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)
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
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
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