Sharell Nairn and Fernando Arzeno Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week

Sharell Nairn and Fernando Arzeno Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2018) – Volleyball junior Sharell Nairn and men's soccer freshman Fernando Arzeno have been named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week for the week ending September 30 as announced on Monday.

The Wildcats of the Week honor is a weekly award given to the top performing student-athlete among the 11 intercollegiate sports sponsored at JWU. Awarded to the top male and female student-athlete each week by the JWU Athletic Department, those named the Wildcat of the Week will become eligible to be named the Sergio's Player of the Month for the corresponding month. 

Nairn, a junior middle blocker, ended the week with 36 total kills (4.00 kills-per-set) on a .231 hitting percentage with 17 digs (1.89 digs-per-set) as the Wildcats finished the week 2-1, including the program's first conference victory. The native of Miami, Florida, began the week posting 18 kills with a .387 hitting percentage versus Trinity in a 3-0 win for the Wildcats. Nairn became the first player in JWU history to record 500 kills, registering her 500th kill early in the first set. Twenty-four hours later, Nairn led the team with 12 kills on a .212 hitting percentage as the Wildcats defeated Ave Maria for the first Sun Conference win in school history. Nairn has registered 189 kills on the year (second on the team) with a .234 hitting percentage. She has also recorded 23 service aces and 23 total blocks in 2018. The third-year Wildcat is JWU's all-time leader in kills with 535.

Arzeno, a freshman striker, notched two goals and one assist for the Wildcats as JWU went 1-1 in conference action this past week. The native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, tallied goals four and five of his JWU career, posting a goal in the Wildcats 5-1 win at Ave Maria and registering JWU's only score in the team's 4-1 loss at No. 24 Southeastern. The first-year Wildcats notched his first collegiate assist, setting up JWU's first score at Ave Maria (Patricio Rolon) then added a goal of his own in the second half. He followed that up with his fifth goal of the season at Southeastern on a direct freekick over the Fire wall and to the right of SEU goalkeeper David Hubbard to get JWU on the board. Arzeno has scored a goal in three straight games for the Wildcats and has tallied five goals and one assist for 11 points on the year. He is third on the team in points and leads the squad in both total shots 22 and shots on goal 13.

Honorable mention: Bianca Torres (volleyball) – Finished the week with 36 digs (4.00 digs-per-set); Vanessa Orozco (volleyball) – Ended the week with 81 assists, averaging 9.00 assists-per-set. She also added five service aces and 27 digs; Kellie Fitzpatrick (women's soccer) – Picked up two conference victories this past week, registering 11 saves with a 1.00 goals-against-average and a .846 save percentage while notching her first-collegiate shutout; Savannah Jackson (women's soccer) – Totaled five goals and one assist for 11 points to lead Johnson & Wales to a 2-0-0 mark in conference play this past week; Carissa Sanchez (women's soccer) – Recorded a goal and an assist as the Wildcats went 2-0 in conference play; Sawyer Hall (women's soccer) – Posted a goal and an assist as JWU won back-to-back Sun Conference games; Patricio Rolon (men's soccer) – Recorded first multiple-goal game of the season with two goals at Ave Maria; Valentin Salinas (men's soccer) – Scored a goal and recorded an assist during JWU's 5-1 win at Ave Maria.

Wildcats of the Week

Week Six (Oct. 1, 2018)Sharell Nairn (Volleyball); Fernando Arzeno (Men's Soccer)
Week Five (Sept. 24, 2018)Fernando Arzeno (Wen's soccer); Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)
Week Four (Sept. 17, 2018) – Savannah Swenson (Volleyball)
Week Three (Sept. 10, 2018) –
Valentin Salinas (Men's Soccer); Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)
Week Two (Sept. 3, 2018) – Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer); Rodrigo Doben (Men's Soccer)
Week One (Aug. 27, 2018) – Valentin Salinas (Men's Soccer); Sharell Nairn (Volleyball)