FOOTBALL: Tennessee Tech’s Fisher, Carson-Newman’s Coats earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech’s Bailey Fisher and Carson-Newman’s Temoris Coats 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.
Fisher completed 27-of-41 passes for 383 yards and four touchdowns against Eastern Illinois. The Tiger, Ga., native threw for 243 yards and three touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the Eagles. The 383 yards is the fifth-best single-game passing goal in school history and the most by a true freshman.
Fisher has thrown for 836 yards and six touchdowns in five games this season for TTU.
Coats earned his third TSWA honor this year and second in as many weeks, collecting nine tackles with 5.5 tackles for loss along with an interception for the Eagles. The Greenwood, S.C., native tallied the third most tackles for loss in a single game in program history.
He registered 3.5 tackles for loss in the first half against Catawba College and his interception in the third quarter came with Catawba ahead, 21-20. Coats added a pass breakup and made two other tackles for no gain in the contest, a 33-30 Carson-Newman victory. He has 52 tackles with 10.5 tackles for loss in five 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)
MEN’S SOCCER: Tennessee Wesleyan’s Baggaley named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Wesleyan’s Harry Baggaley earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades, posting a hat trick in a conference victory for the Bulldogs.
The Trent, England, native got Wesleyan on the board with an unassisted goal in the 16th minute. The freshman broke open a 2-0 match with a pair of goals in the second half, scoring in the 64th and 76th minutes for his first career hat trick and the sixth match this season with two or more goals.
Baggaley leads the NAIA in goals with 17 this season, scoring in all 10 matches for the Bulldogs, and also ranks first in game-winning goals (4) and points (35).
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
WOMEN’S SOCCER: Maryville’s Sipos garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Maryville College’s Bailey Sipos posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors, scoring four goals with two assists in three matches for the Scots.
The Knoxville, Tenn., native posted her fourth collegiate hat trick and second this season at Huntingdon College. The sophomore scored unassisted in the third minute and netted her second goal of the match in the sixth minute on an assist from Lexie Hill. She finished the hat trick with an unassisted score in the 62nd minute.
Sipos added a goal and two assists at Agnes Scott, notching her 10th goal of the year in the 12th minute on an assist from Shannon Reagan, evening the match at one. She added assists to Hill in the 17th minute and Zoe Van Hook in the 89th minute. Sipos has 10 goals and two assists in 10 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
VOLLEYBALL: Lipscomb’s Nusbaum named TSWA Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb University’s Carlyle Nusbaum was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, recording 39 kills and 29 digs with a pair of double-doubles in two matches for the Bisons.
The Overland Park, Kan., native tallied a season-high 23 kills along with a season-best 17 kills, adding a career-high six blocks in a 3-1 victory against North Florida. The senior posted 16 kills and 12 digs in a sweep over Stetson, her eighth double-double of the season and fourth straight, all against Atlantic Sun Conference competition.
She leads the A-SUN in kills per set (4.41) and has 238 kills for the season, one behind the conference leader in total kills.
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