TSWA announces weekly awards - Oct. 17

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FOOTBALL: Tusculum’s Ogle, Brown earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Tusculum College’s Alex Ogle and L’Keith Brown were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from October 9-15.

Ogle completed 22-of-38 passes for 224 yards with two touchdowns while rushing for another score and throwing a pass for the game-winning two-point conversion in a 32-31 double overtime win at Newberry College. The Hobe Sound, Fla., native tossed a 27-yard TD pass early in the fourth quarter to pull the Pioneers within 17-14 and his nine-yard scoring pass put Tusculum ahead in the first overtime.

In the second OT Ogle rushed two yards for a touchdown on fourth down and then completed the two-point throw for the Pioneers’ first road win in the series since 2009 against the defending conference champions. The junior posted 133 yards passing with both touchdowns after halftime. He has completed 57 percent of his throws for 1,537 yards with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions this season through seven games.

Brown posted a season-high 12 tackles with a forced fumble and one interception in the win for the Pioneers as well. The Athens, Ga., native made five solo stops, including two for loss, and the interception was late in the first half and led to a field goal just before intermission.

Brown became the sixth player in Tusculum history to surpass the 300-tackle plateau in the contest. He leads the Pioneers with 56 tackles, including 6.0 tackles for loss, with two forced fumbles this season.

2017 TSWA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Sam Castronova, Bethel University (Offense); Alex Campagne, Cumberland University (Defense)
September 6 – Dezmon Huntley, Cumberland University (Offense); Chris Collins, Tennessee State (Defense)
September 12 – Kyle Shurmur, Vanderbilt (Offense); Jordan Early, Maryville College (Defense)
September 19 – Riley Ferguson, Memphis (Offense); Matt Simon, Tusculum College (Defense)
September 26 – Brad Anderson, Middle Tennessee (Offense); James Gilleylen, UT Martin (Defense)
October 3 – Elijah Chenier, Maryville College (Offense); Jaison Williams, Austin Peay (Defense)
October 10 – Tyler Ferguson, Memphis (Offense); Vincent Sellers, Tennessee State (Defense)

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MEN’S SOCCER: Bryan’s Clarke named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Bryan College’s Charlie Clarke earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week honors, posting four goals and one assist in two matches for the Lions.

The Norwich, England, native assisted on Brad Spooner’s goal just 40 seconds into the match in a 4-1 victory over Milligan College. The junior forward then scored four times in a 6-3 win at Montreat College, including a natural hat trick in the back-and-forth affair.

Spooner assisted on Clarke’s first score in the 20th minute and Kevin Roenpage added an assist on a goal in the 53rd minute that gave Bryan a 2-1 edge. Clarke scored again in the 79th minute and after Montreat pulled within 3-2, added his fourth goal of the match in the 85th minute, this one from Jonathan Ricketts.

Clarke has 14 goals and six assists this season for the Lions.

2017 TSWA MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Brad Spooner, Bryan College
September 6 – Daniel Williams, Cumberland University
September 12 – Carlos Saavedra, King University
September 19 – Charlie Clarke, Bryan College
September 26 – Tyler Watson, Cumberland University
October 3 – Johnny Rakhmonberdiev, Maryville College
October 10 – Tobias Karslen, Carson-Newman

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Chattanooga’s Arnold garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Chattanooga’s Chloe Arnold posted a hat trick in the road win for the Mocs, earning the Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Soccer weekly honor.

The Bristol, Tenn., native scored on an assist from Catherine Meyer in the seventh minute and added an unassisted goal, banging the shot off the left post, in the 11th minute, giving the Mocs an early lead. The freshman collected her first career hat trick and the first by a Chattanooga player since 2015 in the 108th minute, slotting her shot into the left corner of the net for the overtime win.

Arnold has seven goals of the team’s 13 goals this season to lead the Mocs.

2017 TSWA WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Sydney Cason, Belmont University
September 6 – Magda Mosengo, Carson-Newman
September 12 – Rebecca Holloway, Cumberland University
September 19 – Makena Giles, Bryan College
September 26 – Bailey Sipos, Maryville College
October 3 – Lauren Wade, Carson-Newman
October 10 – Bailey Sipos, Maryville College

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VOLLEYBALL: Maryville’s Haller named TSWA Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Maryville College’s Nia Haller was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, posting two double-doubles and averaging 12.0 kills and 18.7 digs in three matches for the Scots.

