Slattery, Courtwright Earn Athlete of the Week Honors

Slattery, Courtwright Earn Athlete of the Week Honors

The Student-Athletes of the Week presented by CPL for the week ending May 2 are men's lacrosse redshirt sophomore Nick Slattery and men's track freshman Zane Courtwright.

Slattery scored two goals in St. Bonaventure's MAAC quarterfinal victory over Detroit Mercy, 11-8, April 30, doubling his season total. He had an outstanding game, also adding an assist for three total points.

He had perhaps the game's most important goal. After Detroit had rallied from a 5-1 deficit to tie the game, 5-5, Slattery scored unassisted with 8:27 left in the third to break the tie and put the Bonnies back in front. It broke a scoreless drought of over a quarter for the Bonnies and gave them back momentum.

The midfielder from Irondequoit, N.Y. has played in seven games in his first season with the program.

Courtwright set a pair of school records in his first Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track Championships over the weekend.

On Saturday, the North East, Pa. native first set a new school record in the 800 meters with his time of 2:00.14, breaking the previous record by .10 seconds.

The next day, Courtwright went atop the program leaderboard in the 1500 as well, as he shattered the previous school record by over five seconds. He crossed the finish line in 4:05.46 which was also over six seconds faster than he had ran this spring previously.