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Maryam Haque, Women’s Cross Country

Senior

Height: 5’2”

Hometown: Edison, NJ

NJIT women’s cross country athlete Maryam Haque from Edison, NJ has been selected as Female Athlete of the Week for her performance at the NJIT Classic Saturday at Branch Brook Park.

The senior co-captain was the top finisher for the NJIT women, clocking in with a time of 20:20.05. Haque finished first against Saint Peter’s and finished sixth overall.

The Highlanders came out on top against the Peacock’s with a score of 24-33.
Shaun Keegan, Men’s Soccer

Height: 5’7″

Hometown: Voorhees, NJ

Freshman

NJIT men’s soccer athlete Shaun Keegan from Voorhees, NJ has been selected as Male Athlete of the Week for his performance during the Highlanders 1-0 win against Marist.

The freshman scored the game winning goal in the 76th minute on a quick counter attack, running onto a long through ball out of the back from teammate Victor Kausch.  Keegan burst free at the 35-yard line and surged toward the Marist goalkeeper and took a shot 10 yards out that was deflected back out by the goalkeeper right to him and he tapped the rebound into the goal.

It was Keegan’s first collegiate goal.

Courtesy of NJIT Athletics