January 21, 2013

ODAC Players of the Week

Thru Week Prior to: January 21, 2013


Andris Goncarovs, Guilford College, Junior
Goncarovs, a junior from Ithaca, N.Y., ran the ODAC's fastest time in the 3,000 meters this season at the Winston-Salem State Open. He posted a time of 9:02.40 to finish fifth at the meet among 20 runners and tops among NCAA Division III competition. His time ranks fourth in Guilford history. Goncarovs also anchored the Quakers' distance medley relay, which turned in the ODAC's second-fastest time of the year at 10:57.33. It's the time is third-fastest in school history and stands 30th in NCAA Division III this year.

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Carmen Graves, Roanoke, Senior
Graves, a senior from Christiansburg, Va., opened the new year of competition by defeating NCAA Division I and II competition to win the 800-meter run at the Niswonger Invitational hosted by East Tennessee State University. She completed the even in 2:09.99 (converted to 2:11.49 for track size), which stands as the top ODAC time in the event this season. She ranks #2 in the NCAA Division III following this weekend's action. Graves went on to anchor the Maroons 4x400-meter relay team, which clocked in at 3:57.68 (converted to 4:00.84 for track size). The Maroons are currently fifth in the country in the event.

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Harrison George, Hampden-Sydney, Sr., Forward
George, a senior from Raleigh, N.C., put together a pair of strong all-around performances in helping the Tigers to two ODAC wins last week. He opened his week with 12 points, five boards, two assists and three steals in a 70-60 home win over Randolph-Macon during the midweek. He shot 5-of-8 from the field and chipped in a blocked shot. In a 104-94 win over Eastern Mennonite, George exploded for 25 first-half points on his way to a game-high 33 tallies, his second-highest career total and the fifth-highest total in the ODAC this season. He was 13-of-17 from the field and 6-of-10 from the line in his 27 minutes of action. He added nine rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals to his stat line. For the season, George is fifth in the ODAC in scoring at 15.4 points per game. He's also third in field goal percentage (62.3) and fifth in steals (34).

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Kala Yoders, Eastern Mennonite, Jr., Forward
Yoders, a junior from Myerstown, Pa., helped power the Royals to a pair of conference wins over Randolph-Macon and Virginia Wesleyan last week. The former ODAC Rookie of the Year opened her week with 18 points and 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. She shot 9-of-12 from the field and chipped in three steals and three blocked shots in Eastern Mennonite's 93-68 triumph over the Yellow Jackets. Yoders helped EMU to a 70-54 win over VWC on the weekend as she dropped in 11 points to go with six rebounds, three assists and a steal. She was 5-of-9 from the field as the Royals improved their winning streak for four games. For the season, Yoders is averaging 7.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

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Delaney Rolfe, Washington and Lee, Senior
Rolfe, a senior from Dallas, Texas, led the Generals to a pair of victories in a double-duel with Catholic and Marymount. W&L topped CUA, 154-101, and Marymount, 156-101. Rolfe claimed a pair of first place finishes, including a win the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:00.78. She tacked on a victory in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:25.37. Rolfe also swam the third leg of W&L's 400-yard freestyle relay team, which swam the event as an exhibition. The group posted a time of 3:49.37, which would have topped Catholic in the official standings.

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