Pagan, Nunez earn Skyline honors


The SUNY College at Old Westbury baseball team saw two of its players earn Skyline Conference weekly honors when league officials announced Monday evening that junior righty Arismendy Nunez garnered pitcher of the week laurels and junior center fielder Jonathan Pagan earned a spot on the weekly honor roll. In total, Old Westbury has generated 13 conference weekly honors on the season.

Nunez, a native of Bronx, struck out four and walked just one batter in a seven inning no-hitter against Stevens on April 17 at home. The no-hitter gave Nunez his fourth victory and third complete game outing of the season. The pitcher of the week selection is Nunez’s second of the season.

Entering the week, Nunez ranked among the conference leaders in strikeouts (47, 1st), innings pitched (54.2, 1st), wins (4, T-1st), games started (8, T-1st), opponents’ batting average (.197, 3rd) and earned run average (2.30, 4th).

Pagan, a native of Westbury, hit .500 (4-8) on the week with two multi-hit games, three runs scored, two stolen bases and two walks for the Panthers. Pagan’s week included a 2-for-3 effort to go along with two runs scored and a stolen base in the opener against Stevens on April 17. Pagan collected hits in all but one game last week to boost his average to .309 (34-110) on the season. 

Pagan has now been named to the weekly honor roll three times on the season and  ranks amongst conference leaders in home runs (3, T-1st), total bases (53, 2nd), runs scored (25, T-2nd), hits (34, T-5th), triples (3, T-5th), slugging percentage (.482, 6th) and runs batted in (20, 7th).

Valdes, Jean Collect Skyline

Softball Weekly Honors

The SUNY College at Old Westbury freshman left fielder Gabriella Valdes claimed Skyline Conference Softball Rookie of the Week honors and senior center fielder Jennifer Jean collected her fifth consecutive spot on the Weekly Honor Roll, released Monday evening by league officials. 

Valdes, a native of Queens, picked up her first career weekly honor by hitting .500 (8-16) including four multi-hit games, six runs scored , three RBIs and two stolen bases.  In the opening game against Baruch on April 16, Valdes drove in one and scored the game-winning run while tying a career-high with three runs scored to go with a 2-for-4 game at the plate. Valdes followed in game two with two hits, two runs scored and one RBI.  Valdes closed out the week on April 18 against Sage with two hits in the opener and in the finale produced two hits, an RBI double and a run scored.

On the season, Valdes is hitting .301 (22-73) at the plate with 23 runs scored and leads the conference with 18 walks.

Jean, a native of Levittown, hit .400 (6-15) at the plate with two home runs, five runs scored and five RBIs.  Jean stroked a pair of home runs in game two against Baruch, including three runs scored in a 2-for-5 game at the plate.  Jean scored two runs in the opener against Baruch.  Against Sage, Jean banged out an RBI single to drive in Old Westbury’s lone run in the opener.  Jean closed out the series with an RBI double in the first inning to extend her hitting streak to seven games (tied career-high) to go along with her team-leading 12th multi-hit game of the season.    

Jean ranks among the conference leaders in triples (7, 1st), slugging percentage (.838, 2nd), on base percentage (.533, 3rd), batting average (.488, 3rd), runs batted in (28, 5th), total bases (67, T-5th), hits (39, T-8th) and runs scored (29, 9th).

Bey named to Skyline Conference

Women’s Lacrosse Honor Roll

The SUNY College at Old Westbury freshman midfielder Sara Bey has been named to the Skyline Conference Women’s Lacrosse Weekly Honor Roll, released Monday afternoon by league officials.  The weekly honor is Bey’s third of the season, after previously earning Rookie of the Week laurels on March 10 and March 31.  

Bey a native of Merrick, scored seven goals in addition to recording eight ground balls, six caused turnovers and four draw controls in Old Westbury’s final two games of the season last week. 

Bey opened with two goals, four ground balls, three draw controls and tied a career-high with four caused turnovers on April 14 against Wilkes.  In her final game of the season, Bey tallied five goals, four ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers against Maritime on April 16.  Bey’s hat trick was her program leading sixth on the season and concluded the year with program records of 37 goals, 38 points and 51 draw controls.

Bey ranked among the conference leaders in goals per game (2.31, 7th), points per game (2.38, 11th) and game-winning goals (2, T-5th).

Men’s Baseball

The SUNY College at Old Westbury baseball team picked up a 3-1 Skyline Conference win at home Monday afternoon over the visiting St. Joseph’s (L.I.) Golden Eagles from Jackie Robinson Athletic Complex. Old Westbury (14-18) improves to 10-4 in conference play while sending the Golden Eagles (14-15) to 9-5.



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