ODAC Players of the Week - Week 11

ODAC Players of the Week - Week 11

FOREST, Va. --- Three sports dotted the ODAC regular season list of events for a second straight week as men's and women's swimming continued with football closing out its campaign. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Tommy Thetford from Washington and Lee men's swimming, Ryan Burns and Eric Hoy from Randolph-Macon football, and Emily Hageboeck from W&L women's swimming.

Below are entries for each of the four winners from the past week of competition.  Click on the associated links to see that sport's weekly honor roll.

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ODAC Players of the Week

Thru Week Prior to: November 13, 2017

FOOTBALL - DEFENSIVE
Ryan Burns, Randolph-Macon, Sr., Defensive Back
Burns, a senior from Fredericksburg, Va., helped the Yellow Jackets shutdown Hampden-Sydney's offense in the second half on the way to a 56-28 victory in the 122nd edition of "The Game" on Saturday. Burns posted a game-high 15 tackles with 10 solo stops -- also a game-best. He also led all players with five passes defensed, including a momentum-swinging interception. With R-MC leading 28-21 early in the third quarter, Burns broke off his coverage assignment and intercepted a possible touchdown pass at the goal-line. He returned it 39 yards to setup Randolph-Macon with what would become a touchdown scoring drive, turning his interception into a possible 13-point swing-play. Burns finishes the season with 52 tackles including 36 solo stops. He notched three interceptions and broke up a league-best 16 passes.

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FOOTBALL - OFFENSIVE
Eric Hoy, Randolph-Macon, Jr., All-Purpose Back
Hoy, a junior from Clayton, N.C., etched his name in the ODAC record book following his performance in the Yellow Jackets' 56-28 win over Hampden-Sydney in the 122nd edition of "The Game" on Saturday. Hoy found the end zone five times via the rush, tying for second in ODAC history in both single-game rushing touchdowns and single-game overall touchdowns. The last time an ODAC player scored five touchdowns in a game was 2012 (H-SC's Vance Hendren). The 30 points tie for fourth-most in league history, joining the efforts of four other players. Hoy's last three touchdowns marked the game's final scores as he helped break open a 35-28 game with a late third quarter touchdown and two more in the final frame. He finished with 21 carries for 93 yards with an additional 77 yards on eight receptions. He completed a pass on a half-back option that covered 29 yards, and made a pair of tackles on special teams to add to his stat sheet. Hoy finishes the season with 359 yards and 11 touchdowns on 67 carries. The 11 rushing TDs are fourth in the league. He also caught 50 passes for 416 yards and four more touchdowns. His 15 overall touchdowns are fourth-most in the league along with his 90 points.

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MEN'S SWIMMING
Tommy Thetford, Washington and Lee, Sr.
Thetford, a senior from Birmingham, Ala., helped the Generals to a split at Carnegie Mellon with a 181-80 win over Grove City and a 191-70 setback to the host Tartans. Thetford registered a pair of individual ODAC top-five times and helped the Generals finish second in two relays, both of which are second in the conference rankings to previous W&L times. He won the 50-yard freestyle with at time of 21.65 seconds, which would slot fourth on the ODAC chart. He added a second place showing in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.74 seconds, which would rank third in the league. He owns the conference's top marks (21.11 and 47.11, respectively) in both those events. Thetford joined his teammates for second place finishes in the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays, posting times of 1:36.10 and 1:27.21, respectively.

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WOMEN'S SWIMMING
Emily Hageboeck, Washington and Lee, So.
Hageboeck, a sophomore from Charleston, W.Va., helped the Generals to a split at Carnegie Mellon with a 207-54 win over Grove City and a 190-71 setback to the host Tartans. Hageboeck swam in three individual events, setting ODAC season top times in each. She won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:21.73 and finished second in the 100-yard version in 1:06.52. She added a third place showing in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:11.93. Hageboeck and her teammates won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:49.55, which is just 0.18 seconds off their previous season-best time.

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