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Madison Papaj and Hiago Barros de Souza Named Athletes of the Week

Madison Papaj (women's soccer - top) and Hiago Barros de Souza (men's soccer - bottom) named Genesee Athletes of the Week for the Week of October 7
Madison Papaj (women's soccer - top) and Hiago Barros de Souza (men's soccer - bottom) named Genesee Athletes of the Week for the Week of October 7

BATAVIA, NY… Goalkeeper Madison Papaj from women’s soccer and Midfielder Hiago Barros de Souza from men’s soccer were named Genesee Athletes of the Week for the Week of October 7.

Madison Papaj scored a goal on Sophomore Night against the Jamestown Community College Jayhawks and stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 1-0 loss against the nationally-ranked Herkimer College Generals. The sophomore from Holley, NY has started 10 games in net for the Blue and Gold with a .878 save percentage and 1.24 goals against average.

Hiago Barros de Souza scored two goals in Genesee’s 5-0 victory over Jamestown on October 2. The sophomore midfielder from Cerquilho, Brazil is fourth in the entire country in goals with 17 and is fourth in the country in points with 45. Barros de Souza is seventh in the country in assists with 11.

The nationally-ranked Genesee soccer programs are on the road Wednesday at Finger Lakes Community College. Men’s soccer will also be on the road Saturday at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

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