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3 WWU athletes take home weekly honors

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3 WWU athletes take home weekly honors

Three Western Washington University athletes have been honored with player of the week awards.

Forward Andrew Weishaar has been named the Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 22-28.

Weishaar, a senior from Puyallup (graduate of Puyallup High School), scored three goals as the Vikings moved into a tie for second place in the GNAC standings at 3-0-1 with home field victories over U-Mary, 3-1, and South Dakota Mines, 2-1.

Libero Samantha Hutchinson has been named the Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Defensive co-Player of the Week for Sept. 22-28, receiving the honor for the second time in three weeks.

Hutchinson, a junior from University Place (graduate of Curtis High School), averaged 9.00 digs (54 total) in six sets, helping hold the opposition to a .099 hitting percentage as the Vikings swept league road matches with Montana State Billings and Seattle Pacific. She had digs on 20 percent of the MSUB and SPU attacks.

Kristen Hansen has been named Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for Sept. 22-30.

Hansen, a freshman from Spokane (graduate of Mead High School), finished third, one shot back of the co-leaders, at the Western New Mexico Invitational last week. She fired an opening-round 2-under par 70 and finished with a 36-hole total of 148.

The weekly honor is the second during Hansen’s two-year career.

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