USA South Athletes of the Week - Oct. 7, 2019

USA South Athletes of the Week - Oct. 7, 2019

FOOTBALL

Football Offensive Player of the Week
Jacob Wright, Averett - The senior quarterback from Tallahassee, Florida accounted for five touchdowns, four through the air and one rushing, while completing 75% of his passes in a 48-0 win over USA South foe Greensboro last week. Wright was 15-of-20 passing for 185 yards with no interceptions. On the ground, wright carried the ball eight times for 43 yards. Also Nominated: Dalton Cole, Brevard; Darian Curley, N.C. Wesleyan; Kobe Smith, Huntingdon.

Football Offensive Rookie of the Week
Tarin Westbrook, LaGrange - The freshman wide receiver from Cornelia, Georgia collected a 60-yard touchdown in a 52-35 loss to USA South rival N.C. Wesleyan last week. Westbrook caught three total passes for 69 yards. Also Nominated: None.

Football Defensive Player of the Week 
Eddie Graham, N.C. Wesleyan
 - The Hudson, Florida junior defensive back led the team with seven solo tackles, including two for a loss of yardage, and an interception in a 52-35 victory over USA South rival LaGrange last week. Also Nominated: Karl Dorn, Huntingdon; Randy Fillingame, LaGrange; Devin Merritt, Averett; Kelvin Waites, Methodist; Andreas Wyatt, Brevard.

Football Defensive Rookie of the Week
Randy Fillingame, LaGrange - The freshman linebacker from Bainbridge, Georgia totaled a game-high 12 tackles and grabbed two interceptions in a 52-35 loss to USA South rival N.C. Wesleyan last week. Fillingame accumulated a game-high nine solo tackles with three assisted take downs in the defeat. Also Nominated: Rook Tate, Brevard, Taj Outten, Methodist; Johnathan Terrell, Averett.

Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Fred Flavors, Huntingdon - The sophomore defensive back from Atmore, Alabama blocked a second quarter punt which setup a touchdown in a 48-7 victory over USA South foe Methodist last week. The block was followed one play later by a touchdown to put the Hawks up 14-0. Also Nominated: Bobby Haggerty, Methodist; Daquan Mason, Averett.

 

MEN'S SOCCER

Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Baboucarr Njie, N.C. Wesleyan - The junior forward from Washington, D.C. tallied four goals and two assists in a 2-0 week for the Pride against USA South competition. In a 6-1 win over Averett, Njie notched a hat trick by scoring the game-tying goal in the second half and two more insurance tallies while also adding an assist on the eventual game-winning goal. In a 2-0 win over Greensboro, Njie assisted on the eventual game-winning goal while scoring one of his own later in the match. Also Nominated: Caleb Bratager, Pfeiffer; Baste Endresen, Averett; Chris Fernandez, Maryville; Jose Linares, Piedmont; Jake Major, Covenant; Matheus Masukawa, Brevard; Darli Mihindou, Greensboro; Trent Powell, Methodist.

Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Patrick Hall, Brevard - The senior goalkeeper from Pikeville, North Carolina posted a shutout in a 5-0 win over USA South foe Maryville in the team's only contest last week. Hall stopped all eight shots he faced while his team played a man down for the final 64 minutes of the match. Also Nominated: Tobias Borzel, N.C. Wesleyan; David Chavarria, Pfeiffer; Gavin Dougherty, Maryville; Cole Hupp, Methodist; A.J. Jonas, Huntingdon; Paul Lemay, Covenant.

Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week
Blake Webb, LaGrange - The freshman midfielder from Zebulon, Georgia tallied three goals in a 1-1 week for the Panthers versus USA South foes. In a 2-1, overtime, win over Piedmont, Webb scored both of his team's goals, including the game-winner in the 98th minute. In a 3-1 loss to Maryville, Webb scored the Panthers' only goal of the contest. Also Nominated: Taylor Bradley, Huntingdon; Matt Hulihan, Maryville; Malamin Jallow, Piedmont; Nathan Laughlin, Covenant; Trent Powell, Methodist; Nico Soriano, Pfeiffer; Sebastian Widen, Averett; Joao Monteiro, Brevard.

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Shannon Reagan, Maryville - The Tullahoma, Tennessee senior forward tallied four goals and two assists in a 2-0 week for the Scots against USA South competition. In a 7-0 win over Berea, Reagan notched a hat trick by scoring three goals while also assisting on two more tallies. In a 1-0 victory over Piedmont, Reagan scored the contest's only goal as she collected a loose ball and beat the keeper in the 15th minute. Also Nominated: Kailey Burrell, Covenant; Courtney Chaplin, Salem; Cayci Eaton, Pfeiffer; Erika Gebhard, Huntingdon; Brea Hill, Agnes Scott; Amy Juarez, Brevard; Katia Mezey, Greensboro; Cydney Nichols, N.C. Wesleyan; Aiden Sherry, Methodist; Anslyn Stamps, Piedmont; Bailee Vanover, Berea.

Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Lucy Sandhoff, Covenant - The Lookout Mountain, Georgia freshman goalkeeper posted a 2-0-1 record last week for the Scots. In 290 total minutes in goal, Sandhoff stopped 12 of the 13 shots she faced and posted two shutouts. In a 3-0 win over Oglethorpe, Sandhoff made three saves. In a double-overtime, 1-1, draw with USA South foe Huntingdon, Sandhoff collected six saves. Finally, in a 2-0 win over USA South rival LaGrange, Sandhoff stopped the three shots she faced. Also Nominated: Maggie Hunt, Methodist; Kaley Hyatt, Pfeiffer; Miranda McNalley, Piedmont; Rebeccah Rojas, Brevard; Emma Smith, LaGrange; Doren Staley, Huntingdon; Hannah Wagner, Salem; Maggie Wilson, Maryville.

Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week
Laura Harris, Methodist - The Greensboro, North Carolina freshman forward tallied two goals and two assists in a 2-0-1 week for the Monarchs versus USA South competition. In a 3-2 win over N.C. Wesleyan, Harris was held scoreless on three shots. In a double-overtime, 1-1, draw with Greensboro, Harris assisted on the match's first goal in the 59th minute. Finally, in a 7-0 win over Mary Baldwin, Harris notched her first-career multi-goal game with two scores while also adding an assist. Also Nominated: Rachel Black, Salem; Erin Cembrale, Huntingdon; Alyssa Keatts, Pfeiffer; Kaylee King, Piedmont; Brianna Link, Brevard; Lucy Sandhoff, Covenant; Ellie Smith, Maryville.

 

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball Player of the Week
Carolina Robles, Berea - The sophomore right side hitter from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico averaged 4.33 kills and 4.50 digs per set as the Mountaineers posted a 2-0 record last week versus USA South competition. In a 3-0 win over Piedmont, Robles posted a double-double of 14 kills and ten digs with two assists. In a 3-0 victory over Brevard, Robles notched another double-double of 12 kills and 17 digs with four service aces, two blocks and one assist. Also Nominated: Megan Andrews, Methodist; Sydney Barnwell, N.C. Wesleyan; Meredith Bonee, Maryville; Leah Buys, Covenant; Brienna Laskowski, William Peace; Hailey Long, Meredith; McKenzie Miller, Averett; Kathryn O'Connell, Salem; April Reese, Huntingdon; Alina Roberts, Piedmont; Hailey Stout, Greensboro; Reagan Wyatt, Pfeiffer.

Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week
Natalie Watts, Maryville - The freshman libero from Alabaster, Alabama averaged 7.71 digs per set as the Scots posted a 3-0 record last week. In a 3-0 win over Johnson University, Watts totaled 19 digs, six assists and one kill in just one set played. In a 3-0 win over USA South foe Brevard, Watts posted 13 digs, two service aces and one assist. Finally, in a 3-0 victory over USA South rival Piedmont, Watts contributed 22 digs, three assists and two service aces. Also Nominated: Megan Andrews, Methodist; Emma Gray Beacham, Pfeiffer; Sam Butensky, N.C. Wesleyan; Lainey Choiniere, Piedmont; Bergin Gillespie, William Peace; Zamyiah Mangum, Averett; Emily Moore, Covenant; Kathryn O'Connell, Salem; Bailie Parker, Berea; Lauren Phillips, Meredith; Amy Tyma, Huntingdon.

Volleyball Rookie of the Week
Lauren Montren, Averett - The freshman outside hitter from Creedmoor, North Carolina averaged 3.08 kills and 3.15 digs per set as the Cougars posted a 3-1 record last week versus USA South competition. In a 3-1 win over Salem, Montren notched a double-double of 15 kills and 14 assists with one assist. In a 3-0 victory over Mary Baldwin, Montren tallied a double-double of 12 kills and ten assists with one assist. In a 3-0 win over Pfeiffer, Montren totaled four kills, seven digs, three assists, one service ace and one block. Finally, in a 3-0 loss to William Peace, Montren notched posted nine kills, ten digs and three assists. Also Nominated: Mattie Burris, Pfeiffer; Rachel Christian, Mary Baldwin; Morgan Ilsley, Huntingdon; Brianna King, Piedmont; Hailey Long, Meredith; Sarah Oakes, Greensboro; Adrienne Roberts, Berea; Valeria Rosa Lopez, Salem; Emerson Scollo, William Peace; Natalie Watts, Maryville; Alyssa Wrench, Methodist.

 

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY

Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Logan McKenzie, Berea - The senior from Athens, Tennessee placed 21st out of 279 runners at the Louisville Classic last week. McKenzie completed the 8,000-meter course in a time of 24:54 helping the Mountaineers to an eighth place team finish. Also Nominated: Bryan Storie, LaGrange; Gavin Morgan, Brevard; Chandler Lowell, Averett; Gary Halverson, Piedmont.

Men's Cross Country Rookie of the Week
Luke Wilson, Berea - The freshman from Point Pleasant, West Virginia placed 46th out of 279 runners at the Louisville Classic last week. Wilson completed the 8,000-meter course in a time of 25:16 helping the Mountaineers to an eighth place team finish. Also Nominated: Brendan Yeager, Covenant; Chandler Lowell, Averett; Gary Halverson, Piedmont.

 

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