Washington University Has Four-Student Athletes Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., September 6, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis senior Cody Costakis of the No. 7 men’s soccer team, freshman Anna Zambricki of the No. 16 women’s soccer team, senior Liz Phillips of the No. 3 women’s cross country team and senior Tucker Hartley of the No. 5 men’s cross country team were each named University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the conference office.
Costakis scored a goal in both games last week to help lead the Bears to a pair of victories. He netted the Bears’ first goal of the season, a 19-footer in the second minute of a 2-1 victory at Webster University on Sept. 1. Costakis scored again in Washington University’s home opener on Sept. 3, firing a shot from 25-yards out against Central College in another 2-1 WUSTL victory.
Zambricki scored six goals and added an assist as the WUSTL women’s soccer team began the 2011 season with three wins. She tied the school record with four goals in the season-opening victory against Missouri Baptist University on Sept. 1, and followed that up with two goals in an 8-1 win over Calvin College on Sept. 2.
Phillips led the women’s cross country team to a first-place finish at the Washington University Big River Running Early Bird meet on Sept. 3, at the Central Fields of Forest Park in St. Louis, Mo. She completed the 4K race with a winning time of 14:46.9, leading a group of 151 student-athletes. The Bears posted a team score of 16 points, placing four runners in the top-five.
Hartley was the top men’s collegiate finisher at the Early Bird. He came in fourth overall, finishing the 6K competition in 18:48.8, placing just behind one unaffiliated runner and a pair of Washington University alumni. The Bears tallied a team score of 39 points, finishing three points behind the WUSTL alumni in the team standings.