Five WUSTL Student-Athletes Nab UAA Athlete of the Week Honors
St. Louis, Mo., October 1, 2012 – Five student-athletes from Washington University in St. Louis have been selected as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week for their respective sports, as announced Monday by the Association.
Sophomore Lucy Cheadle of the No. 3-ranked women’s cross country team, freshman linebacker Matt Goad of the football team, senior libero Kelly Pang of the No. 1-ranked volleyball team, junior Kevin Sparks of the No. 3-ranked men’s cross country team, and sophomore midfielder Anna Zambricki of the No. 11-ranked women’s soccer team were each selected as UAA Athletes of the Week. Cheadle and Pang were both repeat winners this season.
Cheadle earned UAA Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season. She was second among non-NCAA Division I runners in the gold division at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing 44th overall with a time of 17:33.54 in the 5K race. Cheadle led Washington U. to a 28th-place finish as a team in a field of 31 teams that featured just three non-Division I squads. She was also named the UAA Athlete of the Week on Sept. 4.
Goad was selected as the UAA Football Defensive Athlete of the Week after leading the Bears’ defense in a 17-14 loss at DePauw University. He registered seven solo tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack in the loss. Goad and the Washington U. defense held DePauw to 277 yards of total offense, its second-straight contest limiting the opponent to less than 300 yards.
Pang received UAA Volleyball Defensive Athlete of the Week accolades for the fourth time this season after helping Washington University to a 3-0 record at the UAA Round Robin last week. She averaged nearly seven digs per set in the three wins, tallying 61 total digs on the weekend. Pang also passed 100 percent on 54 serve reception attempts, and had two aces to bring her team-leading total to 28 this season. She is currently leading the UAA in aces per set (0.48) and digs per set (5.88). Pang also picked up UAA Athlete of the Week honors on Sept. 4, Sept. 10 and Sept. 17.
Sparks was named the UAA Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week after leading Washington U. at the Greater Louisville Classic. He placed 30th individually with an 8K time of 24:29.70 to help the Bears finish 19th out of 31 teams in the gold division. Sparks was second among non-NCAA Division I runners in the race, and Washington U. was one of just nine non-Division I teams competing in the gold division.
Zambricki picked up UAA Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week honors after scoring three goals and an assist in a pair of wins for Washington U. last week. She recorded the second hat trick of her career to lead the Bears to a 3-0 victory at Carnegie Mellon University in the UAA opener for both teams on Sunday in Pittsburgh. Zambricki also added an assist in a 2-0 win at Webster University on Thursday. She leads the team and is second in the conference with seven goals this season.