Each week during the sports seasons, TC3 recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of a student athlete.
Ruthanne (Groton H.S./Groton) came up big when the Panthers needed it most. TC3 entered the weekend needing at least three wins over the final four games, and after losing the first game to Genesee, the Panthers were in a must-win situation. Forehand took the ball in the circle, and posted the win, capped by striking out three straight with the bases loaded in the last inning to preserve the one-run win. The freshman followed that up with a win on Sunday as part of a Panthers' sweep. She also went 8-for-13 at the plate over the final four games as TC3 qualified for the playoffs.
Bryan (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) hit .375 over eight games this week. He helped the Panthers to a pair of wins over Jamestown, going a combined 3-for-6 with four runs scored. He leads the team in most offensive categories, including batting average, runs scored, and RBI.
Zach (Amsterdam H.S./Amsterdam), a freshman pitcher, tossed a complete game in the Panthers' win over SUNY Broome. He struck out nine over seven innings, allowing just five hits and one earned run.
Taylor (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) flexed her muscle at the plate this week, blasting three home runs to give her four for the season. Her first blast was a three-run shot against Onondaga, part of a four-RBI afternoon. She capped the week with a monster game against Mohawk Valley. In game two on Sunday, the sophomore went 4-for-4 with two homers and two doubles. One of her homers was a grand slam that helped the Panthers rally from down 10-0 to win 18-10. She drove in seven runs, the second most ever by a Panther in a single game.
Orazio (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a huge week for the Panthers, setting a new TC3 single-game scoring record along the way. The freshman opened the week with six goals and three assists in the team's win over Cayuga on Monday, and then hit the record books with an 11-point performance on Wednesday. Taking on Hudson Valley, Ciaschi powered the Panthers with eight goals and three assists.
Angela (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) got the 2014 softball season off to a good start, hitting .571 with eight hits, including a home run and a double. She hit safely in each of the four games, drove in five runs, and walked twice. In the field, she had strong outings behind the plate and in the outfield.
Nick (Middletown H.S./Middletown) set a new TC3 single-game scoring record in Saturday's win over Northampton. The freshman scored 10 goals, passing the old record of seven goals set in 2008. He also had two goals in Friday's game, giving him 18 in five games this year.
Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) came up big in between the pipes Saturday to help the Panthers to a road win. Playing against SUNY Broome, the freshman recorded 21 saves for TC3's first win of the season, and his first win of his collegiate career.
Joel (Middleburgh H.S./Middleburgh) led the Panthers in scoring and assists in TC3's regional playoff game against Clinton. Playing nearly 30 minutes, Joel scored 20 points and handed out four assists. He also recorded four steals and three rebounds as he paced the offense that scored 75 points, including 46 in the second half. Twelve of Joel's 20 points came after halftime as the Panthers rallied against the Cougars.
Justin (Staten Island) played a key role in the Panthers winning the Mid-State Athletic Conference championship for the second straight year. The sophomore had 12 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist in the semifinal win over Cayuga, and then came up huge in the finals against Finger Lakes. Hawkins grabbed a TC3 playoff record 16 rebounds, including an astonishing 12 on the offensive end. He scored 15 points for a double-double, and also had 2 assists and 2 steals. His play inside helped the Panthers to a 44-31 advantage in rebounds, and his steal and basket in the final minute sealed the win for the Panthers.
Tyseem (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) had another banner week for the Panthers, and was voted the Mid-State Athletic Conference men's player of the week. The week's highlight came Saturday against Cayuga: the sophomore helped TC3 clinch the regular season conference title by scoring 23 points, grabbing 12 rebounds, handing out eight assists, and swiping seven steals. Along the way he set the TC3 career record for assists. Earlier in the week he had 15 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, and four steals against Onondaga. He finished the week by leading the Panthers to a Sunday win over Schenectady by scoring 20 points.
Audrey Kate (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had a big effort in TC3's near upset of Finger Lakes Wednesday. The sophomore posted her first double-double of the year, scoring a season-high 13 points while pulling down 12 rebounds. It was the sixth time this year she has reached double figures in rebounding, and helped the Panthers push Finger Lakes to double overtime before falling.
Tyseem (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) put together a pair of strong games this week. At Jefferson, he scored a career-high 30 points to go with 10 rebounds, seven steals, six assists, and no turnovers. Against Broome he led the Panthers with 19 points along with seven rebounds, eight steals, and seven assists.
Matt (Owego Free Academy/Owego) had a hot hand this week, connecting on eight three-pointers in three TC3 wins. The sophomore had his biggest game in the win at Cayuga, going 6-for-10 from behind the arc as part of a 19-point effort. In six conference games, Warchocki is connecting on 64.5% of his three-pointers. He's shooting 54.2% for the entire season.
