#SAOTW: Hess and Ethier Named BankNewport Student-Athletes of the Week

The University of Rhode Island Department of Athletics has partnered with BankNewport to recognize select Student-Athletes of the Week throughout the 2013-14 academic year. Each Monday, the best male and female performers from the previous week will be featured on GoRhody.com.

Paige Ethier - Women's Cross Country
Sophomore - South Kingstown, R.I./South Kingstown

  • Paige Ethier was Rhode Island's top finisher at this weekend's Atlantic 10 Championship, finishing 14th overall 14th (out of 111 runners) in the 5k race
  • Her time of 17:39.1 is URI's best-ever at the conference championship.
  • Ethier became just the fifth sophomore in program history to earn All-Conference accolades at the league's championship meet. Overall, she is the 15th Rhody runner to do so.




Andy Hess - Men's Soccer
Senior - North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown

  • Andy Hess contributed to both Rhode Island goals this past week.
  • He picked up his first tally of the season at George Mason on Friday night when he burried a stray rebound to even the score at 1-1 in the 39th minute.
  • He followed with an assist on Sunday against Duquesne, slipping a pass to Matt Sykes, who netted the Rams' lone goal of the afternoon.
  • Hess now has three poins (1g/1a) in seven games played.


Previous BankNewport Student-Athletes of the Week

  • Oct. 28 - Galina Chernykh (tennis), Joseph Leavitt (golf)
  • Oct. 21 - Dylan Smith (football), Samantha Leyh (tennis)
  • Oct. 14 - Nick Fairweather (golf), Galina Chernykh (tennis)
  • Oct. 7 - Wesley Matthews (men's soccer), Callan Kinnan (volleyball)