The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics.
1. Jason Mangone: The Lancaster native was named NCAA Division III National Football Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association after leading the College at Brockport to its most successful season in program history. The Golden Eagles made it to the NCAA semifinals and finished ranked No. 5 in both major Division III polls.
2. Daemen men's basketball: The Wildcats entered the regional rankings this week after winning a sixth straight game, the longest active winning streak in the East Coast Conference. Daemen is tied with Roberts Wesleyan for the 10th spot in the East Region.
3. Jeremy Harris: The University at Buffalo continues to dominate Mid-American Conference East Player of the Week nominations. Harris earned the honor this week, the third different Bull to win in as many weeks. Harris averaged 20 points and seven rebounds in UB's dominant victories against Akron and Miami (OH).
4. UB women's basketball: The Bulls defeated Miami and Ball State this week to move to 4-1 in the MAC. Cierra Dillard led the team in scoring in both games, averaging 19.5 points, 6.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals.
5. Canisius and Niagara men's basketball: The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rivals made it a tough weekend for Saint Peter's and Monmouth, as both local schools took turns beating the Peacocks and Hawks.
Canisius defeated Saint Peter's on Friday, 70-58, and Monmouth on Sunday, 94-79. Niagara's Kahlil Dukes was named MAAC Player of the Week after his Purps beat Monmouth on Friday, 78-77, and Saint Peter's on Sunday, 73-70. Canisius is tied for first in the MAAC with a 5-1 conference record, while Niagara trails close behind at 4-2.
6. UB women's swimming: The Bulls remained undefeated on the season, earning their fourth and fifth wins of the year against St. Bonaventure and Niagara. Megan Burns and Hannah Miller won twice against St. Bonaventure, while Katelyn Burns and Nicole Roitenberg won twice against Niagara.
7. Niagara women's basketball: The Purple Eagles have won three straight after defeating Manhattan and Siena this week. Victoria Rampado scored 19 against the Jaspers, while Kaylee Stroemple scored 20 against the Saints.
8. Hilbert women's basketball: The Hawks moved into a tie for first place in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference with a 75-68 win against previously unbeaten Mt. Aloysius on Saturday. Emily Gawlak (Mount Mercy) led Hilbert with 19 points, six rebounds and three assists.
9. St. Bonaventure men's and women's swimming: Both Bonnies swimming and diving squads dominated Binghamton this week, winning 15 out of 16 events in each team's matchup.
10. Ethan Francis: The Fredonia runner and Dunkirk graduate was named the Student Athlete of the Year by the SUNYAC for men's cross country on Thursday. Francis, who finished seventh at the conference championship meet, has a 3.94 grade point average in his college career.
- Canisius' Takal Molson was named the MAAC men's basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday.
- ECC men's hockey swept Pitt in a two-game series.
- St. Bonaventure women's basketball's Mariah Ruff scored 30 in the Bonnies' loss to La Salle.
- Medaille men's basketball has won three straight after defeating Pittsburgh at Bradford and Franciscan.
- Daemen women's basketball defeated New York Institute of Technology for the first time in program history.
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