TSWA honors weekly award winners


FOOTBALL: Carson-Newman’s Evans, Coats earn TSWA weekly awards
– Carson-Newman’s Derrick Evans and Temoris Coats were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from October 30-November 5.

Evans passed for 149 yards and rushed for 109 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-28 victory at Lenoir-Rhyne. The Macon, Ga., native completed 12-of-16 passes for 149 yards and rushed 18 times for 109 yards, tying the school single-game record with five rushing TDs.

The sophomore posted scoring runs of 76, five, one, one and two yards, including three touchdown runs in the fourth quarter. Carson-Newman recorded the final 21 points of the game, all in the final period. Evans has 17 rushing touchdowns this season, which leads all quarterbacks in NCAA Division II. He has 498 rushing yards and 1368 yards passing along with eight touchdowns in 10 contests.


Coats led the Carson-Newman defense with nine tackles, including two for loss, and one pass breakup, as the Eagles limited Lenoir-Rhyne to just 207 yards of total offense. The Greenwood, S.C., native posted six of his nine stops in the second half, helping the Eagles overcome a seven-point deficit en route to the victory. Carson-Newman collected 11 tackles for loss in the game.

Coats has 39 tackles with 4.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, one interceptions, one pass breakup and two pass deflections this season.

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)
October 24 – Kentel Williams, Austin Peay (Offense); John Cleveland, Sewanee (Defense)


MEN’S SOCCER: Cumberland’s Williams named TSWA award winner
– Cumberland University’s Daniel Williams earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week honors, scoring a pair of goals in a quarterfinal victory in the Mid-South Conference Championships for the Phoenix.

The London, England, native netted the first and last goals in CU's 3-0 win against Georgetown College in the quarterfinals of the MSC Championships. The junior scored on an assist from Tyler Watson in the 32nd minute, tracking down a long pass and beating the Tigers keeper to the ball near the penalty spot, finishing low and right into the back of the net.

Williams finished an assist from Daniel Picken in the 70th minute, his 15th goal in 15 matches this season. He ranks third in the Mid-South Conference in goals and third nationally with six game-winning goals.

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
October 24 – Edgar Cervantes, Tusculum College


WOMEN’S SOCCER: Carson-Newman’s Wade garners TSWA weekly honor
– Carson-Newman’s Lauren Wade netted a hat trick in the South Atlantic Conference Tournament championship match, helping the Eagles to a victory and garnering the Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Soccer weekly honor.

The Coleraine, Northern Ireland, native netted a goal in the 38th minute, finishing a rebound for a 1-0 lead in a 2-0 victory against Newberry College in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. The senior got the Eagles on the board in the 12th minute in the semifinals versus Tusculum College and then assisted on the game-winner in overtime in the 93rd minute.

In the championship match, Wade scored twice in the first 13 minutes at Wingate College, helping the Eagles build a 3-0 lead. She finished the hat trick with another score in the 63rd minute, earning Tournament MVP honors. Wade has 16 goals in 18 matches this season for Carson-Newman, which is 17-0-1 in 2017.

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
October 24 – Shannon Reagan, Maryville College


VOLLEYBALL: Lipscomb’s Nusbaum named TSWA Player of the Week
– Lipscomb University’s Carlyle Nusbaum was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, recording a pair of double-doubles in a pair of outings for the Bisons.

The Overland Park, Kan., native posted 28 kills and 13 digs in a four-set outing against Jacksonville University, hitting .333 and adding three blocks. The junior followed that with 24 kills and 16 digs in a sweep over North Florida, hitting .400. She committed just 13 errors in 108 attacks in the two matches.

She registered 20-plus kills and for seventh and eighth times this season and 17th and 18th times in her career. Nusbaum recorded her 12th and 13th double-doubles of the year as well.

She leads the Bisons with 431 kills, 5.01 per set, and has 242 digs, 2.81 per set, and second-most on the club this season.

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
October 24 – Bre Carlton, Union University