Modena, Rojeras: September Student-Athletes of the Month
In eight matches during the month of September, Modena totaled four goals and one assist for the Jaspers. The rookie forward scored in three consecutive matches from Sept. 6-14 against Columbia, Rhode Island and Wagner.
Modena also scored the tying goal with four minutes to play in Manhattan's 1-1 tie against Iona on Sept. 25. Modena currently leads the team with four goals and nine points and ranks second among all MAAC freshmen with four goals.
Rojeras has been named MAAC Runner of the Week twice this season. He was selected for the first time on Sept. 10 after leading the Jaspers to the team title at the St. John’s/Hofstra Fall Festival. He placed second overall and first among Division I runners with a time of 15:35.60 for 5000 meters.
Rojeras earned MAAC Runner of the Week honors again the following week after taking first overall at the LIU Post Invitational. He beat 134 other runners in the race, posting a time of 25:34.37 over 8000 meters. Rojeras was also Manhattan’s top finisher at the Iona Meet of Champions on Sept. 21. His time of 26:47.60 was good for 51st overall against a very competitive field.