St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 3, 2014 – Six individuals from Washington University in St. Louis were recognized as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week for their respective sports, as announced Monday by the Association.
Senior Lucy Cheadle of the No. 8-ranked women’s cross country team, junior Reed Dalton of the men’s swimming team, junior kicker Alex Hallwachs and senior linebacker Fade Oluokun of the football team, senior midfielder Jonathan Lipsey of the men’s soccer team, and sophomore outside hitter Alex Sheredy of the No. 5 volleyball team each received the honor. Cheadle was recognized for the third time this season, while Hallwachs and Oluokun each earned the honor for the second time this year.
Cheadle shaved nearly 13 seconds off her previous career-best 6K time to win her third straight UAA title. She became the first runner in UAA history, men’s or women’s, to earn three consecutive conference titles, winning the race by nearly 90 seconds. Cheadle’s winning time of 20:31.60 was nearly 45 seconds faster than the previous fastest time in UAA history, and led Washington U. to its first UAA Championship since 2011. It marks the third time this season and 15th time in her career that Cheadle has received UAA Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors.
Dalton received UAA Men’s Swimming Athlete of the Week recognition for the first time in his career after helping the Washington U. men defeat DePauw University 156-132 in a dual meet Saturday. He posted a B-cut time to win the men’s 100 butterfly in 49.91 seconds. Dalton also swam on the Bears’ winning 200-medley relay that clocked a season-best time of 1:33.52. He added a season-best time of 21.86 to finish third in the 50 freestyle, and led off the 400-free relay that finished second with a season-best time of 3:11.76.
Hallwachs was named the UAA Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week after going 2-for-2 on field goals and 2-for-2 on extra points in the Bears’ 28-17 win over Case Western Reserve University Saturday. He connected on a 42-yard field goal in the first quarter, then booted a 49-yarder in the third quarter. Hallwachs also added a pair of special teams tackles on kickoffs. It was the sixth time in his career that Hallwachs has been named the UAA Athlete of the Week.
Lipsey was recognized as the UAA Men’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career after scoring both goals in the Bears’ 2-0 win over New York University Sunday. He scored the game-winner in the 13th minute, before adding an insurance goal in the 65th minute to give Washington U. its first conference win of the season. Lipsey ranks second on the team with four goals and 10 points this season.
Oluokun earned UAA Football Defensive Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season and third time in his career. He made 10 tackles, including seven solo stops, and was part of the Bears’ defense that forced four turnovers in the 28-17 win over Case. Oluokun also added two tackles for loss and two pass breakups in the win.
Sheredy was selected as the UAA Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career after leading Washington U. to four wins at the Bears Invite. She was named to the all-tournament team after leading the Bears’ offensively in all four matches, including double-doubles of 17 kills and 10 digs in a three-set win over Transylvania University Friday, and 14 kills and 11 digs in a sweep of Hendrix College Saturday. On the weekend, Sheredy averaged 4.25 kills and 2.83 digs per set, while hitting a combined .424 in the four wins.