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AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Competitions: September 30-October 2, 2018

CO-MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK: Seger Howell, Sr., Concordia Texas
Concordia Texas senior Seger Howell (Live Oak, Texas) shot the best round of the tournament with a 69 to capture the individual title at the UMHB Intercollegiate. Howell shot an even-par 72 for a final score of 141 and -3 for the tournament and leading the Tornados to a team title by 13 strokes. The tournament was his eighth career title, earning Howell his second Golfer of the Week award of the year and 11th of his career.

CO-MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK: Tyler Uhlig, Sr., UT Tyler
UT Tyler senior Tyler Uhlig (Magnolia, Texas) tied for second place against NCAA Division II competition with a 65-76-69=210 (-6) at the Battle for the Belt in Hot Springs, Ark. His first round 65 was the low round of the tournament, earning him his second Golfer of the Week award of the year and third of his career.

WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK: Heidi Moser, So., Hardin-Simmons
Hardin-Simmons sophomore Heidi Moser (Henderson, Nev.) picked up the first win of her collegiate career by claiming medalist honors at the Lady Crusader Invitational in Glen Rose, Texas. She shot a 74-76=150 (+6) to win the tournament by two strokes and helping the Cowgirls to a team title.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
MEN
UT Dallas senior Brice Cooper (Conroe, Texas) paced the Comets at the Royal Lakes Fall Invitational in Flowery Branch, Ga. He shot a +1 74-71+145, tying for 14th.

Concordia Texas freshman Travis Skorheim (Houston, Texas) was the runner-up with a 70-73=143 (-1) at the UMHB Intercollegiate, earning All-Tournament Team honors. Freshman PJ Schmitz (Cedar Park, Texas) tied for third with a 76-73=149 (+5)

East Texas Baptist freshman Hank Crain (Prescott, Ark.) tied for third at the UMHB Intercollegiate in Temple, Texas with a 76-73=149 (+5).

LeTourneau freshman Alex Koll (Katy, Texas) shot a 71-80=151 (+7) at the UMHB Intercollegiate, tying for fifth, while junior Reed Fisher (Longview, Texas) was eighth with a 79-73=152 (+8).

Mary Hardin-Baylor sophomore Caleb Schwertner (Harker Heights, Texas) tied for 16th with a 77-80=157 at the UMHB Intercollegiate.

WOMEN
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior Olivia Robinson (Pasadena, Texas) finished second at the Lady Crusader Invitational with a 79-73=152 (+8), two strokes off the lead. She had the lowest round of the day with a 73 on Tuesday.

Hardin-Simmons junior Baylee Oehlert (Grapevine, Texas) shot a 77-77=154 to finish third and junior Ashley Riemitis (Fort Worth, Texas) had a 79-78=157 to place sixth at the Lady Crusader Invitational.

East Texas Baptist freshman Jayden Crow (Midland, Texas) placed fifth at the Lady Crusader Invitational at Squaw Valley with an 82-74=156.

Concordia Texas freshman Makaela Lauritsen (Lakeway, Texas) had the best score for the Tornados, shooting an 82-76=158 at the Lady Crusader Invitational, finishing seventh.

 

 

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Matches: September 25-29

EAST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Reighanna Guzman, S, Sr., UT Tyler
UT Tyler senior setter Reighanna Guzman (San Antonio, Texas) led the No. 20 Patriots to a 3-0 week, moving their win streak to nine by averaging 11.45 assists and 2.36 per set. She recorded 50 assists and 16 digs in Tuesday’s four-set victory over UT Dallas to start the week. Guzman then had 35 assists in a sweep over Belhaven and 41 assists and four blocks in a four-set win against Louisiana College.

EAST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Samantha Lee, MB, Sr., UT Tyler
UT Tyler senior middle blocker Samantha Lee (Georgetown, Texas) led the Patriots with 11 blocks (1.0 per set) while hitting .607 with 3.09 kills per set as the No. 20 Patriots racked up three more wins. She started the week with two solo blocks and 15 kills in the four-set victory against UT Dallas, then had four blocks in a sweep against Belhaven. Lee finished with five more blocks in a four-set win against Louisiana College.

