Christian Vital – Men’s Basketball
Despite the 64-60 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday, junior guard Christian Vital had a big game. He didn’t get the start, but he came off the bench and provided a lot of production. Vital led the Huskies with 14 points and seven rebounds. He was the spark plug in UConn’s 16-0 run in the second half, taking the lead before the Bearcats regained it and never looked back. As they usually do, the Huskies showed that they wouldn’t give up behind the leadership and strong play from Vital.
Megan Walker – Women’s Basketball
Sophomore guard Megan Walker propelled the Huskies to a victory on Sunday by scoring almost a third of her team’s points. She recorded her fourth career double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds in UConn’s 68-44 win over Tulsa. She shot 8-of-13 from the floor and hit two of her three shots from beyond the 3-point line. In a game where the usual superstars of Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson did not score as much, it was Walker that carried the team instead.
Michael Woodworth – Baseball
UConn’s senior center fielder Michael Woodworth had a great series against the College of Charleston over the weekend. In the three-game series, he was red hot at the plate, going 7-for-13 from the top of the order, including a pair of three-hit games. He drove in three of the Huskies’ six runs on Sunday. He also scored four runs in the series and stole two bases. UConn lost two of three in Charleston, but Woodworth did his part to help the team.
Marybeth Olson – Softball
In a 1-0 heartbreaking loss to Florida Gulf Coast, sophomore Marybeth Olson pitched a terrific game. She threw five innings of one-run ball while striking out seven and walking none. She let up five hits including a double which drove in the game’s only run. Despite her great performance, Olson was outdueled by the FGCU pitcher, who threw a complete game shutout and gave up just two hits to the Huskies. She therefore was tagged with the loss even though she certainly pitched well enough to win.
Sydney Watson – Women’s Lacrosse
The women’s lacrosse team has gotten off to a rough 0-4 start, but a bright spot on the team has been sophomore midfielder Sydney Watson. In Sunday’s 13-12 loss to New Hampshire, Watson had another big day, recording three goals and two assists. She also secured two ground balls, caused two turnovers and won five draw controls. Her final goal and assist came in the midst of a big comeback that fell one goal short in the end.
Danny Barletta is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.