January 12, 2009

Santana Named Skyline and MBWA Player of the Week

Santana Named Skyline, MBWA and ECAC Player of the Week


Farmingdale, N.Y. - Senior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) was named the Skyline Conference Co-Player of the Week, Met Basketball Writer's Association Player of the Week and ECAC Metro Player of the Week on Monday, January 12th for his performance last week in three victories. The Rams now hold a 10-2 overall record, including 5-1 in Skyline play.

Santana averaged 26.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.7 steals in leading Farmingdale State College to a 3-0 week. Santana scored 33 points, including the 1,500th of his career in the Rams’ 99-81 victory over rival Old Westbury. He then recorded a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds as Farmingdale State earned an 84-67 victory on the road over St. Joseph’s. He closed out the week with a 26-point, five-assist performance in a road win over Mount Saint Mary.

The Rams will next host Mount Saint Vincent on Saturday, January 17th at 1:00 p.m. in a Skyline Conference game.

 


About the Skyline Conference Player of the Week Award
The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for fall sports are announced by the Conference Commissioner on Monday nights. Reports (including players of the week and statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org.

About the PrestoSports/MBWA Weekly Player of the Week Award
Celebrating its fifth season, the Player of the Week Award is granted on a weekly basis by the New York Area Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Each week, each of the nearly 75 schools that play college basketball in the Tri-state area have the ability to nominate one male and one female student-athlete, based upon their on-court accomplishments over the previous seven days. An esteemed panel of media members votes to select the winners from the nominations. All players who receive votes, but are not named the Player of the Week, are then named to the Honor Roll. http://mbwa.prestosports.com/index.


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