WEST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Sarah Paolini, MB, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior Sarah Paolini (Kalispell, Mont.) helped the Cru to a 3-0 week, hitting .462. She connected on 23 kills (3.28 per set) and added 12 blocks (1.71 per set), earning Paolini her second career Player of the Week award.

WEST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Miranda Klein, S, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior setter Miranda Klein (Georgetown, Texas) secured her third Player of the Week honors of the season and fourth of her career by averaging 1.33 blocks and 2.44 digs per set while helping the Cru to a 3-0 week in ASC play. She also hit .312 while connecting on 22 kills and assisting 25.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Offensive
Concordia Texas junior outside hitter Tristyn Massey (Amarillo, Texas) racked up double-digit kills in all three of the Tornados wins on the week. In a sweep over Schreiner, she had 10 kills and 11 digs to go with three blocks while hitting .450. Massey then hit .500 with 12 kills, nine digs and three blocks in a sweep of Sul Ross State. For the week, Massey hit .333 with 3.56 kills, 2.56 digs and 0.89 blocks per set.

LeTourneau freshman outside hitter Kianna Crow (Spring, Texas) led the YellowJackets with 47 kills (3.62 per set) in three matches. She also had 2.69 digs per set and recorded two double-doubles.

UT Dallas senior outside hitter Sydney Riordan (Seguin, Texas) averaged 4.00 kills and 2.67 digs per set in the Comets’ home sweeps over the weekend. Riordan had 11 kills and nine digs with two blocks in Friday’s win over Louisiana College, then added 13 kills, seven digs and two aces in a sweep of Belhaven. For the week she hit .262.

Louisiana College junior outside hitter Paola Salas Adorno (Toa Alta, P.R.) hit .225 and averaged 3.50 kills and 2.91 digs per set as the Wildcats went 1-2 on the week. She recorded a double-double with 18 kills and 15 digs in a five-set win over Centenary.

Howard Payne senior middle blocker Zhartaezia Bradley (Austin, Texas) hit .271 with 2.77 kills and 0.80 blocks per set in the Lady Jackets’ four matches.

Defensive
Concordia Texas sophomore libero Rylee Davis (Austin, Texas) picked up 35 digs (3.89 per set) while only recording three receiving errors in the Tornados’ trio of sweeps last week. She ended the week with 19 digs and three aces against Howard Payne.

UT Dallas sophomore outside hitter Dylan Brinkman (Sugar Land, Texas) averaged 3.89 digs per set as the Comets posted a 2-1 record last week, including a pair of ASC home sweeps. Brinkman had 15 digs Tuesday night in a four-set loss to No. 20 UT Tyler. She then added 13 digs in a home sweep of Louisiana College and had seven digs in Saturday’s sweep of Belhaven.

McMurry junior middle blocker Justice McGowan (Waco, Texas) recorded 14 blocks (1.40 per set) and 10 digs as the War Hawks went 2-1 on the week. McGowan had six blocks in a loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor and seven in a three-set sweep of Austin. She also hit .268 with 17 kills on the week.

Louisiana College sophomore middle blocker Sadi Jones (Breaux Bridge, La.) had 10 kills and five blocks, including three solos, in the Wildcats’ five-set victory over Centenary last Tuesday. For the week, she averaged 0.58 blocks per set and had 21 kills and eight aces.

Hardin-Simmons senior libero Leecia DePaula (Burleson, Texas) recorded her 1,000th career dig against McMurry and averaged 3.88 digs per set on the week. She came up with 21 digs in a five-set victory against Austin.

