The Genesee Community College Athletics department announced its players of the week for the week ending Sept. 30 with Lyndsey Rowland from the volleyball team taking the top female honor and Rodrigo Albuquerque from the men's soccer team taking the top male honor.
In addition to being named Cougars of the Week, the pair was also named National Junior College Athletic Association Players of the Week for their respective sports at the D-III national-level.
It was the second consecutive week that a pair of Cougars was selected with national weekly recognition.
Rowland found her way into the NJCAA D-III national top-10 list in blocks thanks to an impressive week where she led the Cougars to a 4-0 record. During her 14 sets, the sophomore middle blocker recorded 22 total blocks with 11 solo and 10 digs.
Albuquerque distanced himself as the NJCAA D-III men's soccer points and goals leader with an impressive 18-point week in leading No. 4 GCC to a 3-0 record. During those contests, the freshman striker collected seven goals and four assists.