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Monday college honor roll

Another round of player of the week honors came to Canisius, Niagara and Erie Community College.

To summarize the weekly awards announced on Monday:

Men's Hockey: Niagara freshman goalie Carsen Chubak was the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week after his collegiate debut in a 2-2 tie with UMass-Lowell on Friday. Chubak made 39 saves, including 20 saves while the Purple Eagles were outshot, 21-7, in the third period and overtime.

Women's Soccer: Canisius freshman Brianna Smith earned Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week honors while Niagara's Ashleigh Bowers was the conference's Defensive Player of the Week.

Smith had a goal on Friday when the Golden Griffins defeated nationally-ranked Siena. She is tied for the team-lead in goals (8) and ranks second in points (20). This is her second rookie of the week honor.

Bowers recorded two shutouts in wins over Marist and Siena. She has six shutouts on the season and a 0.67 goals against average while her 0.88 save percentage ranks 11th nationally.

D'Youville sophomore Danielle Braun (Iroquois) was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week after scoring five goals with two assists in three wins. Braun holds the school record for single-season points (34) and single-season game-winning goals (3).

Men's soccer: After scoring his second career hat-trick in a win over Manhattan, Niagara's Carl Haworth was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week. Haworth leads the Purple Eagles and ranks second in the conference in goals (9) while his 22 points leads the MAAC and ranks sixth nationally.

Hilbert junior Ed Heffron (O'Hara) was the AMCC Defensive Player of the Week, as he picked up an asisst and helped hold opponents to one goal in a pair of conference wins.

Cross country: After a third-place finish at the 5K UAlbany Invitational, Canisius senior Maura Frauenhofer earned her third MAAC runner of the week honor. Frauenhofer ran a 17:41 on Friday to earn her third top-10 overall finish this year.

For the fourth time this season, D'Youville senior Anya Bogdanets (Kenmore West) earned Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference runner of the week honors. Bogdanets placed first out of 103 runners at the CCOC Championships, setting a Seneca Lake State Park 5K course record in 19:08.85. It was her third win of the season.

Football: A career-high 168 yards and one touchdown earned Erie Community College running back Zedric Joseph the Northeast Football Conference co-offensive player of the week award. Joseph had a 26-yard TD run for the Kats, who lost, 17-14, to Dean on Saturday. Over the last two games, he has gained 293 yards on the ground.

--- Amy Moritz


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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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