Players of the Week - Group One

- Player of the Week

It's been quite a start of season 2017 and it has taken some time to pick the first group of "Players of the Week" so this time, we have a number of players.

Colby Barker Offensive Player of the Week
Colby Barker

In his fifth and last year on the Pittsford Varsity, senior midfielder Colby Barker scored the tying and then winning goal, with 0:14 left in the game, as the Panther defeated Canandaigua early in the season.

After a great performance as a defensive midfielder in his early years on the team, Colby has become a team leader in offense, thus far this year scoring 13g-8a toward his career stats of 87g-61a. After making an early commitment, Colby will be off to join his brother, Brandon, at Ohio State.

"Colby has the ability and mind set to put our team on his back and lead us," says his coach, Andrew Whipple.

Devin Andrews Offensive Player of the Week
Devin Andrews

Canandaigua senior attackman, Devin Andrews broke a school record in the Churchville-Chili game for points in a game with 6g-7a. The previous record was set by Billy Schaar in 1986 and then tied by Newark Head Coach Matt Groot in 2001.

In his three years on the Varsity, Devin has scored 112 goals and 40 assists and has averaged over six points per game this season. He will be moving on to Stony Brook after graduation.

First year Head Coach Deven York says, "I am most proud of the fact that Devin did it in such a balanced way. He is what I want my young players in the program to look up to. He lives with his stick in his hand. He stays after practice and on weekends to get on the wall and shoot."

Devin Andrews Defensive Player of the Week
Brady D`Hont

Penfield senior defenseman, Brady D`Hont is a take-away specialist, who this year has recorded fourteen takes thus far and has picked up sixteen ground balls. It is his fourth year on the Varsity and he is a team Captain. He is committed to playing for Canisius after graduation this spring.

Head Coach Jon Schembri has high praise for his player. "Brady has played a vital role in keeping the defense together despite having lost three players. His offseason commitment to strength and conditioning and his in season play and leadership is something that all players should emulate. He had been essential in us getting past this bump in the road. I could not be more proud of the man he has become."

Jacob Drennen Defensive Player of the Week
Jacob Drennen

Jacob Drennen is a junior goalie for Geneva, in his fourth year on the Varsity. So far this year he has made sixty-eight saves for a sixty-nine percent save record and has been instrumental in helping the Panthers win their last four games in a row.

After picking up over 500 minutes of Varsity playing time as an eighth grader, he currently has made 476 saves (56%) while playing 2,203 minutes in the goal.

Geneva Head Coach LJ Rusell says, "Jake has had a very strong year beginning with two 19 save performances against Corning and Canandaigua. In Finger Lakes play, our defense has been strong giving up 12 goals in four games and a shutout last week. He calls out our defenses and carries himself on the field with contagious confidence."

The 2017 list of award winners is available here.