Hartwick College sophomore forward Jared Suderley earned Player of the Week honors from the Empire 8 Conference, the Hawks announced Monday.

Suderley received his second weekly award from the E8 for averaging 24.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in two road victories that helped the Hawks clinch at least a share of the conference's regular-season title.

Suderley scored 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting in the Hawks' 83-65 victory at Nazareth on Friday, then went 9-for-12 from the field en route to 24 points in a 64-62 win at St. John Fisher on Saturday.

In addition to shooting 70 percent from the floor, Suderley went 11-for-12 from the free throw line (92 percent).

Suderley is averaging a team-best 18.2 points, which ranks second in the E8. He's also grabbing 8.2 rebounds per game, which ranks second on the team and seventh in the conference. His 85.9 free-throw percentage is tops in the conference and his 54.3 field-goal percentage ranks fifth.

The Hawks (22-2), who won the E8 tournament championship last season to qualify for the NCAA Division III Tournament, host Steven Institute of Technology at 4 p.m. this Saturday.

 Hartwick entered the D3hoops.com rankings for the first time this season, at No. 25.

The rankings are published weekly and voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, sports information directors and media members.

Hartwick earned the top ranking in the East Region by the NCAA last week.

Sixth-ranked Cabrini is the lone D-III team in the nation with more victories than Hartwick. Cabrini has 23. Seven others _ No. 1 Hope; No. 2 Amherst; No. 3 MIT; No. 4 Middlebury; No. 5 Mary Hardin-Baylor; No. 8 Birmingham Southern; and No. 20 Albertus Magnus _ have equaled the Hawks' 22 wins.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Hartwick freshman honored

The Empire 8 Conference honored Hartwick freshman guard Josefine Vincents as its Rookie of the Week, the Hawks announced Monday.

Vincents earned her second award of the season for averaging 12.5 points in two conference wins on the road this past weekend.

On Friday, she scored nine of the Hawks' last 11 points in a 56-53 win at Nazareth. She went 8-for-9 from the foul line and finished with a season-high 13 points.

Vincents followed with 12 points Saturday in an 81-72 overtime victory at St. John Fisher.

Vincents is shooting .379 (22-for-55) from beyond the three-point arc this season and averages 5.8 points. She has 27 steals and 22 assists this season.

SUNYAC recognizes Red Dragon

Oneonta State senior Samantha Szkotak earned SUNY Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors.

Szkotak had 20 points and 11 rebounds in a 63-40 win over Oswego on Friday and then had 19 points the following day in a 72-62 victory over Cortland.

For the week, she averaged 19.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, shot 54 percent from the field, went 4-for-7 from three-point range and 5-for-5 from the free throw line.

Over four seasons, Szkotak has 1,178 points, which ranks fourth in program history.

SWIMMING

O-State trio honored

Oneonta High graduate Alex Miller and Ryan Walsh earned SUNY Athletic Conference First Team swimming honors and Colton Roe made the Second Team for Oneonta State.

Walsh, a sophomore, made the First Team for the second straight year. He won the 100-yard butterfly and the 200 butterfly in the SUNYAC Championships this past weekend at Erie Community College. Walsh won the 200 butterfly for the second straight year and broke his school record, touching in 1 minute, 55.39 seconds.

During the 400 medley relay victory, Walsh broke his school record in the 100 fly (50.74).

Miller, a junior, was an all-conference selection for the first time. He won the 100 backstroke in a SUNYAC record time of 51.37. That also was an NCAA B qualifying standard. Miller also anchored the winning 400 medley and 800 free relay teams. He set a school record in the 100 free, doing so on the 400 medley relay and broke his school record in the 200 backstroke, placing fourth in 1:54.41.

Freshman Roe swam on both winning relays and earned an NCAA B qualifying standard in the 100 backstroke during the 400 medley relay.

O-State placed third _ its best finish since winning the team title in 1970 _ with 415 points.

WATER POLO

Hartwick places ninth

The Hartwick women's water polo team finished ninth during the Triton Inivitational at UC San Diego this past weekend.

The Hawks closed with an 11-9 victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday night.

Lisa Bass scored four times for the Hawks, who received two goals apiece from Sasha Freeborn and Natalie Seabourn. Shannon Leonard, Alyssa Analytis and Jemma Dendy Young each had one goal.

Jessica Browning scored four times to pace the Roadrunners, who got three goals from Shannon McKenzie.

The Hawks led, 4-1, after one quarter and took a 7-3 advantage into the third. Freeborn scored to stop a three-goal run by the Roadrunners, who entered the final period facing an 8-6 deficit.

Bass' fourth goal came with a little more than one minute left, putting the Hawks ahead, 11-8.

Hartwick will compete in the Bison Invite at Bucknell University this weekend. The Hawks play Wagner at 9:30 a.m. and Marist at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, they'll face Siena at 12:30 p.m. and the host Bisons at 6:30 p.m.

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