ODAC Players of the Week - Week 2

ODAC Players of the Week - Week 2

FOREST, Va. --- Thru just two weeks of action, we can see that the 2018-19 campaign is going to be a banner season. Athletes continue to step up their performance levels, even finding some time on ESPN. Those earning ODAC weekly honorees include Alex Dolwick from Washington and Lee men's cross country, Evelyn Foster from Hollins women's cross country, Catherine Haufe from Bridgewater women's soccer, Abibi Osman from Lynchburg men's soccer, Jarrod Russ from Guilford football, Linsey Bailey from Roanoke volleyball, De'Eric Bell from Guilford football, and Megan Stevens from Shenandoah field hockey.

Below are entries for all eight 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: September 10, 2018

Jarrod Russ | Guilford | Jr. | Defensive Lineman
Russ, a junior from Columbia, S.C., was more than eager to get back on the field after week one's weather cancellation as he helped Guilford to a 61-35 win over Methodist University. Russ was ever-present in the Monarch's backfield, registering 4.5 tackles for a loss of a seven total stops. He cost Methodist 25 yards of offense on those five plays. That total included 3.5 sacks for a loss of 17 yards. He forced a fumble on one of those quarterback hits. Russ helped Guilford to five total team sacks and three forced turnovers.

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De'Eric Bell | Guilford | Sr. | Running Back
Bell, a senior from Jackson, Ga., assaulted by the ODAC and Guilford record books in the Quakers 61-35 victory over Methodist University. Bell ran the ball 24 times and racked up 225 yards and a school-record five touchdowns on the ground. He is just the fourth player in ODAC history to rack up five touchdown runs. His 30 points tied for fourth in the conference record book. The 225 yards rushing mark his third 200-plus yard game and accounted for the bulk of his 284 all-purpose yards. He scored on runs of 34, 13, six, six and 10 yards. Bell now owns Guilford records for scoring (286 points) and touchdowns (47), both of which rank third in ODAC history.

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Megan Stevens | Shenandoah | Jr. | Defender
Stevens, a junior from Blairstown, N.J., played a major role in the Hornets two victories last week, pushing their overall record to 3-1 on the season. Stevens opened with a goal and an assist in Shenandoah's 10-0 whitewash of Hood College. She then stepped up on both offense and defense as SU defeated York College (Pa.) for just the second time in program history via a 2-1 scoreline. Stevens made a pair of defensive saves just four minutes apart at 41:06 and 45:23 on the clock to keep the Spartans' lead at 1-0. Kayla Alderman leveled the game at 1-all at 65:18, leading to Stevens securing the game-winner via an unassisted effort with 67:25 on the scoreboard. On the season, Stevens has notched five points on two goals and assist.

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Abibi Osman | Lynchburg | So. | Forward
Osman, a sophomore from Charlottesville, Va., was the man in the spotlight in both Lynchburg's victories over the weekend. Osman registered eight total points on four goals over the two contests. He struck for a hat-trick as the nationally 20th-ranked Hornets scored four second-half goals to complete a 4-3 comeback victory over Dickinson. Osman's second goal in the 55th-minute lit up the highlight reels as he popped up a cross off his chest and completed a bicycle into the upper-far corner. The play (click to watch) end up #5 on SportsCenter's Top-10 on Friday evening. On Saturday, Osman slipped a tight-angle shot past the Christopher Newport keeper in the far corner in the 98th minute to secure a 1-0 win over the Captains. Osman currently leads the ODAC in points (12) and tied atop the league in goals scored (5).

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Catherine Haufe | Bridgewater | Jr. | Midfielder
Haufe, a junior form Springfield, Va., put together an efficient 10-point week to help the Eagles to a 3-0 showing in non-conference action. She scored her four goals on just six total shots with five going on net. Haufe opened with the first two goals and an assist in an 11-0 triumph over Averett University. In the first of two games at the W&L Invitational, registered the first and third goals in the Eagles 3-0 victory over Salisbury University. She kept her name on the scoresheet in Bridgewater's 6-1 win over Franklin & Marshall College as she assisted on Sydney Ryan's tally in the 55th minute. For the season, Haufe is tied for second in the ODAC in both points (10) and goals scored (4) and is tied for third in assists (2).

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Linsey Bailey | Roanoke | Fr. | Outside Hitter
Bailey, a freshman from Fincastle, Va., put together a consistently strong week to help Roanoke to a 3-2 overall showing that included a 3-1 mark at the 2018 Maroons Classic. Bailey was named to the All-Tournament Team after collecting 56 kills and 38 digs over the four matches, accounting for the bulk of her 71-kill 49-dig week that resulted in her racking up 79.5 points over 19 sets played (4.2 per set). Bailey opened with 15 kills, 11 digs, and a pair of aces in a 3-1 setback to Meredith. After collecting nine kills, five digs, and an ace in a 3-0 win over Mary Baldwin to open the Classic, Bailey registered 14 kills, 16 digs, four aces, and a block in a 3-2 victory over Averett. Day two at the Classic saw Bailey notched 19 kills and eight digs in a 3-1 loss to Sewanee. She capped her week with 14 kills, nine digs, three assists, and an ace in a 3-0 triumph over Piedmont. Thru the first nine matches of the season, Bailey leads the ODAC in kills (127), kills per set (3.85), total points earned (140.5), and points earned per set (4.3).

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Alex Dolwick | Washington and Lee | Sr.
Dolwick, a senior from Apex, N.C., helped the Generals finish in third place of nine teams with 66 points at the JMU Invitational hosted by James Madison University. Dolwick was the top NCAA Division III finisher, placing eight overall out of 87 competitors. He posted a time of 27:21.00 after completing the eight-kilometer course.

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Evelyn Foster | Hollins | Fr.
Foster, a first-year from Cary, N.C., put together a strong performance in the head-to-head Golden Acordn Invitational with Mary Baldwin. Foster, competing in just her second collegiate race, topped the field in the five-kilometer event with a time of 23:01.000, winning by more than a minute. Her efforts helped Hollins win the team competition with 25 points.

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