Hartford, Conn. - The 14th Bantam of the Week of the 2019-20 sports season has been selected thanks to strong performances on the court and the mat. Women's squash junior Akanksha Salunkhe (Vasco de Gama, India) and wrestling sophomore Kevin Lyskawa (Londonderry, N.H.) have been named as the Bantams of the Week.
Each week, the Trinity athletics website will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Bantams of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition from the previous week.
Salunkhe did not lose a game in three matches, winning by a 3-0 scores against opponents from Dartmouth, Colby, and Bates to lead the No. 2-ranked Bantams to 9-0 team triumphs against all three teams. She won, 11-4, 11-9, 11-5 at the No. 3 spot in the lineup on Thursday against the Big Green. On Saturday, Salunkhe won, 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 at No. 3 against Bates and, 11-6, 11-1, 11-1 at the top of the ladder against Colby.
Lyskawa posted six victories in a single day, winning four matches by fall, one by decision, and one on a medical forfeit, to place third in the 157-pound bracket of the Rochester Institute of Technology Invitational. Seeded No. 5 in the field, Lyskawa pinned his first opponent in 2:18 and blanked his second-round foe, 11-0, to reach the winner's bracket quarterfinals. After a close loss to the No. 4 seed, Lyksawa pinned consecutive opponents on his way to the third-place match, where he defeated the No.4 seed in a re-match by pinning him in 1:53. His points helped the Bantams secure sixth place of 15 teams in the tournament.
2019-20 Bantams of the Week
12/4 ~ Naia Saddler (Basketball) and Barclay Gammill (Ice Hockey)
11/27 ~ Lia Urban-Spillane (Swimming & Diving) and Tedy Loughborough (Ice Hockey)
11/20 ~ Peace Kabari (Basketball) and Tim Lautenbach (Cross Country)
11/13 ~ Jordan Vazzano (Football)
11/6 ~ Colette Scheffers (Volleyball) and Timothy Bogomolov (Cross Country)
10/30 ~ Delaney Markham (Soccer) and Daniel Negron (Football)
10/23 ~ Kendall Brown (Field Hockey) and Seamus Lambert (Football)
10/16 ~ Lily Everett (Tennis) and Tijani Harris (Football)
10/9 ~ Colleen Lux (Women's Soccer) and Max Edminster (Golf)
10/2 ~ Aly Conde (Volleyball) and Ace McAlister (Cross Country)
9/25 ~ Caroline Curtin (Field Hockey) and DeVante Reid (Football)
9/18 ~ Samantha Feenstra (Women's Cross Country) and Brian Casagrande (Football)
9/11 ~ Jordan Ragland (Field Hockey) and Ricardo Paes Leme (Men's Golf)