Brody Hamm Named Defensive Rookie of the Week

FOOTBALL

Football Offensive Player of the Week
Cody Estep, Maryville – The junior running back from Knoxville, Tennessee tied a single-game program record with four rushing touchdowns in a 52-16 win over LaGrange last week. Estep carried the ball 14 times for a career-high 100 yards, good for a 7.1 yards-per-attempt average. Also Nominated: Kobe Praylow, Methodist; Chase Nixon, Averett; Kahari McReynolds, Huntingdon.

Football Offensive Rookie of the Week
No Nominations

Football Defensive Player of the Week*
Steffon Canady, Brevard
 – The Glendale, Arizona senior linebacker tied the program’s single-game record for sacks with four in a 7-3 win over Southern Virginia last week. This is the second time in Canady’s career that he has accumulated four sacks in a game. His four sacks this weekend resulted in a loss of 30 total yards. Additionally, Canady totaled eight tackles, forced a fumble and broke-up a pass. Also Nominated: Caden Harbin, Maryville; DaQuinton Grady, Methodist; Conner Showalter, Averett; Max Steele, Greensboro.

Football Defensive Rookie of the Week
Brody Hamm, Huntingdon – The freshman linebacker from Alpine, Alabama grabbed two interceptions, returning one of them for a touchdown, in a 42-3 win over Greensboro last week. Both of Hamm’s interceptions came in the second half as his touchdown capped the scoring for the Hawks. He also added two tackles, including one which resulted in a loss of five years, in the victory. Also Nominated: Jamarcus Dunn, Maryville; DeIrvin Grate, Methodist; Austin Longworth, Greensboro.

Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Trevor Thomas, Maryville  The senior punter from Rome, Georgia twice had punts downed at the one-yard line which his defense turned into safeties each time in a 52-16 victory over LaGrange last week. Thomas had three total punts out of his five attempts stop inside the 20-yardline. Overall, he averaged 32.4 yards per punt in the win. Also Nominated: Trevor Hargett, Methodist; Will Caviness, Averett; Ben Mangungu, Greensboro; Fred Flavors, Huntingdon.

MEN’S SOCCER

Men’s Soccer Player of the Week
Ndubueze Henry, Maryville – The Lagos, Nigeria junior forward scored two goals with two assists as the Scots posted a 10-2 win over Huntingdon in the team’s only contest last week. Henry scored the first goals of each half and assisted on the eventual-game winner in the 24th minute before adding his second helper eight minutes later. Also Nominated: Mercer Stout, Covenant; Orri Bjornsson, N.C. Wesleyan; Wendel Lima, Brevard; Johnny Kummander, Averett; William Curry, Greensboro; Jean Bah, Pfeiffer; Jorge Lemus, William Peace; Enrique Hernandez, LaGrange.

Men’s Soccer Defender of the Week
Jacob Smith, William Peace – The Mooresville, North Carolina senior goalkeeper posted a 2-0 record last week with one shutout for the Pacers. In the 180 minutes of play, Smith stopped seven of the eight shots he faced. In a 3-1 win over N.C. Wesleyan, Smith made four saves while, in a 3-0 shutout of Southern Virginia, Smith collected three saves. Also Nominated: Noah Putman, Maryville; Thiago Leopardi, Brevard; Tyler Yates, Averett; Alan Linares, Greensboro; Evan Sampers, LaGrange.

Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week
Craig McIlwraith, Maryville – The Peachtree City, Georgia sophomore midfielder, playing his first year of collegiate soccer, tallied his first career hat trick with three goals in a 10-2 win over Huntingdon, the only contest he appeared in last week for the Scots. McIlwraith scored his first goal in the 32nd minute before tallying back-to-back goals in the 55th and 61st minutes, respectively. Also Nominated: Orri Bjornsson, N.C. Wesleyan; Vitor Braga, Brevard; Moises Garcia, Averett; Craig Thomas, Greensboro; Jean Bah, Pfeiffer; Travis Garner-McGraw, William Peace; Robel Teshome, LaGrange.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Women’s Soccer Player of the Week
Bailey Sipos, Maryville – The Knoxville, Tennessee senior forward scored three goals and added an assist in a 2-0 week for the Scots. In a 6-0 victory over Berea, Sipos scored in the 23rd minute then added an assist five minutes later. In a 5-1 win over LaGrange, Sipos opened the scoring in the fifth minute before adding an insurance tally in the 52nd minute. Also Nominated: Kailey Burrell, Covenant; Ellie Montes, Salem; Taylor Richardson, Brevard; Madison Brunson, Methodist; Makya Lindgren, Southern Virginia; Gabbie Hayes, Piedmont; Dayanna Riera, Pfeiffer; Taylor Harrison, Greensboro.

