HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac’s men’s soccer sophomore Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) and women’s cross country Becca White (Natick, Mass.) have been named the Bobcats' October Athletes of the Month.
Angoitia wins the Quinnipiac Male Athlete of the Month after leading the Bobcats to a 5-1-1 mark through the month of October, a stretch that included four shutouts and a 0.87 goals against average. He posted 37 saves in seven games for an outstanding .860 save percentage. The highlight of his month came over the last two weeks, where he posted a 4-0 record with three shutouts. He was recently named the Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week.
Angoitia has put together a stellar campaign, ranking amongst the conference leaders in several statistics. He sits among the top four in goals against average, goals against, save percentage and shutouts. He also just became the first goalkeeper to earn 10 wins in a season since Freddy Hall accomplished the feat in 2009.
Also nominated: men’s cross country’s Rich Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) and men’s ice hockey’s Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.).
White wins the Quinnipiac Female Athlete of the Month for October after leading the Bobcats to a record eighth consecutive Northeast Conference Championship. Racing in her final NEC Championship, the senior came through with her best race of the year, finishing the 5k event in 3rd-place overall at 17:51.99, her best time in five races this season. White’s finishing time is the second-fastest of her career, behind the 2010 NEC Championship where she won the event in a record-breaking time of 17:17.1.
She also competed in the Princeton Invitational on Oct. 13 where the two-time NEC Athlete of the Week honoree crossed the 6k event finish line in 22:00, earning her a 12th-place result, first among the team. Her string of performances this season, including being the fastest Bobcat runner in every race she has competed this season, only proves she is one of the greatest competitors in Quinnipiac women’s cross country history.
Also nominated: women’s ice hockey’s Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario), field hockey’s Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.), women’s soccer’s Beck Kiting (Canberra, Australia), women’s rugby’s Natalia Kosko (Sebastian, Fla.), and women’s volleyball’s Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.).