WALTHAM, Mass. – Women’s soccer junior Sasha Sunday of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has been named the September 12 Brandeis Athlete of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. This is the first Brandeis Athlete of the Week honor presented for the 2017-18 season.
Sunday helped the Judges, ranked No. 6 in Division III by the United Soccer Coaches in the preseason, to a pair of wins last week by scoring both game-winning goals. She scored in the 71st minute of a 2-0 win over Bridgewater State University on September 5. On September 9 at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Sunday scored in the 102nd minute to break a scoreless tie. The goals were the fifth and sixth of her career and the first two game-winners. Sunday also leads the Judges with two assists this season.
Brandeis will play two more road games this week, traveling to Eastern Connecticut State University on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. start and Johnson and Wales University on Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
This is the third year of the Brandeis Athlete of the Week program presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. The Athlete of the Year Program highlights a top Brandeis student-athlete who has had an outstanding athletic achievement from the week prior. Each selected student-athlete will be featured on the Brandeis athletics homepage and inside the Chateau Waltham and Jake N Joes
Owned and operated by the Nocera Family, the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham opened in 1933 and set the standard for providing the tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices for its customers. Located on 195 School Street, with 900 seats, the Chateau is always ready to accommodate large parties.
The Nocera Family consists of 6 brothers who have always had a passion for playing sports. In 2010, The Nocera Family launched a new concept, Jake n JOES Sports Grille. Jake n JOES Waltham opened in 2014 and is the best place to watch a game and enjoy quality food.
"Brandeis student-athletes are fantastic role models in our community,” says Chateau President Joe Nocera, “They exemplify the ideals of excellence and commitment both on and off the playing field. The Chateau Waltham and Jake n JOES Waltham are proud to partner with Brandeis Athletics to continue to enhance a positive focus within the Waltham Community."
For more information on Brandeis women’s soccer, visit the team’s web pages at www.brandeisjudges.com/sports/wsoc.