Cembrale Named USA South Player of the Week

Junior Erin Cembrale named USA South Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.

FOOTBALL

Football Offensive Player of the Week
Bryce Jackson, Averett – The junior quarterback from Durham, North Carolina broke the program’s single-game record for passing yards with 397 in a 30-27, overtime, victory over Christopher Newport last week. Jackson was 31-of-52 through the air with three touchdowns, while also rushing the ball three times for ten yards and catching one pass for eight yards. Also Nominated: Kevin Alford, N.C. Wesleyan; Brandon Norris, Brevard; Jake Schenk, Southern Virginia.

Football Offensive Rookie of the Week
Tyler Coleman, LaGrange – The freshman quarterback from Richmond Hill, Georgia came off the bench in the fourth quarter to throw two touchdowns in a 34-21 loss to Berry last week. Coleman was 8-for-12 passing for 166 yards and added one rush for four yards. Also Nominated: Shawn Watlington, Averett; Marcus Lane, Brevard.

Football Defensive Player of the Week 
Luke Moorhead, N.C. Wesleyan
 – The Monroe, Georgia junior linebacker accumulated a game-high 16 total tackles, including three for a loss of yardage, in a 30-21 loss to Shenandoah last week. Moorhead totaled 12 solo tackles with four assisted take downs including three tackles for a loss of six total yards. Also Nominated: Jerome Bass, Brevard; Tristin Quick, Averett; Jason Siaosi, Southern Virginia.

Football Defensive Rookie of the Week
Nick Haitz, Averett – The freshman safety from Reston, Virginia recorded a tackle in a 30-27, overtime, victory over Christopher Newport last week. Also Nominated: None.

Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Will Caviness, Averett  The junior place kicker from Greensboro, North Carolina was a perfect three-for-three on field goal attempts, including 3-for-3 on point-after-touchdown opportunities in a 30-27, overtime, victory over Christopher Newport last week. Caviness connected on the eventual game-winning field goal on Averett first overtime possession. He also set a new career-long field goal when he hit on a 46-yarder as time expired on the first half. Also Nominated: Stamati Damalos, Brevard.

MEN’S SOCCER

Men’s Soccer Player of the Week
Ndubueze Henry, Maryville – The Lagos, Nigeria junior forward totaled two goals and two assists in a 2-0 week for the Scots. In a 2-1, double-overtime, win over Berry, Henry assisted on both goals including the game-winner in the 101st minute. In a 3-2, double-overtime, victory over Southern Virginia, Henry scored the game-tying goal in the 87th minute before winning the game with a score in the 104th minute. Also Nominated: Jake Major, Covenant; Tyler Yates, Averett; Estevan Berto, Brevard; Jean Bah, Pfeiffer; Jordy Briceno, Greensboro; Blake Webb, LaGrange.

Men’s Soccer Defender of the Week
Obdulio Argueta, Mary Baldwin – The Washington, D.C. senior goalkeeper allowed one goal and stopped nine shots while in net for 200 minutes during a 1-0-1 week for the Fighting Squirrels. In a 2-0 shutout of Bridgewater, Argueta stopped all seven shots he faced and also assisted on the team’s second goal of the game. In a 1-1 draw with Hampden-Sydney, Argueta made two saves to preserve the tie. Also Nominated: Henry Hooks, Covenant; Anton Lindberg, Averett; Rocco Barbon, Brevard; Ali Jaafar, Pfeiffer; Lucas Wright, LaGrange; Noah Putman, Maryville.

Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week
Jean Bah, Pfeiffer – The Charlotte, North Carolina freshman forward scored both Falcon goals in a 2-0 victory over Johnson & Wales, the only contest last week for Pfeiffer. Bah opened the scoring in the 61st minute with the eventual game-winning goal before scoring an insurance tally in the 84th minute. Also Nominated: Anton Lindberg, Averett; Travis Garner-McGraw, William Peace; Sean Carter, LaGrange; William Bryan, Maryville; Shawn Curtis, Southern Virginia.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Women’s Soccer Player of the Week
Erin Cembrale, Huntingdon – The Palm Harbor, Florida junior midfielder notched two game-winning goals in a 2-0 week for the Hawks. In a 2-1 victory over Belhaven, Cembrale broke a 1-1 tie in the 73rd minute with an unassisted score. In a 2-0 victory over Oglethorpe, Cembrale opened the scoring with the eventual game-winning goal in the 13th minute. Also Nominated: Kailey Burrell, Covenant; Annie Ammons, Mary Baldwin; Baylee Greenwood, Salem; Riley Benson, N.C. Wesleyan; Gabbie Hayes, Piedmont; Rachel Alford, William Peace; Maiju Hyvarinen, Averett; Lesley Godoy, Wesleyan; Hailey Cartt, Maryville; Makya Lindgren, Southern Virginia.

Women’s Soccer Defender of the Week
Madi Wilson, Piedmont – The Loganville, Georgia sophomore goalkeeper did not allow a goal and totaled 11 saves in 200 minutes of the two games she appeared in last week for the Lions. In a scoreless draw with Birmingham Southern, Wilson stopped all six shots faced. In a 2-0 win over Marietta, Wilson made five shots to earn the shutout. Also Nominated: Mary Newman, Methodist; Jordan Tomberlin, Salem; Makenzie Jones, William Peace; Doren Staley, Huntingdon; Clarice Peters, Averett; Christina Wiswell, Wesleyan; Maggie Wilson, Maryville; Rebeccah Rojas, Brevard.

Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week
Rachel Johnson, Methodist – The Indian Trail, North Carolina freshman defender scored her first collegiate goal last week as the Monarchs posted a 1-1 record. In a 2-1 victory over Salisbury, Johnson scored the eventual game-winning goal in the final minute of the first half. In a 2-1 loss to St. Mary’s, Johnson managed a shot but it was not on target. Also Nominated: Ashley Linden, Salem; Riley Benson, N.C. Wesleyan; Dayna Kenworthy, William Peace; Ashlyn Purvis, Huntingdon; Celia de Diego, Averett; Angel Lockett, Wesleyan.

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball Player of the Week
Sarah Shropshire, Averett – The senior outside hitter from Wilmington, North Carolina averaged 4.17 kills per set, to go along with a .320 hitting percentage, as the Cougars posted a 3-0 record last week with wins over Piedmont, Maryville, and LaGrange. Shropshire’s week-highs included 21 kills, eight digs and two blocks. Also Nominated: Hannah Hewett, Methodist; Rachel Bartlett, Covenant; Sydney Clarke, Mary Baldwin; Avery Bowman, Meredith; Carly Uhlir, Greensboro; Valeria Rosa Lopez, Salem; Sydney Barnwell, N.C. Wesleyan; Kaitlyn Pressley, Brevard; Brooklyn Wallet, Maryville; Jordan Hollis, Huntingdon; Hannah Collier, William Peace; Madison Honeycutt, Pfeiffer; Lativa Ray, Wesleyan; Elle Warnick, Southern Virginia; Alex Roquemore, Agnes Scott.

Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week
Erin Gray, Averett  The sophomore libero from Virginia Beach, Virginia averaged 5.42 digs, to go along with 1.58 assists, per set as the Cougars posted a 3-0 record last week with wins over Piedmont, Maryville, and LaGrange. Gray’s week-highs included 30 digs, eight assists and two service aces. Also Nominated: Janie Harmelink, Methodist; Anna Baldwin, Covenant; Lauren Phillips, Meredith; Jessica Beil, Piedmont; Valeria Rosa Lopez, Salem; Kira Kristjanson, N.C. Wesleyan; Bailey Lance, Brevard; Natalie Watts, Maryville; Audrey Horsley, Huntingdon; Logan Moore, William Peace; Emma Gray Beacham, Pfeiffer; Zaysharae Malia-Hughes, Wesleyan; Emma Steiger, Southern Virginia.

Volleyball Rookie of the Week
Kelsey Carman, Covenant  The freshman outside hitter/defensive specialist from Cleveland, Tennessee averaged 2.50 kills and 2.67 digs per set as the Scots posted a 2-1 record last week gaining wins against Asbury and Sewanee with a loss to Centre. Carman accumulated match-highs of 11 kills, eight digs and one service ace. Also Nominated: Jeanana Fowler, Methodist; Sara Dees, Meredith; Kate Rudolph, Mary Baldwin; Taylor Alleyne, Salem; Carlie Deason, Averett; Ashley Hoxit, Brevard; Ashlen Janowski, Huntingdon; Georgia Grace Anderson, William Peace; Kylee Mayberry, Pfeiffer; Trinity Jackson, Wesleyan.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Connor Moranos, Piedmont  The senior from Jasper, Georgia placed third out of 71 runners at the University of North Georgia Invitational last week. Moranos completed the 5,000-meter course in a new program-record time of 15:32 helping the Lions to a first place team finish. Also Nominated: Drew Topoly, Methodist; Josiah Mellott, Covenant; Daniel Steele, William Peace; Jeremiah Ivory, Pfeiffer; Joseph Grubbs, LaGrange.

Men’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week
Josiah Mellott, Covenant  The freshman from University Place, Washington placed tenth out of 71 runners at the University of North Georgia Invitational last week. Mellott completed the 5,000-meter course in a new program-record time of 16:23 helping the Scots to a third place team finish. Also Nominated: Noah Carter, Methodist; Brendan Plogger, Mary Baldwin; Jadon Gonzales, Piedmont; Daniel Steele, William Peace; Jeremiah Ivory, Pfeiffer; Joseph Grubbs, LaGrange.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
S.K. Lipperd, Covenant  The senior from Birmingham, Alabama placed third out of 95 runners at the University of North Georgia Invitational last week. Lipperd completed the 5,000-meter course in a program-record time of 18:35 helping the Scots to a fourth place team finish. Also Nominated: Caroline Stubblefield, Methodist; Alyssa Epperson, Mary Baldwin; Val Angel, Piedmont; Micah Welborn, Pfeiffer.

Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week
Lydia Moore, Covenant  The freshman from Washington, D.C. placed 47th out of 95 runners at the University of North Georgia Invitational last week. Moore completed the 5,000-meter course in a time of 21:52 helping the Scots to a fourth place team finish. Also Nominated: Kaitlyn Voss, Pfeiffer.

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