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Terps PR/DB Likely picks up weekly ACC honor

Posted on 18 November 2013 by WNST Staff

Boston College’s Williams leads way after record-breaking performance

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Boston College running back Andre Williams, who shattered a pair of league rushing records with his performance on Saturday, leads the group of eight Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week announced on Monday.

Williams was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after rushing for a league single-game record 339 yards in the Eagles’ 38-21 win over NC State. The outburst lifted Williams’ rushing total for the fall to 1,810 yards in 10 games, eclipsing the previous ACC single-season rushing record of 1,798 yards set by Virginia’s Thomas Jones in 1999.

Other ACC honorees this week include Boston College’s Matt Patchan as Offensive Lineman of the Week, Clemson’s Martavis Bryant as Receiver of the Week, North Carolina’s Kareem Martin as Defensive Lineman of the Week, Duke’s Kelby Brown as Linebacker of the Week, Duke’s Deondre Singleton as Defensive Back of the Week, North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer as Specialist and Co-Rookie of the Week, and Maryland’s William Likely as Co-Rookie of the Week.

The ACC Offensive Back of the Week honor is the second of the season for Williams, who was also cited on Sept. 9. Duke’s Brown was recognized as ACC Linebacker of the Week for the third time this season and the second time in as many weeks. North Carolina’s Martin picked up his second ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honor.

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Morgan WR Jefferson named MEAC Rookie of the Week

Posted on 04 November 2013 by WNST Staff

South Carolina State’s Richard Cue was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. N.C. Central’s Tazmon Foster was named Defensive Player of the Week.

N.C. A&T’s Tarik Cohen and Morgan State’s Antonio Jefferson was named Co-Rookies of the Week while Bethune-Cookman’s Rashard Brown earned Offensive Lineman of the Week honors.  Delaware State’s Mitchell Ward earned Special Teams Player of the Week accolades.

Cue (QB, 6-1, 180, r-Sr., Florence, S.C.) connected on 15 of 25 passes for 163 yards with four touchdowns in the Bulldog’s 45-9 win over Savannah State.  He also rushed for 128 yards on 17 carries with two TDs on the ground.  Cue accounted for 291 yards of total offense in the team’s victory.

Foster (LB, 5-10, 215, Sr., Henderson, N.C.) collected a career high 18 tackles, 12 solo, including two for a loss of 12 yards with one solo sack against Bethune-Cookman.  He also forced a fumble at the 1-yard line to prevent a touchdown.

Cohen (RB, 5-8, 170, Fr., Bunn, N.C.) had 130 yards rushing and one touchdown on 28 carries against Va. of Lynchburg.  He recorded 92 of his rushing yards in the second half to aid the Aggies to a 59-12 homecoming victory.

Jefferson (WR, 6-1, 180, Fr., Suffolk, Va.) caught a game-high 140 yards on six receptions (23.3 avg.) in the Bears’ 30-27 win over Hampton. He connected on a 47-yard catch en route to recording the most reception yards in 11 seasons.

Brown (OL, 6-3, 305, Sr., Kissimmee, Fla.) graded out at 92-percent and anchored the offensive line that recorded a season-high 594 yards of total offense including a season-high 436 yards rushing.  He also picked up two pancake blocks.

Ward (PK, 6-1, 180, Jr., Binghamton, England) kicked the game-winning 26-yard field goal as time expired to give the Hornets a 22-20 win over Howard.  He also averaged 51.3 yards on three kickoffs, including one touchback in the win.

Other Top Performances

Richard Aiyegoro (How) returned a kickoff 75 yards for his first career TD against Delaware State.

Karim Barton (MSU) graded out at 97-percent and provided protection for the Bears’ offense that posted 515 yards of total offense including 228 on the ground with zero sacks.

Tristan Bellamy (SCSU) graded out at 89-percent as he helped the Bulldogs record 438 yards of total offense against Savannah State. He also recorded two pancake blocks.

Justin Blake (Ham) finished with 11 tackles, eight solo, and forced and recovered a fumble against Morgan State.

