Three Dolphins earned title awards while another three were given honorable mention as the CUNYAC Weekly honors were announced this afternoon. Men’s soccer senior Dogan Alutnsoy captured Player of the Week while women’s soccer star Demi-Jean Martorano grabbed her third straight Player of the Week award and Alena Vedeneeva of women’s tennis triumphed as Rookie of the Week. Ilona Stoyko of women’s tennis was given an honorable mention as Player of the Week while both Ma Socorro Calleja (women’s volleyball) and Samantha Wysokowski (women’s soccer) were given honorable mentions as Rookie of the Week.
In CSI’s first men’s soccer win of the season Altunsoy was a huge help. The Dolphins were down 2-1 in the first half when the senior defender scored two back-to-back goals in the final half to lift the team to victory.
Martorano has owned the Player of the Week title in the 2011 season. Despite the Dolphins, taking their first loss to NJCU on Tuesday, the sophomore had her team’s first goal just eight minutes into the game. In Saturday’s conference win vs. John Jay, she tallied two assists and a single goal. Her goal count for the season is up to ten so far with 23 points.
After scoring her own goal 60 minutes into play, freshman Wysokowski was impressive in goal for CSI against NJCU where she had three saves in the final 20 minutes.
Vedeneeva took a 6-1, 6-0 win in No. 4 singles in CSI’s win over Baruch on Tueasday while also taking doubles play with Stoyko by a score of 8-5. She won her flights in Saturday’s match by the same scores. However, she completed the weekend with a loss in singles and doubles vs. St. Joseph’s College-Patchogue on Sunday.
Stoyko captured the win in both her flights during Tuesday’s win against Baruch College. In No. 2 singles she won 6-0, 6-1 while her and teammate Vedeneeva defeated their No. 1 doubles opponents vs. Baruch and CCNY this week.
Socorro-Calleja tallied high numbers for the Dolphins in women’s volleyball this week. In the team’s victory over Medgar Evers she totaled nine kills and four service aces before topping her number in the five set loss to Mount St. Vincent with 16 kills and 29 digs.
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