Brown, Schott, Evans & Evans Named ASC Volleyball Players of the Week
Brieanne Brown of UT Tyler, Kristyn Schott of UT Dallas and Natasha Evans and Haleigh Evans of Mary Hardin-Baylor earn Volleyball Players of the Week
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Matches: October 10-14, 2017
EAST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Brieanne Brown, OH, Sr., UT Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler senior outside hitter Brieanne Brown (Belton, Texas / Belton HS) led the Patriots with 54 kills (3.86 per set) and 14 blocks (1.00) while hitting .430 as they went 2-2 on the week. She recorded 20 kills in a loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor and had 15 against McMurry. It is the second Player of the Week honors for Brown this season.
EAST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Kristyn Schott, OH, So., UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas sophomore outside hitter Kristyn Schott (Flower Mound, Texas / Flower Mound HS) returned from injury to average 4.50 digs per set in three matches as the #22 Comets went undefeated. After missing the first 11 conference matches of the season, Schott returned for 12 digs and seven kills in a sweep of Howard Payne. She then had 20 digs against Concordia Texas in a four-set victory, and 13 digs more in a sweep of Hardin-Simmons. It is the second Player of the Week award in Schott’s career.
WEST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Natasha Evans, S, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor senior setter Natasha Evans (Edna, Texas / Edna HS) helped the Cru to a 4-0 week with 143 total assists (11.00 per set). She also hit .326 with 1.00 kill per set, three aces, eight blocks and 3.00 digs per set. Evans came up with 41 assists in a three-set sweep at McMurry for her third Player of the Week award of the season and eighth of her career.
WEST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Haleigh Evans, L, So., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor sophomore libero Haleigh Evans (Edna, Texas / Edna HS) averaged 5.15 digs per set, and limited opponents to a .135 hitting percentage as the Cru went 4-0 on the week. She came up with 26-digs in a four-set win over UT Tyler for her third Player of the Week award of the year and fifth of her career.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Concordia University Texas sophomore, outside hitter Kelly Farina (Spring, Texas / Klein Collins HS) had double-digit kills in three of the Tornados’ matches of the week. She averaged 3.23 kills per set, hit .216 and had 3.54 digs per set.
UT Dallas freshman middle blocker Alana Geymer (Cedar Park, Texas / Cedar Park) averaged 3.46 kills per set and hit .314 as the #22 Comets went 4-0 on the week. Geymer had double-digit kills in three matches, coming up with a season-high 15 in a four-set victory against Concordia Texas. She also averaged 1.08 blocks per set.
McMurry University sophomore middle blocker Justice McGowan (Waco, Texas / University HS) helped the War Hawks to a 3-1 week as she averaged 2.86 kills, 1.50 blocks and hit .311. She recorded double-digit kills in each match of the ASC Crossover and had five or blocks in all four games.
Hardin-Simmons University senior middle blocker Grace Schulz (Mansfield, Texas / Mansfield HS) hit .315 with 3.23 kills and 1.46 blocks per set as the Cowgirls went 2-2 on the week.
Howard Payne University junior middle blocker Zhartezia Bradley (Austin, Texas / Connally HS) recorded 44 kills (3.67 per set) and hit .255 as the Lady Jackets went 1-2 at the ASC Crossover. She had a high of 20 kills in a five-set win over Belhaven.
East Texas Baptist University junior outside hitter Paige Miller (Kerrville, Texas / Tivy HS) recorded three double-doubles at the ASC Crossover in Abilene, Texas. She averaged 2.93 kills and 4.13 digs per set. Miller had 26-digs and 12 kills against McMurry.
Concordia Texas sophomore libero Sydney Dudney (Austin, Texas / Austin HS) averaged 4.09 digs per set with 45-digs as the Tornados went 3-1 on the week.
Louisiana College freshman libero Olivia Huval (Breaux Bridge, La. / Breaux Bridge HS) recorded 60 digs for a 6.67 per set average in the Wildcats’ three losses. She had a season-high of 35 digs against Sul Ross State.
Hardin-Simmons junior libero Leecia Depaula (Burleson, Texas / Burleson HS) averaged 4.46 digs per set (58-digs) as the Cowgirls went 2-2 on the week.
Howard Payne freshman libero Jordan Livingston (Helotes, Texas / Brandeis HS) recorded 87 digs (7.25 per set) over three matches as the Lady Jackets went 1-2 at the ASC Crossover. She came up with 35-digs in a five-set victory over Belhaven.
Rempe, Ebbs, Clark & Parrish Earn ASC Women’s Soccer Players of the Week
Sarah Rempe of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Lauren Ebbs of Sul Ross State, Haley Clark of Louisiana College and Kirsten Parrish of Hardin-Simmons take home the Player of the Week honors for the seventh week of the season.
