Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Several East Texas Athletes Honored This Week

Player of the Week honors are a great way to recognize individuals who excel over the short term. This week, East Texas had several athletes earn that honor.

East Texas Baptist University’s Traci Twardowski has been named the American Southwest Conference East Division Setter of the Week, after averaging 9.19 assists in five games, with 40 digs, six kills and four service aces.

Texas College freshman quarterback X'Zavier Bloodshaw earned Central States Football League Offensive Player of the Week honors after passing for 221 yards and three touchdowns in the Steer's 37-34 win over Belhaven. It was the Steers first win of the season.

Kilgore College defensive end Tyrell Herndon has been named the Southwest Junior College Football Conference's Defensive Player of the Week. The 6'3", 235 lb. sophomore had 10 tackles, two for loss, one sack and three pressures in helping guide the Rangers to their first win last Saturday at 10th-ranked Navarro, 27-16.

For the second week in a row a LeTourneau University soccer player has been honored on’s Team of the Week. Last week, it was men’s defender Ryan Rector (Longview/Longview HS) and this week it is women’s freshman defender Brooke Kincade (Sugar Land/Elkins HS) who is being honored. Kincade helped lead the LadyJackets to their best week in school history. In a 3-0 week, she was an integral part of a defense that registered a shutout win against Austin College on Tuesday. On Friday, she played a first half in which the Jackets did not allow Louisiana College a single shot plus she assisted on a goal. On Saturday, she helped the Jacket defense limit Mississippi College, who had been averaging 3.6 goals per game, to just one goal and 10 shots. In addition to her defense, she assisted on the game-winning goal with 1:35 left in regulation.

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