Keuka College Earns Four NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week Awards

L to R: Christian Cupello (MSOC), Emily McGuigan (WSOC), Alyssa Orsino (FH), Alyssa Rex (WVB)
L to R: Christian Cupello (MSOC), Emily McGuigan (WSOC), Alyssa Orsino (FH), Alyssa Rex (WVB)

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. — Last week was a strong week for Keuka College as their team sports posted a 4-1 record in North Eastern Athletic Conference games. Four student-athletes from Keuka College were honored by the NEAC as Student-Athletes of the Week in their respective sport.

Christian Cupello – Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Senior defender Christian Cupello helped the Wolves to a 1-1 week on the field. The week started with a tough task against nationally-ranked University of Rochester. Cupello and the rest of the Keuka defense worked hard to limit the sixth-ranked Yellowjackets to just three goals. Cupello helped lead a rebound on Saturday as the Wolves shutout St. Elizabeth in a conference game. Not only was Cupello impactful on defense, but he also got into the play at the other end of the field, scoring a goal and assisting on another as the Wolves defeated the Eagles 9-0. Cupello has been tough at both ends of the field for the Wolves, setting new career-highs with two goals, four assists, and eight points on the season.

Emily McGuigan – Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

McGuigan continued her climb on Keuka College's career scoring list. The junior started the season in a tie for eighth and is now up to third with 49 career goals. McGuigan found the back of the net four times over the weekend in a 10-0 victory over St. Elizabeth. On the season, McGuigan ranks third in the NEAC with 15 goals and 34 total points.

Alyssa Orsino – Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week

Senior captain Alyssa Orsino was key in Keuka College's 4-3 victory over Morrisville State to take the lead atop the NEAC standings. The senior scored the final three goals of the game for Keuka College for her first career hat-trick. Orsino is tied for the conference lead with five goals on the season. She leads Keuka College in scoring this season and remains the career leading in goals and points at Keuka College.

Alyssa Rex – Women's Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week

Alyssa Rex has been honored before for her setting abilities. The Phoenix, Arizona native has the third most assists in a career at Keuka College. This past week, the senior setter branched into a new area. On Tuesday, she was second on the team with a career-high nine kills as the Wolves lost to Nazareth College. This past weekend in a victory over Lancaster Bible College, Alyssa Rex set a new career-high with 13 kills against the Chargers. She added 33 assists and 12 digs in the win for her first career triple-double. She was also efficient in her attacking, setting a new four-set program record with a .650 hitting percentage.