Freberg, Theros Earn ASC Women’s Soccer Players of the Week
Elissa Freberg of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Megan Theros of UT Dallas take home the Player of the Week honors for the fourth week of the season.
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games: September 21-23, 2017
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Elissa Freberg, F, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor junior forward Elissa Freberg (Friendswood, Texas / Bay Area Christian) came off the bench to score two goals and an assist in the Cru’s pair of victories. She assisted the game-winning goal and scored one in a 4-0 triumph against Ozarks. Freberg scored in the 93rd minute in their 1-0 overtime win against UT Tyler – giving the Cru their first win over the Patriots since 2005.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Megan Theros, D, So., UT-Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas sophomore defender Megan Theros (Batavia, Ill. / Batavia HS) anchored a Comet defense that allowed just one shot in two victories for the Comets. She helped limit Belhaven to just one shut in Thursday’s 10-0 win, then held Louisiana College shotless in Saturday’s 5-0 victory.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
UT Dallas freshman forward Nique Enloe (Santa Fe, N.M. / St. Michael’s HS) came off the bench to score three goals in the Comets’ 10-0 win over Belhaven. It was the first hat trick for UTD since 2014.
Hardin-Simmons University junior forward Kenne Kessler (Highland Village, Texas / Marcus HS) scored three goals and had an assist as the #5 Cowgirls picked up a pair of wins to remain undefeated on the year.
Concordia University Texas sophomore forward Kayla Carlove (Carrolltown, Texas / Prince of Peace Lutheran HS) provided the game-winning goal with a header in the 97th minute in a 3-2 overtime win against Ozarks.
Howard Payne University freshman forward Jada Austin (Cedar Hill, Texas / Cedar Hill HS) scored both goals in the Lady Jackets’ 2-1 win over Belhaven.
LeTourneau University sophomore forward Kelli Sonnier (Lake Charles, La. / Barbe HS) scored both goals in the YellowJackets’ 2-1 double-overtime win at McMurry.
The University of Texas at Tyler senior goalkeeper Emily Hurley (Sulphur Springs, Texas / Sulphur Springs HS) recorded 15 saves in two games for the Patriots last weekend, including 11 against Mary Hardin-Baylor in a 1-0 overtime loss.
McMurry University freshman defender Emily Fisher (Fort Worth, Texas / Western Hills HS) played every minute in both losses for the War Hawks. She scored the game-tying goal in a 2-1 double-overtime loss to LeTourneau.
Hardin-Simmons senior defender Kirsten Parrish (Grandbury, Texas / Travis Academy) led the #5 Cowgirl defense in a 6-0 shutout of LeTourneau and a 6-1 win over East Texas Baptist. HSU did not allow a shot against the YellowJackets and gave up only three to the Tigers. Parrish also scored four goals – two in each game.
Concordia Texas freshman defender Bayli Luke (Houston, Texas / Cy Falls HS) scored her first career goal in the Tornados’ 3-2 victory over Ozarks.
Howard Payne senior keeper Nicole Goodwin (Austin, Texas / Lake Travis HS) recorded ten saves – five in each match – as the Lady Jackets’ picked up a 2-0 shutout over Louisiana College and a 2-1 win against Belhaven.
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior defender Sydney Rangel (Midlothian, Texas / Midlothian HS) helped the Cru to two shutouts over the week. She played 72 minutes and limited to Ozarks to just one shot in a 4-0 victory. Rangel played all 93 minutes in a 1-0 overtime win against UT Tyler, limiting the Patriots to nine shots with none on goal.
Rohrman, Tencate Named ASC Runners of the Week
Tyler Rohrman of McMurry and Sydney Tencate of Hardin-Simmons earn the ASC Cross Country Runner of the Week awards for week four.
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS OF THE WEEK
Meets: September 23, 2017
MEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK – Tyler Rohrman, So., McMurry
McMurry University sophomore Tyler Rohrman (Waller, Texas / Waller HS) placed ninth at the Our Lady of the Lake Saints Invitational on Saturday. Rohrman ran a season-best 8k mark of 27:54.5.
WOMEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK – Sydney Tencate, Jr., Hardin-Simmons
Hardin-Simmons University junior Sydney Tencate (Moran, Texas / Moran HS) won her third consecutive meet of the year with a school-record 6k time of 23:13.4 at the Saints Invite. Tencate won the race by 35 seconds to take home the fourth ASC Runner of the Week award in her career and third this season.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Hardin-Simmons freshman Ben Splain (Argyle, Texas / Argyle HS) placed 10th and led the Cowboys to their first team win in school history at the OLLU Saints Invitational. He had a time of 27:55.8 in his first collegiate 8k.
McMurry freshman Tiffany Cox (Abilene, Texas / Cooper HS) finished seventh at the Our Lady of the Lake Saints Invitational with a 6k mark of 25:26.5.
Moore, Vandergriff Win ASC Men’s Soccer Players of the Week
Tracer Moore of Howard Payne and Caleb Vandergriff of Mary Hardin-Baylor win the Men’s Soccer Players of the Week for the fourth week of the season.
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games: September 21-23, 2017
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Tracer Moore, MF, Sr., Howard Payne
Howard Payne University senior midfielder Tracer Moore (Houston, Texas / Cedar Park HS) scored two goals and assisted one in the Yellow Jackets’ 6-3 win over Louisiana College.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Caleb Vandergriff, D, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Caleb Vandergriff (Georgetown, Texas / East View HS) was the leader of the Cru defense that went 2-0 and only allowed seven shots in the two games. They allowed just one goal in a 2-1 victory over Ozarks, giving up only one shot on goal. Vandergriff anchored the backs that did not allow a shot on goal in a 2-0 win against #17 UT Tyler. He also scored in the 48th minute against the Patriots on a header off a corner kick.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Mary Hardin-Baylor sophomore midfielder Martin Lopez (Hutto, Texas / East View HS) was the hero in the Cru’s 2-1 overtime win against Ozarks, scoring the game-winner in the 96th minute.
LeTourneau University freshman midfielder Edgar Sanchez (Tyler, Texas / Tyler Lee HS) recorded a pair of goals the YellowJackets went 1-0-1 on the week. He scored the tying goal in the 50th minute in a 1-1 overtime tie with Hardin-Simmons. Sanchez then scored the game-winning goal in the 72nd minute in a 2-1 victory at McMurry.
The University of Texas at Tyler senior midfielder Leandro Cid-Fernandez (Cordoba, Argentina) became the all-time leading scorer in Patriot history with his 34th goal of his career in a 3-1 win against Concordia Texas.
University of the Ozarks junior defender Matt Samaniego (San Antonio, Texas / Warren HS) scored the game-winner in the 53rd minute to propel the Eagles to a 1-0 win over Concordia Texas. He also had an assist against Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Hardin-Simmons University freshman midfielder Shayne Bryan (Houston, Texas / Cy Ridge HS) scored both of the Cowboys’ goals for the week as they went 1-0-1. He was only one to score in the game in a 1-1 tie against LeTourneau and had the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over East Texas Baptist.
The University of Texas at Dallas midfielder/defender Hunter Williams (Corpus Christi, Texas / King HS) scored the game-winner in overtime as the #25 Comets Belhaven 2-1.
Belhaven University sophomore forward Michah Taylor (Andalusia, Ala.) tallied two goals during the week – one in a 2-1 loss to #25 UT Dallas and the game-winner in a 1-0 win at Howard Payne.
LeTourneau freshman defender David Sanchez (Longview, Texas / Longview HS) was a big part helping preserve the Yellow Jackets’ first win of the season over McMurry. Late in the game, he cleared the ball off the line towards the end of regulation that would keep the 2-1 lead in place.
Howard Payne sophomore goalkeeper Nicholas Panameno (Cypress, Texas / Cypress Ranch HS) recorded ten saves and allowed two goals in a pair of starts. He came up with four saves in the win against Louisiana College and six in a 1-0 loss to Belhaven.
Ozark’s junior defender Manny Torres (Keller, Texas / Timber Creek HS) spearheaded a 1-0 shutout against Concordia Texas.
Hardin-Simmons junior keeper Carlos Enriquez (Denton, Texas / Guyer HS) recorded a shutout with three saves in a 1-0 win over East Texas Baptist.
