Wesley freshman pitcher D.J. KECKLER (Fallston, Md./Fallston), York freshman pitcher BRITTANY THERRES (Hughesville, Md./Thomas Stone), Salisbury freshman attack MATT CANNONE (Bayport, N.Y./Bayport) and St. Mary's senior midfielder LAUREN CARRIER (Crownsville, Md./Old Mill) were selected as the CAC Athletes of the Week for their respective sports for March 2, 2009.
Wesley freshman pitcher D.J. KECKLER (Fallston, Md./Fallston) was named the CAC Baseball Player of the Week after throwing a two-hit complete game shutout victory over CAC rival and the No. 1-ranked team in the country, Salisbury. In the scheduled seven-inning game, Keckler had to work out of jams in the seventh and eighth innings, then pitched a perfect ninth after the Wesley offense broke open the scoreless contest. In his first collegiate conference appearance, Keckler allowed just five baserunners and held the Gulls hitless over the final 7.1 innings (25 batters), including a stretch of 13-straight retired batters.
York freshman pitcher BRITTANY THERRES (Hughesville, Md./Thomas Stone) was named the CAC Softball Player of the Week after throwing a pair of complete-game shutout victories in the Spartans' season-opening action at the Methodist University Early Bird Tournament. Therres allowed five hits in a 5-0 win over NCAA Division II Goldey-Beacom, then hurled another five-hitter in a 4-0 win over Roanoke. She struck out three and did not surrender a walk in 14 innings.
Salisbury freshman attack MATT CANNONE (Bayport, N.Y./Bayport) was named the first CAC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week after contributing 12 points in Salisbury's two victories last week. He found the back of the cage 11times and dished out one assist as the top-ranked Sea Gulls defeated Wesley and Widener.
SPECIAL MENTION: Hood freshman midfielder HECTOR MONTOYA (Baltimore, Md./Kenwood) won 17 of 23 faceoffs, including all 10 in the first half, in the Blazers' victory over Gwynedd-Mercy, the first in team history.
St. Mary's senior midfielder LAUREN CARRIER
(Crownsville, Md./Old Mill) was named the CAC Women's
Lacrosse Player of the Week after helping the Seahawks to an upset
win over 15th-ranked Dickinson and tying the NCAA Division III
record for most consecutive games with at least one goal. Carrier
tallied three scores in SMC's 10-5 victory over Dickinson, then
tied the national record with at least one goal in 45-straight
games with four goals against CAC rival Wesley.