UMW's Back, George, and Reynolds Gain CAC Athlete of the Week Awards
YORK, Pa. -- The Capital Athletic Conference announced its Sept.
3, 2012, weekly award winners.
Mary Washington senior midfielder FLORENCE GEORGE (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) was selected as the CAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week while Salisbury sophomore goalie RACHEL CLEWER (Elkton, Md./North East) was selected as the CAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 3, 2012.
George is the first CAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal and adding an assist in leading the unranked Eagles to a victory over 16th-ranked Lebanon Valley. She scored the team’s first two goals of the season in a 3-1 win - the second-straight year the unranked Eagles stopped the ranked Flying Dutchmen.
Clewer was picked for the CAC defensive award after recording eight saves in a pair of shutout victories at the Wilkes Invitational. Clewer played more minutes in her first weekend as the starter at SU (123) than in her five appearances during her freshman season (77).
York freshman forward BRENDAN SABERTON (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum) was selected as the CAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week while Mary Washington sophomore goalie TYLER BACK (Falls Church, Va./George Mason) was picked as the CAC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 3, 2012.
Saberton picked up the CAC offensive award in his first collegiate weekend after contributing three goals in two victories at Christopher Newport, including both scores in a 2-1 win over the 13th-ranked Captains.
Back went the distance in both UMW weekend victories, recording three saves in a pair of 1-0 victories over Hampden-Sydney and Eastern Mennonite as the Eagles captured their tournament title.
Mary Washington junior forward ERIN REYNOLDS (Oakton, Va./Oakton) was named the CAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week while Marymount sophomore defender DANNI BANKINS (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) was selected as the CAC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 3, 2012.
Reynolds scored three goals and two assists as the Eagles posted a pair of last-minute 5-4 victories in the Bridgewater Tournament. Reynolds had two goals and two assists, including the game-winning goal in the final minute of the second OT period, against the hosts in the season-opening contest. The next day, she scored an unassisted goal in the second half as the Eagles rallied for two goals in the last 10 minutes and the victory against Averett.
Bankins led a defensive effort that allowed just seven total shots in the Saints’ two home victories. Marymount’s defensive unit went more than 90 minutes during the weekend without giving up an attempt on goal, helping the Saints open the season with two wins for the second-straight year.