Three Knights Grab SUNYAC Weekly Awards

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo men's ice hockey senior forward Andrew Romano and first-year goaltender Matt Petizian along with women's basketball senior guard Sara Ciotti each earned PrestoSports Athlete of the Week honors announced by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) on Monday afternoon.

Romano was named PrestoSports Player of the Week as he recorded six points as the Knights earned a pair of non-conference victories. Against King's, Romano scored the first goal of the game, the eventual game-winner, just 18 seconds into the contest. He finished with two goals and two assists as the Knights rolled the Monarchs, 11-0. Against Neumann, Romano added a pair of assists, including an assist on the game-winner in the third period, to lead Geneseo past the visitors, 7-4. Romano leads the country with 20 assists and 1.54 assists per game.

Petizian was tabbed PrestoSports Rookie of the Week after he helped the Knights to a shutout win on Friday night, as the team defeated visiting King's, 11-0. Petizian turned away 11 shots in 50:13 of action to preserve the scoreless victory. He combined with fellow first-year Christian Roth to produce the Knights' first team shutout of the season.

Ciotti was chosen as PrestoSport Player of the Week as she led Geneseo to a pair of non-conference wins over strong opponents. The Knights defeated Connecticut College, 51-36, and Wesleyan, 72-60, in the Judy Pearson Memorial Tournament hosted by Babson over the weekend. Against the Camels, Ciotti scored 15 points and added ten rebounds, two assists and a steal. Ciotti scored 22 points and added five rebounds and four steals as the Knights defeated Wesleyan. Ciotti was named Tournament MVP after averaging 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 48.5% from the floor.