FOOTBALL: Tusculum’s Shippy, Carson-Newman’s Houston earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tusculum University’s Jordon Shippy and Carson-Newman’s Alonzo Houston were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from September 10-16.
Shippy rushed for a school single-game record 258 yards in a victory against Limestone College. The Gaffney, S.C., native carried 35 times and scored on touchdown runs of five, three and seven yards. He added four rushes of 20-plus yards and caught one pass for 21 yards, finishing the contest with 279 all-purpose yards in the 37-10 victory.
Houston posted nine tackles with 2.0 tackles for loss and one interception in Carson-Newman’s 31-14 win over Wingate University. The freshman from Wimauma, Fla., helped the Eagles force six three-and-outs and two interceptions during an eight possession stretch for Wingate in the contest, limiting the Bulldogs to 65 rushing yards and 312 yards of total offense.
Houston collected five solo stops and registered an interception in the second quarter.
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)
MEN’S SOCCER: Maryville’s Vinyard named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Maryville College’s Austin Vinyard earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades, collecting a hat trick in record-setting time for the Scots.
The Oak Ridge, Tenn., native scored three goals in three minutes and eight seconds against Berea College, the ninth-fastest hat trick in NCAA Division III history. The sophomore forward scored at 46:27, 48:38 and 49:35, breaking open a scoreless match versus the Mountaineers.
Kai Miettinen assisted on the first goal and Vinyard and Randy Reichenberger combined for the second score before Vinyard netted the third goal unassisted. He has four goals this season for the Scots.
2018 MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 5 – Harry Baggaley, Tennessee Wesleyan
September 11 – Ashley Keylnack, Carson-Newman
WOMEN’S SOCCER: Cumberland’s Holloway garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Rebecca Holloway netted four goals with two assists in a pair of matches for the Phoenix, earning the Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Soccer weekly honor.
The Bristol, England, native did all of her damage in one contest at Asbury University, scoring just 88 seconds into the match and adding an assist on a Haley Stevens goal in the 18th minute.
The CU senior scored again in the 23rd minute, drilled the crossbar in the 35th minute and tallied her third goal of the first half in the 38th minute. She posted her final goal of the match in the 73rd minute and assisted on an Emma Campbell score in the 81st minute. Holloway has 13 goals and four assists in eight matches this season.
2018 WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 5 – Miya Lennon, Middle Tennessee
September 11 – Hannah Tillett, Middle Tennessee