FOOTBALL: Tennessee’s Guarantano, Vanderbilt’s Griffin earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s Jarrett Guarantano and Vanderbilt’s Jordan Griffin were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from October 8-14.
Guarantano completed 21-of-32 passes for 328 yards and two touchdowns in Tennessee’s 30-24 victory at Auburn. The Lodi, N.J., native tallied career-bests in attempts, completions and yards and did not commit a turnover in the win. He tossed touchdown passes of 42 yards to Ty Chandler and 25 yards to Jauan Jennings.
He has thrown for 1,129 yards on 80-of-125 passing with six touchdowns and two interceptions through six games. His 64.0 completion percentage ranks fifth in the SEC.
Griffin registered 18 tackles with one pass break-up for the Commodores against Florida. The Tampa, Fla., native netted 10 solo stops versus the Gators, including eight solo tackles and 13 total stops in the first half when Vanderbilt held UF to just 13 points. He added a pass break-up in the third quarter.
The senior has 68 tackles with 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, two pass break-ups, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry in seven games this season.
2018 TSWA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 5 – Brady White, Memphis (Offense); Aaron White, Cumberland University (Defense)
September 11 – Dresser Winn, UT Martin (Offense); Temoris Coats, Carson-Newman (Defense)
September 19 – Jordan Shippy, Tusculum University (Offense); Alonzo Houston, Carson-Newman (Defense)
September 25 – Darrell Henderson, Memphis (Offense); Temoris Coats, Carson-Newman (Defense)
October 2 – Bailey Fisher, Tennessee Tech (Offense); Temoris Coats, Carson-Newman (Defense)
October 10 – Brent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee (Offense); Jovante Moffatt, Middle Tennessee (Defense)
MEN’S SOCCER: Cumberland’s Williams named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Daniel Williams earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades, netting two goals and one assist for the Phoenix in two outings.
The London, England, native posted two goals and one assist in a victory at Georgetown College. The senior scored in the 28th minute on an assist from Bakary Bagayoko and the two switched roles just 26 seconds later, with Williams providing the helper for a Bakayoko score.
Williams collected his second goal of the match unassisted in the 51st minute and has five goals and five assists in 11 outings this season.
2018 MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 5 – Harry Baggaley, Tennessee Wesleyan
September 11 – Ashley Keylnack, Carson-Newman
September 19 – Austin Vinyard, Maryville College
September 25 – Tobias Karlsen, Carson-Newman
October 2 – Harry Baggaley, Tennessee Wesleyan
October 10 – Ben Delisle, King University
WOMEN’S SOCCER: UT Martin’s McGivern garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – UT Martin’s Amy McGivern posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors, recording five goals with a hat trick in two victories for the Skyhawks.
The Drumaness, Northern Ireland, native netted both goals in a 2-0 victory against Belmont, scoring at the 60-minute mark on an assist from Nicole Collins and again in the 81st minute unassisted. The senior registered a hat trick versus Austin Peay, collecting the final three goals in the match for UTM.
She poked in a rebound in the 17th minute and got an assist from Alice Adams for a goal in the 54th minute. McGivern converted a penalty kick in the 60th minute, giving her 11 goals and one assist in 13 matches this season.
2018 WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 5 – Miya Lennon, Middle Tennessee
September 11 – Hannah Tillett, Middle Tennessee
September 19 – Rebecca Holloway, Cumberland University
September 25 – Magda Mosengo, Carson-Newman
October 2 – Bailey Sipos, Maryville College
October 10 – Shannon Reagan, Maryville College
VOLLEYBALL: Memphis’ Flowers named TSWA Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – University of Memphis sophomore Hannah Flowers was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, registering a pair of double-doubles in two wins for the Tigers.
The Wildwood, Mo., native collected 18 kills and 13 digs in a 3-1 victory against Houston, setting a career-high in digs. She then posted a career-best 20 kills along with 10 digs and six blocks in a five-set win versus SMU, tying her career mark for blocks as well.
Flowers recorded her fifth and sixth double-doubles of the season and her 15th and 16th double-figure kill outings this year in the two matches. She also moved past the 500-kill mark for her career in Sunday’s match. She leads the Tigers with 253 kills, 3.56 per set, and ranks third in digs with 133, 1.87 per set, while ranking second in blocks with 53.
2018 TSWA WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 5 – Hannah Flowers, Memphis
September 11 – Meredith Boone, Maryville College
September 25 – Brianne Sidner, Maryville College
October 2 – Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb
October 10 – Brianne Sidner, Maryville College