Rogers & Simoneau Take November Student-Athlete Of The Month Honors
Dec. 2, 2015
Women’s soccer’s freshman keeper Paige Simoneau and men’s basketball senior forward Frank Rogers are the November Spartan Foundation Student-Athletes of the Month, presented by ScholarShare.
Simoneau was the unlikely hero that helped San José State claim the Mountain West title and clinch a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The Corona, Calif., native sent away three penalty kicks in the championship tournament and was given the Most Valuable Player award despite only logging 2:03 of playing time. She came off the bench to stop two PK’s in the semifinal round, and another one against top-seeded San Diego State in the championship match. Her performance secured the first MW championship for any SJSU sport since joining the conference, and gave the women’s soccer program its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2000.
Frank Rogers led San José State men’s basketball during November at 16.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. The Salinas, Calif., native tied the school record with 14 made field goals on the way to a 32-point performance in a win over Alaska-Anchorage. He was selected to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team after he averaged 22.0 points and 11.3 rebounds over three games. Rogers leads the Mountain West in defensive rebounding at 6.7 per game. He also showed he can be lethal from downtown, shooting 53 percent (8-15).
The ScholarShare College Savings Plan is California's official 529 plan. It offers a tax-advantaged way for families to save for the cost of a college education. Learn more at www.scholarshare.com or 1-800-544-5248. Like ScholarShare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scholarshare529 and follow us on Twitter at @ScholarShare529.