CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Oct. 13, 2013) - Three NYIT Bears received East Coast Conference weekly honors, it was announced Tuesday by the league office. Gladys Kimutai (Eldama Ravine, Kenya) of women's cross country was named Runner of the Week, Liam Waddy (Northampton, England) of men's soccer was named Defensive Player of the Week, and Celia Respaut (Saint Denis, France) of women's tennis earned Player of the Week honors, for their respective sports.
Kimutai led the NYIT women's cross country team with a second place finish, first among NCAA Division II runners, at the UD Delaware Blue/Gold XC Invitational. She clocked in at 22:36.84, which ranks second on NYIT's all-time 6k list (second to her time at the NCAA Regional in 2012). This is Kimutai's fourth weekly honor of the season.
Waddy earned his first weekly accolade on the heels of his fourth shutout of the season. He improved to 9-2 on the season with six saves made in NYIT's 1-0 win over Dominican. He now ranks second all-time with 13 career shutouts and his five shy of breaking the school record.
Respaut became the first Bear to advance at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships and finished third in Women's DII Singles. She defeated third-seeded Zsofia Lanstiak of Lewis 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round but fell to the eventual champion Valentine Confalconieri 6-4, 6-1.
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