Monday, September 18, 2000
FOUR NAMED MORAVIAN ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
BETHLEHEM, PA --- Sophomore Neali Miller (Wyomissing/Wilson West Lawn HS) from
the womens soccer squad, junior Elissa Gerstel (Warminster/William Tennent HS) of
the field hockey team, sophomore Charlie Bowden (Parlin, NJ/Sayreville War Memorial
HS) from the football team and sophomore Wes Zimmerman (Boyertown/Boyertown HS) of
the mens cross country squad have been named the Moravian College Student-Athletes
of the Week for their performances last week.
Miller recorded a pair of shutouts in a 3-0 week for the womens soccer squad last
week. Miller, who is rotating games with Moravians other goalie, made three saves
in a 3-0 shutout of Widener University and she had six saves in a 5-0 blanking of Haverford
College. Miller has had three consecutive shutouts for the Greyhounds. Moravian is 6-1
overall this fall.
Gerstel, a midfielder, scored five goals last week in a 2-1 week for the Greyhounds. Gerstel,
who has scored seven of Moravians 11 goals this season, netted both goals in a 2-0
win over Bryn Mawr College. She added two goals in a 5-2 victory at Cedar Crest College
and Gerstel scored the only goal in a 3-1 loss to Messiah College. Moravian is 3-2 on the
Bowden made his first collegiate start a good one by leading the Greyhounds to a 27-17
victory over Albright. Bowden completed 19 of 33 passes for 256 yards with touchdown passes
of 64 and 21 yards. He also ran for a touchdown in the game. Moravian is 2-0 for the first
time since 1996.
Zimmerman led the cross country squad to a first place tie at the Muhlenberg College Invitational
on Saturday with a third place finish on the 8,000 meter course with a time of 27:15.4.
The Greyhounds tied rival Muhlenberg for first place while the Moravian womens team
won the race, its third victory of the season.