Eight Maroons Garner UAA Athlete of the Week Honors

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago claimed a season-high eight Athlete of the Week honors from the University Athletic Association (UAA) on Monday.
Sam Craig received the weekly award in men’s cross country for the fourth time this season. The senior runner placed ninth in the men’s 8K race at the NCAA Division III Championship over the weekend. He crossed the finish line in 24:01.3 and became the seventh All-American in program history.
UChicago swept the UAA men’s soccer honors for offense and defense. The Maroons advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Championship by going 2-0 as host of the sectional rounds over the weekend. UChicago took down Calvin University 1-0 and North Park University 2-0 in the NCAA Round of 16 and Quarterfinals, respectively.
Robbie Pino gained offensive athlete of the week status after tallying a pair of game-winning goals. The sophomore midfielder scored in the 60th minute against Calvin and the sixth minute versus North Park. Pino’s first two goals of his career propelled the Maroons into the NCAA semifinals for the fourth time in program history.
Goalkeeper Will Boyes was picked as the men’s soccer defensive athlete of the week. Boyes shut out the potent Calvin and North Park offenses with a combined six saves in the two matches. So far this tournament, the sophomore is 4-0 with four-consecutive shutouts. UChicago’s defense has blanked 13 opponents so far this season.
Similarly, the Maroon women’s soccer team also claimed the UAA offensive and defensive accolades. Senior Adriana Shutler collected the offensive award after posting one goal and one assist at the NCAA Sectional. Her free-kick goal in the 88th minute beat Case Western Reserve University and propelled the Maroons into the NCAA Quarterfinal. Shutler also assisted on junior Annie Mitchell’s goal against Christopher Newport University. UChicago concluded its season at 15-3-4 and the senior forward set new career highs with nine goals and seven assists.
Miranda Malone received the UAA defensive athlete of the week for the second time this year. The senior goalkeeper helped lead the Maroons to the NCAA Quarterfinals, making six saves combined in her matches against No. 10-ranked Case Western Reserve and No. 5-ranked Christopher Newport. Malone concluded her season with a 14-3-4 record, 0.96 goals against average and 62 saves.
Arthur Kiselnikov laid claim to the UAA Men’s Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season. The junior put up an impressive three-day performance at the Phoenix Fall Classic. He set a new school and pool record in the 100-yard freestyle (44.01). All told, he submitted seven event victories and achieved seven NCAA B-cut times. Kiselnikov’s wins included the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard medley relay, 400-yard freestyle relay and 800-yard freestyle relay.
Elizabeth Cron was the UAA Women’s Diver of the Week after her wins at the Phoenix Fall Classic. She swept the boards by winning the one-meter dive (465.95 points) and three-meter dive (463.15 points). Both scores were NCAA B-cut marks. It marked the senior’s second weekly honor of the young season.
Ben Sarasin also earned his second UAA Wrestler of the Week. At the Coe College Invite, Sarasin handily won the 174-pound bracket with a 3-0 record. He took beat his opponents by scores of 12-4, 14-6 and 10-4.

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