New Blog Feature: UConn Awards, Plus the Awards from October 3rd-9th

So, after just posting about three Huskies that won awards, I’ve decided to add a new feature to this blog: Awards. They will be given out to one UConnplayer and one UConn team (both can be of either sex) every week, plus one at the end of every month to an exceptional player/team from that month. I will also name a possibly varying number of runners-up (for now I’m starting at three for the players and none for the teams), in order of virtue. I might also do an “All Fall Sports” team, and “All Winter Sports” and “All Spring Sports” teams when those seasons end. Plus maybe a an “2011-12 UConn First Team”. We’ll see. For now though, here are the award winners for the week of October 3rd-9th:

Player of the Week: Andre Blake, Men’s Soccer GK:

The freshman phenom continued to wow fans this week, as Blake recorded his 9th straight shutout. The Jamaican has now gone 880 minutes without allowing a goal, and is two games short of tying the NCAA all-time record for shutouts in a row. During the week, the Huskies went 1-0-1, beating Manhattan 3-0 and drawing Notre Dame 0-0 on the road in 2OT.

Runners-Up (In Order of Rank)

  1. Chloe Hunnable, F, Field Hockey, 3 goals and 1 assist
  2. Brant Harris, FW, Men’s Ice Hockey, 3 goals
  3. Mattison Quayle, Women’s Volleyball, 17 kills and 7 digs in narrow loss to USF

UConn Team of the Week: Men’s Soccer

The Huskies started the week off on Wednesday night, October 4th, with an easy 3-0 win over Manhattan, also recording their 8th straight shutout and tying a school record. On Saturday afternoon, they played to a scoreless draw with Notre Dame in South Bend, breaking the shutout record and drawing within two of the NCAA record. Once again, the Huskies were voted #1 in the nation this week as well.

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