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Clarkson’s Jones finalist for ECAC coach honor

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ALBANY — Clarkson University men’s hockey coach Casey Jones is one of three finalists for ECAC Hockey’s Tim Taylor Coach of the Year Award, which will be announced next weekend during the championships in Lake Placid.

Jones, in his third year at Clarkson, has led Clarkson to a 20-15-4 overall record, the program’s first winning season since 2007-08. The Golden Knights, who were picked to finish last in the league by the coaches and media, finished in fifth place and won their first postseason series since 2007 last weekend.

The other finalists are Colgate coach Don Vaughan, a former SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University player, and Union’s Rick Bennett.

MEN’S LACROSSE

ITHACA 7, ST. LAWRENCE 6

Pat Slawta scored four goals to lead the Bombers (4-1) in a nonconference game in Tampa, Fla. James Manilla scored two goals for the Bombers.

Charlie Jennings scored two goals to lead the Saints (2-1). Jeremy Vautour, Conor Healey, Alden Frelinghuysen and Chris Anklin also scored for the Saints.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

WILKES 18, SUNY CANTON 11

The Colonels (4-0) scored the final seven goals of the first half, sparking a nonconference win over the Kangaroos in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Carley Smith and Tori Kerr combined to score 13 of Wilkes’ goals.

Brooke Knight, Keeley Rice and Tressa Goolden each scored three goals for the Kangaroos (0-2). Lora Ardoin recorded one goal and two assists. Megan Poupore also scored for the Kangaroos.

WASHINGTON 18, ST. LAWRENCE 11

Katherine Vincent scored four goals and Carly Eisenbrandt and Emily Hubley each added two as Washington College (2-1) defeated St. Lawrence in a nonconference game in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Michaela Maybee led SLU (1-2) with three goals. Carly VanTassell and Kiera Taussig each scored twice for SLU.

BASEBALL

SALVE REGINA 12, ST. LAWRENCE 0

Salve Regina used a seven-run sixth inning to cruise to a shutout win over St. Lawrence (3-2) in a nonconference game in Fort Myers, Fla.

Khifer O’Connor and Chris Fernandez each produced two hits to lead the Saints. One of O’Connor’s hits was a double.

NJCAA HONORS JCC’S SIMMONS

Sophomore shortstop/pitcher Kyle Simmons of Jefferson Community College was selected the NJCAA Division III Region 3 athlete of the week.

A 2012 graduate of Watertown High School, Simmons went 4-for-7 at the plate with two runs scored, a triple, four walks and three runs batted in during a four-game series agaisnt NJCAA Division I Harford CC last weekend.

Simmons, also JCC’s athlete of the week, started game four of the series and pitched a complete-game two-hitter, striking out five and walking two in seven innings.

GOLF

SAINTS WHELAN TAKES FIFTH

St. Lawrence University’s Jack Whelan tied for fifth with a two-day total of 149 strokes at the Lonnie Barton Invitational in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Bryant’s Joe Walp and Robert Morris’s Santiago Mejia tied for overall winner at 144 strokes.

Robert Morris won the men’s title with 594. SLU finished ninth with 659 strokes.

Claire O’Neil led SLU’s women with a 10th-place finish with 160 strokes.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

BEARS WIN ACADEMIC HONORS

SUNY Potsdam placed 12 of its players on the ECAC West All-Academic team.

The Bears who were honored included Izzy Fayerman, Sally Mooney, Jessica Silveira, Jenn Crawford, Katie Marsman, Rachel Grefke, Alexane Rodrigue, Abby Tardelli, Emily Kriwox, Brittany Lucky, Natasha Allen and Amanda Lucky.

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

WHITE PART OF RECORD RELAY

Amanda White of Rochester Institute of Technology ran on her team’s third-place 3,200-meter relay, in a school-record time, at the ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Roxbury Crossing, Mass.

The RIT junior and Watertown High School graduate joined teammates Kristine Reed, Kaylin Beiter and Emma Jones to finish the race in 9 minutes, 37.99 seconds. The previous record of 9:39.95 was set in 2005. White finished 11th in the 800.

During the NYSCTC meet the previous weekend at St. Lawrence University in Canton, White took third place in the 500 and contributed to RIT’s winning 3,200 relay and third-place distance medley relay.

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