Athlete of the Week: Juan Miguel Rosales

Athlete of the Week: Juan Miguel Rosales

Buffalo, NY - Junior forward Juan Rosales of the D'Youville men's basketball team has been very effective at both ends of the court this season, especially last week as the Spartans began conference play.

Juan began the week of conference games with 10 points to go with three rebounds on Wednesday in the team's loss to Penn State-Behrend. On Saturday against Mount Aloysius, Rosales then scored a season high 20 points with six rebounds and a season high five blocks.

Throughout seven games this season, Juan has been an important player to the team on both ends of the floor. He has started every game and scored double-figures in five of them. In every game but one this season, Rosales has made at least half of his shots in six -  including games of going 5-7, 7-8, and 10-14 from the field. So far this season, Juan leads the team with a 66.1 FG%, which is also second in the conference. His 1.6 BPG also leads the team while his is third with 11.3 PPG and tied for fourth with 5.0 RPG.

Rosales is coming off a career year in terms of scoring, rebounding, and minutes played. He scored a career high 20 points against Hilbert last season, while recording a double-double against Medaille with 15 points and 14 rebounds. 

At Village School in Guatemala, Juan played three years of basketball where he was named Guatemala City Player of the Year (2014) and was a 3-on-3 u18 National Champion. He also played baseball and played club basketball in the Guatemalan League.

Currently a Biology major, Juan also experienced his first season on the men's soccer team this fall. As a goalkeeper, Rosales made three appearances with four saves. He is the son of Johanna Melendez and Carlos Rosales.



Honorable Mention:

Sydney Alton, Women's Basketball - Alton has quickly become an important player for the D'Youville women's basketball team, helping them win their first conference game this past week. Alton scored a career high 14 points in Wednesday's 62-45 victory over Penn State-Behrend, leading all scorers for D'Youville. She also added a steal, assist, and a block to her statline in the team's first conference victory. On Saturday against Mount Aloysius, Sydney again led the team in scoring with 12 points, adding five rebounds and two rebound. She is currently fifth in both PPG and RPG on the team.