Billado earns NAC, ECAC weekly honors

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Tia Billado of the Lyndon women's soccer program, and Josh Grant, a junior runner on the Hornet men's cross country team, have been named Players of the Week in the North Atlantic Conference for the week ending Sept. 11, 2011

Billado, Lyndon, a sophomore goalkeeper from Bellows Falls, Vt., ran her scoreless streak to nearly 218 minutes with a pair of shutouts over the weekend.

After holding SUNY Cobleskill scoreless over the final 37:58 in Lyndon's 4-1 win on Monday, Sept. 5, she made 10 saves in 90 minutes as the Hornets blanked Smith College on Saturday by a score of 1-0.

On Sunday, Billado made three saves as Lyndon shut out Regis by an identical 1-0 score. In addition to the NAC honor, Billado was also named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts.

Grant, a junior from Nashua, N.H., cruised to a first place overall finish, in a field of 99 runners, Saturday at the University of New England Invitational Cross Country Meet.

He paced the Hornets to a third place team finish at the event, covering the rolling 5-mile course in a time of 28:16, just 22 seconds off the course record.