The CCSU Student-Athlete of the Month is a new initiative launched for 2018-19. Beginning with our September honoree, a Blue Devil student-athlete will be recognized each month for their athletic performance, academic achievement and community involvement.
The CCSU Student-Athlete of the Month is sponsored by long-time supporter and donor Pat Clynes, and his business, Fritz Kennel, in Houston, Texas. Clynes, a Connecticut native, is a generous benefactor of CCSU Athletics, and most recently established the Clynes Athletic Enrichment Fund in August of 2016. Thank you once again to Pat for his continued commitment to CCSU Athletics.
Kiana Patterson | Senior | Women's Basketball | Management
Patterson was named a Preseason All-Northeast Conference selection at the league's Social Media Day and has been among the league leaders in the start of the year, averaging 17.3 points per game, 3.0 assists, 2.3 three-pointers and playing 33.2 minutes. She became the 16th player in program history to score 1,000 career points earlier this season when scoring 25 points at Rutgers on Nov. 13. Patterson is the team captain and has been named to the NEC Prime Performers list twice this season. A management major, she has also served as a tour guide at CCSU Open House events.
Angie Rafter | Sophomore | Women's Cross Country | English
Rafter was named the women’s Most Outstanding Performer at the Northeast Conference Cross Country Championships after capturing the individual crown and helping lead the Blue Devils to their first women’s cross country title since 1999. The Danielson, CT, native paced the field of 80 runners to earn all-conference honors with a time of 18:03.6. The two-time NEC Athlete of the Week (Oct. 10, Oct. 25) earned a top-10 finish at the New England Championships and a top-5 place at the CCSU Mini Meet. An English major with a 3.88 GPA, Rafter has earned Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll and Northeast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition.
Charlotte Maurer | Senior | Women's Soccer | Pre-Marketing
Maurer, a team captain, has helped the Blue Devils begin the season with a 10-1-2 mark overall and 4-0 in Northeast Conference play (as of Oct. 11). She has started all 13 games and has a team-leading seven goals, including three game-winners. The midfielder from Northampton, MA, also has an assist to give her 15 points on the year. She was named Northeast Conference Player of the Week on Oct. 2 after scoring two goals and an assist in a pair of CCSU wins. The Pre-Marketing major is also a member of the Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll. Maurer had a 4.0 GPA in the Spring 2018 semester and has a 3.65 GPA overall.