April 23, 2012
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WEST POINT, N.Y. - After another successful week of play, the Army Athletic Association tabbed baseball's Logan Lee and women's tennis' Natalie Allen as Co-Athletes of the Week. The recognition for Lee is the second of his career, while Allen's honor is her first.
Lee threw the fourth no-hitter in school history in the opener against Bucknell on Saturday. The senior carried a perfect game into the seventh inning and finished with Army's first no-hitter since 1957 as the Black Knights took an 8-0 decision in the first game of the day.
Army defeated the Bison, 2-1, in a 15-inning thriller in the nightcap as the Black Knights clinched the Patriot League regular-season title by sweeping both ends of a conference doubleheader from Bucknell at Doubleday Field.
On the season, Lee is 5-1 through 10 starts with a 3.53 earned run average. His 41 strikeouts list third on the team.
Army (33-9, 16-0 PL) will be the top seed and have the luxury of home field advantage when the conference tournament begins next month. The Black Knights have won nine straight games and 28 of their last 33 contests. Army has won the regular-season conference title in six of the last nine years dating back to 2004.
Allen became the first Black Knight in 11 years to record three singles wins at the Patriot League Championship, boosting Army to its 13th conference crown and eighth straight. The freshman earned straight-set decisions in matches against No. 7 Holy Cross and No. 3 Colgate, before defeating Navy's Stefanie Ton, 6-4, 7-5, in the title match. Along with junior co-captain Erin Colton, Allen was named a tournament co-MVP.
The three victories stretched Allen's winning streak to 11 matches while bumping her season record to a team-best 29-7. The 29 victories rank tied for third all-time with Melanie Bundoc (2000-01) on the Black Knights' single-season wins list.
By winning the Patriot League, Army (22-6, 5-0 PL) collected the conference's automatic NCAA Championship bid. The Black Knights will be making its 12th trip to the national tournament and will learn its opponent and destination on May 1.