Colby Blanton (FAMU) averaged 45.2 yards per punt, including a long of 51 yards, with one touchback and three landing inside the 20-yard line against Norfolk State.

Robert Council (MSU) completed 20 of 27 passes for 287 yards with one touchdown and rushed for 80 yards on 18 attempts with one TD against Hampton. 

Brandon Denmark (FAMU) recorded 10 tackles, six solo, with 1.5 for a loss of 10 yards, including 1.5 sacks.

Thomas Dixon (NCCU) returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Bethune-Cookman.

Rolandan Finch (NSU) rushed for a season-high 151 yards on 23 carries against Florida A&M.

Malik Golson (DSU) had eight receptions for a career-high 94 yards in a 22-20 win over Howard.

D’Vonte Grant (NCAT) forced one fumble and recovered three more, along with five tackles, in the Aggies’ 59-12 win over Va. of Lynchburg.

Nathan Isles (NCAT) tallied five pancake blocks and anchored the offensive line that accounted for 452 total offensive yards and graded out at 91-perenct of his assignments.

Isidore Jackson (B-CU) rushed for 182 yards on 20 carries, with one touchdown, to become Bethune-Cookman’s all-time leading rusher in a 38-14 win over N.C. Central.

Lewis Kindle (NCAT) completed 17 of 23 passes for 229 yards with two touchdowns against Va. Of Lynchburg.

Greg McGhee (How) rushed for a game-high 93 yards on 14 carries and completed 17 of 28 passes for 167 yards with one touchdown against Morgan State.

Cory Murphy (DSU) connected on 20 of 30 passes for 241 yards with one touchdown against Howard.  He also rushed 12 times for 49 yards.

Anthony Philyaw (How) rushed for 87 yards on 27 carries with one TD against Delaware State.

James Owens (FAMU) rushed for 91 yards with one touchdown on 18 attempts in a win over Norfolk State.

J.R. Robinson (DSU) posted an interception, two breakups and registered three tackles, two solo, with one for a loss.

Tabrian Resby (How) collected 10 tackles, four solo, with one for a loss of four yards against Morgan State.

Donald Smith (B-CU) recorded six tackles, five solo, with three for a loss of 13 yards against N.C. Central.

Tubotein Taylor (MSU) fielded and returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown against Hampton.

Justin Taylor (SCSU) rushed for 127 yards on 29 carries against Savannah State.

Joe Thomas (SCSU) tallied eight tackles, six solo, with 1.5 for a loss of eight yards, including 1.5 sacks.

Jorrian Washington (Ham) carried the ball 15 times for 137 yards with one touchdown against Morgan State.

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Towson RB Victor honored by CAA

Posted on 23 September 2013 by WNST Staff

DARIUS VICTOR HONORED AS CAA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Freshman Running Back Scored Two Touchdowns In College Debut

RICHMOND, Va. – Freshman running back Darius Victor (Northwestern H.S./Hyattsville, Md.) of Towson University has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie of the Week for his performance in the undefeated Tigers’ 35-17 victory over North Carolina Central, it has been announced by CAA officials.

Victor is the first Tiger to be named as the CAA Rookie of the Week since fullback Emmanuel Holder (Calvert Hall H.S./Baltimore, Md.) was honored in November, 2012.

With reserve running back Sterlin Phifer (Landstown H.S./Virginia Beach, Va.) sidelined due to an injury, Victor made his debut against the Eagles.

He rushed for 53 yards on five carries and scored the first two touchdowns of his career.

Victor, the leading rusher in the state of Maryland as a senior at Northwestern High School, entered the North Carolina Central game early in the third quarter. On his first carry, he ran for 15 yards to the Eagles’ 31-yard. Two plays later, he carried the ball to the four-yard line. On the next play, he ran to the left and scored his first collegiate touchdown to extend Towson’s lead to 28-10.

In the final minutes of the game, the Tigers took over on downs at the Eagles’ 19-yard line. After rushing for nine yards on first down, he burst up the middle to score on a 10-yard run. That gave the Tigers a 35-17 lead with 1:35remaining.