 

 

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games: September 27-30, 2018

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Omar Aguirre, F, Sr., Concordia Texas
Concordia Texas senior forward Omar Aguirre (Austin, Texas) moved his goal-scoring streak to four straight and five of the last games, helping the Tornados pick up a pair of victories. He provided the game-winning goals in both games – a 2-0 victory over Louisiana College on Thursday and a 2-1 win over Belhaven, with the winner coming in the 76th minute. This is Aguirre’s third Player of the Week award of his career.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Aidan Keane, GK, So., McMurry
McMurry sophomore goalkeeper Aidan Keane (Bandera, Texas) recorded seven saves in a 1-0 shutout against Ozarks on Saturday. He helped the War Hawks secure the win with four second-half saves for his first career shutout.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Offensive
Mary Hardin-Baylor freshman forward Patrick Roach (Kingwood, Texas) helped the Cru to a 2-0 week with goals scored in both of the Cru’s wins. He opened with two goals in Thursday’s 6-1 victory against Belhaven and added another one in a 3-0 win over Louisiana College.

Ozark’s sophomore midfielder Spence Jean Baptiste (Tabarre, Haiti) scored a goal in the Eagles’ 2-1 victory over Hardin-Simmons.

UT Tyler senior forward Jose Poo (Mexico City, Mexico) netted three goals in two wins for the Patriots. He scored the third goal in a 3-0 victory against McMurry and had two scores in a 3-2 victory over Hardin-Simmons on Saturday.

LeTourneau freshman forward Luis De La Torre (San Antonio, Texas) scored his fourth goal of the year to give the YellowJackets their first goal in a 2-1 win at Sul Ross State in their only game of the week.

East Texas Baptist sophomore midfielder/forward Silas Sangano (Kigoma, Tanzania) scored the first and last goals of the game in the Tigers’ 3-2 double-overtime win at Sul Ross State on Thursday. He scored in the 41st minute to give ETBU a 1-0 lead, then broke free for a one-on-one to hit the game-winner with 19 seconds left in the game.
UT Dallas sophomore forward Donny Smith (Katy, Texas) scored the game-winner in the 104th minute as the Comets won 1-0 in double-overtime at Howard Payne.

Defensive
Howard Payne sophomore goalkeeper Davie Jaramillo (Elgin, Texas) came up with five saves in the Yellow Jackets’ 1-0 double-overtime loss to UT Dallas Saturday.

Mary Hardin-Baylor senior defender Steven Dang (Plano, Texas) helped the Cru to a 2-0 weekend with an impact on both sides of the field. He led the defense that allowed just one goal and seven shots on goal as the only senior playing with three freshmen on the back line. Dang also scored two goals in Thursday’s 6-1 win over Belhaven and he assisted a goal in Saturday’s 3-0 victory against Louisiana College.

Louisiana College freshman keeper Evan Barker (Buda, Texas) made 13 saves in a 3-0 loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor. He also had seven saves against Concordia Texas, giving him 20 on the week.

UT Dallas sophomore goalkeeper Max Dier (Sierra Madre, Calif.) recorded his third straight shutout with four saves in a 1-0 double-overtime win at Howard Payne.

Concordia Texas junior goalkeeper Rob Oakley (Dallas, Texas) allowed one goal in 180 minutes, picking up one shutout. He finished the week with six saves, a 0.50 goals against average and a 2-0 record.

LeTourneau freshman goalkeeper C.J. Leyva (Fontana, Calif.) picked up five saves, including one with six seconds remaining in regulation, in the YellowJackets’ 2-1 win at Sul Ross State.

 

 

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games: September 27-29, 2018

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Chelsea Graham, F, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior forward Chelsea Graham (Pasadena, Texas) led the Cru to a 2-0 weekend, scoring four goals and adding three assisted. She scored the opening goal and the game-winner 42 seconds within each other (just two seconds shy of the ASC record) and added an assist in a 4-1 victory against Belhaven. In Saturday’s 4-0 win over Louisiana College, Graham posted two goals and a pair of assists. This is Graham’s second career Player of the Week award.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Sarah Krisa, M, Sr., Hardin-Simmons
Hardin-Simmons senior midfielder Sarah Krisa (Midland, Texas) led the No. 6/9 Cowgirls to back-to-back shutouts, allowing just 14 shots and only six on goal. Krisa and HSU limited Ozarks to five shots and three on goal in a 3-0 win on Thursday then held UT Tyler to nine shots and three on goal in a 6-0 victory Saturday for her third career Player of the Week award.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Offensive
UT Dallas senior midfielder Jessica Rusk (Elk Grove, Calif.) scored the opening goal of the contest and assisted the second as the Comets won 5-0 on the road over Howard Payne Saturday.

