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Greenstein, Poggio, and Vannase Earn ECAC Weekly Recognition

Greenstein, Poggio, and Vannase Earn ECAC Recognition Centerville, Mass. - October 16, 2012 - Erin Greenstein, James Poggio, and Drew Vanasse were all recognized for their performances last week by being selected as ECAC Players of the Week in their respective sports.

Greenstein earned ECAC Divsion III New England Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week after posting a pair of shutouts last week. The senior also was recognized as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. With her two blank sheets last week, the Framingham, Mass. native became the program's all-time leader in career shutouts, having now notched 26 in her career. She made five saves in a 0-0 draw with UMass Dartmouth before registering seven stops in a 1-0 win over MIT in the rematch of last year's NEWMAC Championship.

Poggio was tabbed the ECAC Division III Northwest Football Special Teams Player of the Week after a standout performance in Springfield's 66-13 win over Merchant Marine on Saturday. The junior from East Granby, Conn., was also honored as the Liberty League Special Teams Player of the Week, primarily for his punting ability. Poggio punted four times, averaging 44.5 yards per punt, including a long of 58. He also had one punt within the 20-yard line. Beyond that, he caught three more passes for 80 yards, including two for touchdowns of 14 and 57 yards, and snagged a two-point conversion.

Vanasse was selected ECAC Divsion III New England Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week after anchoring the Springfield College men's soccer team in a pair of wins last week. Previously picking up New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors, the Concord, Mass. native controlled the Springfield back line in a 1-0 non-conference win at Westfield State to begin the week. On Saturday in a critical conference game at MIT, Vanasse led a defensive unit that allowed just one goal despite the Engineers peppering the Pride with 19 shots.

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