Women’s Soccer Defender of the Week
Britney Levy, Pfeiffer – The Eustis, Florida senior goalkeeper posted a 1-0-1 record last week with one shutout for the Falcons. In the 200 minutes of play, Levy stopped 11 of the 12 shots she faced. In a 1-1 draw with William Peace, Levy made five saves while, in a 3-0 shutout of Mary Baldwin, Levy collected six saves. Also Nominated: Lucy Sandhoff, Covenant; Gina Franco, Salem; Lexi Reeves, Maryville; Rebeccah Rojas, Brevard; Mary Newman, Methodist; Laila Allen, Piedmont; Alicia Jacobs, N.C. Wesleyan; Brittany Daley, Greensboro.

Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week
Makya Lindgren, Southern Virginia – The McKinleyville, California freshman midfielder scored four goals plus an assist in a 2-0 week for the Knights. In a 5-4 victory over Salem, Lindgren was involved in all five SVU scores as she notched her first career hat trick with four goals, including the game-winner with just over seven minutes remaining, and assisted on the game-tying score. In a 3-0 win over Meredith, Lindgren was held scoreless with one shot. Also Nominated: Emma Riggs, Covenant; Layla Locklear, Salem; Sierra Lee, Maryville; Olivia Grisewood, Brevard; Haley Strain, Methodist; Victoria Sierra, Piedmont; Celia de Diego, Averett; Vendela Dolsenius, N.C. Wesleyan; Lindsay Fox, Greensboro; Julia Hayes, Pfeiffer.

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball Player of the Week
Courtney Pinkston, Southern Virginia – The junior outside hitter from Gilbert, Arizona averaged 4.67 kills, with a .271 hitting percentage, and 2.42 digs per set as the Knights posted a 3-0 record last week with wins over Averett, N.C. Wesleyan and Methodist. Pinkston notched double-doubles against Averett (16 kills/10 digs) and N.C. Wesleyan (27 kills/12 digs) while her week-highs included 27 kills, 12 digs, seven service aces and one block. Also Nominated: Rachel Bartlett, Covenant; Michaela Seawell, N.C. Wesleyan; Brooklyn Snow, Salem; Amii Ingalls, Maryville; Ashley Hoxit, Brevard; Kendall Craig, Methodist; Morgan Barnes, Averett; Hailey Stout, Greensboro; Lauren Bissette, Meredith; Morgan Ilsley, Huntingdon; Reagan Wyatt, Pfeiffer; Hannah Collier, William Peace; Deanna De La Torre, Berea.

Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week
Emma Steiger, Southern Virginia  The junior defensive specialist from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania averaged 5.75 digs per set last week as the Knights posted a 3-0 record with wins over Averett, N.C. Wesleyan and Methodist. Steiger’s week-highs included 29 digs, five service aces and four assists. Also Nominated: Anna Baldwin, Covenant; Kira Kristjanson, N.C. Wesleyan; Valeria Rosa Lopez, Salem; Natalie Watts, Maryville; Bailey Lance, Brevard; Erin Gray, Averett; Lauren Phillips, Meredith; Lauren Mantel, Greensboro; Audrey Horsley, Huntingdon; Anya Parker, Pfeiffer; Logan Moore, William Peace; Fabiana De Jesus, Berea.

Volleyball Rookie of the Week
Idymel Ayala Rivera, Berea  The freshman setter from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico averaged 6.27 assists and 2.55 digs per set as the Mountaineers posted a 2-1 record last week gaining wins over Wesleyan and Piedmont with a loss to Maryville. Ayala Rivera notched a double-double against Piedmont (30 assists/12 digs) while her week-highs included 30 assists, 12 digs, one kill (twice) and one service ace. Also Nominated: Macy Nelson, Salem; Reese Bailey, Maryville; Ashley Hoxit, Brevard; Brenna Clyde, Southern Virginia; Jeanana Fowler, Methodist; Carlie Deason, Averett; Sara Dees, Meredith; Jessi Hilyer, Huntingdon; Kylee Mayberry, Pfeiffer; Georgia Grace Anderson, William Peace.

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

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