East Texas Baptist sophomore forward Ashleigh Rondon (Carrollton, Texas) was the difference for the Tigers in their 2-1 double-overtime road win at Sul Ross State. She second in the 73rd minute in a one-on-one with the keeper then hit the game-winner in the 103rd minute.

LeTourneau junior forward Kelli Sonnier (Lake Charles, La.) scored the YellowJackets’ only goal in a 3-1 loss at Sul Ross State.

Ozarks senior forward Madison Chaney (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) scored a goal in the Eagles’ 2-1 loss to McMurry.

Concordia Texas sophomore midfielder Cayla Gonzalez (Austin, Texas) scored the game-winning goal with a header in the 27th minute in a 2-0 victory over Belhaven on Saturday. She also picked up an assist in a 6-0 win over Louisiana College Thursday.

Hardin-Simmons senior midfielder Josey Meyer (Waco, Texas) recorded two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist, in the No. 6/9 Cowgirls’ 6-0 win over UT Tyler.

Defensive
Mary Hardin-Baylor senior defender Sydney Rangel (Midlothian, Texas) led the Cru’s defensive effort that allowed just four shots over two matches. She played 73 minutes in a 4-1 victory against Belhaven and did not surrender a single shot. In Saturday’s 4-0 win over Louisiana College, Rangel played 64 minutes and gave up a total of three shots.

UT Dallas senior goalkeeper Monica Dallacasa (The Woodlands, Texas) recorded her sixth shutout of the season with four saves in a 5-0 road win at Howard Payne.

East Texas Baptist freshman keeper Maddie Rae (Haslet, Texas) earned her second win of the year with seven saves in the Tigers’ 2-1 double-overtime win at Sul Ross State.

Concordia Texas sophomore goalkeeper Shelby Franco (Hurst, Texas) recorded three saves in a pair of shutouts – 6-0 over Louisiana College and 2-0 against Belhaven.

 

 

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS OF THE WEEK
Meets: September 28-29, 2018

MEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK – Cannon Leavitt, Fr., UT Dallas
UT Dallas freshman Cannon Leavitt (Twin Falls, Idaho) paced the Comets to a third-place finish at the MSU Red River Shootout in Wichita Falls Friday. He ran a personal-best 8K time of 26:10.76, the second fastest in the ASC this season, placing third among 61 runners.

WOMEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK – Caroline Vining, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior Caroline Vining (Killeen, Texas) finished in fourth placed at the Concordia Invitational with a 6K time of 23:37.62, the best in the ASC this season. She placed behind an unaffiliated runner, a runner from University of Texas and a Division II program.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Men’s
Concordia Texas senior Dylan Zoch (Austin, Texas) was the top performer for the Tornados at their home meet, finishing 18th in 30:38.48 on the 8K course.

Women’s
Concordia Texas senior Emily Villines (Huntsville, Texas) placed 13th at the Concordia Invitational with a 6K time of 24:55.41.

UT Dallas junior Hollee Ratliff (Amarillo, Texas) was the Comets’ top performer at the Midwestern State Red River Shootout Friday with a 21:53.30 5K mark and placing 23rd.

 

 

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games: September 29, 2018

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Mason Jordan, QB, Jr., Louisiana College
Louisiana College junior quarterback Mason Jordan (Alexandria, La.) was an exception in his first start of the season in the Wildcats’ 49-16 road win at Sul Ross State. He finished the game 19-of-35 for 272 yards with three touchdowns. He completed passes to six different receivers without an interception.

CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Joey Longoria, DT, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior defensive tackle Joey Longoria (Pearland, Texas) was all over the field in the No. 2 Cru’s 77-7 win over Southwestern. He scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery and set up another one with a forced fumble. Longoria also added six tackles, 2.5 for a loss and 1.5 sacks.

CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Manny Longoria, DE, Jr., Texas Lutheran
Texas Lutheran junior defensive end Manny Longoria (Geronimo, Texas) recorded four sacks for 33 yards in the Bulldogs’ 65-7 victory over McMurry. He also forced a fumble and quarterback hurry.

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Juan Ocampo, K, Fr., Texas Lutheran
Texas Lutheran freshman kicker Juan Ocampo (Lockhart, Texas) was perfect on the night, hitting field goals of 40, 42 and 31 yards and going 8-for-8 in extra point attempts in the Bulldogs’ 65-7 win against McMurry. Ocampo recorded 14 points on the evening.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Offensive
Mary Hardin-Baylor senior quarterback DeNerian Thomas (Mart, Texas) accounted for a career-high four touchdowns despite only playing about half of the No. 2 Cru’s 77-7 win over Southwestern. He ran for a pair of one-yard touchdowns and threw scoring passes of five and 62 yards. Thomas ran four times for 34 yards and was 2-for-3 passing for 67 yards.

Texas Lutheran sophomore running back Chris Monroe (College Station, Texas) rushed for 181 yards on 14 carries in the first half in the Bulldogs’ 65-7 win over McMurry. He scored on a 14-yard run and a 66-yard scramble in the first quarter before sitting in the second half. Monroe averaged 12.9 yards per carrying.

Hardin-Simmons senior wide receiver Reese Childress (Abilene, Texas) had seven catches for a season-best 160 yards and a touchdown in the No. 7/8 Cowboys’ 59-17 win against East Texas Baptist. He also had 48 yards in punt returns, ran for five yards and averaged 41.5 yards on two punts inside the 20.

Belhaven junior quarterback Hunter McEachern (Keller, Texas) played a vital role in the offense in the Blazers’ 20-19 win at Howard Payne. He was 12-for-24 for 168 yards passing with two touchdowns. He also had 13 rushing attempts for 32 yards.

Howard Payne junior wide receiver DunTayviun Gross (Tyler, Texas) recorded seven catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets’ 20-19 loss to Belhaven.

Defensive
Louisiana College sophomore linebacker Julius Johnson (Kaplan, La.) helped lead a dominant defensive effort as the Wildcats held Sul Ross State to just over 200 yards of total offense in a 49-16 road victory. Johnson led the way with 12 tackles, including two for a loss of nine yards.

Howard Payne junior linebacker Austin Killgore (Tarkington, Texas) led all tacklers with 13, including a sack, in the Yellow Jackets’ 20-19 loss to Belhaven.

Hardin-Simmons senior linebacker Chris Miller (San Marcos, Texas) had a team-high 13 tackles on the night with 1.5 for a loss and half a sack in the No. 7/8 Cowboys’ 59-17 win over East Texas Baptist.

Belhaven junior safety Seth Gatson (Farmersville, La.) led the Blazers on the defense in their 20-19 victory at Howard Payne with seven tackles and an interception.

Special Teams
Mary Hardin-Baylor sophomore punt returner K.J. Miller (Orange, Texas) returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown in his only return of the game in the No. 2 Cru’s 77-7 victory against Southwestern. He also caught four passes for 41 yards.

Louisiana College senior kicker Curtis Sebren (Dierks, Ark.) went 3-for-4 in field goals with makes of 23, 22 and 26 yards in the Wildcats’ 49-16 win at Sul Ross State. He was also 4-for-5 in extra point attempts and averaged 50 yards per kickoff with a pair of touchbacks.

Hardin-Simmons sophomore kicker Jamie Pogue (Abilene, Texas) was 8-for-8 on extra point attempts and nailed a career-best 40-yard field goal in the No. 7/8 Cowboys’ 59-17 victory over East Texas Baptist.

Howard Payne freshman picker/punter Morgan Button (Killeen, Texas) recorded six punts for a 37.7 average and a long of 60 yards in the Yellow Jackets’ 20-19 loss to Belhaven. He also had four kickoffs for an average of 62.0 yards.