Briana Kubik and Jordan Martins Named WNE Student-Athletes of the Week for Sep. 18

Briana Kubik and Jordan Martins Named WNE Student-Athletes of the Week for Sep. 18
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Briana Kubik (Blandford, Mass./Westfield) and Jordan Martins (Ludlow, Mass.) have been selected as the latest Western New England University student-athletes of the week after leading both of their teams to victories.

A junior goalkeeper for the women's soccer team, Kubik had her best performance this season against crosstown rival Springfield College on Tuesday, Sep. 9, when she recorded a season-high 12 saves to preserve a 1-1 tie against the then-6th ranked team in New England. Four days later versus Commonwealth Coast Conference foe Eastern Nazarene College, she made four stops. For the week, she posted a miniscule 0.45 goals-against average and .941 save percentage in 200 minutes and 46 seconds of action.

An elementary education major, Kubik is second overall in the CCC with 36 saves and is in a three-way tie for second overall in the CCC with two shutouts. She was named the Sep. 2 CCC Defensive Player of the Week.

Martins, a freshman midfielder for the men's soccer team, was named both Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England co-rookie of the week and received a similar accolade from the CCC, after he netted his first collegiate goal for the Golden Bears in the 102nd minute to beat conference rival Eastern Nazarene 2-1 in double-overtime this past Saturday.

Martins, engineering major, is the only freshman on the team to have appeared in all eight games so far this season for the Golden Bears.