Monday, October 17, 2011

UConn Player and Team of the Week

As I started last week, it's time for this week's UConn Player and Team of the Week. Additionally, three honorable mention players are named, plus up to one honorable mention team. (None is included this week). Here we go. Additionally, I'm going to start a "points system" for players, with five points for winning POW, three for a HM1, two for an HM2, and one for HM3. Being on a Team of the Week will also earn the player one point, but I will not include those totals for players who have not won POW.
Image from Daily Campus
Player of the Week: Byron Jones, Defensive Back, Football
Jones had the critical play in the Huskies 16-10 Homecoming victory over South Florida. In the fourth quarter, with the Bulls winning 10-9, he recovered a USF fumble and ran it 10 yards to give the Huskies a lead they would not relinquish.

The Huskies' defense as a whole was also dynamic, forcing three additional turnovers en route to the win. For the second year in a row, we defeated South Florida without an offensive touchdown. It was this fantastic showing that earned Jones the Big East Defensive Player of the Week.

Honorable Mentions

1) Mattison Quayle, OH Women's Volleyball: Averaged 5.3 Kills per set over UConn's two victories, vs. Fordham and St. John's. Matched career highs in both games. She was named the Big East Player of the Week.
2) Anne Jeute, FW Field Hockey: Jeute scored two goals in a 3-1 victory over Princeton.
3) Lyle McCombs, RB, Football: McCombs totaled 130 yards on the ground in the 16-10 victory.

Team of the Week: Football
The Huskies got the win on Homecoming and defeated the USF Bulls, 16-10. The defense was great and managed to pull it out. The Huskies obtained their first Big East Victory of the year and are now 3-4. We started slow the last few years. Let's try to change it.
HM: Women's Volleyball for their two wins.

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