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Cougar Athletes of the Week Announced

Cougar Athletes of the Week Announced

The Genesee Community College's athletes of the week for the period ending Sept. 30 are Julie Kommer (Williamson, NY) from the No. 1 NJCAA D-III ranked women's soccer team and Hijiri Sano (Tokyo, Japan) from the No. 4 NJCAA D-III ranked men's soccer team.

Julie was perhaps the most instrumental player in keeping Genesee undefeated against D-III opponents in women's soccer last week. Against Hudson Valley, she had the lone goal of the game in a 1-0 win Sept. 24 and followed that performance with the team's best defensive save of the season just four days later. In a tied game against No. 2 Erie, the Kats watched in disbelief as Julie came out of nowhere to knock a sure goal out of harm's way from the Cougar goal line, in a game where she also recorded one of the team's nine shots on net Sept. 28.

Hijiri scored three goals against No. 8 Erie in a battle of nationally-ranked teams in NJCAA D-III men's soccer in leading the Cougars to an 8-0 victory Sept. 28 in the team's lone game of the week.  The native from Japan has been on fire after recently tying a school record with a five-goal performance against a Niagara that has left Hijiri sharing the team lead in goals with Ryan Price at 10.