The College of Staten Island have brought home three City University of New York Athletic Conference weekly honors this week across three of its sports programs. Men’s soccer senior Adrian Cosovic was highlighted as a Player of the Week, while Margaret O’Malley-Rebovich and Mariah DeGuia were named Rookies of the Week in women’s volleyball and women’s tennis, respectively.
Cosovic jumped out of his goal-scoring shell last week in a trio of big wins for the Dolphins. After getting off two shots in a 5-1 win over Valley Forge on Monday, be backed it up with a huge, three-goal game against York College on Wednesday evening on the road at Aviator Field. It was his first CSI hat-trick and the three goals came on four shots. Three days later, in another conference test at Aviator Field, this time against Medgar Evers, Cosovic was there again to produce the game-winning assist on a goal by Omer Abdella.
For the season, Cosovic has four goals and an assist good for 9 total points, enough for third on the team. His 16 shots are fourth on the team.
On the indoor hardwood, freshman Margaret O’Malley-Rebovich enjoyed a sensational week for CSI despite the team’s 1-3 week. Consistency was the key as O’Malley-Rebovich posted five kills against both Medgar Evers College (9/19) and Brooklyn College (9/23), while posting four each against William Paterson (9/23) and Baruch College (9/21). O’Malley-Rebovich also posted four of her season’s 7 service aces against Medgar Evers and she posted four blocked shots (three solo) on the road against Baruch. For the year, the freshman ranks fourth on the squad in kills with 25 while posting a team-best 18 total blocks, 11 more than any other Dolphin.
From the indoor court to the outdoor one, Mariah DeGuia collected her first collegiate honor as well. The CSI women played a singular contest on the week, but it was a narrow, 5-4, win over CUNYAC-rivals John Jay College, lifting CSI to 3-0 within the conference. DeGuia was instrumental in the win. First, she teamed with sophomore Hannah Bruschi at No. 3 to score an 8-4 win, and then in Singles, DeGuia was a big deciding factor in the win, as she scored a 7-5, 6-1, winner over JJC’s Gabrielle Schuck to help CSI prevail. For the season, DeGuia is 3-1 in singles and doubles with a perfect 3-0 mark within CUNYAC play.