St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 16, 2015 – Washington University in St. Louis had six individuals selected as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week for their respective sports, as announced by the UAA.
Junior goalkeeper Lizzy Crist of the No. 4-ranked women’s soccer team, junior middle hitter Caroline Dupont and senior setter Allison Zastrow of the No. 1 volleyball team, and senior kicker Alex Hallwachs, senior defensive back Quincy Marting and senior running back Cody Ratermann of the football team each received the honor.
Marting and Hallwachs also earned Football Athlete of the Week honors from the Southern Athletic Association (SAA).
Crist was named the UAA Women’s Soccer Defensive Athlete of the Week for the second time this season and fifth time in her career. She posted a pair of wins and did not allow a goal in 157:26 as WashU advanced to the Sectional Semifinals for the fourth time in the last five years. Crist made two saves in 67 minutes in a 4-0 win over York College (Pa.) Saturday, then recorded four saves in a 1-0 victory at Denison University Sunday. She came up big against Denison in the 25th minute, punching a high-arching shot over the crossbar to preserve the Bears’ 14th shutout of the season.
Dupont was tabbed the UAA Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week for the second time this season and fifth time in her career. She averaged 3.7 kills per set while hitting .465 in the Bears’ three matches at the NCAA Thousand Oaks, Calif. Regional. Dupont was named to the all-tournament team after finishing the weekend with 37 kills in 10 sets for WashU. She had 13 kills without an error while hitting .591 in the first-round win over University of California Santa Cruz. In the championship match against No. 9 California Lutheran University, Dupont equaled her season-high with 17 kills while hitting .467, and added five digs and an ace serve.
Hallwachs received UAA Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week honors for the fourth time this season and 12th time in his career. He tied a school record with three field goals and connected on 4-of-4 extra points in the Bears’ 37-23 win over the University of Chicago in the Founders Cup game Saturday. Hallwachs’ field goal in the third quarter, a 31-yarder, was his 15th of the year, tying the WashU single-season record. He also averaged 62.6 yards per kickoff with two touchbacks.
Marting was selected as the UAA Football Defensive Athlete of the Week for the third time this season and fourth time in his career. He recorded a career-high 16 tackles (13 solo, three assisted) in the Bears’ win over Chicago Saturday. Marting also added an interception, the 11th of his career, and a pass break-up in the win.
Ratermann earned UAA Football Offensive Athlete of the Week accolades for the first time in his career. He ran for a career-high 171 yards and a TD in WashU’s win over Chicago Saturday. The Bears totaled 582 yards of total offense in the win, including a season-high 277 yards on the ground.
Zastrow picked up UAA Volleyball Setter/Defensive Athlete of the Week honors for the fifth time this season and sixth time in her career. She averaged 12.00 assists per set in the Bears’ three matches at the NCAA Thousand Oaks, Calif. Regional. Zastrow finished the season with 1,525 assists, which ranks ninth on WashU’s single-season list. She also finished 10th on the Bears’ all-time career assists list with 2,624.