WACO, Texas – Hanne Neby of the University of Texas-Brownsville was recognized as the Red River Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 22-28, while Mariana Sanches of the University of St. Thomas (Texas) earned RRAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the same dates. This is the fifth set of awards for the 2014 season.
Neby, a sophomore midfielder from Furnes, Norway, helped UTB salvage a 2-2 tie with one of the Ocelots' goals against Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Neby scored on a set play from Monica Mendes that was cleared. Neby kicked in the shot on the clearance. She is currently tied for second in the conference with 12 goals and ranks third in points with 27. The Ocelots are now 2-2-2 on the season.
WACO, Texas – Victor Parreiras of the University of Texas-Brownsville claimed the Red River Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honor for Sept. 22-28, while his teammate, Archie Massen, was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Week for the same dates. This is the fifth set of awards for the 2014 season.
Parreiras, a senior midfielder from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, compiled two goals and an assist as the Ocelots stayed unbeaten with a pair of victories over non-conference opponents. He netted two goals in a 3-1 win over the University of Mobile (Ala.) then assisted on a goal that provided the difference as UTB defeated Oklahoma Baptist University, 3-2. Parreiras is fifth in the conference with five goals and tied for fourth in points with 15. The Ocelots are ranked 14th in the country with an 8-0 mark on the season.
WACO, Texas – AnJonee Mathis of Wiley College (Texas) was named the Red River Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for her performance over the dates of Sept. 22-28. Kendall Groff of Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) garnered RRAC Hitter of the Week, OLLU's Alexia Bustamente won Setter of the Week, and OLLU's Alexandra Wilborn captured Libero of the Week. This is the fifth set of weekly awards for the 2014 season.
Mathis, a junior outside hitter from Missouri City, Texas, posted a .375 hitting percentage in a 1-1 week for the Wildcats. She accounted for nine kills in a 3-0 sweep of Grambling State University (La.), and she tacked on seven more in a loss to Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Texas). For the week, Mathis committed just four errors in 32 total attacks. She ranks ninth in the RRAC in hitting percentage currently at .219. Wiley is unbeaten at 3-0 in conference play and 9-12 on the season.