Jaquela (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) continued her strong play since coming back from winter break. At Corning she grabbed 10 rebounds, scored six points, and blocked four shots. She capped the week with her second double-double this month, a 15-points and 12-rebounds effort against national power Onondaga.
Nicc (St. Mary's H.S./Buffalo) had an historic stat line in Thursday's win over Jefferson. The freshman became just the second TC3 player ever to produce a triple double: he finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. He followed that up with another big game in Saturday's win at Broome: nine points, seven rebounds, five steals, and four assists.
Joel (Middleburgh H.S./Middleburgh) played had a big role in TC3 95-70 win over Hudson Valley in the team's lone game this week. The freshman guard had a team best, and personal best, eight assists to go with eight points, five rebounds, and one steal. His 4-to-1 assist to turnover ratio was his best, the second best of any Panther in any game this year.
Meghan (Moravia H.S./Moravia) had a huge game Sunday, helping the Panthers to a home win over #5-ranked team in Region III. The sophomore had a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds, both game highs. She added seven assists, three blocks, and two steals as TC3 knocked off North Country 73-64. Her game included an outstanding stretch where she scored seven points in the final minute of the first half.
Laszlo (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Tannersville) doubled his freshman season total of double-doubles in one weekend, accomplishing the feat against both Columbia-Greene and Delhi. In the Saturday win at C-G, Hajnoczi scored 13 points while pulling down 11 rebounds. He followed that up with 13 points and 13 rebounds Sunday at Delhi. Laszlo added three blocked shots in each game and now leads the team in both rebounding and blocked shots this season.
Tyseem (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) is the first TC3 Athlete of the Week of the winter season after he led the Panthers to a 93-78 win over Fulton-Montgomery in the home opener. The returning all-region performer posted game highs of 27 points, eight assists, and four steals while also grabbing five rebounds.
Morgan (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) repeats as the TC3 Athlete of the Week, thanks to a big week that included the Panthers clinching the MSAC title and securing an undefeated regular season. In Wednesday's game with Cayuga, Morgan had three goals and an assist, helping the Panthers to the 5-0 victory that gave TC3 the conference championship for the second straight year. He followed that up with the first goal of the game in the 2-1 win over Sussex. That result gave TC3 an undefeated regular season for the first time ever.
Morgan (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) bounced back this week to help the Panthers remain undefeated. In Saturday's 3-2 win over Finger Lakes, he scored the first goal and assisted on the game-winner. For the season, he leads TC3 in scoring and has been part of nearly a third of TC3's goals.
Samantha (Newfield H.S./Newfield) had solid week for the Panthers, capping it with a strong performance in the final match of the week. Taking part in Saturday's pod play, TC3 hosted Erie in the final match. The contest went a full five sets, with Berry playing her best in nearly leading the Panthers to the win. She finished the Erie match with four kills, four digs, three aces, and two blocks.
Erika (Cortland H.S./Cortland) led TC3 to a pair of wins this week, starting with two goals and an assist in the Panthers' 8-0 win over Jamestown-Cattaraugus. She followed that up by scoring two goals, including the overtime-game winner, in the 3-2 win over Onondaga. Erika leads TC3 with eight goals and 21 points this season.
Rob (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) had one of the best goals of the season Tuesday - an overtime blast from just outside the box to give TC3 the win 1-0 over Broome. The score made it four straight games with a goal for the sophomore and helped the Panthers remain perfect in conference and regional play. On Saturday Rob added two assists, both on perfect passes, to help the Panthers top Erie 4-0.
Yauhen Malko (James Madison H.S./Brooklyn) led the way in TC3's win over Genesee Saturday. The freshman opened the scoring ten minutes into the game, blasting in a free kick from just outside the box. The goal set the tone in the match up of nationally-ranked teams, and helped spark the home team to the win. Yauhen added an assist later in the game to help secure the victory.
Rob (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) continued his stellar sophomore campaign in TC3's win at Jefferson Wednesday. In the the first half, Rob scored TC3's second goal and then assisted on the third. The scores helped the fifth-ranked Panthers to a 3-1 win in the MSAC opener. The defending MSAC champs are now 4-0-1 on the year.
Taylor (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) repeats as Athlete of the Week after an historic game on Sunday. In TC3's 5-0 win over Sussex County, Taylor became just the third player in TC3 women’s soccer history to record multiple goals and multiple assists in the same game, finishing with two of each. Her six points through the first four games leads the Panthers.
Taylor (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) is the first Athlete of the Week of the 2013-14 year based on her effort in the season-opening game. Playing at the #10-ranked Anne Arundel, Taylor led the Panthers to a 2-0 win. The sophomore assisted on both goals, one in each half, to get the season off to a great start.
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