Lake Taylor High graduate James Madison linebacker Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey was named Colonial Athletic Association co-defensive player of the week after helping the Dukes, ranked third in the Stats Perform FCS Top 25, hold the New Hampshire 23-21.
The junior redshirt recorded five tackles and his first collegiate interception, which virtually sealed the win with 1:45 left. He and his defensive teammates limited UNH to 162 total yards and seven offensive points. It was the CAA’s first weekly award for Tucker-Dorsey.
While JMU (4-0) remained third in the poll, behind Sam Houston State No. 1 and No. 2 in South Dakota, VMI and Richmond came out of the top 25 after losses to The Citadel and Elon, respectively.
Among CAA teams besides JMU, Delaware (3-1) remained at No.9, Villanova (3-1) climbed one spot to No.11 before facing the Dukes on Saturday, Rhode Island (4- 0) climbed three places to No. 1. 18 and New Hampshire (3-2) moved up three places to rank 22 despite the loss.
The Keydets are the first among the 14 teams that received lower votes than the top 25. The last of these 14 was William & Mary.
In the FCS Coaching Poll, JMU is # 2, Villanova # 9, Delaware # 10 and URI # 20. The Spiders and Keydets also came out of this top 25.
Norfolk State receives three MEAC awards
Norfolk State reaped the rewards of Saturday’s overtime victory at Hampton, as three Spartans claimed weekly MEAC honors.
Senior quarterback Juwan Carter was offensive player of the week, second-year defensive back Justin Toler was co-defensive player of the week and junior Justin Redd was named MEAC offensive lineman of the week.
Carter won his third award of the year after scoring five touchdowns and 386 total yards of attack in a 47-44 overtime win. Carter completed 17 of 31 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns, and also recorded career-high 92 rushing yards and three touchdowns to help NSU win the most game-winning game in the rivalry’s history.
Toler notched two interceptions – the first two of his college career. He returned the first 47 yards to the Hampton 19-yard line, setting up a Spartans touchdown in the second quarter. Toler also caught a pass in the fourth quarter, which he returned 21 yards to the Pirates’ 24 to set up an NSU field goal. Toler also had two tackles.
Redd won the weekly conference offensive lineman award for the second week in a row. He scored 96% on his homework and did not authorize a dismissal or commit a penalty.
University of Virginia’s Alonso named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week
Virginia senior Mandy Alonso was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week. The defensive end, from Miami, led the Cavaliers to a 30-28 victory in Miami with five tackles, including three for loss – one for safety – and two sacks.
He was chosen by U.Va. Coach Bronco Mendenhall for the ‘Break the Rock’ post-game ceremony in the locker room.
Cavs and Hokies learn October 16 kick-off time
The ACC has announced that Virginia’s Oct. 16 home game against Duke will start at 12:30 p.m. on a regional sports network to be determined.
Virginia Tech’s home game against Pittsburgh that day will begin at 3:30 pm Whether ESPN, ESPN2 or ACCN will host the contest will be determined after this week’s games.
Chowan reaches Division II top 25 for the first time
Chowan (5-0) joined the American Football Coaches Association’s Division II poll at No.24, marking the first time the Hawks have made the top 25 in all sports since joining the NCAA in 1993.
Frostburg State (5-0) took 23rd place. The Bobcats are in their third year of transition from Division III – where they frequently faced Christopher Newport – to II.
Two stars for the number 4 of the CNU win the C2C awards
Christopher Newport, who started in the first 9-0 start in program history and ranked fourth in Division III, swept the Weekly Conference Awards from coast to coast behind a pair of fifth-year all-star.
Goalkeeper Haley Eiser has been named Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in a row. She had her fifth shutout of the season and her 23rd career shutout when the Captains beat Virginia Wesleyan 3-0 on Sunday night. She is second all-time for CNU in wins (41) and shutouts (23).
All-American Riley Cook, the captains’ lifelong leader in goals and points, scored all three goals in this win over VWU and was named conference offensive player of the week for the 12th time in her season. career. She took into account the six goals scored by the CNU last week.
Landstown graduate earns ODAC honor with Lynchburg
Lynchburg Sr. Alix Allen of Landstown High School in Virginia Beach was honored as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Midfielder / center-back, she was part of three Hornets wins – a 9-0 win over Sweet Briar in which she scored her first college goal, a 2-0 win over Mary Washington and a 2-1 triumph in overtime against Washington and Lee. Allen scored the game-winning goal against W&L in a half volley in the 96th minute for Lynchburg (8-1, 3-0).