For the Tigers, the win over North Carolina Central was their eighth victory in a row. Towson has the second-longest winning streak in FCS football.

Towson opens its Colonial Athletic Association schedule on Saturday, September 28 when the Tigers travel to Stony Brook for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff.

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Former Loyola star Sawyer shines in MLL debut

Posted on 20 May 2013 by WNST Staff

Sawyer Earns MLL Rookie Of The Week After First Game
CHARLOTTE – Former Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse standout had a big two days this weekend. Friday, the Waxhaw, N.C., native made his Major League Lacrosse debut for his hometown Charlotte Hounds, and Saturday he earned his Loyola degree.
In his professional debut, Sawyer scored a goal and assisted on two more, earning MLL Rookie of the Week honors Monday afternoon.
Sawyer, who earned his Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis in public relations and marketing, made his Charlotte debut on Friday against the Hamilton Nationals, a team for whom another Saturday graduate of Loyola — defender Reid Acton — was making his first professional appearance.
His first assist came just over eight minutes into the second quarter as he fed Jovan Miller for the fifth goal in a 6-0 Charlotte run.
He then scored his first professional goal 44 seconds into the fourth quarter with the feed coming out of a familiar stick, that of fellow Loyola alumnus Eric Lusby. Sawyer then assisted another Miller goal in the final minutes of regulation, helping Charlotte pull within a goal of the Nationals. The Hounds would eventually tie the game before falling in overtime.
Sawyer’s three points are thus far tops amongst MLL rookies. He was the eighth-overall pick in the first round of this year’s MLL Collegiate Draft by Charlotte.
He wrapped up his Loyola career as the school’s second-leading goal scorer in Division I history. He compiled 128 goals and 154 points during his four years on the Evergreen campus. Sawyer was a three-time All-ECAC honoree and a 2012 USILA Second Team All-American. In 2013, he tallied 36 goals and seven assists in 14 games.
The Greyhounds made a significant impact on the box score Friday afternoon. In addition to Sawyer’s goal and two assists, Lusby had two goals and an assist, and Steve Dircks ’11 picked up six ground balls.

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UMBC’s Young honored again by America East

Posted on 29 April 2013 by WNST Staff

CAMBRIDGE- UMBC freshman midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch School) has been tabbed America East Rookie of the Week for games ending April 27, 2013.

It is the second honor in a three-week span for the Retriever first-year player.

Young scored four second half goals, including the game-winner with 1:18 remaining as UMBC rallied to defeat Binghamton, 10-9 and secure a berth in the America East Tournament on Saturday. He now has a team-best 28 goals on the season, which is the tied for the third-most for a UMBC freshman in its Division I history.

Young has three game-winning goals on the campaign, including two in the final three minutes of one-goal victories vs. Stony Brook and Binghamton. He is the leading freshman scorer in conference games in America East, with 3.60 points per game- good for seventh on the complete list.

UMBC is preparing for its tenth consecutive America East Tournament appearance and will face Hartford in the first semifinal contest on Thursday, May 2. The 4:30 p.m. start will take place at Stony Brook University’s LaValle Stadium.

For all the latest information on the America East Men’s Lacrosse Championship, including to purchase tickets, visit Championship Central at www.americaeast.com.

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Towson G Hairston honored again by CAA

Posted on 04 March 2013 by WNST Staff

HAIRSTON EARNS FIFTH CAA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK AWARD

The Freshman Averaged 13 Points & 4.5 Assists in Towson’s 2-0 Week

RICHMOND, Va. - Towson University freshman Jerome Hairston was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week, it was announced by the league on Monday. It marks the fifth time this season that the guard has garnered the weekly award.

Hairston averaged 13.0 points, 4.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds in Towson’s 2-0 week. The freshman guard scored a team-high 17 points, dished out four assists and swiped three steals in a 67-64 win over Hofstra and had nine points and a season-high tying five assists in an 85-81 overtime victory at George Mason.

