#SAOTW: Castro, Jesman Sunde, Cooper Named Builders Surplus Student-Athletes of the Week

The University of Rhode Island Department of Athletics will recognize the Builders Surplus Student-Athletes of the Week throughout the 2015-16 academic year. Each Monday, the top male and female performers from the previous week will be featured on GoRhody.com.

Audrey Castro - Volleyball
Junior - Long Beach, Calif.

  • Had 35 kills, 25 digs and three service aces combined in matches at Saint Louis and Dayton
  • Had a .234 hitting percentage in the matches, (35 kills, 13 errors, 94 total attacks).
  • Recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 17 kills and 17 digs at Saint Louis.
  • Has reached double figures in kills in nine consecutive matches.



Emil Jesman Sunde - Men's Soccer
Freshman - Stavanger, Norway

  • Helped URI to a pair of 1-1 draws in back-to-back games against nationally-ranked opponents - #22 Boston College and #18 Saint Louis.
  • With Rhody trailing BC on Wednesday night, he set up Dominik Richter's game-tying goal just 16 minutes after entering the game as a substitute.
  • Netted a second-half equalizer for the Rams on Saturday night, one-timing a shot past SLU's Sascha Otte to even the score at 1-1 in the 70th minute.
  • Did not start in either game, but had a hand in both Rhode Island goals on the week.  



Harold Cooper - Football
Sophomore - New Haven, Conn.

  • Averaged 61.0 yards on three kick returns, including a 92-yard touchdown return at Brown Saturday.
  • The 92-yard return is tied for the fifth longest in program history and is the longest in CAA action this season.
  • Also rushed for a career-high 109 yards and one touchdown, averaging 7.0 yards per carry.
  • Finished the game with 305 all-purpose yards, which is the most by any player in a single game in CAA Football this year.



Previous Builders Surplus Student-Athletes of the Week (2015-16)

  • Sept. 28 - Alyssa Brehler (women's cross country), Billy Walthouse (golf)