SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Men’s soccer and volleyball are represented with the SAAC Super Crusaders of the Week ending October 16 as freshman forward Joe DeLuca (Freehold, N.J. / St. John Vianney) and freshman outside and middle hitter Hayley Dunkel (Pottsville, Pa. / Pottsville Area) are this week’s honorees.
Starting both matches this past week, DeLuca recorded three goals on six shots, including the game winner against Goucher.
Against Franklin & Marshall, he scored SU’s lone goal in a 1-1 double overtime non-conference draw against the Diplomats.
On the road at Landmark opponent Goucher, his first goal tied the game at 1-1 only 1:55 into the second half and his second came less than 10 minutes later, which was the game winner that put the Crusaders ahead for good.
In 2011, DeLuca has started four of the 14 games in which he’s appeared in and is tied for first on the team with four goals, has one assist and is second on the team with nine points. He has helped lead the Crusaders to a 7-6-1, 3-2 record.
Dunkel helped the volleyball squad to a 4-0 record last week, including Landmark Conference wins over Moravian, Scranton and Catholic. In 16 sets, she recorded 38 kills (2.7 kps), 15 digs, 11 block assists and three solo blocks.
Against McDaniel (3-0 W), she played in all three sets recording three kills with a .286 attack percentage, two digs and two block assists.
Versus Moravian (3-1 W), she played in all four sets registering 10 kills with a .154 attack percentage, two block assists, two solo blocks and two digs.
In a five set thriller against Scranton (3-2 W), Dunkel appeared in all five sets, recording 13 kills with a .257 attack percentage, six total blocks (one solo), and five digs.
On the road at Catholic (3-1 W), she played all four sets finishing with 12 kills, a .290 attack percentage, two total blocks and six digs.
In 2011, Dunkel has appeared in 72 sets and 23 matches, recording 114 kills (1.58 kps), a .197 attack percentage, three assists, 30 digs, and 34 blocks (six solo, 28 assisted). She has helped guide the team to 13-13, 5-1 record, securing the second overall seed in the Landmark Conference playoffs. The squad has won eight consecutive matches going into this week.