Feil and Nesic Named Student-Athletes of the Week
Senior Friederike Feil earned the athletic department's weekly honor after winning the 5K Stetson Hatter Invitational

Senior Friederike Feil earned the athletic department's weekly honor after winning the 5K Stetson Hatter Invitational

Oct. 18, 2010

Boca Raton, Fla. - Standout performances by women’s cross country runner Friederike Feil and men’s soccer player Martin Nesic highlight this week’s Florida Atlantic University athletic department’s Student-Athlete of the Week Award.

Feil, a senior from Germany, posted her second straight 5-kilometer race victory in last Friday’s Stetson Hatter Invitational with a school record time of 17:33. The meet featured 120 competitors from 14 schools such as the Miami, UCF and Florida Gulf Coast. She broke her own school record, set more than two years ago, by two seconds and Feil’s performance helped the Owls finish second in the event. The victory was her second consecutive event title, after winning the Walt Disney’s Wide World of Sports Classic on October 9 in Lake Buena Vista. That effort helped Feil garner Sun Belt Conference Women’s Runner of the Week honors.

Meanwhile, Nesic scored the lone goal in the Owls’ victory over Northern Illinois last Saturday at the FAU Soccer Stadium. It was the first goal of the season from the freshman midfielder from Hinckley, Ohio. He has three shots in six matches this fall. Nesic’s goal gave the team its first victory in Mid-American Conference action.

Eight sports will be action this week for Florida Atlantic. After enjoying a week off, the football team goes on the road to play Arkansas State in a Saturday game, starting at 1 p.m., that’s being televised as part of the Sun Belt Conference Network’s Game of the Week. The telecast can be seen in the FAU community on the CSS sports network.

Meanwhile, the men’s tennis team will participate in its most prestigious event of the fall season with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Southeast Regional Championship. The tournament begins on Wednesday, October 20 from Gainesville. The women’s soccer team will look to clinch a berth in the Sun Belt Conference postseason tournament with a pair of matches this week. The Owls will host Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the FAU Soccer Stadium, located at 777 Glades Road on the Boca Raton campus. The match will be featured in the athletic department’s “20 Sports – One Team” activity. The team will wrap up the weekend with a match at ULM on Sunday, October 24.

The volleyball team travels to Arkansas for two matches, beginning on Friday, October 22 against Arkansas State before moving to UALR on Saturday, October 23. The men’s soccer will battle in-state rival Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers on Tuesday, October 19 before continuing MAC play at home against Hartwick on Sunday, October 24 at 2 p.m. The men’s golf team will participate in the St. John’s Invitational beginning on Friday at the Mission Inn Country Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The swimming and diving programs will round out the weekend activity by traveling to Atlanta for a triangular meet against conference foe Western Kentucky and Georgia Tech.

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