The Maryville, Tenn., native tallied a career-high 25 digs and added eight kills against Covenant College. The senior then collected 13 kills and 11 assists in a 3-1 victory over Emory & Henry, hitting .464 for the match.

Haller registered 15 kills and added 20 digs, her third 20-dig outing of the season, hitting .542 in a 3-1 win versus Agnes Scott. She has a team-leading 192 kills, 2.49 per set, along with 221 digs (second best on the club), 2.81 per set, along with 21 blocks and 19 service aces this season.

2017 TSWA VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Ashley Slay, Austin Peay
September 6 – Rylee Milhorn, East Tennessee State
September 12 – Rylee Milhorn, East Tennessee State
September 19 – Cassie Born, Tusculum College
September 26 – Megan Fair, UT Martin
October 3 – Cathy Scaniffe, King University
October 10 – Arianna Person, Belmont

 

TSWA honors weekly award winners - Oct. 10

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FOOTBALL: Memphis’ Ferguson, Tennessee State’s Sellers earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Memphis quarterback Tyler Ferguson and Tennessee State’s Vincent Sellers were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from October 2-8.

Ferguson set career-bests for completions, attempts, yards and touchdown passes in a 70-31 road win at Connecticut. The Matthews, N.C., native completed 34-of-48 passes for 431 yards and seven touchdowns with no completions over 40 yards. He tossed TD passes for four different receivers and helped the Tigers pull away from the Huskies after UConn tied the game at 21 midway through the second quarter.

Memphis scored 42 of the next 45 points in the contest, including four touchdown throws from Ferguson. It was his second career 400-yard passing game and he tied the program single-game record with the seven TD passes. Ferguson has 1,535 passing yards with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions through five games this season.

Sellers tied an FCS record with two interceptions returned for touchdowns in the Tigers 45-21 victory at Eastern Kentucky. One play after TSU took a 24-21 lead with 6:53 remaining, the Sarasota, Fla., native stepped in front of a pass and evaded several Colonels for a 34-yard return for a touchdown.

Three minutes later the freshman once again jumped an EKU route and dashed 44 yards for his second score, giving TSU a commanding 38-21 lead. Sellers tied for the team-high with eight tackles in the contest, including seven solo stops, and added a pass breakup in the win. He has 31 tackles with three pass breakups and five pass deflections this season.

2017 TSWA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Sam Castronova, Bethel University (Offense); Alex Campagne, Cumberland University (Defense)
September 6 – Dezmon Huntley, Cumberland University (Offense); Chris Collins, Tennessee State (Defense)
September 12 – Kyle Shurmur, Vanderbilt (Offense); Jordan Early, Maryville College (Defense)
September 19 – Riley Ferguson, Memphis (Offense); Matt Simon, Tusculum College (Defense)
September 26 – Brad Anderson, Middle Tennessee (Offense); James Gilleylen, UT Martin (Defense)
October 3 – Elijah Chenier, Maryville College (Offense); Jaison Williams, Austin Peay (Defense)

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MEN’S SOCCER: Carson-Newman’s Karslen named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Carson-Newman’s Tobias Karslen earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week honors, collecting five goals in a pair of matches for the Eagles.

The Kongsvinger, Norway, native netted all three goals in a victory over Lincoln Memorial, posting the game-winner in the 38th minute on an assist from Jonny Le Quesne. He added a goal in the 56th minute on assists from Will Sainsbury-Logan and Ashley Kelynack and scored unassisted in the 84th minute.

The sophomore recorded a pair of goals in a 3-0 win at Catawba College, netting the game-winner in the 14th minute on an assist from Thaylan Silva. He added his final goal of the week in the 82nd minute on an assist by Le Quesne. Karlsen has nine goals and one assist in 10 matches this season for Carson-Newman.

2017 TSWA MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Brad Spooner, Bryan College
September 6 – Daniel Williams, Cumberland University
September 12 – Carlos Saavedra, King University
September 19 – Charlie Clarke, Bryan College
September 26 – Tyler Watson, Cumberland University
October 3 – Johnny Rakhmonberdiev, Maryville College

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Maryville’s Sipos garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Maryville College’s Bailey Sipos collected three goals in four matches with a pair of game-winners, earning the Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Soccer weekly honor.

The Knoxville, Tenn., native scored in the 18th minute in a shutout against Berea College. The freshman forward added two scores versus Agnes Scott, posting goals in the 15th and the 72nd minutes. She has 14 goals with three assists this year for the Scots.

