PITMAN, NJ -- The New Jersey Athletic Conference honored five Rowan student-athletes in its weekly awards program for the week ending September 25th.
The volleyball team had two members cited as Natalie Ogden was named the NJAC Player of the Week, and teammate Victoria Hutchinson the NJAC Rookie of the Week.
Olivia Giorano (Women's Soccer), Sidney Pavlishin (Field Hockey), and Johnny Troiano (Men's Soccer) all earned respective rookie of the week awards as well.
Ogden averaged double-digit kills in a 3-1, 2-0 NJAC week, totaling a 61-29-184 (.174) hitting line while adding 51 digs and 10 aces. On Tuesday in the NJAC opener, Ogden put up 19 kills, 12, digs and two aces in a tough five-set win over Stockton. She then had the same numbers in Thursday's victory at Montclair State. At Saturday's action at Scranton, she racked up 14 kills, five aces and seven digs in the five-set win vs RIT and against the host Lady Royals, Ogden went for nine kills 20 digs in a four-set setback.
Hutchinson had double-digit digs in the two NJAC wins last week, totaling 18 against Stockton on Tuesday and 12 at Montclair on Thursday.
Pavlishin helped the #2 Profs remain unbeaten as they ran their record to 8-0. She came off the bench to score her first career goal in the win over Arcadia, netting the goal in the second quarter after Arcadia had cut the Profs' lead to 2-1. That started a run of five straight goals for the Profs as they picked up a 7-1 victory.
Troiano scored the first two goals of his career to rally the Profs to a 2-2 tie with Kean in the conference opener. He scored the first in the 71st minute and then the tying goal in the 84th, with both assists coming from senior Chad Yates.
This week, the volleyball team (13-2, 3-0 NJAC) plays at Rutgers-Newark on Tuesday. Field Hockey (8-0) is home to Alvernia on Wednesday and will welcome TCNJ on Saturday in the NJAC Opener. The women's soccer team (5-0-2, 1-0 NJAC) battles NJCU on Wednesday and Rutgers-Newark on Saturday in conference action, both here at home.