VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Four Virginia Wesleyan University student-athletes were recognized by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) for their performances over the week ending on April 8, 2018. Kiersten Richardson garnered Softball Player of the Week honors, Andreas Combos took men's home tennis Player of the Week honors, Maggie Kingora collected Women's Golf Player of the Week and Quentin Webert was named the ODAC's Men's Field Athlete of the Week.
Richardson played a big part in keeping the softball team's record unblemished this weekend, going 5-for-7 from the plate. The senior shined brightly on Senior Day, sending a ball over the fence in both games and collecting a total of five RBI. The Richmond, Va. also stole four bags over the two games, adding to her ODAC-leading 28 on the season.
Combos had an excellent weekend, pulling out a victory in all four matches he competed in. The sophomore teamed up with Anthony Wilson at second doubles, picking up an 8-0 win over Randolph on Saturday before claiming another 'W' with Wilson against Lynchburg (8-6) on Sunday. In singles play, Combos didn't drop a single game against Randolph (6-0, 6-0) slotted in the two slot. On Sunday, the Raleigh, N.C. native picked up a hard-fought win at two singles again, this time by a score of 7-5, 6-4.
Kingora had an excellent outing at the links over the weekend, taking first place overall at the Hollins Spring Invitational. The sophomore led the pack on day one at Roanoke Country Club, shooting an 88 (+16). She then kept it up on day two at Hunting Hils Country Club as she turned in a scorecard of an 83 (+11), a full 12 strokes ahead of any other golfer in the field.
Webert represented the Division III tag well with his performance in the hammer throw Friday afternoon at the Colonial Relays hosted by William and Mary University. The freshman hurled the hammer 42.92m, taking sixth in a field of 23 and claiming the top through of any Division III participant. The throw was also a new school and personal record (breaking his own record from earlier this year). Webert also took home 14th in the shot put (10.93m) at the Battleground Relays hosted by Mary Washington on Saturday.