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Roundup: UC’s Nuredini shares MEC award

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- University of Charleston kicker Puma Nuredini shared Mountain East Conference special teams player of the week honors with Concord's Andy Ellington on Monday.

Nuredini hit a game-winning 35-yard field goal as time expired to send the Golden Eagles to a 34-32 win over Notre Dame College on Saturday. He was 2 for 3 in the game with his only miss being blocked.

Ellington, a former Winfield High School standout, was also 2 for 3 with field goals of 48 and 42 yards in a 20-3 win over West Liberty.

  • Fairmont State's Dawrence Roberts was chosen the offensive player of the week after rolling up 175 yards on 14 carries with two TDs in a 56-3 win over West Virginia State.
  • Concord's Josh Clark was the defensive player of the week after forcing a fumble and returning an interception 32 yards for a TD and had three tackles.
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  • WVU SPORTS: Reinaldo Brenes scored a goal just five minutes in and the No. 10 Akron men's soccer team made it stand up as it earned a 1-0 win at West Virginia (3-5-1) on Sunday in the Mountaineers' Mid-American Conference opener. 

  • Women's soccer player Kate Schwindel was named the Varsity Sport Report athlete of the week. Schwindel had a goal and an assist in 2-1 wins at Oklahoma State and at No. 9 Baylor.
  • Following a three-week span that saw the Mountaineers sit just outside the rankings, the WVU women's soccer team (8-2-2, 2-0 Big 12) broke into the TopDrawerSoccer.com women's top-25 poll Monday, coming in at No. 22.
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  • CONCORD HALL OF FAME: Former student-athletes David Herscher, Mike Lazo, Lewis Muse and Samm Nester have been selected for induction into the Concord Hall of Fame and will be recognized before kickoff of the Saturday's home game against Fairmont State.

    Herscher was an All-West Virginia Conference selection in 1981 and 1982 for the Concord football team and helped the team to back-to-back league titles in 1980 and 1981.

    Lazo threw for 7,830 yards and 55 touchdowns during his four years as the Mountain Lions' quarterback between 1995-1998. His total of 8,385 total yards ranked sixth in the history of the WVC.

    Muse was a two-time WVC choice and held a career scoring average of 28.2 points per game as a men's basketball player from 2003-2005. He led the nation in scoring as a junior.

    Nester was a three-time all-conference selection and scored 1,655 career points while playing for the Concord women's basketball team. She earned the Neal Baisi Award for the 2007-2008 season which recognized the top athlete from West Virginia in the WVC.

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  • GREENBRIER TENNIS: The Greenbrier Resort hosted the second annual star-studded Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic last weekend, with Tommy Haas emerging victorious in his singles match against Pete Sampras.

    In other matches, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl split sets and agreed to a draw, and the Americans (McEnroe and Sampras) beat the Europeans (Haas and Lendl) in a doubles face-off.

     


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