Bukuru and Salmon named Italian Table/Moxie's Athletes of the Month

Bukuru and Salmon named Italian Table/Moxie's Athletes of the Month

Oct. 3, 2019 - Both Kodiaks men's and women's soccer programs are off to blistering hot starts, with each club spending a good deal of time in the CCAA national rankings throughout the month of September. 

Jimmy Bukuru and Jasmin Salmon have both been instrumental to their team's hot starts, and have been recognized as the Kodiaks Athletes of the Month for September, sponsored by Italian Table and Moxie's Bar and Grill! 

Both student athletes will receive a gift card to either Moxie's or Italian Table. Congratulations Jimmy and Jasmin! 

Jimmy Bukuru - MSOC 

When the Kodiaks have needed a cruicial goal so far this season, it's been Bukuru (third year, General Studies) that has constantly delivered.

The veteran forward has been a menace for opposing back lines so far this year, and his crafty left footed strike has kept keepers off balance. He has twice recorded hat tricks, including a natural hat trick on Sept. 21 that guided the Kodiaks to a crucial 3-0 victory at Olds. 

Bukuru is now tied for second in ACAC conference scoring, and his Kodiaks team is ranked eighth in the nation as they enter the second half of their season. 

Jasmin Salmon - WSOC

Salmon (third year, Business Admin - Management) has been an absolute rock defensively for the second place Kodiaks women's side,. 

Head coach Sean Carey notes that she's had a "fantastic month of September, winning numerous player of the week and player of the game awards, stemminig from her solid defensive plays." 

Entering her second season with the Kodiaks, Salmon has emerged as a vocal leader who is patient with the ball and makes smart challenges. Her Kodiaks teammates enter the second half of the season with a 4-1-1 record and are in hot pursuit of first place in the ACAC south divison.