TROY, N.Y. – The Liberty League has announced its weekly award winners and six Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes from five sports have been recognized. Six different honors were bestowed with four earning performers of the week and two collecting rookie of the week recognition.
TESSA BOSSOM (Fr., Clifton Park, NY / Shenendehowa) – Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week
Tessa helped the Engineers to a second place finish at the 26th Annual James Earley Invitational hosted by Westfield State. There were 25 teams and 167 runners with she finished second on RPI and 16th overall. She ran the 5k course in 19:38.27, a 6:19.3 pace. As a team, RPI had 112 points, which trailed only Smith’s 45 points. The host Owls were third with 141 points.
Patricia Christensen (Sr., Park Ridge, NJ / Immaculate Heart Academy) – Women’s Diver of the Week
In the first meet of the season, Patricia won from the 3-meter diving board with 213.00 points, clipping the runner-up’s 211.12. In the 1-meter competition, Patricia was sixth with 176.25 points. The winner, teammate Ella Simpson, scored a 219.15. As a team, the Engineers lost to RIT 164-135.
BRADY GEISLER (Fr., Rutland, VT / Rutland) – Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Week
Brady led the Engineers to a first place finish at the 26th Annual James Early Invitational hosted by Westfield State. There were 24 teams and 181 runners with Brady finishing first on RPI and sixth overall. He ran the 8k course in 25:43.13, a 5:10.5 pace, and was less than five seconds from a top 5 finish. As a team, RPI had 45 points, which easily outdistanced the runner-up, Conn. College’s 100 points.
LEAH GOODLOE (Jr., Colorado Springs, CO / William J. Palmer) – Women’s Cross Country Performer of the Week
Leah led the Engineers to a second place finish at the 26th Annual James Earley Invitational hosted by Westfield State. She finished first on RPI and 12th overall in a meet that included 25 teams and 167 runners. Leah ran the 5k course in 19:28.01, a 6:16 pace. As a team, RPI had 112 points, which trailed only Smith’s 45 points. The host Owls were third with 141 points.
JOEY HARRIGAN (Gr., Highland Park, IL / Highland Park) – Men’s Golf Performer of the Week
At the Skidmore Fall Invitational at Saratoga Spa State Park, Joey was second overall with a two-day total of -2, 142. He shot 71-71 and finished two shots behind the medalist. He had four birdies and 11 pars on Saturday and then made a birdie, an eagle and 14 pars – including on all nine holes on the back nine – on Sunday as Rensselaer won the 14-school, 80-competitor event by five strokes (294-298 – 592, +10).
ALEKSANDAR MARIC (Fr., Muncie, IN / Muncie) – Football Rookie of the Week
Aleksandar was 6 for 6 on point-after-attempts and averaged 53.1 yards on kickoffs in Rensselaer’s 42-14 win at Buffalo State. He kicked off seven times for a total of 372 yards with two touchbacks.