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SU roundup: Hornets earn track awards

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FOREST -- Shenandoah University had two track athletes earn ODAC honors in Player of the Week accolades announced Monday afternoon by the league.

Senior Kirk Lewis and junior Amanda Theall were named as the league's male and female track Athletes of the Week, respectively, for their performances at the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet hosted by Salisbury University on Saturday.

Lewis helped the men to a second-place showing with one win, a second place and three third-place showings in three sprints, a relay and a throwing event.

His victory came in the 4 x 400 relay, where he combined with Charles Basil, Chris Clemons and Tim Robinson for a time of 3:28.32.

Lewis was second in the 400 meters at 51.24 and took third in the 100 (11.55 seconds), 200 (23.39) and javelin throw (45.70 meters).

Shenandoah swept the javelin and Lewis' toss was better than the previous school record.

Theall dominated the throws with two firsts and a second.

After setting a new school record in the shot put with a toss of 11.28 meters, Theall recorded a 34.90 to win the discus.

She completed her day with a 36.33 in the hammer throw to finish second.

The Shenandoah women finished fourth in their meet.

SU is off this week and returns to action on March 17 at the Jack Toms Invitational, hosted by Lynchburg College.

Hornets garner USA South awards

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Shenandoah had four student-athletes earn USA South Player of the Week honors in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.

All four honorees came from the softball and women's lacrosse programs.

The softball team, which defeated Baruch (N.Y.) 10-0 and No. 7 Salisbury 6-5, had Shatora Lane selected as the Player of the Week and Brooke Over as the Pitcher of the Week.

Lane went a combined 5 for 8 (.625) in the two games and had the game-winning RBI against Salisbury with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Lane drove in five runs on the week, scored one run and had a double.

Over, the 2011 USA South Tournament MVP, was the winning pitcher in that 6-5 victory over the Sea Gulls. Coming on in relief of junior Amanda Litwin, Over allowed three runs on five hits and two walks in 5.0 innings of work.

She struck out four.

Sophomore Ashley Cross and freshman Liz Bereit were honored in women's lacrosse as the Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively.

Cross had 21 total saves as the Hornets defeated Frostburg, 14-5, Methodist, 18-7, and Guilford, 8-7.

She had a total of six groundballs and caused one turnover in those three victories.

Bereit had total of six goals and two assists last week, including five goals and two assists in the 11-goal USA South Conference win at Methodist.

Bereit added nine draw controls, five groundballs and two caused turnovers on the week.

The softball team opens up its home slate on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., against future ODAC foe Randolph-Macon. Women's lacrosse is away at Goucher on Wednesday evening.

Men's lacrosse

WINCHESTER -- The winter snowstorm that passed through Virginia on Monday morning has caused a location change for the upcoming Shenandoah men's lacrosse game.

Due to the storm, the Hornets will now host future ODAC foe Randolph-Macon tonight at 7 p.m.

The game was originally scheduled as a home game for Randolph-Macon, but will now be played on the Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium artificial turf.

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