November 2, 2015

ODAC Players of the Week

Thru Week Prior to: November 2, 2015

Max Garrett, Washington and Lee, So., Linebacker
Garrett, a sophomore from Fairfield, Conn., helped the Generals move to 8-0 for the first time since 1961 and the fourth time in school history as W&L shutdown Emory & Henry's high-powered offense. Garrett led all ODAC players this week with 16 total tackles including nine solo stops. He twice made stops to end Wasps' drives, including a tackles at the one-yard line on 4th-and-goal for E&H early in the second quarter. That effort helped W&L keep Emory & Henry off the scoreboad in the second half. Garrett is currently seventh in the ODAC with 64 tackles and eighth with 39 solo stops. He averages 8.0 tackles per game, also seventh in the ODAC.

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Matt Pawlowski, Guilford, Sr., Quarterback
Pawlowski, a senior from Greensboro, N.C., earns his second straight weekly honor after a record-setting day in the Quakers 52-49 win at Catholic. Pawlowski set ODAC and Guilford records with 611 yards passing, marking the ninth-best mark in NCAA Division III history and the most in the country this season. He's also the first quarterback to cross the 600-yard mark in ODAC history, eclipsing the 592 yards by former GC signal-caller Josh Vogelbach. Pawlowski's 648 total yards of offense are also the most in D-III this season, again setting league and school records. He finished the day completing 37-of-63 passes with seven touchdowns. He hit Adam Smith with three TDs for the fifth time this season, helping the receiver to a D-III leading 16 scoring catches and all-time ODAC-record 43 career touchdown receptions. Pawlowski's TD passes against CUA covered 66, 9, 24, 18, 21, 15 and 2 yards. Three receivers went over 100 yards on the day. Pawlowski leads the ODAC with 32 touchdown passes and is second in yards (2,531), yards per game (316.4) and completion percentage (62.5%).

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Maggie Waxter, Washington and Lee, Jr., Attack
Waxter, a junior from Baltimore, Md., helped the Generals secure the top seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament with a four-goal week in two conference games. She started by notching her third hat trick of the season in a 6-0 win at Virginia Wesleyan. It also marked her second straight game with three goals and gives her four career hat tricks, the most in W&L history. Waxter's fourth goal of the week came via a 1-0 win over Bridgewater, which locked up the #1 seed and final four hosting responsibilities for the Generals in the ODAC Tournament. Waxter is currently tied for first in the ODAC with 15 goals, and her 31 points are third in the league.

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Connor Jones, Randolph-Macon, Sr.
Jones, a senior from Harrisonburg, Va., capped the Yellow Jackets fall season by leading Randolph-Macon to the team title at the VSU Trojan Fall Classic. Jones claimed the NCAA Division II-III individual medalist honors after firing a pair of 3-over 75's on the 6,605-yard par-72 track at Dogwood Traces in Petersburg, Va. He tied with Maryland-Eastern Shores' Norman Blanco for best overall score in the eight team multi-divisional event. R-MC's two-round 603 was proved tops among all competitors, regardless of division, including the Yellow Jackets' tournament-best 296 in the second round.

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Will Hamryka, Washington and Lee, Fr., Midfielder
Hamryka, a freshman from Dawsonville, Ga., helped the Generals complete an unbeaten run thru their ODAC schedule and lock up the top seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament with a paif of goals in wins over the eventually second and third seeded squads. He scored the equalizer in the 61st minute in what would become a 3-1 Washington and Lee win at Randolph. He then tallied the game's only goal in the 10th minute in a 1-0 win over Roanoke. Hamryka is second for the Generals in points (12), goals (5) and assists (2).

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Mohamed Saleh, Randolph-Macon, Jr., Freestyle
Saleh, a junior from Cairo, Egypt, won a pair of events and helped his teammates to third in a relay as the Yellow Jackets squared off with Mary Washington in a dual meet. Saleh won the 50-yard freestyle in 0:21.65, and then added a victory in the 100-yard free in 0:47.99. He and his teammates finished third in the 200-yard free relay in 1:31.03.

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Kata Kylliainen, Randolph-Macon, Fr., Freestyle
Kylliainen, a freshman from Towson, Md., competed twice indivudally and participated in one relay in a dual meet matchup with Mary Washington. Kylliainen won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:18.44, and then chimed in second in the 200-yard free in 2:01.42. She and her teammates placed third in teh 200-yard free relay in 1:46.50.

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Danielle Burris, Shenandoah, Sr., Midfielder
Burris a senior from Cooksville, Md., helped the Hornets lock up the second seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament with a pair of wins last week, marking Shenandoah's highest women's soccer position since joining the conference nearly four years ago. After aiding a 1-0 win at Bridgewater, Burris exploded for five points in a 3-1 over Guilford. She assisted on the first goal of the contest, and then scored the would-be deciding goal in the 47th minute. She added an insurance goal in the 69th minute to secure the win that put SU one point ahead of W&L in the final standings. Burris is sixth in the ODAC with 23 points and nine goals scored.

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Courtney Lowers, Randolph-Macon, Sr., Outside Hitter
Lowers, a senior from Suffolk, Va., put together a 75-kill week as the Yellow Jackets went 3-1 to close out the regular season. She started off her week with 19 kills and 15 digs with three aces in a 3-1 at Washington and Lee. That victory wrapped up Randolph-Macon's unbeaten run thru its ODAC schedule. Lowers then earned a spot on the Emory Invitational All-Tournament Team after posting 56 kills with 29 digs and 11 blocks. That included an ODAC season-high matching 26 kills with 14 digs and four blocks in a 3-1 win over Millsaps. She added 17 kills with nine digs and five blocks in a 3-0 win over Clarkson. Lowers currently leads the ODAC in kills per set (4.18) and is third with 368 overall kills.

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