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October 01, 2010
Vol. 52 No. 4

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Cavanaugh's heroics honored

Jim Cavanaugh was the right man who happened to be in the right place at the right time last winter and is now being honored for his actions.

Cavanaugh, then a sophomore on the Susquehanna football team, spent his winter break last year at home in Toms River, N.J. doing what most college student-athletes do during breaks-catching up on sleep, hanging out with family and friends and working out, because no matter if it is in or out of season, workouts are a year-round commitment for student-athletes.

Driving to what was supposed to be one of those routine workouts at the gym turned into something completely different.

"I was driving down a side street and I saw two people struggling with each from a pretty far distance away so I sped up to see what was going on," Cavanaugh explained. "I saw it was a police car so I went faster. I put my car in park and ran up to the cop and asked 'what do you want me to do?' He said 'reach for his right hand, he's trying to go for something.' So I reached for his arm, put it behind his back and the officer said to put him on the ground, so we put him on the ground."

Five cop cars quickly arrived at the scene and took it from there.

What Cavanaugh had stumbled upon was the attempted arrest of several suspects who were robbing local businesses and houses in the area. Unfortunately for the Toms River police force, the arrest did not go according to plan and that's when Cavanaugh showed up.

Cavanaugh will be recognized by his town on Oct. 9.

Monaghan earns Defensive award

After helping upset No. 13 Catholic in the Landmark Conference opener, Susquehanna field hockey player Laurel Monaghan (East Fallowfield, Pa./Coatesville Area) was tabbed the league's Defensive Player of the Week.

Monaghan, a junior defender, scored a goal in a 4-3 overtime win against Catholic on Saturday. On the defensive end of the field, she made several game-saving block tackles against the Cardinals to help keep her squad in the game and force overtime.

This week at Susquehanna

Football: Saturday vs. Franklin and Marshall at 1:00 p.m.

Men's Soccer: Saturday vs. Scranton at 3:30 p.m.

Field Hockey: Wednesday vs. Juniata at 7:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer: Saturday vs. Scranton at 1:00 p.m.

Volleyball: Saturday vs. Moravian at 1:00 p.m. and vs. Scranton at 6:00 p.m., Sunday vs. Catholic at 10:00 a.m. and vs. Juniata at 3:30 p.m.



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