USA South Athletes of the Week - April 9, 2012

USA South Athletes of the Week - April 9, 2012

(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Baseball Player of the Week
Jordan Kidd, Averett - The junior outfielder from Chesapeake, Virginia went 7-for-10 (.700) with five runs scored, four RBI, one double, two walks and two stolen bases as the Cougars posted a 2-1 record last week. In a 6-5 loss to Guilford, Kidd was 3-for-5 with two runs scored, one run batted in and one double. In a doubleheader sweep of Southern Virginia, Kidd was a combined 4-for-5 with three runs scored, three RBI, two walks and two stolen bases. Also Nominated: Brandon Thigpen, Methodist; Seth Caison, Greensboro; Steven Keener, Christopher Newport; Kurt Krout, Shenandoah; Wes Walker, Ferrum.

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Chris Perry, Methodist - The Cary, North Carolina junior earned a complete-game victory in his only appearance for the Monarchs last week. In a 3-2 win over USA South foe N.C. Wesleyan, Perry went the distance and allowed two runs on three hits with one walk and 12 strikeouts. Also Nominated: Ramel Graham, Greensboro; Tyler Muench, Averett; Chris Walker, Ferrum; Cory Nelson, Shenandoah; Greg Goldsmith, Christopher Newport.

Softball Player of the Week
Karly Thompson, Ferrum - The sophomore outfielder from Lorton, Virginia went 10-for-19 (.526) with five RBI, five runs scored, five doubles, two walks and one stolen base as the Panthers posted a 3-3 record last week. In a doubleheader split with USA South foe Shenandoah, Thompson was a combined 3-for-6 with one run scored, one double and one walk. In a doubleheader split with USA South rival Methodist, Thompson was a combined 4-for-5 with three runs scored, two RBI, two doubles, one walk and one stolen base. Finally, in a doubleheader split with Guilford, Thompson was a combined 4-for-8 with three RBI, one run scored and two doubles. Also Nominated: Alex Warren, Meredith; Jordan Adams, Methodist; Kanisha Fogg, Greensboro; Morgan Coble, Shenandoah; Leah Gibson, Averett; Jennifer Falin, Christopher Newport.

Softball Pitcher of the Week
Whitney Haller, Christopher Newport - The Chester, Virginia junior earned a 4-0 record in four appearances last week for the Captains. Haller totaled 26.0 innings pitched and allowed one earned run (0.27 ERA) on 15 hits with one walk and 23 strikeouts in four complete-game victories. In a 5-2 win over Virginia Wesleyan, Haller allowed two unearned runs on four hits with one walk and four strikeouts. In an 8-0, five-inning, victory over USA South foe Mary Baldwin, Haller tallied a shutout and allowed two hits with eight strikeouts. In an 8-1 win over USA South rival Peace, Haller allowed one run on five hits with eight strikeouts. Finally, in a 4-0 victory over USA South foe Meredith, Haller collected her second shutout of the week and allwowed four hits with three strikeouts. Also Nominated: Kelsey Sanfilippo, Greensboro; Kaitlyn Culler, Ferrum; Jessica Dzeskewicz, Meredith; Brooke Over, Shenandoah.

Lacrosse Player of the Week
Kelly Lane, Christopher Newport - The Great Falls, Virginia junior defender led the Captains in goals, assists, groundballs and draw controls as CNU captured the USA South Regular Season title with a 14-10 victory over Shenandoah in the team's only action last week. Lane totaled six points on four goals and two assists with three groundballs, two draw controls and one caused turnover in the win. Also Nominated: Brooke Hewartson, Ferrum; Brittany Ziobro, Greensboro; Jasmine Stephens, Methodist; Samantha Sisson, Shenandoah.

Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Monica Evans, Christopher Newport - The Springfield, Virginia junior defender led the Captains in caused turnovers as CNU captured the USA South Regular Season title with a 14-10 victory over Shenandoah in the team's only action last week. Evans totaled two caused turnovers, two groundballs and one draw control in the win. Also Nominated: Amanda Cheney, Ferrum.

Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Eric Shulman, Christopher Newport - The senior from Glen Allen, Virginia earned a 4-0 record at number-one singles and a 3-1 mark at the top doubles position last week for the Captains. Shulman earned straight-set singles wins over opponents from Shenandoah, Mary Washington, Averett and Methodist. He teamed with three different partners to earn the doubles wins. Also Nominated: Kevin Koval, Greensboro; Kirill Orlov, Averett; Lawrence Salmon, Methodist.

Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Sarah Stafford, Christopher Newport - The Midlothian, Virginia junior earned a 2-0 record at the number-one singles spot and a 1-1 mark at the top doubles spot last week for the Captains. She earned the singles over opponents from USA South rivals Shenandoah and Methodist. Stafford teamed with Kim Morrissett to collect a doubles win over Shenandoah. Also Nominated: Laura Baker, Methodist; Meredith Kelly, Greensboro.

 

Rookies of the Week

Baseball Rookie of the Week
James Feldmann, Greensboro - The freshman second baseman from Danville, Virginia went 6-for-13 (.462) with eight RBI, two runs scored, two doubles, one home run and one walk as The Pride posted a 2-1 record last week. In a 13-3 win over Emory & Henry, Feldmann was 3-for-5 with three RBI, one run scored and one double. In a two-game split with USA South rival Ferrum, Feldmann was a combined 3-for-8 with five RBI, one run scored, one double, one home run and one walk. Also Nominated: J.T. Crowder, Averett; Michael Paul, Shenandoah; Cody Molosky, Methodist.

Baseball Rookie Pitcher of the Week
James Walsh, Christopher Newport - The Mechanicsville, Virginia freshman earned a win in his first career start last week for the Captains. In his only action of the week, a 5-3 victory over Apprentice School, Walsh went six innings and allowed two unearned runs on six hits with one walk and eight strikeouts. Also Nominated: Adam Duncan, Ferrum; Hatteras Brooks, N.C. Wesleyan; Matt Riegler, Shenandoah.

Softball Rookie of the Week
Amanda White, Meredith - The freshman from Wilmington, North Carolina went 10-for-20 (.500) with six RBI, five runs scored, two doubles, one triple, one home run, two stolen bases and one walk as the Avenging Angels posted a 4-2 record last week versus USA South competition. In a doubleheader sweep of Methodist, White was a combined 2-for-6 with two RBI, one run scored, one triple and one walk. In a doubleheader split with Shenandoah, White was a combined 2-for-6 with three runs scored, one run batted in, one double and two stolen bases. Finally, in a doubleheader split with Christopher Newport, White was a combined 6-for-7 with three RBI, one run scored, one double and one home run. The lone home run gave Meredith its first-ever Conference win over CNU. Also Nominated: Kylene Culler, Ferrum; Lindsay Tippett, Methodist; Logan Tollison, N.C. Wesleyan; Morgan Jones, Averett; Sabrina Hill, Christopher Newport.

Softball Rookie Pitcher of the Week
Amy Hamlett, Averett - The Chase City, Virginia freshman earned a 2-0 record in two complete-game appearances last week for the Cougars versus USA South competition. Hamlett totaled 14.0 innings pitched and allowed two runs on 12 hits with five walks and six strikeouts. In a 5-0 win over Greensboro, Hamlett tallied the shutout as she allowed five hits and two walks with two strikeouts. In a 6-2 victory over N.C. Wesleyan, Hamlett allowed two runs on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

Lacrosse Rookie of the Week
Katie Vu, Christopher Newport - The Annandale, Virginia freshman attacker scored twice as the Captains captured the USA South Regular Season title with a 14-10 victory over Shenandoah in the team's only action last week. Vu also added an assist and two draw controls in the win. Also Nominated: Liz Bereit, Shenandoah; Sydney Hewartson, Ferrum.

Men's Tennis Rookie of the Week
Matthew Miller, Greensboro - The freshman from Hartland, Wisconsin earned a 2-0 record at both the number-one singles and doubles positions last week for The Pride. Miller earned singles wins over opponents from USA South foes Ferrum and Shenandoah. In doubles action, Miller teamed with Kevin Koval to earn the two victories. Also Nominated: Jyri Hayrinen, Averett.

Women's Tennis Rookie of the Week
Michelle Hart, N.C. Wesleyan - The freshman from Rosebud, Australia earned a 2-0 singles and doubles record last week for the Bishops. She earned one singles wins at the number-four position over an opponent from Mt. Olive prior to a win at the number-three position over an opponent from USA South foe Mary Baldwin. In doubles, both victories came at the number-two position with teammate Yvonne Kamegne. Also Nominated: Angela Stallman, Christopher Newport.

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