The College of Staten Island had three winter athletes named as CUNYAC Athletic Conference Player and Rookie of the Week. Senior Jordan Young of the men’s basketball team was honored with Player of the Week while Nikki Fabozzi of women’s basketball and Timur Rakhimov of men’s swimming were named Rookie of the Week in their respective sports.
As a senior forward for the Dolphins, Young had an impressive performance in the team’s three wins this week. He totaled 11 points and four blocks against Kean. Following that performance he put in 33 points shooting 78.9% and grabbed 11 rebounds against CCNY. His biggest game of the week was against John Jay where he had 31 points to go with 20 rebounds. Young is currently 9th in CSI’s all-time history records with 697 rebounds and 6th in scoring with 1,539 points.
This is Fabozzi’s second Rookie of the Week honor for women’s basketball. She helped her team to two CUNYAC wins this week over John Jay and CCNY. The freshman guard had a season-high 25 points, six rebounds and four assists against CCNY. In Saturday’s win over John Jay, she totaled 19 points, five steals and five rebounds. The young rookie leads the Dolphins in scoring averaging 12.3 points per game and is second in rebounding with 5.2 rebounds per game.
Despite the two losses to Adelphi University and Lehman College this week, the men’s swim team saw a fine performance by freshman Rakhimov with all first place wins. Against Adelphi, he took first place in the 50 Freestyle with a 23.28 time and the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:08.40. With teammates Vlad Romanov, Andrey Tarasov and Danila Novikov, Rakhimov helped capture a golden win in the 400 Medley Relay with a time of 3:31.38. Against Lehman, with the same team of swimmers, they conquered the 200 Medley Relay touching in at 1:38. In the 1000 Freestyle, Rakhimov finished at 10:47.30, almost five minutes before the second place swimmer. He captured 1st in the 100 Breaststroke with a 58.99 time, 63 milliseconds before teammate Andrey Tarasov.
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