Stags Rack Up Weekly Awards

Stags Rack Up Weekly Awards

Diego Casielles

Diego Casielles '19

Student-Athletes Earn MAAC and Regional Honors

One of the first major weekends of the fall for Fairfield Athletics wrapped up with several Stags earning weekly honors from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

On Monday, Diego Casielles ’19 of Fairfield Men’s Soccer was tabbed as the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week. Casielles scored three goals for the Stags last week. He netted the game-winner in the Stags’ 2-1 win at Yale on Labor Day and scored both tallies as Fairfield upset #9 nationally-ranked UNC Wilmington, 2-1, on Friday evening in North Carolina.

Fairfield Field Hockey also had a MAAC Offensive Player of the Week as Emma Matlach ’21 claimed the honor after her own three-goal week. Matlach scored a goal in the Stags’ 4-1 win over Holy Cross on Friday at University Field and buried a pair of markers in Sunday’s 3-1 road win at Vermont.

The awards continued to pile up on Tuesday, as Mayda Garcia of Fairfield Volleyball was selected as the MAAC Player of the Week. Garcia earned All-Tournament honors at the Fairfield Invitational this past weekend, leading all players with 4.64 kills and 4.91 points per set as the Stags went toe-to-toe with Michigan State, Harvard, and Northeastern. Garcia’s 28 kills against Northeastern were a personal best and three shy of the Fairfield program record.

In addition to the above conference honors, Alana Leahy was named the New England Soccer Journal Defensive Player of the Week for her performance with Fairfield Women’s Soccer. Leahy anchored the Stags’ defensive back line that allowed just three shots on goal in an undefeated home weekend on Lessing Field comprised of a 4-0 win over Lafayette and a 6-2 triumph against Delaware State.

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Last modified: 09-14-18 9:10 AM

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