WashU has Four Named UAA Athletes of the Week

WashU has Four Named UAA Athletes of the Week

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 16, 2019 – Washington University in St. Louis had four student-athletes named University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week for their respective sports, as announced by the Association Monday. 

Senior Samantha Haubenstock of the No. 9-ranked women's golf team, senior Taylor Cohen of the No. 10 women's soccer team and senior Leila King and junior Kirby Knapp of the volleyball team each earned the honor.

Haubenstock claimed medalist honors to help lead the Bears to the NCAA Division III Preview title held at PGA National-Palmer Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She fired an even-par 72 on the final day en route to three-round total of 221 (77-72-72). The 54-hole score was tied for the second best in school history. Haubenstock moved into a tie for second all-time with nine victories. 

Cohen had two goals and three assists for seven points in a pair of wins at the DePauw Challenge Cup in Greencastle, Ind. She had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 win at DePauw Saturday, and then had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win against previously unbeaten Rhodes in the championship game Sunday. Cohen became the sixth player in school history to top the 100-point mark. 

King was named to the East to West Battle All-Tournament team after helping guide the Bears to a 2-1 record on the weekend. Overall, she helped WashU to a 3-1 record, posting 38 kills in 14 sets played. She closed out the week with 15 and 13 kills performances during victories over No. 11 Trinity and Cal Lutheran. King also contributed a team-leading 14 blocks, to increase her total to 50, sixth most in DIII. 

Knapp registered 159 assists in 15 sets played to help pace the Bears to a 3-1 record on the week, including a pair of victories in the East to West Battle. In WashU's final two matches of the weekend, Knapp exceeded 50 assists in each match while tallying 20 digs in a pair of victories. In addition, she collected 47 digs altogether and seven kills. Knapp ranks fourth in NCAA Division III with 500 assists.