UTB/TSC: Five POW Awards

POSTED: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 4:22pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

Five Scorpions Honored As Conference Players of the Week
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 3:50 PM - [Scorpions]

A record five Scorpions in the three fall sports have been honored as Red River Athletic Conference Players of the Week in their respective sports.

Two Scorpions in women's volleyball, two in women's soccer, and one in men's soccer received the honor for their play during the week of Sept. 14-20.

In volleyball, outsider hitter Arlene Ferreira received RRAC Player of the Week and libero Anayeli Trevino took home RRAC Libero of the Week honors.

Ferreira had another big week for the Scorpions, registering 31 kills on only 53 swings with just seven errors in only seven sets played. Although only 5-8, she is the most powerful hitter on the Scorpion squad that has won 10 straight matches and is 13-1, and ranked #14th in the nation.

Trevino has been consistently strong for the Scorpion defense. She has registered double-digit digs in six straight matches and 12 of 14 overall.
In women's soccer, Leah Russell was named RRAC Offensive Player of the Week and Julia Dell' Aquila received the Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Russell had her second hat trick in six days in a 5-1 win over NCAA Division I Texas Southern University. The previous weekend, she had three goals in a 8-2 win over Texas A&M International University. She now has seven goals and two assists in six games this season.

Dell' Aquila led a stubborn Scorpion defense that allowed one goal each to NCAA Division II member Angelo State and NCAA Division I member Texas Southern University. She plays middle back and prevented scoring opportunities for the opponents during a 1-1 Scorpion week.

In men's soccer, Scorpion freshman forward Mario Perez received his first Player of the Week award in his collegiate career.

Perez had a part in each of the three Scorpion games this week. He scored the only goal of the 1-0 win over Mobile on Mobile's home field in a rematch of the 2008 NCAA National Championship Opening Round game won by UM, 3-0. The Scorpions are the only unbeaten team in the RRAC.

Other UTB/TSC student-athletes nominated for the weekly awards were men's soccer defender Chris Scott and women's volleyball setter Daianarah Bracero.

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