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April 7, 2009 CAC Announces Weekly Award Winners For April 7, 2009

Marymount seniors KEVIN THOMSEN (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill) and THOMAS DONOVAN (Fairfax, Va./Bishop O'Connell), Mary Washington senior JOHN JAMES (Mt. Kisko, N.Y./Fox Lane), Mary Washington senior KATE MALPELI (Vienna, Va./George C. Marshall), Salisbury Jr. BRANDON FUGETT (Randallstown, Md./Cardinal Gibbons), Wesley So. MATTHEW ROBERTSON (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca) and Hood junior JESSICA STANLEY (Huntingtown, Md/Huntingtown) were selected as the CAC Athletes of the Week for April 7, 2009.

 GOLF

Marymount seniors KEVIN THOMSEN (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill) and THOMAS DONOVAN (Fairfax, Va./Bishop O'Connell) were named the CAC Golf Co-Athletes of the Week after each carded a three-over-par 75 to tie for second place, two shots off the pace, at the York Tournament. Thomsen and Donovan helped the Saints finish second in the team standings, just three shots behind Messiah College.

MEN'S TENNIS

Mary Washington senior JOHN JAMES (Mt. Kisko, N.Y./Fox Lane) was named the CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week after helping the Eagles defeat Salisbury in the showdown of the top two teams in the CAC with a straight-sets win at No. 1 singles. The 6-3, 7-6 decision was James' 85th career singles win, breaking the team record of 84 career wins by All-American Paul Bristow in 2003-06.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

Mary Washington senior KATE MALPELI (Vienna, Va./George C. Marshall) was named the CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week after going 4-0 over the weekend, including three wins against CAC rivals. She helped the Eagles to four shutout victories, winning singles matches in straight sets against Wesley and Hood as well as doubles matches against Hood and York.

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

Salisbury Jr. BRANDON FUGETT (Randallstown, Md./Cardinal Gibbons) and Wesley So. MATTHEW ROBERTSON (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca) were named the CAC Men's Track & Field Co-Athletes of the Week. 

At the Penn Invitational in Philadelphia, Fugett improved on his school record marks in the shot put and discus and finished second in both events. In the discus, Fugett threw a distance of 161 feet and three inches which is tops in Division III this spring and improves his provisional status for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. In the shot put, Fugett threw a distance of 52 feet, three and three quarter inches, third best for all of Division III this spring and improves his NCAA provisional status.

Robertson shattered the school record in the 400-meter dash by nearly a second as the Wolverines competed in the Osprey Open at Richard Stockton. Robertson's time of 50.85 was nearly 1.5 seconds faster than his previous season best and nearly one second faster than the old school record of 51.71.

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD

Hood junior JESSICA STANLEY (Huntingtown, Md/Huntingtown) was named the CAC Women's Track & Field Athlete Of The Week after breaking school records in the 400 (1:01.89) and 800 (2:35.00) only two years after "retiring" from running because the pain from stress fractures in both feet. She set the records in only her second collegiate meet in races held approximately 20 minutes at Goucher College apart with driving winds in excess of 30 mph.

SPECIAL MENTION: Mary Washington freshman BRITTANY HORRIGAN (Reading, Mass./Reading) broke the school's 24-year old record in the javelin, recording a 117-11 effort at the Goucher Invitational. The old record of 116 feet, two inches was previously held by Debbie Andrejack in 1985.