Duke senior Jamison Crowder and redshirt sophomore DeVon Edwards received ACC Player of the Week honors Monday.
Crowder was named receiver of the week, and Edwards was named specialist of the week, according to the league office. The ACC honor is first of the year for both and the sixth of Crowder’s career and second of Edwards’ career.
Crowder received this week’s honor after catching nine passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns, covering 38 and 45 yards, in Duke’s 51-48 double overtime victory at Pittsburgh.
Edwards returned four kickoffs for 160 yards on Saturday, including a 99-yard touchdown return that gave the Blue Devils a 38-31 lead early in the fourth quarter. Edwards has now equaled the school all-time record for kickoff returns for touchdowns with three, matching the standard first set by Randy Jones (1990-93). Edwards also made his mark in the defensive backfield, where he tallied 10 tackles.
North Carolina: Senior forward Andy Craven was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.
Craven scored three goals in 6-2 victory over Georgia Southern last Tuesday.
North Carolina remains No. 8 in the CSN Top 30 National Poll this week after a 1-0-1 record in two matches last week.
UNC, riding the nation’s longest unbeaten streak at 7-0-1 over its past eight matches, will host Louisville in an ACC quarterfinal Sunday at 1 p.m. in Chapel Hill.
North Carolina (12-4-1) is the third seed in the championship, and the Cardinals are the sixth seed in the 10-team field.
North Carolina: Junior midfielder Emma Bozek was named ACC Field Hockey Player of the Week, based on her performance in Sunday’s win at No. 17 Old Dominion.
Bozek scored the tying and winning goals as the Tar Heels came back from a 1-0 halftime deficit and beat host ODU 5-1. Bozek, a junior from Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., tied the game at 1-1 in the 44th minute when she deflected in Samantha Travers’s initial shot on a penalty corner.
Just under four minutes later, she sent a hard shot from mid-circle into the goal to give the Tar Heels a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Bozek then assisted on the third goal, sending a pass to Casey Di Nardo, whose shot made the score 3-1. North Carolina scored twice more to earn a regular-season-ending win on the road.
A business major, Bozek leads the team in scoring (31 points on 11 goals and nine assists), despite missing three games with an injury.
She has scored six goals over the past three games (two of them game-winners) and is tied for the team lead in goals with 11, as well as tied for the team lead in assists with nine.
Meredith: Outside hitter Karlie Long earned her fourth USA South Volleyball Player of the Week honor this season as the Avenging Angels capped off the regular season with three consecutive wins. Meredith captured the USA South North division regular-season title, with tournament action set to begin Friday.
Long averaged 5.2 kills, with a .274 hitting percentage, and 2.3 digs per set in her three matches played. After posting a pair of double-double performances Saturday, Long set a Meredith record with 446 kills in a season and more sets left to play.
Durham Sports Club
Duke: Durham Sports Club meets 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, with special guest speaker Mike Krzyzewski, coach of the Duke men’s basketball team and USA Basketball.
Durham Sports Club meetings are open to the public at a cost of $25 per person, which includes lunch.
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