Four Keystone College student-athletes were honored on Monday afternoon as the Colonial States Athletic Conference announced its weekly award winners, with both the field hockey and men’s soccer teams having two players recognized each.
Megan Novak was named the Defensive Player of the Week and Lackawanna Trail grad Shelby Croasdale was selected to the Player of the Week Honor Roll for field hockey.
In men’s soccer, Khadim Thiam was chosen as the Offensive Player of the Week and Andrew Lupinacci was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Week for men’s soccer.
Novak was named the CSAC Defensive Player of the Week for field hockey after helping lead the Giants to a pair of shutout victories in a 2-0 week.
The sophomore goalkeeper played the final 15:43 in a 5-0 win over Bryn Athyn College on Saturday before making 11 saves on Sunday as Keystone posted a 1-0 win at Elmira College despite being outshot 16-7 in the contest.
Croasdale was selected to the league’s Player of the Week Honor Roll after scoring goals in both of Keystone’s win.
The senior midfielder tallied a goal in the Giants’ win over Bryn Athyn on Saturday before netting the only goal in a 1-0 win at Elmira on Sunday.
Croasdale’s game-winner against the Soaring Eagles came with just 4:58 remaining in regulation.
Thiam was honored as the CSAC Offensive Player of the Week for men’s soccer after recording three points on a goal and an assist in Keystone’s 2-0 week.
The freshman midfielder scored a key goal just 48 second before halftime at the Pennsylvania College of Technology as the Giants went on to win 2-0.
Thiam then assisted a goal in the Giants’ 4-0 win over Wells College on Saturday.
Lupinacci was tabbed as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week after anchoring a Keystone backline that did not allow a goal on the week while recording two shutouts wins.
Led by Lupinacci, the Giants allowed just 11 shots on goal (5.5 per game) in clean sheet victories over the Pennsylvania College of Technology (2-0) and Wells (4-0).