BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Andrew Pittman, Eastern Mennonite University
Pittman, a sophomore from Culpepper, Va., hit a robust .917 over three games for the Royals, going 11-for-12 against conference opponents including a team high 14 total bases. Pittman was 1-for-2 with a double against Randolph-Macon, but followed that up with a 10-for-10 showing in a split with Emory & Henry. He went 5-for-5 in both contests, collecting a triple and two RBI in the second affair. The Royals' leftfielder is now hitting .330 on the season with 12 runs batted in.
BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Dave Whigham, Virginia Wesleyan College
Whigham, a senior from Ocean City, Md., led VWC to an 8-1 victory over Bridgewater by tossing a complete game, allowing only two hits, one walk, one earned run and striking out a career-high 11 batters. Whigham leads the VWC pitching staff with 49 strikeouts in 40.2 innings of work. He owns a 1.33 earned run average and a 3-2 overall record.
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|Chad Boone, Guilford||Extended his hitting streak to a season-best nine games by going 10-for-20 with two doubles, a pair of homers and six RBI in five Quaker games.|
|Reid MacLean, Guilford||Gave up only one earned run in 3.2 innings of relief, picking up the victory against Hampden-Sydney.|
|Josh Michael, Hampden-Sydney||Went 9-for-19 with three doubles and three RBI in a 3-2 week for the Tigers.|
|Robbie Bailey, Hampden-Sydney||Earned the victory in five innings over work against Shenandoah, then picked up the save against Guilford... fanned six batters and allowed two unearned runs in 6.2 innings pitched.|
|Robbie LaBrie, Lynchburg||Went 4-for-5 with a grand slam and four RBI in the Hornets only game of the week.|
|D.W. Moore, Lynchburg||Earned the win against E&H, going seven innings while giving up two runs on seven hits and fanning five.|
|Matt Tiller, Randolph-Macon||Scattered six hits and allowed only a first inning run in going the distance for a victory against EMU.|
|James Madden, Washington & Lee||Went 5-for-14 with a triple, homer, five runs score and five more driven in... he also stole a pair of bases.|
|Clayton Edwards, Washington & Lee||Tossed a complete game for his fifth win of the season against RMC, allowing one run on four hits while striking out four.|
GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Nathaniel James, Washington & Lee University
James, a junior from Keller, Texas, carded an eight-under-par score of 206 (65-69-72) to finish as the individual medalist at the Marine Corps Federal Credit Union Intercollegiate held in Camp Lejeune, N.C., over the weekend. James bested 159 other players and won the tournament in a two-hole playoff. As a team, the Generals finished 12th out of 32 teams with a score of 879 (276-296-305). For the season, James has won three tournaments and averages 73.5 strokes per round.
|Golf Honor Roll|
|Joseph Poplin, Guilford||Finished third at Camp Lejeune in record setting fashion... shot a 207 three round total to tie the GC school 54-hole mark... his first and second round combined total of 133 set a new Quaker 36 record... his round of 62 on day two also set a new GC mark.|
|Ralston King, Randolph-Macon||Shot 65-74 in the first two rounds at Camp Lejeune... his 65 marks an RMC school record.|
MEN'S LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Billy Cameron, Roanoke College
Cameron, a junior from Salem, Va., went 30-for-34 on face-offs during Roanoke's 2-0 week which included a 17-16 overtime win over #4 Lynchburg. In that Victory, Cameron went 18-for-21 on face-offs, winning three in the final minute of play which allowed the maroons to comback from a four-goal deficit. He then won the face-off to open overtime, ran the ball down the field, and scored the game-winning goal just 12 seconds into the extra frame. He finished the game with a goal and an assist. In the team's win over Colby, Cameron was 12-for-13 on face-offs and also had a goal and an assist. He also finished the week with a team high 19 groundballs.
