Miranda, Fopma Named Student-Athletes of September


Miranda, Fopma Named Student-Athletes of September
Men's soccer senior Edwin Miranda and women's volleyball senior Jennifer Fopma were named Student-Athletes of the month for August/September as named by the Student-Athlete Advisory Council on Wednesday.

Miranda is coming off a final weekend of September in which he scored a goal and an assist against UNLV (Sept. 26), was named Big West Conference Player of the Week and was honored on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. The reigning Big West Defender of the Year has helped the Matadors allow less than a goal a game through the first seven matches.

Fopma has struggled through an ankle injury during the final weeks of September, yet still leads the team in kills per game (4.87) and blocks per game (1.39). The senior has helped the Matadors to five wins and was named Big West Player of the Week on Sept. 15 after helping CSUN to the San Jose State Invitational title.

Also honored on Wednesday were May's Student-Athletes of the Month, baseball's Drew Aguailar and softball's Jan Moshier.

Aguailar, along with being named to the All-Big West Academic team, hit .390 during May with six runs batted in. Moshier went 5- for-13 (.385) during the month of May and earned All-Regional Tournament honors after hitting a home run and driving in two RBI during the NCAA Regionals.

Also nominated for August/September:

Leila Pate, women's soccer: The sophomore leads the team with three goals and one assist for seven points.

Angela Talarico, women's cross country: The junior finished second in the UC Irvine Invitational (Sept. 5), earning Big West Athlete of the Week honors.

Manuel Ruiz, men's cross country: Finished fifth in his first collegiate event at the UC Irvine Invitational on Sept. 5.

Also nominated for May:

Nick Joy, men's track and field: Finished fourth in the pole vault during the Big West Championships (May 14-17).

Daniel Clements, men's track and field: Placed second in the 800-meter event during the Big West Championships.

Comfort Agara, women's track and field: Took home first-place honors in the 400-meter dash at the Big West Championships.

Laura Sauao, women's track and field: Finished second in the hammer throw and fourth in the shot put and discus throw at the Big West Championships.