USA South Athletes of the Week - Nov. 1, 2010

USA South Athletes of the Week - Nov. 1, 2010


Football Offensive Player of the Week
          Rico Wallace, Shenandoah - The junior wide receiver from Hanover, Maryland caught two touchdown passes in a 24-14 win over USA South foe Averett. Wallace caught four passes for 104 yards in the victory. His touchdowns were catches of 58 and 15 yards. Also Nominated: Wesley Idlette, Maryville; James Wilson, Averett; Keith Gaines, Christopher Newport; Marcus Mayo, Ferrum.

Football Defensive Player of the Week
          Maurice Sheffield, Maryville - The Jonesboro, Georgia senior linebacker accumulated a five total tackles and one interception in a 40-6 victory over USA South rival Greensboro. Sheffield tallied four solo tackles and one assisted take down. He returned his interception 23 yards for a touchdown. Also Nominated: Corey Giffing, Shenandoah; Adrin Diggs, Christopher Newport.

Football Special Teams Player of the Week
          Dwayne Hollis, N.C. WesleyanThe Newport News, Virginia sophomore defensive back returned the game's opening kickoff for a touchdown in a 56-6 win over USA South foe Methodist. Hollis raced 87 yards to help the Bishops begin the rout. Additionally, he added a tackle and an interception in the win. Also Nominated: Zachary Richman, Averett; Kentel Noel, Christopher Newport; Andrew Lloyd, Shenandoah; Andrew Noboa, Maryville.

Men's Soccer Player of the Week
           Javier Castrillo, N.C. Wesleyan - The senior midfielder from Gijon, Spain helped the Bishops to a 5-0 win over USA South foe Shenandoah in the team's only action of last week. In the win, Castrillo scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 31st minute then assisted on the team's second score of the game in the 44th minute. Also Nominated: John Thrower, Averett.

Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
           Kyle Beach, Methodist - The junior goalkeeper from Tampa, Florida recorded one shutout in a 2-0 week versus USA South competition for the Monarchs. In 167 minutes of action, Beach did not allow a goal while stopping four shots. In a 5-0 win over Greensboro, Beach made two stops in 78 minutes played. In a 2-0 win over Ferrum, Beach went the distance, made two saves and earned the shutout. Also Nominated: Jakob Aronsson, N.C. Wesleyan; Kyle Rose, Christopher Newport; Nate Barker, Averett.

Women's Soccer Player of the Week
          Amber Womack, Shenandoah - The Perry Hall, Maryland sophomore forward accumulated six points on two goals and two assists in a 2-0 week for the Hornets. In a 2-1 win over Wesley, Womack scored the team's first goal in the sixth minute, then assisted on the eventual game-winner in the 15th minute. In a 7-0 win over USA South foe Mary Baldwin, Womack assisted on the eventual game-winning goal in the fifth minute then scored an insurance goal in the 87th minute. Also Nominated: Sam Ciaravino, Christopher Newport; Carrie Talbert, Meredith.

Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
          Katie Allegro, Greensboro - The Statesville, North Carolina senior goalkeeper posted a shutout in a 3-0 win over USA South rival Methodist in the team's only action last week. Allegro stopped five shots in the 90 minutes between the posts. Also Nominated: Meghan Gumbs, Christopher Newport.

Volleyball Player of the Week
         Jalesty Washington, Methodist - The junior outside hitter from Dunn, North Carolina accumulated a .378 hitting percentage while averaging 5.1 kills, 3.5 digs and 0.7 assists per set last week as the Monarchs posted a 3-0 record all versus USA South competition. In a 3-1 win over N.C. Wesleyan, Washington notched a double-double of 21 kills and 17 digs. She also added three assists and one block in the win. In a 3-0 win over Mary Baldwin, Washington recorded 11 kills, eight digs, three assists and two service aces. Finally, in a 3-0 victory over Peace, Washington tallied her second double-double of the week with 19 kills and ten digs. She also added one assist, one service ace and one block. Also Nominated: Brooke Hensley, Averett; Cori Spade, Meredith; Cory Harris, Christopher Newport; Olivia Griffin, Peace; Rachel Maki, Shenandoah; Anna Hart, N.C. Wesleyan; Sha McDuffie, Greensboro.

Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week
         Hillary McPhatter, Methodist - The sophomore libero from Winston-Salem, North Carolina averaged 5.6 digs per set last week as the Monarchs posted a 3-0 record against USA South competition. In a 3-1 win over N.C. Wesleyan, McPhatter tallied 26 digs and one service ace. In a 3-0 win over Mary Baldwin, McPhatter recorded 12 digs and one kill. Finally, in a 3-0 victory over Peace, McPhatter totaled 18 digs. Also Nominated: Kelly George, N.C. Wesleyan; Paige Aaron, Averett; Danielle Simpson, Greensboro; Abby Hogue, Christopher Newport.


Rookies of the Week

Football Offensive Rookie of the Week
          Jordan Vann, N.C. Wesleyan - The freshman quarterback from Fayetteville, North Carolina tossed two touchdowns in a 56-6 win over USA South foe Methodist. Vann accounted for 207 yards on 12-for-14 passing without an interception. His touchdown passes were from 37 and 66 yards out. He also added 19 rushing yards in the win. Also Nominated: Chad Brooks, Maryville; Xavier Morgan, Averett.

Football Defensive Rookie of the Week
          Josh Rogers, Shenandoah - The freshman linebacker from Virginia Beach, Virginia totaled six tackles in a 24-14 win over USA South rival Averett. Rogers accumulated four solo tackles and two assisted take downs including one sack for a loss of seven yards.

Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week
          Eric McGinnis, Methodist - The freshman forward from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania scored four goals 2-0 week for the Monarchs versus USA South competition. In a 5-0 win over Greensboro, McGinnis tallied a hat trick with goals in the 18th, 67th and 68th minutes. In a 2-0 win over Ferrum, McGinnis notched the eventual game-winning goal in the 17th minute. Also Nominated: Bayron Gudiel, N.C. Wesleyan; Aldo Ramirez, Averett.

Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week
          Stephanie Marshall, Ferrum - The Poquoson, Virginia freshman midfielder scored both Ferrum goals in a 2-1 win over USA South foe Averett. Marshall's scores came in the 73rd and 80th minutes. In the team's only other action of the week, a 2-1 loss to Salem, Marshall was held scoreless but did manage two shots. Also Nominated: Sarah Lang, Greensboro; Maliha Ataullah, Averett; Hannah Oakes, Shenandoah; Eliza Evans, Meredith.

Volleyball Rookie of the Week
          Dana Sandknop, Greensboro - The freshman setter from Greensboro, North Carolina averaged 10.7 assists, 1.8 digs and 1.2 kills per set last week as The Pride posted a 3-0 record versus USA South competition. In a 3-1 win over Averett, Sandknop contributed 41 assists, eight digs, four kills and one service ace. In a 3-2 victory over Meredith, Sandknop totaled 49 assists, eight kills, four digs and two service aces. Finally, in a 3-2 win over Shenandoah, Sandknop notched a double-double of 60 assists and 13 digs. She also added five kills and two service aces in the victory. Also Nominated: Haley Smith, Shenandoah; Lauren Bramble, Methodist; Taylor Johnson, Peace; Allison Sparks, Averett; Clarke Glendenning, Meredith.

PLEASE NOTE: At least half of the teams in a sport must have competed within the previous week for honors to be awarded.