WALTHAM, Massachusetts — Three Brandeis University student-athletes have earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors for the 6th week of competition ending Oct. 10.
- Sophomore Emily Bryson of Quincy, Massachusetts, was recognized for the women's cross country team for the third time this season and the sixth in her career. Bryson finished second overall at the James Early Invitational at Westfield State University on Saturday, finishing the 5K course in 21:49.07. Bryson helped the Judges finish 4th in the 41-team field with 222 points. In three meets this season, Emily has finished first, third, and second. She has never finished lower than ninth at an Invitational meet. Bryson is a 2015 graduate of North Quincy High School.
- Junior Ryan Stender of Amherst, Massachusetts, was recognized for the men's cross country team for the first time this season and the third in his career. In his first meet back from injury this year, Stender finished second overall at the James Early Invitational at Westfield State University on Saturday, finishing the 8K course in 25:19.61. Stender helped the Judges top the 41-team field with 68 points. Stender is a 2014 graduate of Amherst High School.
- Senior defender Michaela Friedman of Port Jefferson Station, New York, earned UAA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career. Friedman helped the Judges record their ninth and 10th shutouts of the season and extend their unbeaten streak to 13 games (12-0-1). The Judges have now outscored opponents 36-3 this season. In addition to anchoring Brandeis' impenetrable defensive line, Friedman also recorded her first career collegiate goal on a free kick in the 29th minute in Saturday's contest against Case Western. Friedman is a 2013 graduate of Comsewogue High School.
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