UT Dallas junior goalkeeper Chase Therrien (Trophy Club, Texas / Byron Nelson HS) made five saves with an assist as the #25 Comets defeated Belhaven 2-1 in overtime Thursday. He also posted a shutout in a 2-0 victory over Louisiana College.
Brown, Bartlett, Evans & Dudney Named ASC Volleyball Players of the Week
Brieanne Brown and Makenna Bartlett of UT Tyler, Natasha Evans of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Sydney Dudney of Concordia Texas earn Volleyball Players of the Week
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Matches: September 19-25, 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 48 kills (3.43 per set) and hit .383 as they went 4-0 on the week. She also added eight blocks. Brown recorded a season-high 21 kills and hit .441 in a five-set victory against Howard Payne.
EAST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Makenna Bartlett, L, So., UT Tyler
UT Tyler sophomore libero Makenna Bartlett (Round Rock, Texas / Round Rock HS) led the Patriots with 79 digs (5.64 per set) as they went 4-0 on the week. She recorded 23 digs in the sweep of East Texas Baptist and had 21 in a three-set win against Concordia Texas.
WEST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Natasha Evans, S, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
University Mary Hardin-Baylor senior setter Natasha Evans (Edna, Texas / Edna HS) led the Cru to four sweeps in ASC play. She averaged 11.83 assists per set with a high of 40 assists against McMurry. Evans came up with 30 or more assists in each match. She also had ten kills, two aces, 35 digs and 13 blocks.
WEST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Sydney Dudney, L, So., Concordia Texas
Concordia University Texas sophomore libero Sydney Dudney (Austin, Texas / Austin HS) averaged 6.09 digs per set, racking up 67 over 11 matches as the Tornados went 2-2 on the week. She came up with 30 digs in a four-set victory against Belhaven.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Hardin-Simmons University senior middle blocker Grace Schulz (Mansfield, Texas / Mansfield) had a big week as she hit .402 with 48 kills (3.43 per set) over four matches. She also added 22 blocks (1.57 per set) as the Cowgirls went 3-1 on the week. Schulz had a 16-kill, 10-block double-double in a win over East Texas Baptist.
The University of Texas at Dallas senior middle blocker Emma Wallbrown (Cedar Park, Texas / Cedar Park HS) averaged 3.00 kills and 0.77 blocks per set while hitting .337 as the #16 Comets went 3-1 on the week. She had a high of 12 kills in Friday’s four-set victory over Sul Ross State.
Belhaven University junior outside hitter Lauren Whiting (Southaven, Miss. / Northpoint Christian HS) recorded 27 kills (1.59) per set with seven aces 64 digs (3.76 per set) and three blocks as the Blazers went 3-1 on the week.
Concordia Texas freshman setter Georgia Quiroz (Georgetown, Texas / Georgetown HS) averaged 7.92 assists per set as the Tornados went 2-2 on the week. She also hit .316 with seven kills and tallied 31 digs. Quiroz had a high of 44 assists in a four-set win over Belhaven.
Howard Payne University junior middle blocker Zhartezia Bradley (Austin, Texas / Connally HS) hit .243 with 3.34 kills per set, 1.21 digs and 0.93 blocks per set as the Lady Jackets went 2-2 on the week. She recorded 21 kills in the five-set loss to UT Tyler.
Mary Hardin-Baylor sophomore libero Haleigh Evans (Edna, Texas / Edna HS) led the Cru’s defense that limited opponents to just a .044 hitting percentage while going 4-0 on the week. She totaled 60 digs in 12 sets for a 5.00 per game average. Evans also recorded five assists and one ace.
Hardin-Simmons junior libero Leecia Depaula (Burleson, Texas / Burleson HS) led the Cowgirls with 64 digs (4.57 per set) as they went 3-1 on the week.
UT Dallas freshman middle blocker Alana Geymer (Cedar Park, Texas / Cedar Park HS) averaged 1.15 blocks and 1.77 kills per set as the #16 Comets posted a 3-1 record. She had a least three blocks in each match, including five in a loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Howard Payne freshman libero Jordan Livingston (Helotes, Texas / Brandeis HS) tallied 63 digs (4.50 per set) as the Lady Jackets went 2-2 on the week. She recorded a high of 26 digs in a five-set loss to UT Tyler.