March 17, 2010

ECAC Announces Division III Men's Upstate Basketball All-Stars

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CAPE COD, Mass. – Junior center David Golembiowski of SUNY Institute of Technology has been chosen as the 2009-10 ECAC Division III Upstate Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.  Golembiowski led the North Eastern Athletic Conference in points this year with 641 and an average of 21.4 per game.  Additionally the junior finished second in the conference in rebounding, averaging 10.4 per game.

Hobart College freshman Stefan Thompson has been chosen as the 2009-10 ECAC Division III Upstate Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Year, with per-game averages of 15 points and 3.0 rebounds.  The Statesmen guard was named the Liberty League Rookie of the Year for his efforts.

Joining Golembiowski on the ECAC first team are Mark Blazek of Hartwick College, Brian Beckford of SUNY Oneonta, Josh Sharlow of St. Lawrence University, and Phil Barera of Ithaca College.

Blazek finished the year with 486 points, averaging 20.3 per game, along with 2.8 rebounds per game.  Sharlow has earned a spot after being named the Liberty League Player of the Year.  Sharlow totaled 319 points on the season with 166 assists and 55 steals. The SUNYAC Player of the Year, Beckford, totaled 14.9 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game in his senior campaign.  Barera helped the Bombers claim the ECAC Men’s Upstate Championship this season, averaging a double-double with totals of 16.3 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game. 

The ECAC Upstate second team features Chris Ruiz of Plattsburgh State, who helped the Cardinals to a second-place finish in the SUNYAC this season by averaging 17.2 points per game and 5.7 rebounds.  Teammate Errol Daniyan put up 15.1 points per game with 240 rebounds on the year.   Matt Pebole finished his sophomore season at Hobart with 18.9 points per game, coupled with 6.5 rebounds per game.  Hamilton College’s Pat Sullivan averaged 15 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest this season, while St. John Fisher’s Matt Newman put up an average of 11.4 points and 6.4 rebounds during his senior campaign.

About the ECAC
The Eastern College Athletic Conference is the nation’s largest athletic conference and only multi-divisional conference, with approximately 300 member institutions and over 122,000 student-athletes ranging from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois.  The ECAC publicizes the achievements of over 750 student-athletes annually through the postseason all-stars.  In men's and women’s basketball, the ECAC names one Division I all-star team, one Division II all-star team, and four regional Division III all-star teams (New England, Upstate, Metro, and South).