BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chad Boone, Guilford College
Boone, a senior from Winston-Salem, N.C., led the Quakers with a .571 batting average, eight hits and nine runs scored in Guilford's 2-2 week. He went 2-4 with three runs scored in a 13-9 loss to Tufts. He followed that by helping the Quakers end a 12-game skid with a 1-for-3 showing and a scoreless inning of relief pitching in a win over Lawrence. Boone singled, scored twice and stole a base in game one against Emory & Henry and followed that by matching his career high with six RBI and four hits in the Quakers' 18-11 win over the Wasps in game two. He was just a homer short of hitting for the cycle in that game, and he also threw a scoreless inning of relief in that game. Boone raised his season average to .319 and took over the team lead with 22 runs batted in.
BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Clayton Edwards, Washington & Lee University
Edwards, a senior from Atlanta, Ga., tossed a complete game in the first contest against Lynchburg for his fourth win of the season. In seven innings of work, Edwards allowed only one run on five hits while fanning six batters. His record improved to 4-1 on the season while also lowering his earned run average to 3.45.
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|Adam Hall, Emory & Henry||Went 6-for-13 on the week with a homer and five RBI in a 1-3 showing for the Wasps.|
|Paul Keenan, Guilford||Tossed a team high 11 innings last week with 6.1 frames of relief to help the Quakers defeat E&H in game two of the dual affair.|
|John Apperson, Hampden-Sydney||Went 3-for-7 in a 2-0 week... Hit a homer and drove in three runs in game one against Bridgewater.|
|Daniel Hadra, Hampden-Sydney||Tossed eight innings to improve to 3-2 on the season... surrendered three runs on nine hits while fannin four.|
|Brennan Thacker, Roanoke||Hit .464 with 13 hits in 28 at bats, a team-high five doubles and 5-for-5 in stolen base chances.|
|David Miller, Washington & Lee||Went 5-for-12 with two RBI and three stolen bases last week for the Generals.|
GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Nathaniel James, Washington & Lee University
James, a junior from Keller, Texas, helped lead the General golf squad to an 11th place tie out of 24 teams at the Jekyll Island Intercollegiate Invitational held at the Oleander Golf Course in Jekyll Island, Ga., over the weekend. He finished 10th overall out of 132 golfers with a score of six-over par 220 (70-76-74). A Third Team All-American and ODAC Golfer of the Year last year, James is averaging 74.6 strokes over 14 rounds this year.
MEN'S LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tim Skeen, Washington & Lee University
Skeen, a sophomore from Baltimore, Md., helped lead the Generals to a 14-13 victory over Roanoke on Saturday by totaling a career-high eight points on a personal-best five goals and three assists. Skeen scored three first quarter goals as the Generals raced out to a 6-1 lead only to see the Maroons come back to take a fourth-quarter lead. He then tallied the game-winner to break a 13-13 tie with just seven seconds remaining. The 2006 ODAC Rookie of the Year, Skeen has played in five of the team's seven games to date, and is tied for second on the team in scoring with 16 points on eight goals and eight assists.
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|Todd Bochenek, Guilford||Scored once and dished out four assists in a 1-1 week for the Quakers.|
|Michael Via, Hampden-Sydney||Notched two goals and helped on two others in a 10-7 win over VWC.|
|Austin Jeter, Lynchburg||Scored five times in a 6-2 win over #12 Villa Julie in the Hornets only game of the week.|
|Peter LaPaglia, Randolph-Macon||Scored seven goals and picked up four groundballs in a 2-0 week for the Jackets.|
WOMEN'S LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jillian Boyd, Virginia Wesleyan College
Boyd, a junior from Warrenton, Va., guided the Marlins to a 3-0 week with victories over Shenandoah, Lynchburg and Greensboro by scoring 16 goals and dishing out a pair of assists. She scored a career-high seven goals in the win at Shenandoah and followed it with five markers against Lynchburg and four more versus Greensboro. She also picked up 15 groundballs, including a season-best eight against the Pride, secured six draw controls and caused a trio of turnovers through the three contests.
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|Mary Hutchins, Guilford||Scored 10 goals and assisted on six others in a 2-0 week for Guilford... Scored seven times and helped on four others for a school-record 11 points in a 20-12 win over Wooster.|
|Nichole Locher, Lynchburg||Notched eight goals and three assists in a 1-1 week for the Hornets.|
|Traci Phipps, Randolph-Macon||Scored nine goals and assisted on six others in a 3-0 week for the Yellow Jackets.|
|Bianca Catta-Preta, Roanoke||Scored two goals and added an assist in three games last week... Added 11 caused turnovers and groundballs as well.|
|Meredith Newman, Sweet Briar||Scored seven goals and assisted on another in a 1-1 week for the Vixens.|
SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Caroline Cubbage, Lynchburg
Cubbage, a senior from Bridgewater, Va., led the 20th-ranked Hornets to a 4-2 record last week, including a 3-1 mark in ODAC action. She hit .636 with 11 runs scored, 12 RBI and four home runs. She was issued 13 free passes, resulting in only 11 official at bats, of which she hit safely seven times. She posted an excellent .833 on-base percentage. With the four home homers and one double among her seven hits, Cubbage boasted a 1.545 slugging percentage.
SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Lisa Rhodes, Bridgewater College
Rhodes, a senior from Bridgewater, Va., was 3-1 on the week, allowing just three earned runs in 24 innings for a 0.86 earned run average. After pitching well in a 4-2 loss to CNU in which she allowed just two earned runs, Rhodes pitched a complete-game shutout to defeat #17 Roanoke, 7-0. She gave up five hits, walked one and struck out one. She also tossed complete games against R-M Woman's College and Guilford. Against RMWC, she allowed one earned run on three hits, and followed that by shutting out the Quakers with eight punch-outs in her seven innings in the circle.
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|Kaitlyn Bowman, Bridgewater||Hit .393 going 11-for-28 with two homes, three doubles, and 18 runs batted in.|
|Raegan Clark, Emory & Henry||Went 11-for-15 (.733) with five runs scored, two doubles, a homer and five RBI.|
|Miranda White, Eastern Mennonite||Batted .500 with four runs scored, two doubles, a homer and seven RBI for the Royals.|
|Natasha Viafora, Eastern Mennonite||Went 1-2 last week, striking out 23 in 19 innings pitched while surrendering only three earned runs.|
|Taryn Pulvermuller, Guilford||Won twice in five starts last week, fanning 19 batters in 31 innings of work.|
|Kelly Guarnieri, Guilford||Went 10-for-24 with five doubles, four runs scored and four more batted in last week.|
|Courtney Brooks, Randolph-Macon||Went 1-1 last week, striking out nine batters and giving up only one run in 13 innings of work.|
|Nichole Smith, R-M Woman's||Went 5-for-14 with two doubles, a homer and three RBI last week.|
|Lyndsi Craig, Roanoke||Went 2-1 last week with a 2.62 ERA and 19 strikeouts... threw a five-inning perfect game in a 13-0 win over VWC, and held RMC to one hit in a 1-0 win.|
|Blair Mullally, Sweet Briar||Hit .467 (7-for-15) with five RBI and a pair of runs scored for the Vixens.|
|Becca Almond, Sweet Briar||One once last week while appearing in five of six games for the Vixens, working in 19.1 innings over the week.|
MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
William Moss, Hampden-Sydney College
Moss, a freshman from Fredericksburg, Va., went 3-0 at #1 singles (2-0 in the ODAC) and 2-1 in #1 doubles (1-1 ODAC). Moss scored a 6-0, 6-1 win over Emory & Henry, a 6-0, 6-0 win against Ferrum, and a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 triumph over Virginia Wesleyan. On the season, Moss is 5-1 in #1 singles (3-0 ODAC).
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|Jose Ortiz, Guilford||Went 2-0 at #1 singles and 2-0 at #1 doubles in a pair of team wins for the Quakers... won 6-2, 6-0 over Lynchburg and 6-3, 6-1 over E&H.|
WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Nika Botkin, Guilford College
Botkin, a sophomore from Bremerton, Wash., helped Guilford to a 2-1 week, all in league play. She won two of three matches at first singles and one of three at first doubles with tammate Krystal Parrish. In singles action, Botkin won 6-4, 6-1 against Lynchburg and then 6-4, 6-3 versus Roanoke.
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|Virginia Edahl, Sweet Briar||Won both her #1 singles and doubles matches against Roanoke.|
MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Tony Konate, Bridgewater College
Konate, a freshman from Reston, Va., placed third in the 100-meter run and won the 200-meter dash at the Dr. Harry G.M. Jopson Invitational hosted by Bridgewater. Konate ran 10.96 seconds to finish third in the 100. He won the 200 with a time of 22.18 seconds. The 200 time ranks Konate in the top five in BC history in the event. He became the ninth runner in school history to break the 11.0 mark in the 100.
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|Nathan Turner, Eastern Mennonite||Tossed school and meet records of 54 feet in the shot and 51.96 meters in the hammer... both marks were provisional qualifiers.|
|Chris Word, Lynchburg||Placed third in both the 200-meter dash (22.22) and in the 400-meter dash (48.80)... also ran a leg on the first place 4x400 relay team (48.15) at the LC Invite.|
|Kevin Harrison, Roanoke||Won the triple jump at the Jopson Invite, leaping 40-feet 7-inches... also ran a leg of the winning 4x100 relay team (44.77)|
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE
Robin Yerkes, Roanoke College
Yerkes, a freshman from Arnold, Md., won the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash at the Dr. Harry G.M. Jopson Invitational hosted by Bridgewater. She won the 200 in 25.88 seconds, which set a new Roanoke College record. She then ran a NCAA Division III provisional qualifier in the 400, winning the event in 57.48 seconds.
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|Courtney Hartman, Bridgewater||Won the 100 (12.59) and placed third in the 200 (29.96), fourth in the javelin (94' 7.5") and fifth in the 100 hurdles (18.55) at the Jopson Invite.|
|Michelle Leaman, Eastern Mennonite||Won the 100 hurdles (15.82) and was second in the 400 (1:08.18) at the Jopson Invite... both marks were EMU records.|
|Kyra Richardson, Lynchburg||Finished third in the long jump (16' 5"), fifth in the 100 (13.17) and ninth in the 200 (27.12) at the LC Invite.|
|Elizabeth Webb, Washington & Lee||Placed ninth out of 33 runners in the 800 at the Richmond Invitational against all Division I competition with a time of 2:21.03.|