Senior Athletes of the Year Named
Three seniors were honored recently by the SUNY Oswego Athletic Department.
Oswego State men’s ice hockey player Neil Musselwhite '10 was recently named the 2009-10 Senior Male Athlete of the Year and women’s diver Eileen McMahon '10 and women’s swimmer Jenny VanEtten '10 were recently selected as the 2009-10 Senior Female Co-Athletes of the Year.
Musselwhite, a Burlington, Ontario, native, graduated as one of the winningest student-athletes in school history having been part of the 2010 SUNYAC Championship team, the 2007 and 2010 regular season SUNYAC Championship teams, and the 2007 NCAA Division III Championship team.
The forward finished his career with 76 points on 44 goals and 32 assists in 108 games. He had a breakout senior season, scoring a team-leading 23 goals to go along with 13 assists en route to being named Second Team All-SUNYAC.
Musselwhite made a national name for himself this past season when he tallied three short-handed goals in a span of 2:59 against Brockport Dec. 4. He is believed to be just the third player in college hockey history to achieve a natural short-handed hat trick.
Musselwhite was later selected as one of six collegiate players, and the only Division III men’s hockey player, to represent the Men’s East squad in the fifth annual NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge. He closed out his college career by winning the Fastest Skater competition with a new event record time of 14.3 seconds and placing second in the Hardest Shot contest with a shot of 91.8 mph.
Women Excel in Pool
McMahon and VanEtten both left their marks on the Laker swimming and diving program, contributing to the 2006-07 SUNYAC Championship team, establishing school records and garnering All-America accolades.
McMahon, a native of Clay, completed her career as a four-time Second Team All-SUNYAC performer and three-time NCAA provisional qualifier. She became the first female diver in school history to compete at the 2010 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, where she was a two-time honorable mention All-American honoree.
McMahon was dominant in dual meets as well, as she placed in the top three of 66 duals with 56 first-place finishes. She also graduates as the school record holder on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards.
VanEtten, a native of Ravena, received Second Team All-SUNYAC honors three times before finishing First Team All-SUNYAC in 2010. She was a conference champion in the 200 individual medley and a two-time NCAA provisional qualifier. VanEtten competed at the 2009 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, where she was a two-time All-America competitor.
VanEtten dominated her respective events finishing fourth or better in all races; taking first-place honors in 45 of her 75 events. She graduates as the school record holder in the 200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, and a member of the 800 freestyle relay, while also holding the SUNYAC record in the 100 breaststroke.
— Adele Burk
From left, Eileen McMahon '10, Neil Musselwhite '10 and Jenny VanEtten '10 were named Senior Athletes of the Year.
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