News & Notes



By Dylan Balsamo

Dylan Balsamo, Assistant Sports Editor

Murray and Lin Both Honored
Two Fordham freshmen members of the swimming & diving teams, the men’s Ethan Murray and the women’s Alison Lin, were named the Atlantic 10 conference’s Men’s and Women’s respective Rookie of the Week awards, the league announced on Monday. While it is Lin’s first honor of the season, this award is the second of the year for Murray. In a dual match weekend at Fairfield this weekend, Murray won two events, the 200 SCM freestyle at 1:56.71 and the 400 SCM freestyle at 4:13.50, and Lin took home the win in a 400 SCM freestyle at 4:30.11, while also placing third in the 200 SCM freestyle at 2:09.03.

De La Rosa Does It for Volleyball
Volleyball freshman middle blocker Aria De La Rosa was named by the Atlantic 10 this week as their Rookie of the Week, as was announced on Monday. This is Forhdam volleyball’s fifth weekly award of the 2019 season, as the first four all came from Morgan Williams winning Defensive Player of the Week. A first time winner of this award or any weekly award, De La Rosa earned the honor, securing 22 kills over two matches, while also hitting a team-high .339 and recording a team-high of 10 blocks. With the help of De La Rosa, the Rams ended their regular season on a three-match winning streak.

Kutch On All-Regions
The 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country All-Region teams were announced on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coach’s Association (USTFCCA), and Fordham senior Ryan Kutch was among the 225 men named among nine different regions, meaning he was one of the top 25 in the Northeast region. the honor for Kutch comes as a result of his performance at the NCAA Northeast regional in Buffalo, where he completed the 10K course in 28:52.5, just 10 seconds behind first and good for fourth place. He will be the first Ram to appear at the National Cross Country Championships since 1977.

Carter Wins Football Award
While Fordham football may have lost in disappointing fashion to Holy Cross 49–27 on Saturday, freshman receiver Dequece Carter was named the Patriot League’s Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. carter scored two touchdowns against the Crusaders and had 120 yards to go with his seven receptions, but the most memorable part of his day was the one-handed catch he made for 42 yards that led up to his 1-yard touchdown catch a few plays later.