Male Athletes of the Week

Joe Ciccarelli Headshot Photo


Joel Ciccarelli

Sport:  Baseball

College:  Erie Community College

Hometown:  Syracuse, NY

Joe was dominated in ECC's series opening win over Fulton-Montgomery Community College in the first round of the Region III Tournament this weekend.  Ciccarelli allowed one run on two hits in an 11-1 victory recording ten strikeouts in the five inning complete game.


Jerry Staats Headshot Photo


Jerry Staats

Sport:  Lacrosse

College:  Onondaga Community College

Hometown:  Six Nations, Ontario, Canada

Jerry helped lead OCC to back-to-back national championships with an 11-9 victory over Nassau CC.  In the semifinal win over Howard CC stats anchored the defense with eight groundball and a pair of caused turnovers. He added a goal and an assist in the 23-12 win. Staats added another pair of groundballs and caused turnovers in the national championship game and was named Defensive Player of the Year.


Female Athletes of the Week

Malerie Belles Headshot Photo


Malerie Belles

Sport:  Track and Field

College:  Herkimer College

Hometown:  Clay, NY

Malerie won the high jump at the NJCAA Division III National Championship meet earning her 1st Team All-American.  She placed fourth in the Heptathlon and was named the NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Women’s Field Athlete of the Year Northeast Region.


Gillian Laco Headshot Photo


Gillian Laco

Sport:  Track and Field

College:  Finger Lakes Community College

Hometown:  Palmyra, NY

Gillian finished first in the pole vault at the NJCAA Division III National Championships last week with a vault 2.46 meters.  Her championship finished earned her 1st Team All-American status.


Emma Moulton Headshot Photo


Emma Moulton

Sport:  Lacrosse

College:  Monroe Community College

Hometown:  Brockport, NY

Moulton was named Defensive MVP as the MCC women's lacrosse team won its sixth consecutive NJCAA championship over the weekend. Moulton had two ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers in a 23-8 win over Anne Arundel in the semifinals. She then picked up five ground balls and caused five more turnovers in the 20-13 win over Harford in the title game.


Amber Terlaje Headshot Photo


Amber Terlaje

Sport:  Softball

College:  Monroe Community College

Hometown:  Horseheads, NY

Amber was named MVP of the Region III-B softball tournament after leading Monroe to a pair of victories of Corning last Friday. Terlaje pitched a pair of complete games, allowing no earned runs while striking out six, including a shutout victory in the series clinching game. At the plate Terlaje had five hits in eight at-bats.