Athlete of the Week

For Ethington, friendships outweigh dominance

Senior guard Lena Ethington led Women’s Basketball in minutes, points, and steals. Though the team ended with a 10–15 record this season after making the Elite Eight last season, Ethington reflected on the challenges the team has faced and her experience as a player.

For Thakkar, preparation nets success

Junior Tanmay Thakkar is a key player for Men’s Tennis, often playing in the No. 3 or No. 4 spot in individual matches and in the No. 2 or No. 3 spot in doubles play. The team boasts an impressive 6–0 record, thanks in part to Thakkar.

Okoniewski reflects on switch to college ball

First-year forward Julianna Okoniewski is already a key contributor for Women’s Basketball. As a starting post player, she leads the team in points and field goal percentage, and is second on the team in rebounds and blocks.

Coalfleet discusses improving as a sprinter

At the start of this season in early December, he earned the Liberty League Men’s Track Performer of the Week honor for winning the 400 meter run at the All-Atlantic Regional Championships.

Forness has high hopes for basketball season

Though Women’s Basketball is off to a 1–4 start, junior forward Ally Forness has been an important starter. Forness leads the team in field goal percentage.

Aronson discusses swimming success

Senior swimmer Danny Aronson is an important contributor in freestyle events for the men’s swimming and diving team. Two weeks ago at Buffalo State, Aronson was one of three ‘Jackets to win two events, contributing to victories in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

For DeRubertis, volleyball team is a family

Sophomore Allie DeRubertis leads Women’s Volleyball in points, kills, and total attacks. As outside hitter for the ‘Jackets, she has helped the team to a strong 23–9 record so far.

Bargabos barges to invitational victory

Senior distance runner Rachel Barbagos is an important contributor to a strong track team. On Sept. 15, Barbagos finished first in a field of 212 runners at the UR Yellowjacket Cross Country Invitational, helping the ‘Jackets place second in that meet.

For Cooley, close-knit team enhances soccer experience

Junior midfielder Josh Cooley has been a key contributor for Men’s Soccer this season. This past Saturday, his goal against Buffalo State helped the ‘Jackets improve to 5–0 on the season.

Bansbach reflects on Liberty League title defense

Senior attacker Nancy Bansbach was named as a team captain for Field Hockey last season, and was the team’s top scorer last season among those returning this year. Last season, the team won the Liberty League Championship for the first time in school history and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight.