WALTHAM, Mass. – Four Brandeis University student-athletes have earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors for December 4.
From women's fencing, sophomore Jessica Gets of Morganville, N.J., was honored for her performance in the foil at the Brandeis Invitational. She helped her squad to a 3-3 record on the day by going 15-3 with 3-0 showings against Brown University and the University of Incarnate Word.
From the men's soccer team, senior Sam Vinson of Lauderhill, Fla., and junior Andrew Allen of Norfolk, Mass., were honored as Offensive Players of the Week. Each scored goals in the Judges' 3-2 loss against Messiah College in the national semifinals of the NCAA Division III tournament on Friday evening. Vinson's goal was his first of the season and came in the 60th minute to give the Judges a 1-0 lead. Allen notched his sixth of the campaign in the 80th minute to put Brandeis ahead, 2-1. The Falcons answered less than a minute later and knocked off the Judges in double overtime. It was Brandeis's second-straight Final Four appearance.
From men's indoor track and field, senior Ryan Stender of Amherst, Mass., was recognized for his performance at Boston University. Stender finished 19th overall but tops among Division III competitors in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:38.96. The mark was a personal best and was the second-fastest 5K run in Division III on the opening weekend of the indoor track and field season.
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