2017 TSWA WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Sydney Cason, Belmont University
September 6 – Magda Mosengo, Carson-Newman
September 12 – Rebecca Holloway, Cumberland University
September 19 – Makena Giles, Bryan College
September 26 – Bailey Sipos, Maryville College
October 3 – Lauren Wade, Carson-Newman

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VOLLEYBALL: Belmont’s Person named TSWA Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Belmont’s Arianna Person was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, registering 17.5 kills and 14.5 digs in a pair of matches for the Bruins.

The Lenexa, Kan., native tallied 17 kills and nine digs in a victory at Tennessee Tech, adding three blocks in the road win. The senior followed that with match-highs in kills and digs at Jacksonville State, posting 18 kills and 20 digs in a 3-2 loss.

Person leads the Bruins with 215 kills, 3.41 per set, and ranks second on the club with 155 digs, 2.46 per set, while adding 17 blocks and nine service aces in 17 matches this season.

2017 TSWA VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Ashley Slay, Austin Peay
September 6 – Rylee Milhorn, East Tennessee State
September 12 – Rylee Milhorn, East Tennessee State
September 19 – Cassie Born, Tusculum College
September 26 – Megan Fair, UT Martin
October 3 – Cathy Scaniffe, King University

 

Weekly award winners announced for TSWA - Oct. 3

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FOOTBALL: Maryville’s Chenier, Austin Peay’s Williams earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Maryville College’s Elijah Chenier and Austin Peay’s Jaison Williams were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from September 24-30.

Chenier rushed for 151 yards on just 15 attempts with one touchdown for the Scots. The Baytown, Texas, native averaged 10.1 yards per carry against Greensboro College, ripping off runs of 28, 18, 17, 18, 13 and 12 yards en route to his 151, including a 28-yard TD run. Maryville rushed for 437 yards in the contest.

Chenier leads the club with 401 rushing yards on 80 attempts (5.0 yards-per-carry) and five touchdowns through five games this season.

Williams led the Govs to an historic 7-0 victory over 18th-ranked UT Martin, collecting six tackles with 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and two quarterback hurries. It marked the first Division I shutout for Austin Peay since 1986. The APSU defense forced UT Martin quarterback Troy Cook into just 10-of-31 passing for 126 yards and two interceptions.

Austin Peay defeated a nationally-ranked opponent for the first time since 2009 and posted its first three-game winning streak since 1986. Williams has 16 tackles with 7.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and four QB hurries through five games this season.

2017 TSWA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Sam Castronova, Bethel University (Offense); Alex Campagne, Cumberland University (Defense)
September 6 – Dezmon Huntley, Cumberland University (Offense); Chris Collins, Tennessee State (Defense)
September 12 – Kyle Shurmur, Vanderbilt (Offense); Jordan Early, Maryville College (Defense)
September 19 – Riley Ferguson, Memphis (Offense); Matt Simon, Tusculum College (Defense)
September 26 – Brad Anderson, Middle Tennessee (Offense); James Gilleylen, UT Martin (Defense)

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MEN’S SOCCER: Maryville’s Rakhmonberdiev named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Maryville College’s Johnny Rakhmonberdiev earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week honors, netting four goals with one assist in three outings for the Scots.

The Kiev, Ukraine, native posted the equalizer in the 67th minute versus Berea College and added two goals against LaGrange College. The sophomore midfielder posted scores in the 54th and 55th minutes, taking a free kick from 20 yards on the first goal and heading in a corner on the second.

Rakhmonberdiev netted the first goal of the match in the 74th minute on a free kick from just outside the box and assisted on a Bret Thomas score three minutes later in a 2-0 win versus Centre College. He has seven goals and two assists in 10 matches this season.

2017 TSWA MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Brad Spooner, Bryan College
September 6 – Daniel Williams, Cumberland University
September 12 – Carlos Saavedra, King University
September 19 – Charlie Clarke, Bryan College
September 26 – Tyler Watson, Cumberland University

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Carson-Newman’s Wade garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Carson-Newman’s Lauren Wade assisted on all five goals for the Eagles in two wins, earning the Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Soccer weekly honor.

The Coleraine, Northern Ireland, native collected two assists in a 2-1 victory over Clayton State, with Averi Williams scoring in the 29th minute to even the match and Holly Talbut-Smith netting the game-winner in the 80th minute.

