Shane Cronin Receives Weekly Empire 8 Football Honors

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unnamedSUNY Cortland senior kicker/punter Shane Cronin (West Nyack/Clarkstown South) earned Empire 8 weekly football honors for the week ending October 30. Cronin is the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week and DeLuise is the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Cronin earned Empire 8 Special Teams weekly honors for the second time this year. In Cortland’s 45-20 win over Morrisville, Cronin made a 35-yard field goal and all six of his PAT kicks. He also averaged 38.8 yards per punt on four attempts, with two kicks pinning the Mustangs inside the 20-yard line. For the season, Cronin is 7-of-8 on field goal attempts and 32-of-33 on PAT kicks, including his last 30 attempts.

DeLuise made a career-high 14 tackles, 12 solo, in the Red Dragons’ win over Morrisville. Two of his tackles were sacks for a combined loss of 12 yards. In addition, DeLuise forced and recovered a fumble on a kickoff return that set up an early Cortland touchdown drive.

DeLuise currently ranks fourth on the team with 45 tackles in eight appearances. He’s recorded double-digit tackle totals each of the last two weeks with 11 tackles at Brockport in addition to his 14 against Morrisville. Cortland (4-5, 2-5 Empire 8) is idle this week and will close the season at home on Saturday, November 12 at noon in the annual Cortaca Jug rivalry game versus Ithaca College. Tickets for that game are already sold out.

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