FOOTBALL: Austin Peay’s Williams, Sewanee’s Cleveland earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay’s Kentel Williams and Sewanee’s John Cleveland were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from October 16-22.
Williams rushed for 148 yards on just eight carries with one touchdown and added a 19-yard reception, helping Austin Peay build a 35-7 lead in a Homecoming victory over Southeast Missouri. The Knoxville, Tenn., native posted a 74-yard TD run in the first quarter and recorded a 56-yard scamper in the second period as well. The sophomore has five of the team’s six plays of 50 yards or more this season.
Williams leads the Govs with 583 yards on 84 carries, 6.9 yards-per-attempt, with two touchdowns this season. APSU’s five wins are its most since the 2007 season.
Cleveland registered 13 tackles, 10 solo, with two interceptions and a forced fumble versus Trinity University. The Fort Worth, Texas, native collected his first INT of the game midway through the opening period, stopping a drive at the Sewanee 28, and on the ensuing Trinity possession, he intercepted a pass in the end zone for a touchback.
The senior defensive back forced a fumble late in the second quarter and made nine of his 13 stops in the second half, as Sewanee climbed out of a 27-0 hole before losing 27-21. Cleveland has five interceptions this season, tied for the conference lead and tied for eighth in NCAA Division III. He also has 58 total tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups.
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)
October 17 – Alex Ogle, Tusculum College (Offense); L’Keith Brown, Tusculum College (Defense)
MEN’S SOCCER: Tusculum’s Cervantes named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tusculum College’s Edgar Cervantes earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week honors, registering three goals and an assist in a pair of matches for the Pioneers.
The Cancun, Mexico, native scored a goal and assisted on another in a 2-2 draw against Carson-Newman, finding the back of the net in the sixth minute for an early Tusculum lead. His assist to Jonny Winter in the 25th minute put the Pioneers ahead, 2-0.
Cervantes tallied two goals in a 3-1 victory at Catawba College, scoring in the fifth and 24th minutes, both on assists from Connor Green. It marked the first goals and points for Cervantes this season in 14 matches with six starts.
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
October 17 – Charlie Clarke, Bryan College
WOMEN’S SOCCER: Maryville’s Reagan garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Maryville College’s Shannon Reagan posted four goals and one assists in two outings for the Scots, garnering the Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Soccer weekly honor.
The Tullahoma, Tenn., native scored on a penalty kick in the 64th minute in a 2-0 win against Covenant College. The sophomore added three goals and an assist versus LaGrange College, finding the back of the net in the fourth and sixth minutes and handing out an assist on Hannah Clothier’s score in the 22nd minute. Reagan completed the hat trick with a goal in the 64th minute, giving her a conference-leading 16 goals for the season.
With the two victories Maryville tied Piedmont College for the regular season conference championship and will host the league tournament by virtue of a coin toss.
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
October 17 – Chloe Arnold, Chattanooga
VOLLEYBALL: Union’s Carlton named TSWA Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Union University’s Bre Carlton was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, recording a triple-double and averaged 30.3 assists, 8.3 digs and 5.0 kills in three matches for the Bulldogs.
The Franklin, Tenn., native registered 25 assists along with three kills at West Alabama and followed that with 15 assists and six digs at North Alabama. The freshman setter collected her first triple-double at Alabama-Huntsville with 10 kills, 51 assists and 17 digs in five-set loss. She set season-highs in kills and digs and posted her second highest mark of the year in assists.
Carlton leads Union with 803 assists, 8.19 per set, while adding 83 kills and 153 digs 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
October 17 – Nia Haller, Maryville College