“Rookie of the Week”


9/22-29, 2013
St. Lawrence, Canton, NY – The University of Rochester earned a slew of conference awards from both the Liberty League and University Athletic Association for a fantastic weekend on the athletic fields.

Leading the way was senior golfer Nick Palladino who was named both Liberty League and UAA Golfer of the Week. Palladino was excellent in helping the Yellowjackets capture the team title in the Liberty League Fall Qualifer. Palladino shot a 10-under score of 134 including a career best round of 66 during Saturday’s first round. Rochester won the team crown by 12 strokes over RPI with a team score of 581.

Freshman teammate Matt van Niekerk earned accolades from the Liberty League as well, earning Rookie of the Week honors for his 8th place finish after a two day score of 149 (+5). Both van Niekerk and Palladino earned spots on the All-League teams for their finishes.

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[Source: http://www.uofrathletics.com/news/2013/9/30/FB_0930132246.aspx?path=fhockey]