It was a good weekend on the field for Penn Athletics, and that’s translating to hardware off the field as the Quakers enter the week.
On Monday, football’s Justin Watson was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week, while men’s soccer’s Dami Omitaomu won City Six Rookie of the Week honors. Women’s soccer’s Emily Sands completed the trifecta, garnering a nod for Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Watson won the award for the third time of his career, having won it in back to back weeks toward the tail end of last season. This past Friday at Yale, he put up an unbelievable 160 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone — both good enough for career highs for an entire game. He added just one more catch for six yards in the second half but had already left his mark on the game.
This marks the second straight week the Quakers have won the award as a team — junior running back Tre Solomon received the honor after rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown in addition to throwing for another score.
For Omitaomu, he has won the first award of his career, receiving the honor in part for his first career goal, which came on the road against Yale in the sixth minute on Saturday. The score put the Quakers up early, and they went on to dominate the affair, 3-0.
Not to be outdone in a bout with the Bulldogs, Sands’ recognition also comes from a win at Yale — this time with a 79th minute goal that sealed the win for the Red and Blue in an otherwise scoreless 1-0 affair.
This is the second time Sands has won the award and the third time Penn has this season — freshman goalkeeper Kitty Qu also earned rookie honors on Sept. 19.
The Quakers will all be playing together again this weekend for Homecoming, with Brown on tap for all three squads as the teams enter their seasons’ final stretches.
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