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games: October 10-14, 2017
CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Sarah Rempe, MF, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor senior midfielder Sarah Rempe (Lewisville, Texas / Hebron HS) recorded three goals, one game-winner, and two assists as the Cru went 2-0 on the week. Rempe scored in the 52nd and 58th minutes with assists in UMHB’s non-conference 7-0 victory at Austin College. She then had the game-winning goal and another assist in a 6-1 win at Concordia Texas.
CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Lauren Ebbs, F, Sr., Sul Ross State
Sul Ross State University senior forward Lauren Ebbs (Dublin, Ireland) earned the second Offensive Player of the Week of the season and third of her career with three goals and two assists in the Lobos’ pair of victories. Ebbs recorded a hat trick and an assist in their 5-1 win at Belhaven. She assisted the game-winning goal in the 104th minute of a 1-0 double-overtime victory at Louisiana College.
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Haley Clark, GK, Jr., Louisiana College
Louisiana College junior goalkeeper Haley Clark (Lafayette, La. / St. Thomas More HS) recorded 22 saves and 0.31 goals against average as the Wildcats split on the week. She made ten saves in their 1-0 non-conference win against Centenary, then followed up with 12 saves in a 1-0 double-overtime loss to Sul Ross State.
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Kirsten Parrish, D, Sr., Hardin-Simmons
Hardin-Simmons senior defender Kirsten Parrish (Grandbury, Texas / Travis Academy) was the anchor of the #6 Cowgirl defense at center back. She limited opponents to just six shots on goal in their two games. Parrish also recorded a goal and an assist in their 5-0 win at Howard Payne to earn her third Defensive Player of the Week award in her career.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Howard Payne University junior midfielder Dayane Gutierrez (Haltom City, Texas / Haltom HS) recorded a pair of assists in the Lady Jackets’ 3-1 victory over McMurry.
The University of Texas at Tyler sophomore forward Bailey Wooten (Rockwall, Texas / Rockwall HS) scored the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute in the Patriots’ 1-0 overtime win over LeTourneau.
Hardin-Simmons sophomore forward Taylor Bernal (Abilene, Texas / Wylie HS) scored the game-winning goal in both games for the #6 Cowgirls. She had the game-winner in a 2-1 win at UT Dallas and scored the first goal of the game in their 5-0 victory at Howard Payne.
The University of Texas at Dallas junior midfielder Jessica Rusk (Elk Grove, Calif. / Elk Grove HS) scored a pair of goals in the second half of the Comets’ 5-0 win against McMurry.
East Texas Baptist University senior forward Heather Brady (Humble, Texas / Atascocita HS) had two goals and an assist in the Tigers’ 3-1 win at Ozarks.
Mary Hardin-Baylor freshman keeper Emmy McMaude (Austin, Texas / Bowie HS) picked up a pair of road wins with eight saves and 0.41 goals against average for the Cru.
UT Tyler senior defender Caroline Williams (Frisco, Texas / Wakeland HS) helped lead the Patriot defense to a 1-0 overtime win against LeTourneau. On the week, the UTT defense allowed only five shots on goal in two contests.
UT Dallas junior goalkeeper Monica Dallacasa (The Woodlands, Texas / The Woodlands HS) recorded her fourth shutout of the season with one save in a 5-0 win over McMurry. She also had a season-high seven saves in a 2-1 loss to #6 Hardin-Simmons.
East Texas Baptist freshman keeper Claire Montondon (Nederland, Texas / Monsignor Kelly Catholic HS) recorded a shutout with two saves in a 1-0 win against UT Tyler. She also had two saves in 69 minutes of play in the Tigers’ 3-1 victory at Ozarks.
Pereira, Nicknish & Ivy Win ASC Men’s Soccer Players of the Week
Lucas Pereira of UT Tyler, John Nicknish of UT Dallas and Trent Ivy of Hardin-Simmons win the Men’s Soccer Players of the Week for the sixth week of the season.
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games: October 10-14, 2017
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Lucas Pereira, MF, Jr., UT-Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler junior midfielder Lucas Pereira (Barcelona, Spain) recorded a hat trick with three goals in Thursday’s 4-0 victory over East Texas Baptist. He added another goal in a 5-2 win against LeTourneau for his fourth goal of the week. It is the second Offensive Player of the Week award in Pereira’s career.
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – John Nicknish, GK, Fr., UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas freshman goalkeeper John Nicknish (Spring, Texas / Klein HS) posted two shutouts as the Comets went 1-0-1 at home. He made four saves in Thursday’s scoreless draw against Hardin-Simmons. He added another save in a 2-0 win against McMurry.