|Men's Lacrosse Honor Roll|
|Andrew Vigne, Guilford||Goaltender made 11 saves vs. Hampden-Sydney, his fifth straight contest with 10 or more stops.|
|Kenny Mathison, Hampden-Sydney||Scored nine goals and assisted on two others in three Tiger wins... scored four apiece in wins over Union and CNU.|
|Johnny Black, Lynchburg||Scored six times and assisted on two others in a loss to Roanoke.|
|Chris Lalli, Washington & Lee||Made 31 total stops between the pipes in two W&L wins including a victory over #4 Middlebury.|
WOMEN'S LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Traci Phipps, Randolph-Macon College
Phipps, a senior from Annapolis, Md., scored seven goals and added six assists in a 2-1 week for the Yellow Jackets. In a 12-10 come-from-behind win over Virginia Wesleyan, Phipps recorded a pair of goals and dished out five assists. In a loss to Guilford, Phipps scored four times and chipped in a helper. At Greensboro on Sunday, Phipps notched her remaining goal in a 10-7 victory.
|Women's Lacrosse Honor Roll|
|Sarah Wade, Bridgewater||Scored seven times and assisted on three others in a 2-1 week for the Eagles... also caused eight turnovers.|
|Mary Hutchins, Guilford||Scored five times and helped on four others goals in a 2-0 week for Guilford... score four goals with three assists in a 16-5 win over Methodist.|
|Nichole Locher, Lynchburg||Notched four goals and assisted on eight others in a 1-1 week for Lynchburg... Scored three times and added five helpers in a win over Hollins.|
|Ellie Donahue, Sweet Briar||Put up five points on two goals and three assists in a win over Hollins.|
SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Krystal Ellis, Sweet Briar College
Ellis, a junior from Rustburg, Va., led the Vixens in hitting with a .556 average over six games last week. In Sweet Briar's 2-1 win over RMWC, she knocked in one run and scored the other. Against Guilford, Ellis game the Vixens singled and scored the first of two insurance runs in the seventh inning to secure a win for SBC. Her run was pivotal as GC pushed a run across in the home half of the frame. For the week, she hit 10-for-18 with three doubles, a triple, five runs scored and three RBI.
SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Natasha Viafora, Eastern Mennonite University
Viafora, a junior from Stanley, Va., was dominant and almost perfect against Mary Washington as the right-hander didn't allow a baserunner until the Eagles got a clean double off the wall with two outs in the sixth inning. She retired the next batter to seal the 12-0 shortened complete game victory. For the week, she struck out 31 batters in 18 innings in the circle, allowing only six hits and walking one without surrendering a run. She went the distance in all three of her contests, each resulting in victory to improve her season record to 8-3.
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|Mirdanda White, Eastern Mennonite||Hit .313 with a homer and six RBI and five runs scored in a 6-0 week for the Royals.|
|Kelly Guarnieri, Guilford||Went 6-for-14 with two doubles, a homer, three runs scored and four more driven in for the Quakers.|
|Caroline Cubbage, Lynchburg||Went 4-for-8 with a homer, six RBI and four runs scored in four wins for the Hornets... also stole two bases.|
|Ali Manns, Lynchburg||Won a pair of games in 12 innings of work, giving up only two runs while striking out nine.|
|Ashley Crouch, Randolph-Macon||Went 7-for-11 with four runs scored and three RBI in a 2-2 week for the Jackets... went 5-for-6 in a double-header against Main Presque Isle with three runs scored and three RBI.|
|Becky Clark, Randolph-Macon||Gave up only two hits and one run while striking out one in six innings in a 1-0 loss to Lynchburg.|
|Nikki Taylor, Sweet Briar||Went 3-1 over the week, tossing 18 innings and fanning eight in the process.|
MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jeff Zenisek, Virginia Wesleyan College
Zenisek, a senior from Jacksonville, Fla., led VWC to a 3-0 week with a 9-0 win at NC Wesleyan, a 5-4 triumph at Bridgewater, and a 9-0 victory at Eastern Mennonite. Jeff has won his last four consecutive singles matches to improve to 10-5 overall, 8-2 in dual matches and 6-1 in the ODAC, all at the #2 spot. He is also part of a 14-3 #1 doubles tandem with Eric Caudill, a duo that has won six consecutive matches and is now 5-0 in the ODAC.
