FOOTBALL: Memphis’ Gainwell, Middle Tennessee’s Moffat earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – University of Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell and Middle Tennessee’s Jovante Moffat were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for their efforts in contests from September 30-October 6.
Gainwell broke the Memphis freshman single-game rushing record with 209 yards on 14 carries in a 52-33 road win at UL Monroe. The Yazoo City, Miss., native posted TD runs of 40 and 68 yards and now leads the American Athletic Conference in rushing yards (620) and all-purpose yards. Gainwell and DeAngelo Williams are the only Memphis freshmen to post three 100-plus yard rushing games.
Moffat collected 14 total tackles, including 13 solo stops, with two interceptions in a 24-13 victory over Marshall. The Union City, Tenn., native’s first INT set-up the team’s first touchdown of the game in the opening quarter and his second interception sealed the win in the fourth quarter. The senior safety also made the tackle on a fake field goal on a 4th-and-10 in the fourth quarter.
Moffatt now has 26 tackles in the last two games after registering 12 stops at Iowa.
2019 TSWA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 4 – Bailey Fisher, Tennessee Tech (Offense); Wanya Moton, UT Martin (Defense)
September 10 – Asher O’Hara, Middle Tennessee (Offense); Rondrow Peebles, Carson-Newman (Defense)
September 17 – Jacob Bunch, Maryville College (Offense); Kordell Jackson, Austin Peay (Defense)
September 25 – Bailey Fisher, Tennessee Tech (Offense); Wesley Porter, University of the South (Defense)
October 2 – JaVaughn Craig, Austin Peay (Offense); Darius Williams, Carson-Newman (Defense)
MEN’S SOCCER: Carson-Newman’s Maghouz named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s Sofian Maghouz earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades, posting a pair of goals in two outings for the Eagles.
The London, England, native netted the first goal of the match against Queens University in the 19th minute on an assist from Evan Harr. The freshman then registered the game-winner in the 85th minute, this one from Tony Saldana in a 2-1 victory. Maghouz has three goals in seven matches this season.
2019 TSWA MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 4 – Ben Siri, Cumberland University
September 10 – Tobias Solem, Carson-Newman
September 17 – Kai Miettinen, Maryville College
September 25 – Ben Delisle, King University
October 2 – Johnny Rakhmonberdiev, Maryville College
WOMEN’S SOCCER: Belmont’s Clements garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont University’s Niki Clements registered Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Soccer weekly honors, tallying four goals with a hat trick in two outings for the Bruins.
The Perkasie, Pa., native netted the game-winner in the 50th minute on assists from Mackenzie Firek and Kameron Ziesig in a 1-0 victory against Tennessee Tech. The senior then posted the first hat trick in 10 years for Belmont versus Jacksonville State.
Clements found the back of the net in the 24th minute and put the Bruins ahead for good with a goal in the 57th minute. She added her third score of the match in the 83rd minute in a 4-1 Belmont triumph. She has four goals and one assist in 13 matches this season.
2019 TSWA WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 4 – Haley Hopkins, Vanderbilt
September 17 – Shannon Reagan, Maryville College
September 25 – Addie Roemershauser, University of the South
October 2 – Taylor Frizen, Maryville College
VOLLEYBALL: Union’s Delaney named TSWA Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Union University’s Meghan Delaney was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, recording a pair of double-doubles in conference victories for the Bulldogs.
The Aurora, Ill., native collected 16 kills and 13 digs in a five-set win versus Mississippi College. The sophomore followed that with 19 kills and 11 digs in a five-set victory at West Alabama, improving Union to 4-1 in Gulf South Conference play, the program’s best league start since moving to Division II.
Delaney has 258 kills (3.97 per set) and 157 digs (2.42 per set) in 17 matches this season.
2019 TSWA VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 4 – Kaela Massey, East Tennessee State
September 10 – Julie Ward, King University
September 17 – Hannah Flowers, Memphis
September 25 – Meredith Bonee, Maryville College
October 2 – Maggie Mathews, Maryville College