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Mon, Oct. 20, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]
UTB's Victor Parreiras (left) and UST's Jason Taffet.
UTB's Victor Parreiras (left) and UST's Jason Taffet.

WACO, Texas – Victor Parreiras of the University of Texas-Brownsville was named the Red River Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 13-19, while Jason Taffet of the University of St. Thomas (Texas) garnered Defensive Player of the Week recognition for the same dates. This is the eighth set of weekly awards for the 2014 men's soccer season.

 

Parreiras, a senior midfielder from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, scored four of his team's five goals this week to help the Ocelots' stay undefeated. He provided the difference in a key RRAC match-up with both of UTB's goals that resulted in a 2-1 victory over Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas). He also netted a pair of goals as UTB blanked the University of Houston-Victoria (Texas), 3-0, on Saturday. Parreiras ranks first in the conference in assists (11), second in points (29), and fifth in goals (9) this season. The 10th-ranked Ocelots are now 5-0 in RRAC action and 14-0 overall.  

Mon, Oct. 20, 2014 - [Women's Soccer]
Huston-Tillotson's Kimberlin Palacios (left) and OLLU's Gabriela Lopez.
Huston-Tillotson's Kimberlin Palacios (left) and OLLU's Gabriela Lopez.

WACO, Texas – Kimberlin Palacios of Huston-Tillotson University (Texas) claimed the Red River Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award for Oct. 13-19, while Gabriela Lopez of Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) earned the Defensive Player of the Week honor for the same dates. This is the eighth set of weekly awards for the 2014 women's soccer season.

 

Palacios, a freshman forward from Austin, Texas, netted three goals in a 2-0 week for the Rams. She notched one goal in a 3-0 victory over Texas College then booted in a pair of goals to provide the difference in a 3-1 win over Bacone College (Okla.). Palacios raised her goal total to 11, which is tied for the conference lead. She is second in the RRAC in points with 23. HT is second in the RRAC standings at 5-1 with a mark of 7-5-2 on the season.

Sun, Oct. 19, 2014 - [Volleyball]
OLLU's Jaclyn Bautista (left) helped the Saints secure the RRAC's second best record.
OLLU's Jaclyn Bautista (left) helped the Saints secure the RRAC's second best record.

WACO, Texas – Jaclyn Bautista of Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) captured the Red River Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week award for her performance over the dates of Oct. 13-19. Anna Siruckova of the University of Texas-Brownsville earned RRAC Hitter of the Week recognition, while UTB's Tina Sekulic was selected as Setter of the Week. Alexandra Wilborn of OLLU was honored as the Libero of the Week. This is the eighth set of weekly awards for the 2014 season.

 

Bautista, a junior middle blocker from El Paso, Texas, posted a .548 hitting percentage in a 2-1 week for the Saints. She accounted for nine kills in a 3-0 victory over Wiley College (Texas), and she added seven in a sweep of Jarvis Christian College (Texas). In all, Bautista had 20 kills on 31 total attacks with three errors. OLLU sits at 9-2 in conference play and 13-8 on the season.