|Men's Tennis Honor Roll|
|Andrew Thornton, Bridgewater||Went 3-0 at #4 singles and 2-1 and #1 doubles in a 1-2 week for the Eagles... won in straight sets over EMU and VWC in singles action.|
|Andrew McLeod, Hampden-Sydney||Won his only match of the week, a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 triumph over Bridgewater at #5 singles... also won at #2 doubles.|
|Jay Duimstra, Lynchburg||Won both his singles matches at the four-spot and went 1-1 at #2 doubles... won both singles contests in straight sets.|
|Seth Feibelman, Washington & Lee||Went 3-0 at #4 singles and 3-0 at #3 doubles in a trio of non-conference wins for the Generals... is now 15-4 in singles action and 11-2 in doubles play.|
WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Imee Bautista, Virginia Wesleyan College
Bautista, a freshman from Virginia Beach, Va., led VWC to a 2-0 week with a 7-2 win at NC Wesleyan and an 8-1 victory at Bridgewater. She improved her overall singles record to 21-4 (including tournaments), becoming the first woman in VWC history to record 20 wins in a single season. She accomplished the same feat in doubles, improving to 21-2 with partner Megan Crook to become the first VWC doubles tandem with 20 wins. Imee is now 12-1 in dual matches at the #1 position in singles and 12-1 in dual matches in doubles.
|Women's Tennis Honor Roll|
|Marlena Pipkin, Bridgewater||Went 3-0 at #4 singles an 2-1 at #1 doubles in a 2-1 week for the Eagles.|
|Lia Williams, Guilford||Clinched the Quakers' win over SBC with a 7-6, 6-2 triumph from the #5 spot... also won at #3 doubles.|
|Blair Blincoe, Sweet Briar||Won both her singles matches from the two-spot and went 2-0 at #1 doubles in a 1-1 week for the Vixens.|
|Emily Applegate, Washington & Lee||Went 3-0 at #1 singles and 2-1 in doubles action at the Fab 5 Tournament against two top-10 ranked schools and one more in the top 20.|
MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Nathan Rittenhouse, Bridgewater College
Rittenhouse, a sophomore from Green Bank, W.Va., placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Liberty ASICS Collegiate Invitational. Rittenhouse finished with a time of 9:42.58 to set a new Bridgewater record in the event. He eclipsed the previous mark by almost 46 seconds.
|Men's Outdoor Track and Field Honor Roll|
|Nathan Turner, Eastern Mennonite||Finished third in the shot, fifth in the hammer and seventh in the discus at the Liberty Invitational.|
|Chris Word, Lynchburg||Placed sixth in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the 200-meter dash at Liberty.|
|Bryan Hutcheson, Virginia Wesleyan||Placed second in the 200-meter dash at teh Captains' Classic at CNU.|
|Michael Keenan, Washington & Lee||First ever W&L competitor in the decathlon... collected 4,037 points to establish the school mark.|
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE
Meredith Withers, Roanoke College
Withers, a junior from Swoope, Va., won the heptathlon at the Division I Liberty University ASICS Invitational on Saturday. She finished with 4,389 points. She won the 100-meter hurdles in the event, and placed third in the high jump, and fourth in both the shot put and 200-meter dash in Friday's first day of action. On Saturday, she was fourth in the long jump, second in the javelin, and second in the 800-meter run.
|Women's Outdoor Track & Field Honor Roll|
|Courtney Hartman, Bridgewater||Placed third in the heptathlon at Liberty with 4,088 points... ran a personal-best 26.02 in the 200.|
|Dominique Hull, Eastern Mennonite||Placed second in the discus and seventh in the shot at Liberty.|
|Sarah Funderburke, Lynchburg||Came in third in the at Emory University in the 400-meter dash.|
|Ashley Ladyman, Virginia Wesleyan||Placed third in the discus at the Captains' Classic at CNU with a program record toss of 32.01 meters.|