Canisius' Spak tosses 2-hitter, wins award


Kristin Spak (Chesapeake-AA) does more than her share for Canisius softball.

Spak, a junior, registered her 10th victory (against seven hTC defeats) and her seventh shutout with a two-hit, 4-0 victory over St. John's. She was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week after pitching in six of the team's eight games and posting a 3-2 record and a 1.45 ERA.

Spak, who ranks third in the MAAC with a 1.06 ERA, appeared twice in relief for 18-11 Canisius and picked up her first save of the season.

* Old Mill grads Jen Schmittle and Amy McKenzie have helped Robert Morris, the four-time defending Northeast Conference champion, go 7-1 in the league. Schmittle, a first baseman-pitcher, is batting .248 with eight RBIs in 39 games and has a 2-5 record. McKenzie, an outfielder, has a .227 average and is 6-for-6 in steals.

* Heather Smith (Glen Burnie) is batting .333 for East Carolina with 13 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. . . . Sophomore pitcher Tracy Gruzs (Western) has three of Gettysburg's four wins.


Junior goalie Meg Cortezi (Notre Dame Prep) was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after making 14 saves and helping James Madison beat No. 12 Virginia, 11-2, for the first time since 1989.

* Sophomore midfielder Gary Mryncza (Archbishop Curley) had 11 ground balls against Limestone to raise his 10-game total to 94, a Virginia Military Institute single-season record. Mryncza has nine goals and 12 assists.

* Sophomore Sarah Hill, who won 12 letters in lacrosse, basketball and soccer at McDonogh, scored three goals in Bowdoin's 14-12 win over Williams and two in the 13-6 victory over Wesleyan. She is the team's No. 5 scorer with eight goals and three assists in eight games.

* At Amherst, freshman Todd Robin (Gilman) is the No. 7 scorer with eight goals and two assists and Sarah Polk (Roland Park) is a co-captain and defender on the women's team.

* Freshman Jonathan Leuchs (Loyola) made his first start in goal for Boston College and had 14 saves in a 12-11 overtime loss to Yale and then 19 in an 11-5 loss to Vermont.

* Middlebury has two former Gilman stars, Than'l Badder and Nick Owsley, and one from Boys' Latin, goalie Brandon Mollett. . . . Megahn Hallahan (Roland Park) had two goals for Bucknell against Lehigh, giving her three goals and two assists for the season. . . . Baltimore's Anthony Cunningham (Phillips Andover Academy) stopped 19 shots to preserve Hamilton's 10-9 win over Rochester. . . . Brad Baker (Fallston) had five assists for Lehigh against Army and Bucknell to raise his team-high total to 18. Chris Parandian (Mount Hebron) had 22 saves in the overtime loss to Army and 10 in the one-point win over Bucknell. . . . With 27 points (25 goals and two assists), Bill McLean (Towson) is Mary Washington's co-leader. Inga Fredland (Annapolis) led Mary Washington's women with five ground balls in an 12-11 win over Frostburg. Heather Shumake (Glenelg) had two goals and two assists, while Jen Wassif (Severn) had one and one, in the victory over Sweet Briar.


Mark Levy (McDonogh) won in singles in Alfred's 5-4 loss to Clarkson.

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