Two King’s athletes were honored on Tuesday as Chris Sweeney and Maggie Gola were named Freedom Conference Player of the Week for baseball and softball, respectively.
Sweeney, a senior, helped lead the Monarchs to a 4-1 record last week, making some history in the process. The Crestwood grad became the first King’s player in more than 20 years to hit for the cycle, accomplishing the feat in a 16-5 win over Emerson on March 4.
For the week, Sweeney batted .619 with eight extra-base hits, including three doubles, three triples and two home runs. He also had a 1.333 slugging percentage, seven RBI and seven runs scored.
Gola, meanwhile, hit three home runs to push the Lady Monarchs to a matching 4-1 record on the week. She batted .500 with five extra-base hits and a 1.167 slugging percentage.
A Nanticoke alum, Gola hit two of her three home runs in a 4-2 victory over York College. In a game against Penn State Harrisburg, she added another homer and a three-run double to lead the Lady Monarchs to a 14-0 win.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE Alvernia 21, Misericordia 9
Catie Viegas scored three times for the Cougars in a road loss. Kate Pagnotta, Brooke North and Alexandra Elmes added two goals apiece for Misericordia.
Erika Proctor recorded 10 saves in the loss.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Pair named to century team
Wilkes alum Whitney Bull and King’s grad Joanne Polakoski were both selected to the Middle Atlantic Conference All-Century team as the league’s 100th season draws to a close.
Both players won a national player of the year award during their careers.
Bull (2001-03) is the Lady Colonels’ career leader in rebounds, free-throw attempts and ranks in the top 10 in made free throws, steals and scoring.
Polakoski (1997-2000), a Meyers grad, ranks second in career scoring and rebounds for the Lady Monarchs and was a three-time All-American.
She holds the Lady Monarchs’ record for career shooting percentage and the top three single-season shooting percentages.