The senior forward added three assists in a win at Anderson University on goals by Talbut-Smith (13th minute), Jaidyn Zapf (26th minute) and Lara Hallgrimsdottir (87th minute). Wade has five goals and eight assists in nine matches this season for Carson-Newman.

2017 TSWA WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Sydney Cason, Belmont University
September 6 – Magda Mosengo, Carson-Newman
September 12 – Rebecca Holloway, Cumberland University
September 19 – Makena Giles, Bryan College
September 26 – Bailey Sipos, Maryville College

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VOLLEYBALL: King’s Scaniffe named TSWA Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– King University’s Cathy Scaniffe was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, averaging 9.7 kills and 6.7 digs in three matches for the Tornado.

The Lorton, Va., native posted her first double-double of the season with 11 kills and 11 digs in a sweep at UVA-Wise. The junior followed that with seven kills in a sweep against Erskine College and finished the week with 11 kills, five digs and three blocks against Emmanuel College.

Scaniffe leads the Tornado with 157 kills (3.65 per set) and has 67 digs, 19 service aces and 12 blocks in 13 matches.

2017 TSWA VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Ashley Slay, Austin Peay
September 6 – Rylee Milhorn, East Tennessee State
September 12 – Rylee Milhorn, East Tennessee State
September 19 – Cassie Born, Tusculum College
September 26 – Megan Fair, UT Martin

 

TSWA announces weekly awards - Sept. 26

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FOOTBALL: Middle Tennessee’s Anderson, UT Martin’s Gilleylen earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Middle Tennessee’s Brad Anderson and UT Martin’s James Gilleylen were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from September 11-17.

Anderson rushed 16 times for 104 yards and added six receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown in the Blue Raiders 24-13 win over Bowling Green. The Huntsville, Ala., native averaged 6.6 yards-per-carry and caught a 64-yard touchdown in the second quarter, the longest play of the season thus far for Middle Tennessee.

The freshman leads the Blue Raiders with 130 yards on 22 carries and has nine receptions for 113 yards.

Gilleylen tallied seven tackles along with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as well as half a tackle for loss and two quarterback hurries in the Skyhawks 31-16 win over Tennessee State. The Tupelo, Miss., native notched three solo stops in the contest. He forced a fumble on Tennessee State’s second play from scrimmage, giving UTM the ball at the TSU 26 and that led to a field goal and a 10-0 Skyhawks lead.

The redshirt junior linebacker has 28 tackles with 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and four QB hurries this season.

2017 TSWA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Sam Castronova, Bethel University (Offense); Alex Campagne, Cumberland University (Defense)
September 6 – Dezmon Huntley, Cumberland University (Offense); Chris Collins, Tennessee State (Defense)
September 12 – Kyle Shurmur, Vanderbilt (Offense); Jordan Early, Maryville College (Defense)
September 19 – Riley Ferguson, Memphis (Offense); Matt Simon, Tusculum College (Defense)

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MEN’S SOCCER: Cumberland’s Watson named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Cumberland University’s Tyler Watson earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades, scoring three goals in a pair of victories for the Phoenix.

The Simi Valley, Calif., native netted the game-winner against 24th-ranked Martin Methodist, taking a pass from Brian McNamara and beating the keeper 1-v-1 in the 37th minute. CU added a goal in the 76th minute in the 2-0 win.

The freshman midfielder netted two goals versus Oakland City University, scoring in the 22nd and 57th minutes, his fifth and sixth goals of the year.

2017 TSWA MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Brad Spooner, Bryan College
September 6 – Daniel Williams, Cumberland University
September 12 – Carlos Saavedra, King University
September 19 – Charlie Clarke, Bryan College

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Maryville’s Sipos garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Maryville College’s Bailey Sipos recorded four goals in two wins for the Scots, earning the Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Soccer weekly honor.

The Knoxville, Tenn., native registered a pair of goals in a 3-0 win over Wesleyan College, taking an assist from Hannah Clothier in the fifth minute and finding the back of the net unassisted in the 22nd minute. The freshman forward added two more goals in a 3-0 victory versus Ferrum College, scoring unassisted in the seventh and 58th minutes.

Sipos leads the Scots with 11 goals and one assist in nine matches this season.

2017 TSWA WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Sydney Cason, Belmont University
September 6 – Magda Mosengo, Carson-Newman
September 12 – Rebecca Holloway, Cumberland University
September 19 – Makena Giles, Bryan College

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VOLLEYBALL: UT Martin’s Fair named TSWA Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– UT Martin’s Megan Fair was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, collecting a pair of double-doubles in two wins for the Skyhawks.

