AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Competitions: September 10-11, 2018
MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK: Seger Howell, Sr., Concordia Texas
Concordia University Texas junior Seger Howell (Live Oak, Texas) shot under par two of the three rounds in the John Bohmann Memorial Invitational including the lowest score of the day in the opener, a -4 67. He finished second overall with a score of 67-73-69=209 for a -4 and was two strokes off the lead. Howell helped the Tornados to a third-place finish. This is his 10th career Golfer of the Week award.
WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK: Kendalyn Ferguson, Jr., McMurry
McMurry junior Kendalyn Ferguson (Childress, Texas) won the 36-hole TLU Lady Bulldog Classic by one stroke with a 77-78=155 in Seguin, Texas. She made a living with pars over the two-day event, playing 25 of the 36 holes even and making one birdie. Ferguson is the first War Hawk women’s player to win a tournament since 2015. This is her second career Golfer of the Week honors.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
LeTourneau junior Cory Gillespie (Durango, Colo.) led the YellowJackets throughout the John Bohmann Memorial Invitational which led to a top 20 finish. In three rounds he shot a 75-72-73=220.
East Texas Baptist freshman Riley Griffin (Beach City, Texas) led the Tigers in the program’s inaugural competition at the John Bohmann Memorial Invitational. Griffin tied for 18th with a score of 77-71-71=219, shooting even par in the final two rounds.
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior Olivia Robinson (Pasadena, Texas) tied for third place individually and helped the Cru women to a second place finish at the TLU Lady Bulldog Classic. She shot a 77-81=158, finishing three strokes off the lead.
Concordia Texas junior Madyson Milliorn (Houston, Texas) shot an 82-80=162 at the TLU Lady Bulldog Classic to tie for sixth place and finishing just seven shots off the lead.
UC Santa Cruz freshmen Mara Anunciacion (Stockton, Calif.) and Claire Oetinger (Yosemite, Calif.) tied for 12th at the TLU Lady Bulldog Classic, each firing an 83-84=167 for the Banana Slugs.
LeTourneau freshman Baylee Van Houten (Spring, Texas) earned a top 20 finish in her collegiate debut at the TLU Lady Bulldog Classic using a final round 82 to improve her position by four spots.
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Matches: September 4-8
EAST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Sydney Lopez, OH, Jr., East Texas Baptist
East Texas Baptist junior outside hitter Sydney Lopez (Waller, Texas) led the Tigers to a 5-1 record while hitting .331 with 4.24 kills and 4.53 digs per set. She had a career-high 20 kills and hit .528 against Centenary to go with 17 digs. She also posted two double-doubles at the Austin College Invitational, including 15 kills and 14 digs against Howard Payne and 11 kills and 13 digs against Austin.
EAST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Lauren Schilling, MB, Jr., UT Dallas
UT Dallas junior middle blocker Lauren Schilling (San Antonio, Texas) was named to the Trinity Fall Classic All-Tournament Team as she sparked the Comets to a 2-2 mark against the tough regional competition. She opened the tournament with ten kills and seven blocks with a .429 attack percentage in a tough loss to reigning National Champion, No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Schilling had seven kills and eight blocks in a five-set win against No. 5 Trinity. For the weekend, she averaged 1.27 blocks and 2.33 kills per set for her fourth career Player of the Week honors.
WEST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Miranda Klein, S, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior setter Miranda Klein (Georgetown, Texas) was instrumental in the Cru going 3-1 at the Cal Lu Fornia Invitational over the weekend, hitting .351 with 3.58 kills and 3.00 assists per set. She had 21 kills in a five-set loss to Whittier and had 14 kills, 18 assists, nine digs and four blocks in a five-set victory at No. 11 Cal Lutheran. Klein also averaged 0.94 blocks per set for her second career Player of the Week award.
WEST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Haleigh Evans, L, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior libero Haleigh Evans (Edna, Texas) amassed 88 kills over four matches as the Cru went 3-1 at the Cal Lu Fornia Invitational. She averaged 5.17 digs per set and recorded 29 in a loss to Whittier and 28 in a five-set win over No. 11 Cal Lutheran. It is Evans’ seventh career Player of the Week award.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
LeTourneau freshman outside hitter Kianna Crow (Spring, Texas) notched three double-doubles as the YellowJackets went 3-2 on the week, including a 3-1 record at the Austin College Invitational. She averaged 3.62 kills and 3.81 digs per set with ten aces and had double-digit kills in four matches on the week.
Named to the Trinity Fall Classic All-Tournament Team was UT Tyler senior setter Reighanna Guzman (San Antonio, Texas) after helping the Patriots to a 2-1 record with sweeps over Texas Lutheran and Schreiner and a five-set loss to No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. She averaged 8.18 assists and 2.09 digs per set.
Hardin-Simmons senior outside hitter Allison Kuster (Mansfield, Texas) had double-doubles in three of the Cowgirls’ four matches at the Cal Lu Fornia Invitational. She averaged 3.07 kills and 4.2 digs per set, leading the HSU to a 3-1 record.
Concordia Texas junior middle blocker Marissa Stinson (Pearland, Texas) helped the Tornados to a 2-2 record on the week, including sweeps of Schreiner and La Verne. She hit .429 while averaging 3.14 kills per set. Stinson posted 15 kills with no errors against Schreiner.
UT Dallas junior setter Caroline Shecterle (Pearland, Texas) averaged 5.50 assist per set in the Comets’ 6-2 offense as they went 2-2 at the Trinity Fall Classic. She had 22 assists on Saturday as the Comets upset No. 5 Trinity in five sets. Shecterle also had 27 assists in a close loss to reigning National Champion, No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
McMurry junior setter Emarie James (Abilene, Texas) had 39 assists and 24 digs in a four-set win over host Austin at the Austin College Invitational. She also recorded 21 assists in a sweep over Linfield. James averaged 7.08 assists, and 2.83 digs per set as the War Hawks went 4-0 over the weekend.
Belhaven senior outside hitter Lauren Whiting (Southaven, Miss.) helped the Blazers to a 3-1 record at the Millsaps/Belhaven Invitational, leading them on offense with 49 kills and only eight errors. She averaged 4.45 kills per set while hitting .315 to go with 2.93 digs.
Howard Payne sophomore setter/right side McKenna Walker (Lorena, Texas) averaged 5.00 assists and 2.00 digs per set and recorded 12 kills as the Lady Jackets started the season 1-4.
Selected to the Trinity Fall Classic All-Tournament Team was UT Tyler sophomore middle blocker Olivia Burnett (Fort Worth, Texas) after averaging .50 blocks per set while hitting .476 with 2.20 kills and helping the Patriots to a 2-1 record.
Hardin-Simmons senior libero Leecia DePaula (Burleson, Texas) posted 70 digs (4.67 per set) with six service aces while the while the Cowgirls went 3-1 at the Cal Lu Fornia Invitational.
East Texas Baptist freshman libero Julia De Los Santos (San Antonio, Texas) averaged 5.67 digs per set as the Tigers went 5-1 on the week. She had a season-best 24 digs against Linfield and 21 at Austin College. De Los Santos also recorded four aces and 24 assists.
Concordia Texas sophomore libero Rylee Davis (Austin, Texas) tallied 21 digs in the Tornados’ match against Texas Lutheran Saturday. For the week, she averaged 3.38 digs per set as CTX went 2-2.