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Sports Information Director

DATE: Mon., Feb. 4, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday Briefing

Street, Hopson wins weekly SUNYAC awards

FREDONIA, N.Y. -- Two Fredonia State student-athletes have received weekly SUNYAC awards. Sophomore goaltender Pat Street (Annapolis, Md.) has been chosen SUNYAC Men's Hockey Goaltender of the Week. Junior thrower Julia Hopson (Poughkeepsie/Arlington) is the SUNYAC Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week.

Street started both games last weekend during the Blue Devils' swing into North Country. He stopped 34 shots in a 3-2 overtime win at Potsdam, and had 30 saves in a 3-1 victory over No. 3 Plattsburgh. He improved his SUNYAC record to 7-1-0 on the season and 10-2-1 overall with a conference-leading .936 save percentage. His 2.39 goals-against average is third in SUNYAC.

Hopson broke her own SUNYAC record in the 20-pound weight throw while competing the Rochester Institute of Technology Black and Orange Invitational. Her throw of 17.41 meters won the event -- she also won the shot put -- and automatically qualified her for the NCAA Division III championships.

In other Blue Devil news:

MEN'S HOCKEY -- Senior forward Neal Sheehan (Avon Lake, Ohio) is tied for eighth in SUNYAC scoring with 1.05 points per game (10 goals, 23 assists). His 126 career points (54 goals, 72 assists) in 102 games is tied for sixth on Fredonia State's all-time scoring chart.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL -- Senior forward Cheryl Kindzia (Williamsville/Williamsville South) leads SUNYAC with 176 rebounds and is tied for the conference lead with an average of 9.8 rebounds per game. She also second in scoring (18.7), eighth in field-goal percentage (.471), fifth in free-throw percentage (.811), and third in blocked shots (1.44 per game) ... senior guard Maria Scaffidi (Buffalo/Holy Angels) is fourth in assists (3.94/game), eighth in steals (2.22/game), and seventh in 3-point baskets (1.61/game).

MEN'S BASKETBALL -- Senior center Kyle Gordon (Canandaigua) and sophomore guard Brad Cooper (Monticello) remain among the SUNYAC top 10 in several categories. Gordon is eighth in field-goal percentage (.525) and eighth in blocked shots (1.35/game). Cooper is fifth in scoring average (15.8) and third in free-throw percentage (.827).

TRACK AND FIELD -- Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan, a sophomore from Bates College, overtook Hopson on the NCAA performance list with a 20-pound throw of 17.55 meters Saturday at the University of Southern Maine Invitational. Hopson had been leading the nation in the event.

SWIMMING AND DIVING -- The SUNYAC championship meet begins noon Wednesday with women's 3-meter and men's 1-meter springboard diving at the Flickinger Center on the Erie Community College-City campus in downtown Buffalo. The Thursday through Saturday schedule consists of preliminaries at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. each day.

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For additional information:

2007-08 SUNYAC Ice Hockey Players of the Week

2007-08 Women's Basketball Statistics

2007-08 Men's Basketball Statistics

NCAA Division III 2008 Women's Indoor Performance Lists

SUNYAC Swimming & Diving homepage

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