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Three Stony Brook athletes receive weekly conference awards

Senior defensive back Jaheem Woods, senior forward Amy Thompson and junior midfielder Thibault Duval were all honored by their respective conferences this week. They all won Player of the Week awards for their efforts in the Stony Brook athletics program.

Senior defensive back Jaheem Woods (No. 8) makes a tackle against Sacred Heart on Sept. 24 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Woods won his second Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week award this season for Stony Brook Football, as he recorded 10 tackles, which led the team.

Woods, a defensive captain, made two key plays that helped Stony Brook take down Towson. He picked off a pass in the fourth quarter that set up the game-winning touchdown for Stony Brook and then made a crucial tackle on a 4th-and-2 to secure the victory. Stony Brook is back in action this Saturday for Homecoming against CAA opponent Rhode Island at 4 p.m..

Thompson won the America East Player of the Week for Stony Brook Women’s Soccer. She helped lead the Seawolves to a pair of victories, scoring the game-winning goal — a free-kick from nearly 30 yards — in the match against UMass Lowell.

Senior forward Amy Thompson (No. 26, wearing white) fights for possession in a match against Binghamton on Oct. 2 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. EVELIN MERCEDES/THE STATESMAN

Thompson also recorded two total assists on the week, setting up senior forward Raven Edwards both times. The Seawolves’ next match will be home this Thursday against the Maine Black Bears at 7 p.m..

Duval won the America East Co-Player of the Week award for Stony Brook Men’s Soccer, as Albany’s junior forward Afonso Pinheiro received the same award. Duval scored two goals in Stony Brook’s latest matchup against No. 25 New Hampshire.

Junior midfielder Thibault Duval (No. 6, middle) makes a move against a Binghamton defender in a Oct. 8 match at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

His two goals led the way to a 2-0 victory, which helped give Stony Brook their first win against a nationally ranked opponent since 2005 when he beat No. 19 Vermont 1-0 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Stony Brook will be traveling to Connecticut as they take on America East rival Hartford Wednesday night at 7 p.m..

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