Monday, September 28, 2009

Who's it going to be?

The Huskies collectively had a rough weekend, but many individuals had outstanding performances, making this week's choice for Student-Athlete of the Week a difficult one. Here are the four finalists; try to guess who's going to win this week. Of note: three of the four nominees are freshmen, a testament to the outstanding recruiting these sports are doing these days.

WR Jordan Batts, Freshman, Football
Batts led the Huskies in receiving yards at Villanova with a career-high 92. He also now leads the team in receptions (15) and yards (155) on the season. His 48-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter was the longest by a Huskies rookie since Tony Lott had an 80-yard TD at Richmond in 2006.

F Devin Petta, Freshman, Women's Soccer
Petta set a Northeastern all-time record for the fastest hat trick, scoring three goals in a span of four minutes and four seconds last Thursday in a 4-1 win at Drexel. With the game tied at 1-1, Petta provided the game-winner in the 82nd minute and went on to score in the 83rd and 87th minutes. For good measure, she assisted on NU's only goal in a 1-1 tie against Delaware on Sunday. Petta, who was named CAA Rookie of the Week, leads the Huskies in scoring (7-3-17) and is second in the CAA in goals, third in points.

M/B Crystal Poland, Freshman, Field Hockey
Much like how Devin Petta is dominating for the women's soccer team, Poland is for field hockey. The British Columbia native scored twice in the Huskies' 3-1 win at William & Mary. That's goals four and five for the Northeastern rookie, and she currently leads the team in scoring (5-2-12) and is seventh in the CAA in goals, ninth in overall scoring. She was named CAA Rookie of the Week today.

S/OPP Jessica Tkachuk, Senior, Volleyball
Tkachuk, known as "Jet" around Solomon Court, produced back-to-back triple-doubles last week. Against New Hampshire, she notched 13 kills, 20 assists and 12 digs. She followed that up with 10 kills, 16 assists and 10 digs against Hofstra Saturday. The senior from Roseville, Calif., leads Northeastern in assists (289), is second in digs (111) and is third in kills (113).

1 comment:

  1. Has to be Petta, 3 goals... five minutes!!! I'm sorry but if Batts gets it over Petta just because of a really big reception in a loss, I'll probably stop going to football games. Batts made a play, Petta made NU history. Nothing against Batts, great play, but in a game that usually ends 1-0, or 2-1; to put up 3 goals by yourself in under 5 minutes is not only astounding, it's.... it's a once in a lifetime accomplishment!!! Congrats Petta, if you don't get student athlete of the week you still got CAA Rookie of the Week and a lot of respect from yours truly.