FREDERICK, Md. - James Weger (Shrewsbury, Pa. / Susquehannock) of men's lacrosse and Heather Silveira (Baltimore, Md. / Chesapeake) of women's track and field are the Hood College Athletes of the Week for the week ending on March 22.
Weger notched his second Middle Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Delaware Valley. In the 9-7 win, he caused two turnovers and picked up four ground balls. Weger leads the the Blazers with 33 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers so far this season.
Silveira finished second in the triple jump at the Battleground Relays despite never competing in the event before. In her first crack at the triple jump, the senior turned in a mark of 31-7 1/4 (9.63 meters). On the second day of competition, she claimed the win in the 100-meter hurdles and placed second in the 400m hurdles. Silveira won the 100 hurdles in 16.28 and followed it up with a 1:10.02 in the 400 hurdles. In the 4x200 relay, she place third with the help of Jackie Mangogna, Andrea Christmas and Jillian Heymann (1:57.24).