Standout student-athletes bid farewell, open up key slots to fill

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Senior Thor Arne Höfs kicks the ball at a game in October.

A slew of graduating Colonials exchanged their buff and blue uniforms for a cap and gown this weekend. Here is a recap of standout senior and graduate student-athletes who have left lasting marks and holes to fill in their respective programs.

Mei-Lyn Bautista: Women’s basketball

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Senior Mei-Lyn Bautista dribbles the ball.

Bautista racked up minutes for the Colonials as a point guard, tallying more than 1,000 minutes in her final two seasons for a total of 3,310 career minutes. She led the team in assists in her final three seasons, dishing out about 400 dimes and ranking eighth in career assists for GW. Her 2.82 assist-to-turnover ratio ranked within the top-20 nationally during her junior year. She steadily increased her point production, averaging 3.2 points per game her freshman year and reaching 9.3 points per game her senior season. Bautista landed seventh in career three-point field goals made with 157 buckets from behind the arc.

Moudy Abdel-Maksoud: Men’s squash

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Senior Moudy Abdel-Maksoud swings at the ball.

Abdel-Maksoud’s 54 wins rank him third in all-time men’s career singles victories. He was named to the College Squash Association All-American Second Team for the past two seasons. He sat at No. 1 on the ladder for nearly his entire collegiate campaign and was instrumental to the program’s first and second Hoehn Cup victories, winning three of his six matches. On a No. 9 nationally ranked team, he ended his senior season ranked No. 11 in the nation individually.

Riley Legault: Sailing

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Senior Riley Legault skippers a boat during the GW Women’s Invite last April.

Legault inked herself in program history by qualifying for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Singlehanded National Championships every year she’s been at GW. After fourth-, fifth- and third-place finishes at the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association Championship in 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively, Legault brought home first in 2018. Legault also played a role in the women’s team qualifying for its fifth ICSA National Championship.

Logan Lowe: Golf

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Senior Logan Lowe swings at a golf ball during practice.

As the sole recruit of his class, Lowe topped off a historic career at GW with an Atlantic 10 Championship victory. With six tournament wins under his belt, Lowe became the seventh Colonial to win multiple tournaments. Lowe’s 72.22 scoring average marks the lowest career scoring average in program history. He is the first golfer to make the A-10 All-Conference Team all four years. He was also named the A-10 Golfer of the Year in 2018, the first golfer to receive the honor in GW history.

Thor Arne Höfs: Men’s soccer

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Senior Thor Arne Höfs kicks the ball at a game in October.

Höfs started 59 games for the Colonials and tallied 264 saves during his career, positioning him fourth in program save history. He broke the single-season career shutout record in 2016 with nine shutouts and topped the career shutout record in 2018 with 22 shutouts. He boasts a .780 career save percentage throughout 5,371 minutes between the pipes. Höfs was named the A-10 Defensive Player of the Week four times, the most of any Colonial.

Alex Zois: Gymnastics

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Senior Alex Zois celebrates with a teammate at a meet in February.

A series of knee injuries sidetracked fifth-year Zois, but she bounced back to be named to the East Atlantic Gymnastics League All-Tournament First Team in vault, bars, beam, floor and all-around, a 2019 EAGL All-Around Champion and the 2019 EAGL Gymnast of the Year in her final year. She also qualified for the Baton Rouge Regional this year. Zois is in a tie for the fourth-best program uneven bars score with 9.90 and was an EAGL uneven bars co-champion in 2016.

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