February 18, 2013

ODAC Players of the Week

Thru Week Prior to: February 18, 2013

Brandon Miller, Lynchburg, So., Pitcher
Miller, a sophomore from Vesuvius, Va., threw fired his second straight complete game of the season as he helped the Hornets upset sixth-ranked Birmingham-Southern, 7-2. In nine complete innings of work, he surrendered two runs (both earned) on seven hits without walking a batter. He struck out seven, giving him nine K's on the season. He has not walked a batter in his last 15 innings pitched

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Tim Benjamin, Randolph-Macon, So., Catcher
Benjamin, a sophomore from Glenegl, Md., accounted for more than half R-MC's runs as the Yellow Jackets took down #8 Christopher Newport, 11-8, on Valentine's Day. The Jackets' catcher went 4-for-5 with a double and a solo homerun. He reached base six times in total (walked) as he scored three runs and drove in four more. He's currently batting .571 on the season.

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Randy Lott, Virginia Wesleyan, Jr.
Lott, a junior from Virginia Beach, Va., won the 60-meter dash at the 2013 Mason-Dixon Indoor Championships with a time of 6.98, tying the ODAC top time he established earlier this season. Lott also placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a VWC record time of 22.86, breaking the former record of 22.88 set by Jason Taylor in 2009. That stands as the fastest time in the ODAC this season. Lott also ran a leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished second with a VWC record time of 3:27.31, breaking the former mark of 3:28.31. That time is second-best in the ODAC and qualified the Marlins for the Penn Relays.

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Amanda Theall, Shenandoah, Senior
Theall, a senior from Blossvale, N.Y., was named the Athlete of the Meet after winning the shot put and weight throw competitions at the 2013 Mason-Dixon Indoor Championships. Theall fired the shot put 11.54 meters (37' 10.5") to take over the second spot on the ODAC's season-best list. She then heaved the weight at 15.24 meters (50' 00"), coming up eight inches short of the conference's top mark, which she already owns.

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J.D. Ey, Washington and Lee, Sr., Forward
Ey, a senior from Charlotte, N.C., helped the Generals to a 2-0 week and secure the eighth seed in the ODAC men's basketball tournament. He recorded two double-doubles and scored the 1,00th point of his career. For the week, he totaled 33 points (16.5 ppg), 23 rebounds (11.5 rpg.), five assists (2.5 apg.), five steals (2.5 spg.) and three blocks (1.5 bpg.). He scored his 1,000th career point in the second half against Shenandoah on Saturday. He finished the game with 23 points, including 19 in the second half, and dropped in the game-winning basket with 14 seconds left after stealing the Hornets inbounds' pass. He is the only player in W&L history with at least 1,000 career points, 800 rebounds, 200 assists, 150 blocks and 100 steals. He leads the ODAC in rebounds per game (9.6) and blocks per game (2.2).

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Vin Curran, Lynchburg, Sr., Midfielder
Curran, a senior from Hull, Mass., was an instrumental part in the Hornets 13-12 upset over two-time defending national champion and #1-ranked Salisbury University. Curran handled the majority of the faceoffs for the first time in his career, and won 60% of them against last year's first team All-American faceoff man. In addition he scooped up four groundballs. He also scored two goals, with the second one coming with 15 seconds remaining which proved to be the game-winner as caused a turnover to prevent a potential game-tying goal. The victory marked the first for LC over Salisbury since 2003.

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John Brvenik, Guilford, Fr., No. 6 Singles
Brvenik, a freshman from Storrs, Conn., clinched Guilford's 5-4 win over Va. Wesleyan by pulling out a three-set win at sixth singles. He downed the Marlins' Adam Owen Ferrari, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, for his first college win.

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Logan Carter, Randolph, Jr., Pitcher
Carter, a junior from Richmond, Va., picked up her first win of the 2013 season as she tossed a complete-game to defeat Averett, 2-1. Carter game up one run (earned) on four hits while walking one and fanning three. The win helped the WildCats to a season opening split with the Cougars.

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Kelly Keys, Virginia Wesleyan, Jr., 2nd Base
Keys, a junior from Manassas, Va., started off the season with four hits in her first six at bats to help the Marlins to a season-opening sweep of Meredith. In game one, she went 1-for-3 in an 8-2 win, but then followed that with a 3-for-3 showing with a double and five runs batted in towards an 11-1 triumph. She also scored a run in the latter contest.

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Paxton Gwin, Roanoke, Jr., Guard
Gwin, a junior from Buxton, N.C., averaged 26.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in the Maroons 1-1 week as they locked up the #7 seed in the ODAC women's basketball tournament. She opened with the week with 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting in a 57-53 win over Hollins. She also notched seven boards and two assists while going 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. She followed that up with a career-high 31 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field and 10-of-10 from the foul line in a 69-67 last minute loss to Bridgewater. She also buried a three of the long-distance field goals she attempted, and came away with six rebounds and a blocked shot. Gwin currently ranks fourth in the ODAC in scoring (16.0 ppg) and fifth in field goal percentage (47.2%).

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E'leyna Garcia, Guilford, Jr., Attack
Garcia, a junior from Plantation, Fla., led Guilford with a career-high eight points on six goals and two assists in the Quakers' season-opening 18-5 win over Sewanee. She also picked up six ground balls and won three draw controls. Her eight points stand ninth in Guilford's single-game history and her six goals are the sixth-highest total. She moved into eighth place on Guilford's career scoring list (152 points) and ninth place on Guilford's career goals chart (108). The two helpers put her into third place on Guilford's career assists list (44).

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Amber Lake, Shenandoah, Fr., No. 5 Singles
Lake, a freshman from Pennsville, N.J., secured the Hornets' 5-4 victory over NCAA Division II Shippensburg with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win at No. 5 singles. She followed that with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph to help Shenandoah top Hood, 7-2.

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