Oct. 7 – BETHANY, W. Va. – The Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announced that women’s cross country runner Rhianna Petrone (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan) and senior punter Stephen Amic (McDonald, Pa./West Allegheny), have been named the Bison SAAC Athletes of the Week.
Petrone showed her ability at the Pitt-Greensburg/WCCC Invitational on Saturday, leading the Bison to a third-place finish out of 10 teams. In a field of 86 runners, Petrone completed the race in third place with a time of 19:46.7.
On the year, Petrone has registered three top-20 finishes with her best coming in last week’s race at the Pitt-Greensburg/WCCC Invitational.
Amic helped the Bison in the field position battle in a close contest with Case Western Reserve, constantly changing field position in the Bison's favor. Amic finished the game with eight punts for 334 yards (41.8 avg.) and placed four different punts inside the 20 yard line. His best punt came on a 53 yarder which led to a special teams fumble recovery, allowing the Bison to take over on the Case 17-yard line. That play led to the final touchdown of the day for the Bison.
Amic on the season leads the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in punting average (40.0), total punts (41) and punting yards (1,642). His best outing thus far, came in a win over 21-14 win over conference opponent Westminster College. Amic finished with nine punts for an average of 43.2 yards, with a long of 64 yards.
Other considered for the award on the men’s side included football junior athletes Nadim Raddar (Laurel, Md./Old Mill) and Eric Blinn (Beaver, Pa./Western Beaver), as well as freshman soccer standout, Alex Hannah (Weirton, W.Va./Weir). Other women included sophomore volleyball athlete, Dakota McKenzie (Hopewell, Ohio /West Muskingum), junior field hockey forward Taylor Solomon ( Beltsville, Md./Elizabeth Seton), freshman tennis player Corrina Wolf (Heidenheim, Germany/Schiller-Gymnasium) and freshman goalkeeper Taylor Sasak (Berea, Ohio/Berea).