Patricio Rolon and Kellie Fitzpatrick Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week

Patricio Rolon and Kellie Fitzpatrick Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2018) – Men's soccer senior Patricio Rolon and women's soccer freshman Kellie Fitzpatrick have been named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week for the week ending October 21, the Athletic Department 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. 

Rolon, a senior midfielder, scored his sixth goal of the season during the team's contest at Thomas. The goal gave JWU a 1-0 lead heading into halftime and increased Rolon's season point total to 17 points (6g, 5a) – tied for the team lead with Valentin Salinas. It marked the second-straight match in which the native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, netted a goal. On the year, Rolon has set single-season bests in points, goals, and assists. Rolon is second on the team in both total shots (25) and in shots on goal (11).  

Fitzpatrick, this week's Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week, picked up two victories this past week as JWU recorded its fifth and sixth conference wins of the year. The native of Spokane, Washington, finished the week with a 2-0-0 record with a 0.50 goals-against average, including her third shutout of the season. The first-year Wildcat recorded 14 saves with a save percentage of .933. Fitzpatrick began the week, shutting out Warner, 3-0, for her eighth win of the season. She stopped six shots as JWU won its fifth TSC match of 2018. Three days later, Fitzpatrick made eight saves as the Wildcats downed Thomas, 4-1, for the program's first win over the Night Hawks. It also gave JWU its most TSC conference wins in a single season in program history (6). On the year, Fitzpatrick has 9-4-0 record with a 2.45 GAA. She has made 81 saves this season with a save percentage of 73 percent.

Honorable mention: Sharell Nairn (volleyball) – Recorded a team-high 2.86 kills-per-set; Savannah Swenson (volleyball) – Averaged 4.29 assists-per-set. Registered a career-high 28 assists at Keiser; Vitoria Nicolau (volleyball) – Averaged 2.00 kills-per-set with a team-high .227 hitting percentage; Savannah Jackson (women's soccer) – Posted five goals last week, including fourth hat trick of 2018; Carissa Sanchez (women's soccer) – Scored two goal, including the game-winner versus Warner. Also added an assist for five points; Sawyer Hall (women's soccer) – Tallied a career-high three assists versus Thomas.

Wildcats of the Week

Week Nine (Oct. 22, 2018)Patricio Rolon (Men's Soccer); Kellie Fitzpatrick (Women's Soccer)
Week Eight (Oct. 15, 2018)Carissa Sanchez (Women's Soccer); Cody Booska (Men's Golf)
Week Seven (Oct. 8, 2018)Tim Petersen (Men's Soccer); Audrey Gant (Women's Soccer)
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)