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College Roundup: Patriot League honors Navy women's basketball players

NAVY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

A trio of Navy women's basketball players and head coach Stefanie Pemper garnered honors from the Patriot League with the announcement of the all-league teams and the league's major individual award recipients. Jade Geif and Kara Pollinger received first-team all-league laurels, Alix Membreno was selected as the league's defensive player of the year and earned second-team all-league accolades, and Pemper was recognized as the league's coach of the year.

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Pollinger was named to an all-league team for the first time in her career. The captain of the Mids as both a junior and senior, Pollinger leads the Mids and ranks eighth in the league in scoring with an average of 13.9 points per game, as well as first on the team and eighth in the league with a 4.3 assists-per-game average.

Geif has garnered accolades from the league in each of her four seasons. Geif ranks 13th in the Patriot League in scoring this season with an average of 12.5 points per game, while ranking second in rebounding (8.5 rpg) and third in field goal percentage (53.5).

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This marks the third-straight season in which Membreno has earned second-team all-league recognition. Membreno ranks 11th in the league in overall rebounds a game (6.4 rpg) and 12th in defensive boards a game (4.1 drpg).

Pemper guided Navy this season to the first outright Patriot League regular season title in program history. The Mids compiled a 15-3 record in league play to attain the crown. Navy also has tied the school record for the most victories in a season this year with its mark of 23-6. This was the third 20-win season in the last four years for the Mids. Navy had won 20 games in a season just twice in its first 33 years of existence.

The top-seeded Mids will play host No. 8 Lehigh 7 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament.

NAVY WOMEN'S TENNIS:

The Mids (13-3) defeated Delaware, 7-0, sweeping the doubles point and winning all six singles matches.

LOYOLA WOMEN'S LACROSSE:

The No. 12 Greyhounds saw their upset bid slip away Tuesday afternoon as No. 5 Florida scored five-unanswered goals to escape its first trip to Ridley Athletic Complex with a 14-13 win.

FLORIDA SOUTHERN WOMEN'S LACROSSE:

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Lorianne Hoover (Annapolis) and Kendall Kerge (Spalding) each scored two goals as No. 11 Florida Southern defeated Gannon 20-13.

MARYLAND WOMEN'S LACROSSE:

Sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week. Cummings scored eight goals and added five assists for 13 points in a 2-0 week to keep the Terrapins unbeaten in 2014.

MARYLAND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Senior Alyssa Thomas was voted to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team for the third straight year and Lexie Brown was voted to the All-ACC Freshman Team.

MARYLAND MEN'S LACROSSE:

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Maryland senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week and senior goalkeeper Niko Amato earned his second straight ACC Defensive Player of the Week nod.

LEBANON VALLEY WOMEN'S LACROSSE:

Lebanon Valley could not climb out of a large first-half deficit, falling to Muhlenberg, 17-13. Senior Mel Modrick and junior Anna Pagels each tallied four goals to lead the Dutchmen attack.

DELAWARE MEN'S LACROSSE:

Junior Brian Kormondy notched his first career hat trick with three first-half goals and the Blue Hens withstood an early deficit to post a 9-6 victory over Lafayette.

RICHMOND MEN'S LACROSSE: I

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n a game that featured five lead changes, the Spiders were edged in the late stages by Holy Cross 11-9.

ST. JOHN'S MEN'S LACROSSE:

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Senior attackman Colin Keegan scored a season-high six points in the Red Storm's 16-11 loss at No. 17 Drexel.

LIMESTONE WOMEN'S LACROSSE:

No. 3 Limestone (5-0) recorded back-to-back shutouts as they blanked Lees-McRae 22-0.

ST. JOSEPH'S MEN'S LACROSSE:

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Led by a career-high five-goal effort from sophomore attackman Matt Blasco, the Hawks earned an 11-6 win over Monmouth.

LEHIGH WOMEN'S LACROSSE:

Fairfield responded in the second half to down Lehigh 7-5.


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