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Four Chicago athletes named UAA Athletes of the Week

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Four University of Chicago athletes were named University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week on Monday.

Men's Cross Country

Senior Billy Whitmore earned UAA Athlete of the Week honors for the fourth time this season. His most recent result on Saturday was a seventh-place finish in a field of 500 runners at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational. His eight-kilometer time of 25:13.57 helped the Maroons to finish seventh out 38 teams. The stacked field included nine teams who were nationally ranked.


Junior quarterback Vincent Cortina was selected as UAA Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts under center for the Maroons. Cortina completed 28 of 50 passes for a career-high 279 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-17 loss to Wittenberg University.

On the season, Cortina is 58-for-110 passing (52.7 percent) for a total of 664 yards. He has five touchdowns compared to two interceptions in four games played.

Men's Soccer

Freshman goalkeeper David Cohen saw action in three games last week en route to being named UAA Defensive Player of the Week. Cohen played a scoreless half in last Monday's 5-0 win over Lakeland College. He then made a career-high seven saves to shut out No. 9-ranked Brandeis University 1-0 and snap the Judges' 17-match unbeaten streak on Friday. Cohen ended Sunday with three saves and one goal allowed in 46:40 of action in a 2-1 loss to NYU.

Cohen's season stats include a 4-2-2 record, 0.55 goals against average, .875 save percentage and two shutouts.

Women's Soccer

Sophomore forward Sara Kwan keyed Chicago's offensive attack with one goal and four assists on the weekend. She scored a goal and registered two assists in Friday's 6-1 victory over No. 20-ranked Brandeis University. Kwan assisted on both goals in Sunday's 2-0 win against NYU.

Kwan is currently the leading scorer for the Maroons with eight goals and eight assists in 13 games played.