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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Kozlowski, Stamatis Named October Student-Athletes of the Month

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 11/02/2011
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NEW YORK - Junior field hockey forward Gabby Kozlowski and junior men's soccer forward Will Stamatis have been named the Columbia Student-Athletes of the Month for October.

Kozlowski was the driving force behind Columbia’s surge to first place in the Ivy League field hockey standings, where the Lions stood for most of October. Columbia went 5-4 in the month of October and had a four game-winning streak that featured victories over conference foes Penn and Dartmouth.

The junior was selected as the Ivy League Field Hockey Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 17-23 after she had a two-goal (including the game-winner), one-assist showing in the Lions’ critical 4-2 conference win at Dartmouth.

With two goals against Dartmouth, Kozlowski moved up to second place on Columbia's all-time scoring list. Kozlowski also had the game-winner in Columbia’s 2-1 home victory over Rutgers on Oct. 2.

Stamatis, who earns his second straight student-athlete of the month award, scored three goals in five matches – all game-winners – as men’s soccer remained in the Ivy League championship hunt in October.

The junior forward registered his NCAA-best third overtime goal of the season in a 2-1 victory over Brown, a win that was the first for a Columbia men’s soccer team over the Bears since 1992. Two weeks later, Stamatis came through in the clutch once again as he scored with 1:43 left in regulation against Princeton to give the Lions a 2-1 win over the defending Ivy League champions.

His third and final game-winning goal of the month came in the 33rd minute against Yale on Oct. 30, lifting Columbia to a 1-0 shutout win. Stamatis currently ranks first on the team and sixth in the Ivy League with six goals.

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