|UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Athletes of the Week are selected from nominees submitted by member institution coaches and sports information directors. UAA Athletes of the Week are selected in each sport in which the UAA sponsors competition. They are selected on the basis of their individual performances and contributions to team efforts during the past week in both Association and non-Association competition.
Brett Ossola — Case Western Reserve University — Potomac, MD (Bullis School)
Senior first baseman Brett Ossola hit .467 (7-for-15) with three runs scored and nine runs batted in as Case Western Reserve University won three of four games, including a sweep of two-time defending NCAA Division III champion and ninth-ranked Marietta College. He hit a career-high three home runs in a 10-8 victory in the first game against Marietta, tying a career-best mark with seven runs batted in. Ossola added three hits and drove in another run in a 9-4 second-game win.
Matt O’Connor — University of Chicago — Forest Park, IL (Northridge)
Senior Matt O’Connor of the University of Chicago won back-to-back starts, allowing a total of one earned run and nine hits. He tossed a four-hitter, yielding one earned run and striking out six in a 12-1 victory over Wheaton College. O’Connor extended his winning streak to six games with a five-hitter, giving up one earned run and fanning seven. He has not allowed more than one earned run in any of his past four starts.
Molly O’Brien — Case Western Reserve University — Northbrook, IL (Loyola)
Case Western Reserve second baseman Molly O’Brien was retired only once as the Spartans closed their season with a sweep of Geneva College. The sophomore finished 3-for-3, scored once, and drove in a run in a 7-2 victory in the opening game and added two hits in three at-bats in the nightcap.
Annie Pitkin — Washington University — West Springfield, MA (Suffield Academy)
First-year pitcher Annie Pitkin of Washington University threw a four-hitter without a walk and struck out seven in a 5-1 Bears’ victory over Millikin University. She limited the Big Blue to one hit in the first four innings and tied for the team lead with her 13th win of the season.
Jordan Wylie — Emory University — Roswell, GA (Centennial)
Senior Jordan Wylie led fourth-ranked Emory University to a 9-0 win over 16th-ranked Washington and Lee University on Saturday. Wylie teamed with Madison Gordon to win 8-2 at first doubles before a posting a 6-1, 6-1 win at second singles.
Men’s Outdoor Track and Field
Ross Wistar — NYU — Ambler, PA (Germantown Friends)
NYU junior Ross Wistar ran a career-best time in capturing the 1,500-meter run at the Matthew Vassar Twilight Invitational in Poughkeepsie, NY on Friday. He finished first in the 34-runner field in 3:57.99, almost three seconds faster than his previous best (4:00.8).
Mike Moserowitz — Emory University — Succasunna, NJ (Randolph)
Emory University junior Mike Moserowitz recorded a career-best in the long jump despite competing through the rain at the Bob Pollock Invitational at Clemson University. He placed third in the event with a jump of 6.79 meters, surpassing his previous best by .03 and topping the UAA performance list this season.
Women’s Outdoor Track and Field
Kaele Leonard — Emory University — Elmhurst, IL (York Community)
Senior Kaele Leonard of Emory University recorded a pair of top-five finishes at the Bob Pollock Invitational at Clemson University. She finished second in the 400-meter dash in a time of 57.83 seconds and placed fifth in the 200-meter dash in 25.82 seconds.
Ilana Brown — NYU — Ridgewood, NJ (Ridgewood)
Ilana Brown broke her own NYU record in the pole vault at the Matthew Vassar Twilight Invitational on Friday. The rookie won the event with a height of 3.05 meters, topping her previous mark of 3.04 meters set at the UAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.