Hairston ended his rookie campaign averaging 9.9 points per game, third on the team and second in the CAA among freshmen. The freshman led Towson with 35 steals and was second on the squad with 77 assists.

Hairston played in all 31 games as a freshman, starting 30 at the point guard spot. His 29.2 minutes per game was third-best on the team.

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Towson F Hairston honored by CAA again

Posted on 25 February 2013 by WNST Staff

HAIRSTON NAMED CAA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK FOR THE FOURTH TIME

Freshman Scored a Career-High 20 Points in Towson’s Win Over Drexel on Saturday

RICHMOND, Va. - Towson University freshman Jerome Hairston was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Co-Rookie of the Week, it was announced by the league on Monday. It marks the fourth time this season that the guard has garnered the weekly award.

Hairston scored a career-high 20 points and swiped three steals in Towson’s 72-71 victory over Drexel on Saturday. The freshman guard made a steal with less than 10 seconds to play, was fouled and made a free throw for the game-winning point.

Hairston finished the game 7-of-13 from the floor, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range.

Hairston and the second-place Tigers are next in action on Tuesday at George Mason. The game, set to tip at 7 p.m., can be seen live on Comcast SportsNet.

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Towson’s Hairston honored again by CAA

Posted on 11 February 2013 by WNST Staff

HAIRSTON GARNERS THIRD CAA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK AWARD

The Freshman Averaged 17.3 Points Per Game in Towson’s 3-0 Week

RICHMOND, Va. - Towson University freshman Jerome Hairston was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week, it was announced by the league on Monday. It marks the third time this season that the guard has garnered the weekly award.

Hairston averaged a team-high 17.3 points to lead Towson (14-12, 9-4 CAA) to a 3-0 week. The guard scored a career-high 18 points in an 81-68 victory over UNCW to start the week. He then posted 17 points, three assists and two steals in an 85-65 win over Delaware in a midweek game. Hairston concluded the week by making a career-high five three-pointers on just six attempts en route to scoring 17 points in a 90-82 overtime win at Georgia State.

For the week, Hairston shot 45 percent from the floor, 44 percent from three and 80 percent from the free throw line.
Hairston and the second-place Tigers are next in action on Tuesday at James Madison. The game, set to tip at 7 p.m., can be seen live on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.

 

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Coppin freshman Cole honored by MEAC

Posted on 28 January 2013 by WNST Staff

NORFOLK, Va. – Coppin State freshman Patrick Cole earned his third Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week honor the league announced on Monday.

Cole averaged 23.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game against Hampton and North Carolina Central.

He scored a career-high 29 points, including making two free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime, to lead the Eagles to a 67-65 victory at Hampton. He was 9-of-17 from the floor and made 7-of-8 free throw attempts.

Cole then scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds at North Carolina Central.

He also shot 46.7 percent from the floor and 85.7 percent from the free throw line in the two games.

Cole previously won the award on Nov. 12 and Nov. 16.

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Towson Guard Hairston honored by CAA

Posted on 14 January 2013 by WNST Staff

HAIRSTON NAMED COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Freshman Guard Collects Second Weekly CAA Award

RICHMOND, Va. - Towson University freshman Jerome Hairston was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week, it was announced by the league on Monday. It marks the second time this season that the guard has garnered the weekly award.

Hairston averaged 12.5 points and 3.0 assists in Towson’s 1-1 week. He had 13 points and four assists in Towson’s 99-86 double-overtime win over William & Mary. The rookie scored the Tigers’ first five points in the second overtime.

Hairston then followed that up with 12 points in a 70-59 setback to CAA-leading Northeastern on Saturday. It marked the third straight game in which Hairston scored in double figures.

For the week, Hairston shot 9-for-16 (56.3%) from the floor, including 3-for-6 from beyond the arc.

Hairston and the Tigers travel to Newark, Del. on Wednesday to take on Blue Hens, who are off to a 3-0 start in CAA play. Tip time from the Bob Carpenter Center is set for 7 p.m.

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