Male Athletes of the Week

Jared Craw Headshot Photo


Jared Craw

Sport:  Cross Country

College:  Hudson Valley Community College

Hometown: Colonie, New York


The Hudson Valley CC men's cross country team placed first overall and claimed the NJCAA Region III title, led byCraw.  Jaraed won the race as he crossed the finish line with an official time of 30:38.4 nearly a full minute (59.8 seconds) ahead of the second place finisher.




Spencer Urquiza Headshot Photo


Spencer Urquiza

Sport:  Soccer

College:  Cayuga Community College

Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas


Spencer helped lead the Spartans to the Region IIIB Championship this week including an upset 3-1 win over Herkimer in the championship game. In the team's two playoff victories this week he scored a pair of goals and had a pair of assists.



Female Athletes of the Week

Jenna Caskey Headshot Photo


Jenna Caskey

Sport:  Volleyball

College:  Jamestown Community College

Hometown:  Sinclairville, New York

Jenna had an outstanding weekend for the Jayhawks and was named MVP of the Region 3B Championship, helping lead the Jayhawks to the National Championship Tournament for the second straight year. Not only did she produce 32 kills on 9 errors in the championship game, she added 23 digs and 2 blocks leading the team come brack victory after falling behind two sets to one in the championship.




Leah Czechowski Headshot Photo


Leah Czechowski

Sport:  Soccer

College:  Genesee Community College

Hometown:  Akron, New York

Czechowski scored three of her team's four playoff goals en route to the Region 3B championship this week.  She scored the game-winner in a 2-1 championship game victory over Mohawk Valley CC and was named the Region 3B Tournament MVP.


Sarah George Headshot Photo


Sarah George

Sport:  Soccer

College:  Herkimer College

Hometown:  Dolgeville, New York

Sarah tallied a goal and an assist in Herkimer's semifinal win in the Region 3A Championship Tournament over Hudson Valley CC.  She then scored both goals in a 2-0 upset win over top nationally ranked Erie CC in the championship game, handing ECC their first loss of the season.


Mercedes Planavsky Headshot Photo


Mercedes Planavsky

Sport:  Cross Country

College:  Hudson Valley Community College

Hometown:  Ballston Spa, New York

Planavsky led the Viking's Women's Cross Country team to the Region III Championship as all five scoring runners crossed the finish line inside the top-8 positions. Mercedes won the meet with a final time of 21:13.2, 36 seconds ahead of the runner-up finisher and over a minute and a half ahead of the third place finisher.