The Conover, N.C., native posted 11 kills and 13 digs in a 3-1 victory over Southeast Missouri. The junior followed that with 18 kills (and just two errors) along with 18 digs in a 3-1 win against Tennessee Tech. UTM started OVC play 2-0 for the first time since 2011.

Fair leads the Skyhawks with 162 kills (2.95 per set) and ranks second on the club with 135 digs (2.45 per set) along with 14 service aces and 12 total blocks.

2017 TSWA VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Ashley Slay, Austin Peay
September 6 – Rylee Milhorn, East Tennessee State
September 12 – Rylee Milhorn, East Tennessee State
September 19 – Cassie Born, Tusculum College

 

TSWA honors weekly award winners - Sept. 19

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FOOTBALL: Memphis’ Ferguson, Tusculum’s Simon earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson and Tusculum College’s Matt Simon were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from September 4-10.

Ferguson completed 23-of-38 passes for 398 yards and six touchdowns in the Tigers 48-45 victory over 25th-ranked UCLA. The Matthews, N.C., native tossed scoring throws of 2, 47, 42, 33, 12 and 3 yards, the last one with 9:56 remaining in the contest to give Memphis the lead for good.

The 398-yard game was the eighth 300-yard passing outing of his 15-game-old Memphis career and his six touchdown passes tied his career-best (vs Bowling Green last year).

Simon tallied seven tackles and scored a pair of defensive touchdowns for the Pioneers, becoming the first player in program history to return both an interception and a fumble for a TD in the same contest.

The Lithonia, Ga., native scooped up a fumble one-handed and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter, giving Tusculum an early lead. His 29-yard interception return for a TD put the Pioneers ahead, 24-17, with 9:07 left in the contest.

2017 TSWA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Sam Castronova, Bethel University (Offense); Alex Campagne, Cumberland University (Defense)
September 6 – Dezmon Huntley, Cumberland University (Offense); Chris Collins, Tennessee State (Defense)
September 12 – Kyle Shurmur, Vanderbilt (Offense); Jordan Early, Maryville College (Defense)

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MEN’S SOCCER: Bryan’s Clarke named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Bryan College’s Charlie Clarke earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades, scoring four total goals in a pair of matches for the Lions.

The Norwich, England, native scored in the 10th minute on an assist from Aaron Attree versus 19th-ranked Dalton State College. The junior forward netted the final three goals for Bryan versus St. Andrews University, all in about two minutes in the conference opener for the Lions.

Clarke was assisted by Dino Jones and Keith Lyons at 87:33 and scored unassisted only 46 seconds later, breaking open a 2-1 match with the two goals. He added another score in the final minute on an assist from Jonathan Ricketts. He has seven goals and one assist in eight matches this season.

2017 TSWA MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Brad Spooner, Bryan College
September 6 – Daniel Williams, Cumberland University
September 12 – Carlos Saavedra, King University

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Bryan’s Giles garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Bryan College’s Makena Giles recorded six goals and two assists in two matches for the Lions, earning the Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Soccer weekly honor.

The Athens, Tenn., native scored in the 26th minute on an assist from Ruth Rosales and added two unassisted goals in the first six minutes after halftime in a victory over Life University. The freshman also assisted on the first and third goals of the match for Bryan.

Giles added three more goals against St. Andrews University, scoring in the 23rd and 25th minutes and again in the 56th minute in the conference opener for the Lions. She has seven goals and two assists in five matches this season.

2017 TSWA WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Sydney Cason, Belmont University
September 6 – Magda Mosengo, Carson-Newman
September 12 – Rebecca Holloway, Cumberland University

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VOLLEYBALL: Tusculum’s Born named TSWA Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Tusculum College’s Cassie Born was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, recording 56 kills and 51 digs in three matches for the Pioneers.

The Horse Shoe, N.C., native posted a career night in a five-set win over Lincoln Memorial with 26 kills and 26 digs for Tusculum. The junior collected 12 kills and five digs at Lenoir-Rhyne and concluded the week with her second double-double, registering 18 kills and 20 digs in a 3-2 road win at Catawba College.

For the season Born has 115 kills, 3.48 per set, and 108 digs, 3.27 per set, for the Pioneers.

2017 TSWA VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
August 31 – Ashley Slay, Austin Peay
September 6 – Rylee Milhorn, East Tennessee State
September 12 – Rylee Milhorn, East Tennessee State