USA South Athletes of the Week - Oct. 29, 2012
Player of the Week
Tim Reynolds, Ferrum - The sophomore quarterback from Arlington, Virginia accumulated 221 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in a 35-12 victory over USA South foe Greensboro. Reynolds was 15-of-21 (71.4%) through the air for 113 yards with two touchdown passes. On the ground, he gained 108 yards rushing on 16 carries with two touchdowns. Also Nominated: Antwan Thorpe, Greensboro; Ed Russ, LaGrange; Marcus Morrast, Chris. Newport.
Football Defensive Player of the Week
Bryan Bing, Methodist - The Bradenton, Florida sophomore linebacker recorded 17 total tackles in a 26-23, overtime, win at USA South foe LaGrange. Bing compiled nine solo tackles and eight assisted take downs including 3.5 tackles for a loss of 16 total yards. Also Nominated: Andre Carter, LaGrange; Dylan Wolfenbarger, Maryville; James Wallace, N.C. Wesleyan; Julian Cinotti, Greensboro; Justin Navarro, Christopher Newport; Tarrell Owens, Ferrum.
Football Special Teams
Player of the Week
Cody Ausherman, Methodist - The Kissimmee, Florida sophomore place kicker connected on a 23-yard field goal in overtime as the Monarchs topped USA South foe LaGrange, 26,23. For the game, Ausherman was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goal attempts with his longest of 45 yards coming as time expired in the fourth quarter to force overtime. He was also 2-for-2 on point after touchdown attempts in the victory. Also Nominated: Jonathan Sykes, Maryville; Wesley Franklin, Ferrum.
Men's Soccer Player of
Jalon Brown, Christopher Newport - The sophomore midfielder from Yorktown, Virginia scored two goals and added an assist in a 4-1 win over regionally-ranked Mary Washington in the Captains lone game last week. Brown tallied the eventual game-winning goal in the 61st minute, assisted on the next goal in the 66th minute and finished of the scoring with an insurance score in the 82nd minute. Also Nominated: Cristian Turcios, Ferrum; John Thrower, Averett.
Men's Soccer Defensive
Player of the Week
Nate Barker, Averett - The senior goalkeeper from Cave Creek, Arizona collected the victory in a 3-2 win over USA South foe Greensboro last week. In 90 minutes of action, Baker made two saves. Also Nominated: Logan Paussa, Greensboro.
Women's Soccer Player
of the Week
Mathilda Hansson, Averett - The Uddevalla, Sweden sophomore midfielder tallied two goals in a 4-0 win over USA South foe Greensboro to help Averett secure a perfect 11-0 regular season league record. Hansson scored the second and third tallies of the match in the 27th and 57th minutes, respectfully. Also Nominated: Emma O'Reilly, Christopher Newport; Jessie Davis, Meredith; Taylor Emerson, Maryville.
Defensive Player of the Week
Malin Borjesson, Averett - The Stenungsund, Sweden junior goalkeeper collected a shutout in a 4-0 victory over USA South foe Greensboro to help Averett secure a perfect 11-0 regular season league record. Borjesson played 90 minutes in the contest and needed to make just one save for the win. Also Nominated: Joy Piirto, Christopher Newport; Kelsey Hopper, Meredith.
Volleyball Player of
Lauren Naugle, William Peace - The junior outside hitter from Raleigh, North Carolina averaged 4.9 kills, a .307 hitting percentage and 2.4 digs per set last week as the Pacers posted a 3-0 record. In a 3-1 win over USA South rival Meredith, Naugle posted a double-double of 24 kills and ten digs. She also added two service aces in the victory. In a 3-0 win over Shenandoah, Naugle totaled 13 kills, eight digs, two blocks, one assist and one service ace. Finally, in a 3-0 victory over Guilford, Naugle contributed 12 kills, six digs, one block and one service ace. Also Nominated: Chastity Lacy, Christopher Newport; Cori Spade, Meredith; Kelsey Handel, Maryville; Liz Widenhouse, Greensboro; Sarah Sparks, Averett.
Player of the Week
Abby Hogge, Christopher Newport - The senior defensive specialist from Clifton, Virginia averaged 4.11 digs per set last week as the Captains posted a 5-0 record, including a 4-0 mark at the CNU Invitational where Hogge was named MVP. In a 3-0 win over USA South rival N.C. Wesleyan, Hogge totaled five digs and one assist to extend the Captains regular season USA South match win streak to 109. In a 3-0 victory over Moravian, Hogge tallied 11 digs. In a 3-1 win over 17th-ranked Salisbury, Hogge contributed 25 digs and one service ace. In a 3-0 victory over Lynchburg, Hogge totaled eight digs. Finally, in a 3-2 win over 16th-ranked Cortland State, Hogge tallied 25 digs and one service ace. Also Nominated: Shana Ayers, N.C. Wesleyan; Danielle Simpson, Greensboro; Jasmine Aguinaldo, Meredith; Maddie Irvin, William Peace; Paige Aaron, Averett.
Rookies of the Week
Rookie of the Week
Paul Dukes, Christopher Newport - The freshman running back from Norfolk, Virginia rushed for 113 yards on 29 carries with one touchdown in a 17-10 win over USA South rival N.C. Wesleyan. Dukes scored what proved to be the deciding tally, a nine-yard run, with just over one minute to play in the fourth quarter. Also Nominated: Evan Pittenger, Maryville; John Young, N.C. Wesleyan.
Football Defensive Rookie of the Week
Jonathan Clark, Maryville - The freshman defensive lineman from Villa Rica, Georgia totaled five tackles, two of which were for a loss of 21 yards, in a 31-7 victory over USA South foe Averett. Clark compiled one solo tackle, four assisted take downs, one sack and a pass break-up in the win. Also Nominated: Alteriq Flowers, N.C. Wesleyan; Justin McIntyre, LaGrange; Nick Adams, Ferrum.
Men's Soccer Rookie of
Tyler McLemore, Greensboro - The freshman defender from Saint Augustine, Florida tallied an unassisted goal in the 83rd minute in a 3-2 loss to USA South rival Averett last week. McLemore's goal pulled The Pride within one goal but it would eventually not be enough. Also Nominated: None.
Women's Soccer Rookie
of the Week
Taylor Brown, Meredith - The Cary, North Carolina freshman forward tallied two goals, including the game-winner, in a 5-1 victory over USA South rival William Peace. Brown back-to-back goals in the 38th and 41st minutes. Also Nominated: Frida Olofsson, Averett; Shaydah Naraghi, Christopher Newport; Sierra Siegel, Maryville.
Volleyball Rookie of
Maddie Irvin, William Peace - The freshman defensive specialist from Raleigh, North Carolina averaged 4.2 digs per set last week as the Pacers posted a 3-0 record. In a 3-1 win over USA South rival Meredith, Irvin posted nine digs, three assists, two kills and one service ace. In a 3-0 win over Shenandoah, Irvin totaled 13 digs, one assist and one service ace. Finally, in a 3-0 victory over Guilford, Irvin contributed 20 digs, three assists and one service ace. Also Nominated: Lindsey Boles, Averett; Cartland Phillips, Greensboro; Emily Hendricks, Meredith.
PLEASE NOTE: At least half of the teams in a sport must have competed within the previous week for honors to be awarded.