia had a game-high 18 points to go with five assists, three steals and three rebounds.
Foglia leads the Hawks in assists and made free throws, and is second on the team in scoring, rebounding, three-pointers made and steals.
Foglia also joined Hartwick junior Jared Suderley as Hartwick College’s Hawks of the Week.
Suderley also was on the Hawks of the Week list last week.
On Tuesday, he had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 75-72 win over Utica. Two days later, he scored 29 points, including the go-ahead layup with seven seconds as Hartwick won at Elms College, 65-63.
Oneonta State sophomore J.D. Roth was named the SUNY Athletic Conference’s Field Athlete of the Week for the second straight week.
Roth broke O-State’s school record in the 35-pound weight throw one week after the breaking the Red Dragons’ school record in the shot put.