Reading, Pa. (Feb. 4, 2019) – Women’s Track and Field sophomore Susanna Pirollo and Men’s Basketball freshman Justin Thomas were named Alvernia Athletes of the Week for their performance during the week of January 28 – February 3.
Pirollo earns Player of the Week honors for the third consecutive week following two top-ten finishes at Ursinus College’s Frank Colden Invitational on Saturday. Pirollo finished eighth in the 60m dash with a time of 10.04 seconds. The sophomore also finished eighth in the long jump with a mark of 4.86m.
Thomas earned the honor for the second week in row following a week where he averaged 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds off the bench in a 2-0 week for Alvernia. In a 57-54 win over Lycoming on Wednesday, Thomas led the scoring efforts with 21 points. He was 5-11 from beyond the arc, and added five boards and two blocks. In a 71-66 road win on Saturday against Widener, Thomas scored 14 points and went 5-7, including 3-5 from the arc, to help keep Alvernia locked into the #5 spot in the MAC Commonwealth.