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College Power 10: Our weekly ranking of the best in WNY collegiate athletics

The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics.

1. Ricardo Ruiz Martinez: The junior  set a Daemen men's tennis record for singles victories in a season, winning for the 14th time in the Wildcats' 8-1 loss to Southern New Hampshire. Ruiz Martinez defeated Ricardo Marreiros in three sets to earn his sixth victory in his last seven matches.

2. University at Buffalo women's tennis: The Bulls won their eighth straight, sweeping Bowling Green, 7-0.. The Falcons entered the match undefeated in the Mid-American Conference. UB is now 11-3 overall and in first place in the MAC at 4-0.

3. Jen Reininger: The Canisius women's lacrosse midfielder scored in double overtime to give the Golden Griffins a 10-9 victory against Iona. Reininger scored four goals in the game. The final tally capped a comeback for the Griffs, who scored the final four goals of regulation.

4. Connor Fields: The Albany lacrosse attackman and Bishop Timon graduate was named to Inside Lacrosse's midseason All-America first team. Fields is leading Division I lacrosse in points per game (6.44), totaling 26 goals and 32 assists. For the first time in his collegiate career Fields missed a game. He suffered a sprained right knee against UMass-Lowell on March 24. Fields reinjured the knee in a 14-6 win over Harvard and was not in uniform for Saturday's 13-7 win over Stone Brook, which was played before 4,044, the third largest home crowd for a home lacrosse came in Albany history. The Great Danes (10-0), the only undefeated NCAA Division I team were ranked No. 1 in the most recent national poll.

5. Chad Steinwachs: The Baldwin Wallace attackman and Williamsville North graduate was named the Ohio Athletic Conference's Player of the Week breaking two school records in the Yellow Jackets' victory against Muskingum. Steinwachs set school bests for single-game assists (seven) and points (11) in the 29-4 victory.

6. Brent Morgan and Danny Gianniny: The pair of St. Bonaventure golfers both earned honors from the Atlantic 10 this week. Morgan was named the conference's Player of the Week after finishing second at the Kingsmill Intercollegiate. Gianniny earned A-10 Rookie of the Week honors for a second straight week and the fourth time this season after finishing tied for 26th at the same event.

7. Canisius men's lacrosse: Connor Kearnan and Mathieu Boissonneault each notched eight points in the Golden Griffins' 16-5 victory overt Marist. The win pushed the Griffs to 2-0 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and was the team's season high for goals.

8. Christian Nizamis: The senior Niagara golfer finished tied for fifth at the Lehigh Valley Collegiate Invitational. He was the best in the field after 18 holes, golfing a 69 (-3) in the first round.

9. Sarah Couperus: The Fredonia track and field senior won the women's high jump at the Geneseo Early-Season Invitational. Her jump of 5 feet, 2 1/2 inches was among the sixth-best in the Blue Devils' record book.

10. Nate Oats: The UB men's basketball coach was named a finalist for the Skip Prosser Award and the Hugh Durham Award. The Skip Prosser Award is given to the coaches "who not only achieve success on the basketball court but who also display moral integrity off of it as well." The Hugh Durham Award is given to the top mid-major coach.

Honorable Mention:

  • Medaille men's lacrosse's Tyler Fales and Shawn Barbalato each scored six goals in the Mavericks' 16-11 victory over La Roche.
  • St. Bonaventure baseball took two out of three games in an A-10 series with UMass, including a 12-inning victory on Saturday.
  • Buffalo State men's hockey forward Vadim Vasjonkin was chosen to represent his home country of Estonia in the IIHF Division I Group B World Championships from April 22-28.
  • St. Bonaventure softball swept a doubleheader from Canisius.

Previous Power 10s

Week One

College Power 10: Streak of clean sheets lifts Canisius men's soccer to top spot; Daemen triathlete second

Week Two

College Power 10: Last-minute TD shoots Buff State's Hoppy up list; Canisius men's soccer still tops

Week Three

College Power 10: UB basketball tops after landing commitment from Rochester's Jeenathan Williams

Week Four

College Power 10: UB's Drew Anderson tops the list after 597-yard, seven-TD performance

Week Five

College Power 10: Bengals men's soccer moves into NCAA Top 25

Week Six

College Power 10: Buffalo State men's soccer, JCC women's volleyball continue streaks

Week Seven

College Power 10: Jamestown CC volleyball, Kutsko still perfect this season

Week Eight

College Power 10: Medaille men's soccer tops after dramatic AMCC title win

Week Nine

College Power 10: Niagara men's basketball earns top spot with upset; UB's Tyree Jackson second

Week 10

College Power 10: Reese tops after recording first Canisius triple-double

Week 11

College Power 10: St. Bonaventure upsets Maryland, Bulls earn bowl eligibility

Week 12

College Power 10: Brockport football heads to final four, Niagara hockey sweeps Air Force

Week 13

College Power 10: Canisius men's hockey sweeps ranked Niagara

Week 14

College Power 10: Dillard records first double-double, ECC defeats NCCC

Week 15

College Power 10: Bonnies upset Syracuse, UB women defeat St. John's

Week 16

College Power 10: Adams and Mobley combine for 60 against UMass

Week 17

College Power 10: Niagara's Rampado scores career-high 41 points

Week 18

College Power 10: Brockport's Mangone named Coach of the Year; Daemen enters regional rankings

Week 19

College Power 10: Canisius and UB both defeat conference favorites

Week 20

College Power 10: Niagara's Towns, UB's Oursler have career days

Week 21

College Power 10: St. Bonaventure's Adams, Niagara's Dukes boast career bests

Week 22

College Power 10: Adams scoring spree is one for the books at Bona

Week 23

College Power 10: St. Bonaventure ends No. 16 Rhode Island's win streak

Week 24

College Power 10: Troy Keller wins NJCAA wrestling national title

Week 25

College Power 10: Our weekly ranking of the best in WNY collegiate athletics

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College Power 10: Our weekly ranking of the best in WNY collegiate athletics

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College Power 10: Our weekly ranking of the best in WNY collegiate athletics

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College Power 10: Our weekly ranking of the best in WNY collegiate athletics

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