Collegiate lacrosse takes place in the spring, but there's one area player already enjoying a fine season north of the border.
The game is a fall sport at McGill University, based in Montreal. Midlakes graduate Ben Uveges is hard at work, both in the classroom and on the field.
The senior was recently a main facilitator on offense as McGill posted the program’s first ever shutout with a 19-0 whitewash over Concordia. Uveges set up six of those goals with assists.
A week ago Uveges piled up a goal and three assists as McGill registered a 15-9 win over Carleton. The win posted the Redmen’s record to 7-1, tops in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association East Division standings.
Uveges has a team-high 15 assists to go with two goals. He is tied for second in the CUFLA in assists and tied for first in assists in the East Division.
Middlebrook earns NEAC honors
Newark graduate and Wells College runner Emily Middlebrook was named the North Eastern Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the week following her efforts at the Harry F. Anderson Invitational last weekend.
Middlebrook, a sophomore, set a personal best in the race, hosted by Roberts Wesleyan. She completed the 5K course in 19:08, good for seventh place overall. She crushed her previous season-best time (20:04.2) and comfortably topped her previous top mark of 19:28.95, set last year in the NEAC championships.
Raplee, Alfred overpowers Ithaca
Mike Raplee (Dundee) was named Empire 8 football Defensive Player of the Week and selected to the D3football.com team of the Week following the Saxons’ 31-7 win over Ithaca this past Saturday.
Raplee dominated the Bombers front line, finishing with 4 1/2 of Alfred's eight sacks. He also racked up eight tackles, including five solo stops, and a tackle for a loss.
Rochester HoF class of 2012
Isaac Collins (Geneva) and Dennis Branieki (Canandaigua) are two of 11 new inductees into the University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame.
Collins, currently the head football coach at Widener, was a four-year letter winner at tail back and rushed for 100 yards of more 14 times in his career. He was named the UAA Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 1992.
Branieki was a three-year starter at defensive tackle and was the UAA Defensive Player of the Year in 1990.