Erin MacDougall, Women's Track & Field

Female Athlete of the Week - December 11, 2017

Erin MacDougall, Women's Track & Field
Major: Accounting

MacDougall took first in the 60-meter hurdles at the Houghton Invitational on Friday, crossing with a time of 9.13 in the finals. She also posted a 9.11 preliminary finish, just .05 seconds slower than her personal best from last season (9.06). Her finish currently ranks sixth in NCAA Division III.

Lauren Siegel, Women's Swimming & Diving
Major: Childhood and Special Education

Siegel earned three top-five finishes and was a member of the Knights' fourth-place 800 free relay to pace the team as it took second place at the Ithaca Invitational over the weekend. Against several NCAA Division I and Division II competitors, Siegel took third in the 100 back (59.17), fourth in the 400 IM (4:36.63) and fifth in the 200 IM (2:09.19) while also swimming the first leg of the 800 free relay that took fourth with a time of 7:58.75.

McKenna Brooks, Women's Basketball
Major: Business Administration
INTERVIEW WITH BROOKS

Brooks paced the Knights with 21 points and seven rebounds in the team's 90-63 victory over Morrisville on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Brooks added four steals as Geneseo scored the most points in a game since the 2003 season. She is averaging a team-high 15.5 points per game and has grabbed 15 steals on the year. 

Kristen Homeyer, Women's Cross Country
Majors: International Relations and Geography
INTERVIEW WITH HOMEYER

Homeyer finished an All-American 32nd out of 279 runners to lead the Knights to sixth place at the NCAA Division III Championships, Saturday, at Principia's North Farm Course. She crossed the 6-kilometer finish line with a time of 21:30.50. It was her fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA Championship race. 

Ashley Byrne, Women's Soccer
Major: Business Administration
INTERVIEW WITH BYRNE

Byrne helped the Knights to a pair of victories in the first and second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. In the first round, Byrne netted the game-tying goal in the 88th minute of play to force overtime, helping the Knights to a 2-1 victory over Penn State Berks. On Sunday, the junior scored the game-winning goal on a header in the second period of extra time to propel the Knights to a 1-0 victory, and on to the NCAA Tournament Round of 16. 

Jennifer Moran, Women's Soccer
Major: Business Administration
INTERVIEW WITH MORAN

Moran led the Knights to a SUNYAC Championship with goals in both playoff games, including the game-winner in the finals against Plattsburgh. Moran put the Knights ahead 1-0 in the semifinals against Oneonta, as the team earned a 2-1 win, and then scored the go-ahead goal against Plattsburgh in the final to lift the Knights to a 4-0 win. The junior was also named to the SUNYAC All-Tournament Team.

Elise Ramirez, Women's Cross Country
Major: Biology
INTERVIEW WITH RAMIREZ

Ramirez claimed the individual SUNYAC championship, finishing the 6K race in first place with a time of 22:22.2 to pace the Knights to their seventh-consecutive conference championship. Ramirez became the fifth-consecutive Geneseo runner to win the individual SUNYAC title, and the 14th in the past 20 years.

Anika Pornpitaksuk, Women's Tennis
Major: Accounting
INTERVIEW WITH PORNPITAKSUK

Pornpitaksuk led the Knights to their seventh-straight SUNYAC title, guiding the team through the tournament with a 5-0 singles and doubles combined record. The senior earned a pair of points in the championship match against New Paltz as Geneseo earned a 5-3 win. For her efforts, Pornpitaksuk was also named SUNYAC Tournament MVP. 

Gabriella Clare, Field Hockey
Major: Biology
INTERVIEW WITH CLARE

Clare led the offensive effort in a 2-0 week for Geneseo, including a two-goal showing in the Knights' 4-2 win at Nazareth on Saturday that extended the team's unbeaten streak to seven. She also tallied an assist in Geneseo's 4-2 win over visiting Utica on Wednesday. 

Morgan Maley, Field Hockey
Major: Business Administration
INTERVIEW WITH MALEY

Maley keyed a pair of SUNYAC victories last week, anchoring the Geneseo defense to shut-outs of host Brockport, 6-0, on Wednesday and visiting Oswego, 7-0, on Saturday. She was also credited with a goal in the win over the Golden Eagles and then two more tallies opposite the Lakers.

Sam Mendelsohn, Women's Volleyball
Major: Communication
INTERVIEW WITH MENDELSOHN

Mendelsohn enjoyed a standout week in leading the Knights to a 3-1 record, including a pair of SUNYAC Pool Play victories. After starting with 17 digs in a 3-0 shutout at Houghton, she totaled a career-high 30 digs in a 3-1 win over Cortland. Mendelsohn then added 24 digs in a five-set showdown with Brockport before finishing with 21 digs in a 3-1 win over Buffalo State. 

Audrey Reid, Women's Soccer
Major: Spanish Education
INTERVIEW WITH REID

Reid scored five goals in the Knights' two games this week to lead the team to a pair of conference wins. Against Oneonta, the senior buried a penalty kick, curled in a corner kick and scored on a 25-yard direct kick in overtime to complete her first career hat trick and give Geneseo a 3-2 win. On Saturday, Reid scored two more goals, including a 30-yard direct kick as the Knights won, 6-1. 

Abby May, Women's Volleyball
Major: Biology
INTERVIEW WITH MAY

May helped lead the Knights to a 4-0 week, including an undefeated 3-0 mark at the first SUNYAC Pool play of the season. She started with 13 kills and a match-high 20 digs in a 3-1 victory over visiting SUNY Poly, Tuesday. After totaling 10 kills, 12 digs and three blocks in Geneseo's victory over New Paltz on Friday, she compiled a career and match-high 18 kills to go along with nine digs in the win over host Plattsburgh. She finished the week with eight kills while tying a match-high with 11 digs in a shutout over Potsdam.

Domenica Piccoli, Women's Soccer 
Major: Education/Special Education
INTERVIEW WITH PICCOLI

Sophomore forward Domenica Piccoli scored the 15th-ranked Knights' lone goal in a 1-0 win over No. 3 William Smith, propelling the team to a win over the Herons for the first time since 2003. Scoring her second tally of the season, Piccoli ranks second on the Knights in goals and points (6). She also played a role in the Knights' 1-1 tie at Farmingdale, facilitating the offense through the midfield as Geneseo battled back from a one-goal deficit to earn the draw.

Grace Cergol, Women's Volleyball
Major: Communications
INTERVIEW WITH CERGOL

Sophomore outside hitter Grace Cergol averaged 26.3 kills and 20.6 digs in three matches to be named to the All-Tournament Team at the MIT Invitational. In a five-set outing against Springfield, Cergol compiled career-highs with 29 kills and 27 digs. She also had 27 kills and 18 digs opposite Wellesley and 23 kills and 17 digs against Babson. She leads the team and the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and ranks second in NCAA Division III with 147 kills.

Audrey Reid, Women's Soccer
Major: Spanish Education
INTERVIEW WITH REID

Senior forward Audrey Reid led the Knights to a pair of victories in the North Country Classic, helping the team begin the season 2-0 with a 2-1 victory over St. Lawrence and a 3-0 win against Clarkson. Reid scored the Knights' first goal of the season, tying the game against St. Lawrence in the second half. Against Clarkson, Reid added an insurance goal and then found junior midfielder Ashley Byrne with a perfectly placed corner kick to earn an assist. Her five points earned her a place on the All-Tournament Team as well.

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