MIAC Athletes of the Week – October 18, 2021

Athletes of the Week

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for football, volleyball, and soccer on Monday. Student-athletes from Augsburg, Bethel, Carleton, Gustavus, and Hamline claimed the Conference's weekly honors for October 11-17, 2021.

The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Throughout the fall season, team sports (football, soccer, and volleyball) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with individual sports (cross country and golf) announced on Tuesday afternoons. The winners of the latest Athlete of the Week awards are listed below, along with details on their outstanding performances.

To view each sport's 2021-22 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page or visit the 2021-22 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.

MIAC Football Offensive Player of the Week
Rohee Konde
Gustavus Adolphus College
So. | Running Back
Hopkins, Minn.

Rohee Konde posted career highs in the Gusties' 33-21 win over Hamline on Saturday, rushing 26 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns in the victory. Konde's 207 rushing yards are the most by a Gustie since Jeffrey Dubose ran for 264 yards against Carleton on Nov. 9, 2013.

MIAC Football Defensive Player of the Week
Marcus Kimbrough
Augsburg University
So. | Cornerback
Minneapolis, Minn. | Southwest

Marcus Kimbrough tied an Augsburg single-game school record with three interceptions in the Auggies' 37-29 win over Macalester on Saturday. His first interception, late in the first quarter, stopped a Macalester drive at the Auggie 3-yard line. His second interception was at the Auggie 5-yard line, stopping a Scots' seven-play drive, and his final interception and 34-yard return with 1:19 left to play capped the Auggie win. He also had a pass breakup and four tackles (three solo) in the game.

MIAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Andrew Abegglen
Gustavus Adolphus College
Jr. | Kicker
Mound, Minn. | Mound-Westonka

Andrew Abegglen accounted for nine points in the Gusties' 33-21 victory over Hamline on Saturday, drilling three extra points and a pair of field goals in the win. The junior converted on field goal tries of 29 and 36 yards, both in the second half. He also kicked off seven times in the game, averaging 55.9 yards per kickoff.

MIAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week
Kirstin Cotter
Bethel University

Jr. | Opposite
Duluth, Minn. | East

Kirstin Cotter tallied a career-high 26 kills with a 0.444 hitting percentage to pace the Royals in a five-set victory over St. Olaf last Friday. Cotter went on to record 14 kills in a three-set victory over St. Catherine on Saturday to move BU into a tie for first place in the MIAC Standings at 6-1. For the weekend, she averaged five kills per set while hitting 0.419 with five digs and four blocks.

MIAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week
Megan Rubbelke
Hamline University

Sr. | Setter
North St. Paul, Minn. | North

Megan Rubbelke became the Pipers' all-time assists leader on Saturday night, contributing 44 assists in a five-set thriller at St. Scholastica. Rubbelke also recorded five aces, five kills, and 14 digs in the match. In a sweep of UW-River Falls on Wednesday, Rubbelke tallied 27 assists, five digs, and a solo block.

MIAC Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week
Hakeem Morgan
St. Olaf College

So. | Forward
San Jose, Costa Rica | Williston Northampton School

Hakeem Morgan scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in a span of seven second-half minutes to help No. 17 St. Olaf rally for a 4-2 victory over No. 20 Gustavus on Saturday. With the Oles trailing 2-1 at halftime, the sophomore tied the game in the 55th minute and scored again in the 62nd minute to give the Oles the lead for good. The win kept St. Olaf on top of the MIAC standings and clinched a spot for the Oles in the MIAC Playoffs.

MIAC Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week
Roxy Veldman
College of Saint Benedict

Sr. | Forward
South St. Paul, Minn.

Roxy Veldman scored three goals last week to help the Bennies jump into third place in the MIAC standings. Veldman had a pair of goals in a critical matchup with Bethel on Tuesday to help the team to a 3-2 win on the road, then added another goal to her weekly total on Saturday as the Bennies shut out Hamline, 3-0. Veldman has factored into the CSB scoring in each of the last three games.