FOOTBALL: Cumberland’s Huntley, Carson-Newman’s Fairell earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Dezmon Huntley and Carson-Newman’s Desmond Fairell were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from October 15-21.
Huntley accounted for 202 yards of offense and one touchdowns in Cumberland’s 24-21 victory over fourth-ranked Lindsey Wilson. The Mableton, Ga., native rushed 20 times for 80 yards and one touchdown, including a one-yard score in the third quarter. He completed 6-of-10 passes for 122 yards with a 46-yarder to Denarius Toliver in the third period and a 25-yarder to Toliver that set-up a field goal on the final play of the first half.
Huntley has rushed for 351 yards and six touchdowns and passed for 1,194 yards and six more TDs in nine games this season for the Phoenix.
Fairell posted two interceptions and returned a punt for a touchdown in Carson-Newman’s win against Virginia-Lynchburg. The Miami, Fla., native intercepted passes early in the second quarter and late in the period, his third and fourth INTs of the year.
The junior also returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, the first punt return for a TD by a Carson-Newman player since 2008. Fairell ranks fifth on the club with 32 tackles along with 1.5 tackles for loss, four pass break-ups and eight passes defended in eight games for the Eagles.
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)
October 16 – Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee (Offense); Jordan Griffin, Vanderbilt (Defense)
MEN’S SOCCER: Lipscomb’s Paynter named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb’s Logan Paynter earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades, netting two goals and two assists for the Bisons in two outings.
The Bradenton, Fla., native assisted on a John Wynia goal in the 43rd minute and scored in the 58th minute in a 3-2 victory over 10th-ranked Louisville. The senior added another goal and one assist in a 2-1 win at NJIT, scoring in the 13th minute and assisting on a Daniel Zapata score in the 72nd minute.
Paynter has six goals and three assists this season in 15 matches. Lipscomb leads the Atlantic Sun with a 4-1-0 mark after the victory at NJIT with one conference match remaining 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
October 16 – Daniel Williams, Cumberland University
WOMEN’S SOCCER: Cumberland’s Holloway garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Rebecca Holloway posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors, registering five goals and four assists in a pair of victories for the Phoenix.
The Bristol, England, native scored just 82 seconds into the match against the University of Pikeville on a drive from 20 yards and added a second goal in the 31st minute before posting a hat trick in the 83rd minute, her fourth hat trick of the season. She also assisted on a goal by Savannah Moreland versus the Bears.
The senior scored twice in the first three minutes of the second half against Shawnee State and recorded three assists in the win as well, running her totals for the year to 21 goals and nine assists in 16 outings.
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
October 16 – Amy McGivern, UT Martin
VOLLEYBALL: King’s Lozano named TSWA Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – King University’s Tristyn Lozano was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, collecting a pair of double-doubles in three matches for the Tornado.
The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native started the week with 12 kills and 11 digs in a victory against Erskine College and followed that with 11 kills, a career-high 19 digs and four blocks in a win over Southern Wesleyan. The junior posted nine kills and 14 digs against North Greenville as well.
Lozano has recorded 125 kills (1.79 per set), 33 service aces, 183 digs (2.61 per set) and 30 total blocks this season for the Tornado.
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
October 16 – Hannah Flowers, Memphis