February 4, 2013

ODAC Players of the Week

Thru Week Prior to: February 4, 2013

Daniel Stanley, Eastern Menonite, Sr., Pitcher
Stanley, a senior from Henrico, Va., started off the season just as new head coach Ben Spotts hoped his #1 arm would as Stanley went the distance to lead EMU to a season-opening 3-0 win at N.C. Wesleyan. Stanley fired seven scoreless innings in posting the complete game shutout. He surrendered just five hits, walked one and fanned five. He helped himself out of a jam in the fifth inning as he started a rare triple play to get out of the inning.

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John Macon Smith, Guilford, Jr., Outfielder
Smith, a junior from Greensboro, N.C., started off his season with a bang in leading the Quakers to a 1-1 start. In his first at bat, Smith crashed a 3-0 run homer for an early GC lead. He knocked three hits and stole a base in the Quakers' 8-4 loss to Piedmont. On Sunday, Smith was back at it with two more hits and the game-winning run in the 10th inning of a 5-4 GC win over Piedmont. Smith was 5-of-9 on the weekend.

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Luke Sohl, Bridgewater, Sophomore
Sohl, a sophomore from Burke, Va., put together a strong performance at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City. On the first day, he and teammates Nevin Heckman, Sam Gunther and Tim Wisniewski posted a time of 10:17.20 to snap the ODAC record in the distance medley relay by more than nine seconds. Sohl ran a 4:18 mile split as the team's effort established a new BC record in the process. On the following day, Sohl was the top non-NCAA Division I finisher (11th overall) in the 5,000-meter run as his time of 14:55.57 is the lone sub-15 minute time in the conference this season. Sohl's time broke the previous Bridgewater record held by Nathan Rittenhouse by more than 21 seconds.

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Jessica Mejia, Roanoke, Sophomore
Mejia, a sophomore from Centerville, Va., led all NCAA Division III athletes in the 200-meter dash at the Hilton Garden Inn in Winston-Salem, N.C. She posted a time of 27.07, which is currently the third-best time in the conference. Later in the day, Mejia ran the third leg of the Maroons' 4x400-meter relay team consisting of Alease Kinney, Lexie Janney and Carmen Graves. Mejia's personal-best 59-second split helped RC to a final time of 4:58.70, which is tops in the conference and eighth in the country.

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Khobi Williamson, Hampden-Sydney, Jr., Center
Williamson, a junior from Norfolk, Va., helped the #19 Tigers to a pair of conference wins last week as he averaged 24 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 76.9-percent from the field. In an 81-70 win over Lynchburg, Williamson made 7-of-11 field goals on the way to 18 points. He added nine rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot. On the weekend, Williamson upped the ante with 30 points on 13-of-15 shooting (86.7%). He was 4-of-4 from the line for the second straight game. He added 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. He also chipped in two blocks and an assist. For the season, Williamson is #1 in the ODAC in field goal shooting (65.9%) and seventh in the league in scoring (15.2 ppg).

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Jasmine Greene, Hollins, Sr., Guard
Greene, a senior from Hampton, Va., picks up her third weekly award of the season after scoring 64 points and leading Hollins to a 1-1 record last week. in a 76-63 win over Emory & Henry, Greene poured in an ODAC season-best 37 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the field. She was also 15-of-19 from the foul line en route to her second 30-point game of the season. She chipped in six rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals in the win. Over the week in a 59-49 setback to Shenandoah, Greene notched 27 points on 6-of-14 field goal shooting and 15-of-18 from the stripe. She corralled four rebounds to go with three assists and a trio of steals. For the season, Greene is #1 in the ODAC in scoring (20.2 ppg) and free throws made (127), second in steals (60) and third in assists (74).

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