FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The USA South Athletic Conference has, for the second week in a row, recognized a member of the Agnes Scott College tennis team as the Player of the Week. Maddie Hoffman, a junior who plays at the top of the Scottie lineup, wins the honor after dropping only one game in two matches this weekend against Albany State University, beating Samantha Heard at the top spot in a 6-0, 6-0 rout, and pairing with junior Taylor Lee for an 8-1 win over Heard and Livatt at the #1 doubles position.
Here is the full list of winners throughout the conference:
Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Charles Bryant, Averett - The senior forward from Jarratt, Virginia averaged a double-double of 20.5 points and 12.0 rebounds per game in a 2-0 week versus USA South competition as the Cougars earned a share of the League Regular Season title and the top-seed in the upcoming Conference Tournament. He also added 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. In a 98-86 win over William Peace, Bryant notched a double-double with a career-high 31 points and 11 rebounds to go along with four assists, one steal and one block. During the contest, Bryant become Averett's all-time leading rebounder. In an 87-80 victory over Maryville, Bryant again tallied a double-double with ten points and 13 rebounds with four steals, three assists and two blocks. Also Nominated: Kelly Assinesi, Piedmont; Donavan Griffith, Greensboro; Adrian Moore, N.C. Wesleyan; Will Portlock, Covenant; Drew Vanderbrook, LaGrange.
Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Darus Maddox, Greensboro - The Lusby, Maryland freshman guard scored a game-high 26 points in an 81-67 victory over USA South rival Ferrum in the team's only contest last week. Maddox also added with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in the win. Also Nominated: Jamal Forde, Averett; A.J. Frye, N.C. Wesleyan; Caleb Haynes, Covenant.
Baseball Player of the Week
Sean Finneran, William Peace - The junior outfielder from Raleigh, North Carolina went a combined 8-for-14 (.571) with a .625 on-base percentage and an .857 slugging percentage to go along with five runs scored, seven RBI, two doubles, one triple and two walks as the Pacers notched a 2-2 week. In a 6-4 loss to Division II Virginia State, Finneran was 1-for-4 with one run scored. In capturing two games during a three-game series with Brevard, Finneran was a combined 7-for-10 with four runs scored, seven RBI, two doubles, one triple and two walks. Also Nominated: Andrew Burden, Piedmont; Caleb Bloye, Covenant; Brennan Brown, Methodist; Blake Butcher, LaGrange; Nate Gardner, N.C. Wesleyan; A.J. Hart, Averett; Zach Neumeister, Greensboro.
Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Evan Heffner, Maryville - The junior from Ponte Vedra, Florida earned a complete-game victory over MacMurray in his only appearance on the mound last week for the Scots. He allowed one unearned run, four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in his second-career complete game. Also Nominated: Piero Amador, Greensboro; Drew Bradley, Covenant; Chris Campbell, Averett; Ryan Grant, N.C. Wesleyan; Buddy Green, Piedmont; Tyler Hardee, Methodist; Trevor Pence, William Peace; C.J. Sauce, Huntingdon; Andrew Weekley, LaGrange.
Baseball Rookie of the Week
Derek Jaar, Greensboro - The freshman first baseman from St. Petersburg, Florida went a combined 5-for-9 (.556) with a .556 on-base percentage and a .667 slugging percentage to go along with one run scored and one run batted in with one double as the Pride dropped two games last week. In a 10-9 loss to Roanoke, Jaar was 3-for-5 with a run scored, one run batted in and one double. In a 6-4 loss to Lynchburg, Jaar was 2-for-4. Also Nominated: Mathias Carter, Methodist; Noah Heatherly, Piedmont; Chase McKinney, Averett; Brad Pennington, N.C. Wesleyan.
Baseball Rookie Pitcher of the Week
Sam Carpenter, Piedmont - The freshman from Gainesville, Georgia picked up his first collegiate win by throwing 5.2 innings in his first-career start, a 14-4 victory over Dallas in his only appearance on the mound for the Lions last week. Carpenter allowed three runs on seven hits and five walks with four strikeouts. Also Nominated: Cameron Whitson, Greensboro.
Softball Player of the Week
Briana Crumley, Salem - The junior first baseman from Lexington, North Carolina went a combined 12-for-21 (.571) with a .571 on-base percentage and an .857 slugging percentage to go along with four runs scored, ten RBI and two home runs as the Spirits earned a 5-1 record last week. In an 11-1 win over Southern Virginia, Crumley was 1-for-3 with one run scored. In a 3-1 loss to Frostburg State, Crumley was 2-for-3. In a two-game sweep of Shenandoah, Crumley was a combined 6-for-10 with one run scored and four RBI. Finally, in an 11-8 victory over Randolph, Crumley was 3-for-5 with two runs scored, six RBI and two home runs including a game-winning three-run shot. Also Nominated: Emily Barrs, LaGrange; Samantha Hall, Averett; Raina Lanier, Huntingdon; Haley McCurry, Piedmont; Heather McLean, William Peace; Erica Occena, Meredith; Jenna Roberts, Maryville; Hayley Rumley, Greensboro.
