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Notable performances by college athletes from Long Island

Harborfields' Lucas Woodhouse looks to pass against Sayville.

Harborfields' Lucas Woodhouse looks to pass against Sayville. (Jan. 5, 2012) Credit: Alan J. Schaefer


Greenlawn, Longwood University, basketball

Made the winning three-pointer with 2.9 seconds left and scored a career-high 27 points last Wednesday to lead a 69-66 come-from-behind victory over North Division. The sophomore, a Harborfields graduate, is second in the nation in assists, averaging 7.4.

JULIA KOPPL, Dowling, basketball

The senior from Austria averaged a double-double last week (20 points and 12 rebounds per game). She shot 59.1 percent from the field, going 13-for-22. She finished with 40 total points in the 2-0 week for the Golden Lions, with 24 rebounds and four blocks and is averaging 10.7 points and 8.4 rebounds on the season.

DONALD LAWES, Farmingdale, basketball

The Queens native leads the nation among Division III schools in blocks per game (5.14) and total blocks (72). He has recorded at least four blocks in all 14 games this year. His 7.7 rebounds also leads the team.

JOE GIARAMITA, Elwood, Cortland, wrestling

The Glenn graduate, ranked fourth in Division III, improved his record last Wednesday to 25-5 as he earned an 8-1 win at 197 pounds over Oneonta's Chad Obzud.

CHRISTOPHER SAGAN, West Hempstead, Mount Saint Mary, swimming

The Chaminade alum won three individual events on Jan. 14 in Mount Saint Mary's 126-67 victory at FDU-Florham. He placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.97), 500-yard freestyle (5:50.24) and 1,000-yard freestyle (12:14.09) events.

JESSICA AYALA, Post University (Conn.), basketball

The Long Island Lutheran graduate was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week last Monday for the first time in her career. She had 12 points and six rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench in a 91-62 victory over Concordia on Jan. 14. She has played in all 14 games off the bench.

BRETT COHEN, Rockville Centre, Haverford, basketball

He surpassed 1,000 career points earlier this month during in a 69-58 victory over Gettysburg. The South Side alum, who finished the night with 22 points, became the 15th player in program history to score 1,000 points, according to the school's website.

EMMA O'CONNOR, Lynbrook, Marist, basketball

The senior was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's basketball player of the week after recording two double-doubles. The Kellenberg grad had 14 points and 11 rebounds on Jan. 13 and posted 20 points and 10 rebounds on Jan. 19.

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