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Three Judges earn UAA Athlete of the Week honors

By Gordy Stillman

Section: Sports

November 18, 2011

Kate Warwick ’12, Lee Russo ’13 and Joe Eisenbies’13 were all selected as UAA athletes of the week for the week ending November 14.

Warwick earned her spot as the Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week. Warwick recently earned a berth to the NCAA Championships after placing 14th at the New England regional tournament. At the New England tournament she had a career best performance with a time of 21:49.28 in the six km course; more than a minute faster than her time at the same event last year. The championships are Saturday hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

This award is just one of many honors Warwick has collected over her senior cross-country season. Warwick also earned Athlete of the Week on October 17 after placing 10th among Division III runners and 35th overall at the UAlbany Invitational. Warwick also earned second place at the 2011 UMass Dartmouth Shriner’s Invitational.

Russo earned is place as Athlete of the Week as the Men’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week. Russo was a core member of the Judges’ offense that successfully defended their Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Division II title over the last two weeks. In the quarterfinal game he scored both goals in the 2-0 shutout against Southern Vermont on November 9th. Russo also had a goal and two assists in the championship match against Albertus Magnus on November 13th.

Russo’s season included a team leading nine goals and 24 points. He’s among 20 other Judges that have reached 50 points over their careers after earning 20 goals and 10 assists. Russo will have next season to build on his recent campaign and chase records as the newest member of the “50 point club.”

Eisenbies, also on the Men’s Soccer team, earned the Men’s Soccer Defensive Athlete of the Week. He served as a strong defensive force during the ECAC tournament that included shutouts in all three games and a mere nine shots allowed. He earned the honor of tournament MVP for his work in the shutouts.

Eisenbies finished the season with two goals and an assist for five points and started in all 21 games this year. The defense he was a part of allowed 11 goals over the year and earned 13 shutouts, putting the Judges at eighth place among all Division III teams with a 0.51 goals against average and ninth place among shutouts with 0.62 shutouts per game. Brandeis’ strong defense helped the team win 15 games for their highest win total since 1997.

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