Farmingdale’s Santana Leads Rams

WHITE PLAINS, NY (12 January 2009) – Damien Santana (Brooklyn, NY/Grady) is this week’s PrestoSports/Met Basketball Writers Association Player of the Week for leading Farmingdale State to a 3-0 week. Santana averaged 26.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game as Farmingdale (10-2, 5-1 Skyline) defeated Old Westbury 99-81, St. Joseph’s 84-67 and Mt. St. Mary 95-47. In the process, the Rams extended their winning streak to six games.

Against Skyline Conference foe Old Westbury, he eclipsed the 1,500 career point mark with a 33-point effort. He also tied a school record with seven three point field goals in that game. He then posted 19 points and 15 rebounds against St. Joe's and 26 points in the Rams win over Mount Saint Mary.

Farmingdale will host the College of Mt. St. Vincent on Saturday at 1 p.m.

This Week's Honor Roll
Omari Knox, Bloomfield College, Senior, Guard, 6'1”, 170 lbs., Brooklyn, NY/ New Utrecht
Jason Miller, Columbia University, Senior, Forward, 6’8”, 215 lbs., Hamilton, OH/Hamilton
Jaytornah Wisseh, Long Island University, Junior, Guard, 6’1”, 180 lbs., Brooklyn, NY/Banneker Academy
Ryan Schneider, Marist College, Senior, Forward, 6’7”, 200 lbs., Yorktown Heights, NY/Lakeland
Marvin Billups, Purchase College, Sophomore, Forward, 6'5”, Chester, NY/Monroe-Woodbury
Ryan Bacon, Saint Peter's College, Sophomore, Forward, Maplewood, NJ/St. Benedict's

About the PrestoSports/MBWA Weekly Player of the Week Award
Celebrating its fifth season, the Player of the Week Award is granted on a weekly basis by the New York Area Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Each week, each of the nearly 75 schools that play college basketball in the Tri-state area have the ability to nominate one male and one female student-athlete, based upon their on-court accomplishments over the previous seven days. An esteemed panel of media members votes to select the winners from the nominations. All players who receive votes, but are not named the Player of the Week, are then named to the Honor Roll.

About PrestoSports
PrestoSports is proud to sponsor the college basketball in the New York area, and specifically the MBWA. We are pleased to recognize the best athletic achievements in the Tri-state area. A Maryland-based company, PrestoSports is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices used for designing, building and maintaining official athletic websites. With clients across the country, PrestoSports focuses on smaller schools and conferences in NCAA Divisions II and III.