Wakeem Medina - Green & Gold October Green and Gold Male Athlete of the Month

Medina Cross Country Head Shot

HERKIMER, NY—Herkimer College has announced its Green and Gold Athletes for the month of October. They are women’s volleyball player Kerissa Marquissee, of Mohawk, N.Y., and men’s cross country runner Wakeem Medina, of Schenectady, N.Y.

Marquissee, a senior libero, led the Generals to the Mountain Valley Conference Championship and a berth in the 2019 Region III Championships. She had 451 digs (5.1 per game) and 24 aces on the year.

“Kerissa is an all-around amazing player/person,” Coach Dianna Ste-Marie said. “She never complains or gives up. She is ready and willing to play anywhere on the court as needed. She is by far one of the most all-around players I have had.”

Medina, a freshman, earned a third-place finish in the Mountain Valley Conference Championships and a fifth-place finish at the Region III Championships. He paced the Generals to their first-ever Conference title.

“Wakeem stayed consistent all season and was able to stay under a 6-minute mile in all of his races,” Coach Steve Sydoriw said. “His hard work earned him a spot on the Mountain Valley Conference first team and All-Region team.”

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