North Carolina senior forward Andy Craven was named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week on Monday.
The St. Simon Island, Ga., native was the difference maker in leading Carolina to a pair of 1-0 road victories this past weekend.
For his efforts he was also selected to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.
Craven scored the game winner in each match, beginning with a late first half goal on Friday night in the 1-0 victory over Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va.
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He produced the game’s deciding goal on Sunday as well in the 1-0 victory at VCU in Richmond.
Craven has three goals and three game winners so far in 2014.
The 3-1 Tar Heels moved up to No. 3 in the latest College Soccer News poll also released on Monday.
North Carolina begins ACC play this Friday against Pittsburgh in Chapel Hill. Match time is 7 p.m., on ESPN3.
North Carolina: Senior outside hitter Lauren McAdoo and Florida State freshman outside hitter Milica Kubura have earned this week’s ACC volleyball honors, as McAdoo was named Player of the Week and Kubura was tabbed Freshman of the Week.
McAdoo led the Tar Heels to a 2-0 record over the course of the weekend, winning the ACC/Big Ten Challenge for the second straight year. North Carolina benefited from McAdoo’s all-around play and consistent excellence at the net in victories over Michigan and No. 14 Michigan State. An offensive force, McAdoo averaged 4.67 kills per set on a .328 hitting percentage and doubled her career average of kills.
N.C. State: The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its preseason singles and doubles rankings Monday afternoon and three members of the NC State men’s tennis team are among those represented.
After tying the school record for most wins in a dual season by a doubles tandem a season ago, senior Robbie Mudge and sophomore Ian Dempster are listed ninth in the rankings. Mudge and Dempster finished the season with 20 dual season victories, including seven wins over ranked foes, tied the mark of Andy Andrews and Mark Dillon for the most in program history.
Senior Austin Powell is listed among the top 125 players in the country in singles with a No. 41 ranking in the fall. The Muscle Shoals, Ala., native won 25 matches last season and currently ranks eighth on the program’s all-time charts in singles victories with 71. Entering his final season, Powell has appeared in the preseason singles rankings in each of the three years he has been eligible to be listed.