Monday, September 30, 2002
FOUR NAMED MORAVIAN STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
BETHLEHEM, PA --- Junior Marion Berry (Avon, NJ/Avon HS) from the women’s
tennis team, junior Amy Lawrence (Gettysburg, PA/Delone Catholic HS) of
the women’s volleyball squad and senior Charlie Bowden (Parlin, NJ/Sayreville
War Memorial HS) and junior John Panikiewsky (Carteret, NJ/Carteret HS) from
the football team have been named the Moravian College Student-Athletes of the Week for
their performances last week.
Berry posted a pair of singles and doubles victories last week to lead
the Greyhounds to a 2-0 week and their ninth straight Middle Atlantic Conference postseason
appearance as Moravian defeated DeSales University, 8-0, and Susquehanna University, 5-4. Berry has
an 8-0 singles mark this fall and she is 7-1 in doubles action with partner sophomore Jillian
Iacovelli (Randolph, NJ/Randolph HS). Moravian is 8-0 on the season and 5-0 in
the MAC Commonwealth. The Greyhounds will put their 31-match winning streak on the line
on Tuesday, October 1st in a MAC Commonwealth match at Albright College beginning at 3:30
p.m. A victory will clinch home court advantage throughout the playoffs.
Lawrence, a setter, led the Greyhounds to a pair of victories last week
and a 2-1 record. She led Moravian to victories over Muhlenberg College, 3-1, and Albright
College, 3-0. The Greyhounds only loss of the week was a 3-2 setback to King’s College
in a battle of two of the top five-ranked teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region. For the week, Lawrence averaged
10.50 assists in 12 games and she added 1.25 kills, 2.83 digs and 0.75 service aces per
game while hitting .308. Lawrence did not have a hitting error in either
of the victories last week and was a perfect four-of-four on hitting attempts at Albright.
Moravian is 10-4 on the season and will return to action on Tuesday, October 1st in a Commonwealth
Conference match with Juniata College beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Johnston Hall.
Bowden, a quarterback, and Panikiewsky, a defensive
back, nearly led the Greyhounds to an upset of the fifth-ranked Widener University football
team as Moravian fell to the Pioneers, 27-20 in overtime. Bowden completed
11 of 27 passes for 200 yards with two touchdowns. His rush up the middle on fourth down
in overtime nearly kept the drive alive as he was just inches short of a first down at
the three yard line. Panikiewsky had nine tackles in the game with four
solo stops and one for loss. Moravian is 1-2 on the season and returns to the field on
Saturday, October 5th in a MAC game at Lebanon Valley College beginning at 1:30 p.m.