The Genesee Community College Athletics department announced its players of the week for the week ending Sept. 16. with Katline Cartwright from the women's soccer team taking the top female honor and Philip Melo from the men's soccer team taking the top male honor.
Cartwright logged a dozen points last week between a pair of 7-0 road wins that helped move the Cougars up to No. 7 in this week's NJCAA D-III Women's Soccer's National Poll. Her totals from last week also helped her maintain a top-10 standing in D-III national statistics in goals and points. To date, she ranks fourth in the nation in goals with 14 and seventh in points with 34.
The Cougars began the week with a 7-0 win at Niagara County Community College and Cartwright scored three goals, while her lone assist came on the game-winner, Sept. 12. Just two days later, Sept. 14, the Cougars traveled to Erie, Pa. where Cartwright had a pair of goals to go with an assist in another 7-0 win against Mercyhurst North east.
Her efforts also resulted in being named the National Junior College Athletic Association D-III Women's Soccer Player of the Week, as well as the NJCAA Region-III Female Athlete of the Week.
Melo was the only men's soccer player to record points in all three of the team's matches last week. He ended up tie for the points lead for the week with five after scoring goals against Niagara County Community College and Mercyhurst North East, and then assisting on the Cougars' lone goal against Nassau that helped tie the game at 1-1 Sunday afternoon.
The Cougars finished the week at 1-2 and are currently No. 4 in the NJCAA Men's Soccer D-III Poll.