As the men’s soccer team enters the final stretch of its regular-season schedule, senior captain John Hengel leads the Bears with six goals. Hengel led the Bears to victory against Fontbonne on Oct. 13, scoring twice in the team’s first three-goal performance.
In a must-win game against Rhodes College Saturday, Oct. 4th, senior defensive back Tim Machan perhaps made the biggest play of the day only seven minutes into the game. With the Lynx driving into the red zone, Machan intercepted a pass into the end zone, returning it 33 yards. The Lynx would be shutdown for the rest of the game. Machan’s interception and team-leading eight tackles earned him Student Life’s Male Athlete of the Week.
While the Washington University women’s volleyball team may be very young this year, senior co-captain Erin Albers has done a tremendous job leading the way. She paced the team with 33 kills at the University Athletic Association Round Robin in Rochester, N.Y. while racking up a .433 hitting percentage. Albers was named a UAA Athlete of the Week and is also Student Life’s Female Athlete of the Week.
Senior John Watts stormed through the 2009 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Singles Championship, winning seven straight matches this past weekend on the way to capturing the singles championship. The title was his fourth straight, and Watts is this week’s male Athlete of the Week.
Caryn Rosoff, a senior on the women’s soccer team, scored three goals in each of the last two games against Principia College and Southeast Missouri State. Rosoff is currently tied with teammate Emma Brown in the UAA for most points per game. Rosoff’s offensive prowess led her to an All-America nod in 2007, a UAA Athlete of the Week honor this week and Student Life’s female Athlete of the Week.
McLean’s contributions let the Bears put together their first back-to-back wins for the season and earned him recognition as Student Life’s Athlete of the Week.
Only a few weeks into the season, freshman Kelly Pang helped steer the Washington University women’s volleyball team to an impressive 12-3 overall record.
Junior Jim O’Brien started Saturday, Sept. 12th’s Washington University football game at Westminster College. Through the course of the game, O’Brien recorded a career-high 143 yards on the ground, including a touchdown.
In just a few weeks, freshman Hannah Buck has made a strong impression in the varsity women’s golf program. Her stellar performance has earned her Student Life’s Female Athlete of the Week.
Freshman Leah Barsanti of Park Ridge, Ill., recently represented Wash. U. by finishing in third place at the United States Figure Skating Association National Collegiate Championships.