ODAC honors goaltender Virginia Wesleyan
Senior Virginia Wesleyan goaltender Griffin Potter was named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
He recorded two shutouts last week, totaling 12 saves as the Marlins beat Methodist 2-0 and played Randolph undefeated to a scoreless draw. Potter is second in ODAC for saves (61) and save percentage (87.1).
Old Dominion is ranked No. 14 in the latest NCAA Odds Percentage Index, which was released on Monday. The Monarchs are 8-2 overall and 2-1 in the Grand Est.
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ODU’s De Jesus wins C-USA defensive award
Conference USA has named Old Dominion’s Olivia De Jesus as Defensive Player of the Week. In Friday’s home five-set victory over UAB, she set an ODU record with 13 blocks as the Monarchs set a team record with 19.
When ODU lost to the Blazers on Saturday, she had eight blocks.
Captains’ Starr honored by C2C
First Colonial High graduate Christopher Newport’s Noelle Starr has been named Coast-to-Coast Sports Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season.
She hit a career-high with 27 digs in a five-set loss to Randolph-Macon and finished the week with 11 aces serving, including a career-high five in a Shenandoah sweep. She collected 70 recoveries during the week for the captains (15-3).
CNU’s Edwards and Funk Take C2C Honors
Christopher Newport’s male runner Clark Edwards and female runner Logan Funk won the Coast-to-Coast Sports Conference Athlete of the Week award for their performance on Friday at the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, in Pennsylvania.
Funk won his honor for the third time this season and Edwards for the second time.
Funk completed the 6-kilometer race in 22 minutes, 10.3 seconds, the second fastest time in CNU history. She placed 37th in a race that included eight nationally ranked Division III programs and riders from 22 Division I teams.
Edwards clocked a 8km time of 25: 33.2, CNU’s best since 2017, to help the captains take eighth place, ahead of 15 DI ââteams and two nationally ranked D-III teams.
Charlotte takes the lead on two laps at Virginia Beach
Charlotte climbed to first place Monday in the second round of the three-lap Evie Odom Invitational in Virginia Beach.
The 49ers shot a 279 in the second round for an above par 561 at Princess Anne Country Club, three shots better than the College of Charleston, second on the 13-team field. South Carolina, South Florida and first-round leader Sacramento State share third place, four points off the lead.
Old Dominion shot 288 in the second round for a total of 580 to share ninth place with Campbell at 20 above par. ODU is the only Virginia team in the tournament.
Tunrada Piddon of central Florida retained the individual lead, shooting 66 for a total of 133 under-7 to take a two-shot advantage over three players in Tuesday’s final round.
Jana Melichova set the pace for ODU, sharing 10th place at 1 in 141. Her teammates Federica Torre and Elsie Verhoeven shared 30th at 145.
CNU seventh after day one of the W&L tournament
Christopher Newport placed seventh of 11 teams after 18 holes of the 36-hole Generals Invitational at Hot Springs.
The captains were 40 above par 324, 27 strokes behind Washington and tournament host Lee. Carnegie Mellon was second, five strokes behind.
Shreya Ganta, an NCAA Championship qualifier last season, paced CNU with 75 to share sixth place, four strokes behind co-leaders Emily Brubaker of Lynchburg, Sriya Mupparajuof Carnegie Mellon and An Shelmire of W&L.
Ancel and Owens highlight VSGA match play qualifiers
Several Hampton Roads players have secured match play spots for the Virginia State Golf Association Mid-Senior and Super Senior Amateur Championships at Spotswood Country Club in Harrisonburg.
Newport News’ Mike Ancel led the squad, leading the 70+ qualifiers with a score of 73 above par.
Eight players from three of the four age divisions qualified for the championship in match play. All seven participants qualified in the 75 and over division.
The quarter-finals of each installment will take place on Tuesday, with the semi-finals and finals scheduled for Wednesday.
In the 70-plus category, Ancel was followed by Mike McDonald of Williamsburg in second place at 76. Ancel will face No. 8 seed Lynn Wessman of Arlington in the quarter-finals, while McDonald will meet No. 7 Eddie Litten. from New Market.
In the Mid-Senior division, Bob Bailey of Yorktown shot a 74 to qualify, while David Corliss of Norfolk shot 76. No.3 seed Bailey will face No.6 John Lombardozzi of Herndon, and No.5 David Corliss will play No. 4 David Brogan of Lexington.
In the Super Senior category (65 and over), Skip Zobel of Virginia Beach took the seventh seed at 75. He will face number 2 Jack Allara of Roanoke.
In the 75+ division, George Owens of Virginia Beach tied John Casstevens of Glen Allen for the lead at 74. Owens, the two-time defending champion, was seeded No. 2 and a berth against No. Â° 7 Gary Zimmerman from Henrico.