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PEPLINSKI MAKES ALL-CONFERENCE

Senior midfielder Mike Peplinski of the University at Buffalo was named to All-Mid-American Conference men's soccer team. He finished the season with four goals and two assists.

Senior forward Geoff Thompson (Clarence) of UB made the second team. Thompson led the team with seven goals.

The Atlantic 10 Conference also was handing out honors on Monday. La Salle University senior Todd Witzleben (Orchard Park) was named Most Outstanding Performer in men's cross country by the Atlantic 10 Conference. It was the second year in a row Witzleben received the honor.

Witzleben won the conference championship for the second year in a row, winning in a time of 25:22 in the 8,000-meter run in Pittsburgh. He helped La Salle to a second straight A-10 team title.

The Atlantic 10 honored two St. Bonaventure swimmers for their performances last week in a meet against La Salle. Sophomore Seth Johnson (Frewsburg) was named Performer of the Week after he won the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events against the Explorers. Adrian Blaszczak, a freshman from Chorzow, Poland, was named Rookie of the Week.

In his first collegiate meet, Blaszczak won the 200-yard individual medley and 100 breaststroke against La Salle.

VOLLEYBALL: Setter Kelly Sieber of Canisius was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference co-defensive Player of the Year. Sieber had 22 digs Monday as Canisius (10-19, 5-4) defeated Rider in four games in the consolation bracket of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's volleyball tournament in Orlando, Fla. Christina Wildes had 17 kills and 12 digs for the Golden Griffins.

In another consolation bracket match, Niagara (7-26) lost to Iona in four games. Michelle Le Souder had 25 kills for the Purple Eagles. Micole Daliusio had 21 digs for NU.

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