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College Honor Roll / Top performers

Niagara junior Brittany Bisnott and senior Emily Montgomery were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-North Atlantic Region Team. Bisnott led the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with 21 goals and 45 points, while Montgomery finished her Niagara career in the top 10 of the school's all-time points, goals and assists charts.

Colleen Hilliker (Williamsville South), a sophomore forward for the Monroe Community College women's soccer team, was recently named a 2006 first-team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Hilliker finished the season with 11 goals and four assists for the Tribunes, who went 19-0-3 and finished third at the NJCAA Division I national tournament.

University at Buffalo junior Andreea Novaceanu earned a No. 22 ranking in the East Region poll as released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Novaceanu finished her fall schedule with a 9-2 singles record, reaching the quarterfinals of the ITA Regional championships. Her 55 career wins are five wins shy of the school's all-time record.

Niagara's J.R. Duffey and Tyrone Lewis picked up weekly Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference basketball honors. Duffey was named MAAC Player of the Week after recording his second double-double of the season with 17 points and a game-high 11 rebounds in the win over Duquesne. Lewis, MAAC Rookie of the Week, produced his sixth double-figure scoring game of the season and fourth in a row with 16 points versus the Dukes.

College Hockey America honored Niagara women's hockey players Ashley Riggs (Offensive Player of the Week) and Alison Malty (Rookie of the Week) for their performances in the Purple Eagles' split with Wayne State. Riggs had two goals and two assists and Malty had three assists in a 6-3 win.

SUNY Cortland senior defensive tackle Adam Haas (St. Francis) has received All-America first-team honors from the American Football Coaches Association and The Associated Press also named him to the Little All-America third team. He also was named a SUNYAC Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award winner.

Haas, a childhood education major with a 3.53 overall grade-point average, led the Red Dragons (9-2) with 71 tackles, including 40 solo stops, and 7.5 sacks.

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