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Trent Ivy, GK, Fr., Hardin-Simmons
Hardin-Simmons University freshman goalkeeper Trent Ivy (Plano, Texas / West HS) recorded a pair of shutouts in goal as the Cowboys went 1-0-1 on the road. He came up with five saves in a 0-0 double-overtime tie at UT Dallas. He added four more saves in a 1-0 victory at Howard Payne.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
LeTourneau University junior defender Alec Wier (Cypress, Texas / Cypress Woods HS) scored a goal in each game this week, moving his scoring streak to four contests. He scored the first goal of the game in the YellowJackets’ 2-2 tie at Ozarks. He also scored in the first half in Saturday’s 5-2 loss at UT Tyler.
University of the Ozarks junior forward Thomas Ross (Heath, Texas / Rockwall-Heath HS) had a goal and an assist in the Eagles’ 2-2 draw against LeTourneau.
Hardin-Simmons freshman midfielder Luis Castro (Fort Worth, Texas / Boswell HS) scored the only goal for the Cowboys in their 1-0 win at Howard Payne.
UT Dallas freshman midfielder/forward Jesse Ardila (McKinney, Texas / McKinney HS) scored the game-winner on a free kick from just outside the penalty box in the Comets’ 2-0 win over McMurry.
Belhaven University junior forward Alex Hale (Walsall, England / Brownhills CTC) scored a goal and an assist in the Blazers’ 7-3 win at MUW.
Parker, Tencate & Rayborn Named ASC Runners of the Week
Joseph Parker of Sul Ross State, Sydney Tencate of Hardin-Simmons and Lindsey Rayborn of UT Dallas earn the ASC Cross Country Runner of the Week awards for week seven.
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS OF THE WEEK
Meets: October 10-14, 2017
MEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK – Joseph Parker, Jr., Sul Ross State
Sul Ross State University junior Joseph Parker (Burnet, Texas / Burnet HS) placed second at the University of Dallas Invitational with a 5K time of 16:43.72 in Irving, Texas Saturday.
CO-WOMEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK – Sydney Tencate, Jr., Hardin-Simmons
Hardin-Simmons University junior Sydney Tencate (Moran, Texas / Moran HS) won her fourth meet of the season at the University of Dallas Invitational with a 5K time of 19:23.99, finishing 1:17 faster than the runner-up. She also finished second at the Angelo State Blue & Gold Classic, lowering her 6K school record to 22:51.0. Tencate has won Runner of the Week four times this season and five times in her career.
CO-WOMEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK – Lindsey Rayborn, Sr., UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas senior Lindsey Rayborn (Pocatello, Idaho / Century HS) earned Runner of the Week for the second time of the year, and eighth of her career placed third at the Mississippi College Invitational with a 5K time of 19:01.99.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
University of the Ozarks sophomore Michael Harris (Elkins, Ark. / Elkins HS) finished second among non-NCAA Division I runners with an 8K time of 27:13.92 at the Little Rock Invitational. He placed 14th overall.
Hardin-Simmons freshman A.J. Tillman (Rowlett, Texas / Sachse HS) helped the Cowboys to a second place finish at the University of Dallas Invitational by placing third in 16:55.09 on the 5K course.
LeTourneau University junior Michael Field (Tega City, S.C. / Fort Mills HS) came in 18th place at the Mississippi College Invitational with an 8K mark of 27:57.20.
The University of Texas at Tyler freshman Matthew Cecotti (Lindale, Texas/ Lindale HS) ran an 8K time of 27:15.91, placing eighth at the Mississippi College Invitational.
The University of Texas at Dallas junior John Will (Virginia Beach, Va. / Ocean Lakes HS) had a time of 27:56.08 at the 8K Mississippi College Invitational, placing 16th.
Concordia University Texas junior Dylan Zoch (Giddings, Texas / Giddings HS) led the Tornados with a 5K mark of 17:37 at the Southwestern Invitational, finishing seventh.
East Texas Baptist University freshman Mack Broussard (Hankamer, Texas / St. Francis Christian Academy) finished 11th at the Mississippi College Invite with an 8K time of 27:28.15.
LeTourneau sophomore Alexis Segura (Austin, Texas / Ann Richards School for Young Women’s Leaders) placed 10th at the Mississippi College Invitational with a 5K time of 19:47.30.
UT-Tyler senior Rachel Willis (Hallsville, Texas / Hallsville HS) ran a 5K time of 20:05.23, placing 16th overall at the Mississippi College Invitational.
Concordia Texas junior Emily Villines (Huntsville, Texas / Huntsville HS) finished third at the Southwestern Invitational, running the 5K course in 20:06.6.