Softball Pitcher of the Week
Melissa Eckman, Piedmont - The sophomore from Perry, Georgia earned two complete-game victories in three appearances last week for the Lions. Eckman tossed a total of 14.1 scoreless innings, allowing 14 hits, two walks and 11 strikeouts. In a 3-0 victory over Millsaps, Eckman allowed eight hits with five strikeouts. In a 1-0 win over Emory & Henry, Eckman allowed six hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Also Nominated: Taylor Bailey, Averett; Morgan Corland, Maryville; Taylor Jackson, Meredith.
Softball Rookie of the Week
Amanda Dacunto, Salem - The freshman shortstop from Raleigh, North Carolina went a combined 7-for-13 (.538) with a .538 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage to go along with four runs scored, six RBI, two home runs and one stolen base as the Spirits earned a 5-1 record last week. In a doubleheader sweep of Southern Virginia, Dacunto was a combined 3-for-6 with two runs scored, six RBI, two home runs and one stolen base. In a 3-1 loss to Frostburg State, Dacunto was 1-for-3. Finally, in a 13-12 win over Shenandoah, Dacunto was 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Also Nominated: Kaitlyn Aherron, Averett; Cassie Collins, Greensboro; Madison Garrett, Piedmont; Samantha Jacobs, Methodist; Aly Snider, Maryville.
Softball Rookie Pitcher of the Week
Sydney Vaughn, Salem - The freshman from Winston-Salem, North Carolina earned a 3-1 record with one save in four appearances last week for the Spirits. Vaughn tossed a total of 13.1 innings, posted a 5.77 ERA and struck out six batters. In a 9-0, five-inning, win over Southern Virginia, Vaughn earned her first career start and victory in the circle as she tossed five-scoreless innings allowing four hits with four strikeouts. In relief, Vaughn captured two wins over Shenandoah and her first career save versus Randolph. Also Nominated: Taylor Bailey, Averett; Aly Thomas, Methodist.
Lacrosse Player of the Week
Kayla Jones, Piedmont - The Lawrenceville, Georgia junior midfielder totaled ten points on five goals and five assists in a 1-1 week for the Lions. In a 14-4 win over Oglethorpe, Jones tallied three goals and five assists with two caused turnovers. In a 16-6 loss to Centre, Jones scored twice with one groundball and one draw control. Also Nominated: None.
Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Blake Forrest, Piedmont - The St. Johns, Florida senior goalkeeper posted a 10.0 goals against average and 20 saves in a 1-1 week for the Lions. In a 14-4 win over Oglethorpe, Forrest stopped ten shots. In a 16-6 loss to Centre, Forrest again made ten saves. Also Nominated: None.
Lacrosse Rookie of the Week
Rowan Bumpass, Piedmont - The Keller, Texas freshman attack/midfielder tallied three goals in a 1-1 week for the Lions. In a 14-4 win over Oglethorpe, Bumpass tallied two goals with one groundball and one caused turnover. In a 16-6 loss to Centre, Bumpass scored once with a groundball. Also Nominated: None.
Men's Tennis Player of the Week
R.J. Clement, Methodist - The junior from Sugar Hill, Georgia has earned two victories at both the number-one singles and doubles positions to begin the spring season for the Monarchs. The victories came over opponents from Pfeiffer and Lynchburg as he teamed with Jacob Oesher for the doubles wins. Also Nominated: None.
Men's Tennis Rookie of the Week
Logan Hull, Covenant - The freshman from Conyers, Georgia has earned a 2-1 record at number-three singles and a 1-2 record at number-two doubles to begin the spring season for the Scots. The victories in singles came over opponents from Birmingham Southern and Gadsden State as he teamed with Michah Fox for the doubles win over Gadsden State. Also Nominated: None.
Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Maddie Hoffman, Agnes Scott - The junior from Mission Viejo, California earned victories at both the number-one singles and doubles positions last week in the team's only match. The victories came over opponents from Albany State as she teamed with Taylor Lee for the doubles win. Also Nominated: Caroline McBroom, Huntingdon.
Women's Tennis Rookie of the Week
Jenna Eppes, LaGrange - The freshman from Adel, Georgia earned victories at both the number-one singles and doubles positions last week in the team's only match. The victories came over opponents from Albany State as she teamed with Elizabeth Knott for the doubles win. Also Nominated: Allison Himes, Methodist; Olivia Rivas, Agnes Scott; Mariah Bastos, Huntingdon.