Meet your SUNY Cortland athletes of the week: Tuesday, October 17

Junior field hockey forward Jess Gibaldi (Westbury/W.T. Clarke) and junior football linebacker Kyle Richard (Lakeview/Malverne) have been named the SUNY Cortland Athletes of the Week for the week ending Oct. 15.

Kyle Richard

Kyle registered a game-high and career-high 13 tackles in Cortland’s 20-17 overtime win versus previously unbeaten and nationally ranked Alfred University. Seven of his tackles were solo stops. Richard was honored as the Empire 8 Football Defensive Player of the Week for his performance.

Jess Gibaldi

Jess was named the SUNYAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week after scoring three goals during a 2-0 week for the Red Dragons. She scored on both of her shot attempts in a 7-2 win at Oswego Wednesday, and she scored the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win versus nationally 20th-ranked St. John Fisher Saturday. Gibaldi leads Cortland with 11 goals this season, with at least one tally in five of her last six games.