Denise Mendoza and Mark Osaghae Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week (Week 10)

Denise Mendoza and Mark Osaghae Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week (Week 10)

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (October 28, 2019) – Women's soccer freshman Denise Mendoza and men's soccer freshman Mark Osaghae have been named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week for the week ending October 27 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. 

Mendoza, a freshman goalkeeper, recorded a career-high 17 saves versus the No. 1-ranked Keiser Seahawks on Wednesday, October 23. The native of Hialeah, Florida, broke her previous mark of 11 saves versus Webber International (October 12) and increased her season saves total to 87. Her 87 saves are currently the fourth-most in a single season by a Wildcat over the past six years and currently ranks No. 2 in the conference (6.21 saves-per-game). Her 17 saves are the most by a Wildcat since Chelsie Randolph recorded 19 versus SCAD Savannah (October 7, 2017).

Osaghae, a freshman forward, recorded only one goal this week but it was a big one as the native of Miami, Florida, scored the equalizer with two seconds left on the clock in a 1-1 (2OT) draw with Warner on Saturday. Osaghae headed a cross by Lucas Colodrero to net his second goal of the season and help the Wildcats earn an important point in the Sun Conference standings. With the tie, JWU extended its conference unbeaten streak to six matches. On the year, Osaghae has appeared in seven games, recording two goals for four points on 20 total shots (nine on net).

Honorable mention: Alex Maciulonis (men's soccer)Named Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week; Sharell Nairn (volleyball) – Recorded 1,000th kill of her JWU career.

Wildcats of the Week
Week 10 (Oct. 28, 2019)
Denise Mendoza (Women's Soccer); Mark Osaghae (Men's Soccer)
Week 9 (Oct. 21, 2019) – Fernando Arzeno (Men's Soccer); Ashlyn Hannus (Women's Soccer)
Week 8 (Oct. 15, 2019) Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer); Alex Marciulonis (Men's Soccer)
Week 7 (Oct. 7, 2019) – Lucas Colodrero (Men's Soccer); Sharell Nairn (Volleyball)
Week 6 (Sept. 30, 2019)
Sawyer Hall (Women's Soccer); Matt Maloney (Men's Golf)
Week 5 (Sept. 23, 2019) – Olivia Patrow (Women's Golf)
Week 4 (Sept. 16, 2019) – Denise Mendoza (Women's Soccer); Jens Bendiksen (Men's Golf)
Week 3 (Sept. 9, 2019) – N/A
Week 2 (Sept. 4, 2019) Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)
Week 1 (Aug. 26, 2018) – Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)