(GREENVILLE, Pa.) – Thomas More College had five student-athletes honored by the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) office on Monday with weekly honors.
Senior defensive end Dustin Mitchell (Burlington, Ky./Cooper) was named the PAC Football Defensive Player of the Week. Mitchell spearheaded a defensive effort that limited No. 23 W&J to 204 yards of total offense and 10 first downs during Saturday's home-opening victory. He finished with a team-best seven tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, a forced fumble and a pair of quarterback hurries.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jeff Paulin (Alexandria, Ky./Bishop Brossart) was named the PAC Men's Soccer Goalkeeper/Defensive Player of the Week. Paulin made four saves in a 2-0 shutout win over Heidelberg on Wednesday before stopping five shots and ceding one goal in a 1-0 loss to No. 2 Kenyon on Saturday.
First-year setter Alli Borders (Florence, Ky./Boone County) was named the PAC Volleyball Rookie of the Week. Borders helped lead the Saints to a 3-1 record last week, which included a 3-0 mark against PAC rivals. She paced the offense with 139 assists (9.93 a/s) while totaling a team-high-tying five service aces. Borders also added 17 kills and recorded 40 digs and four blocks on the defensive side of the net.
First-year midfielder Olivia Neinaber (Alexandria, Ky./Bishop Brossart) was named the PAC Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week. Neinaber helped lead No. 7 Thomas More to a 2-0 record last week, finishing with a team-high six points on three goals. She scored twice in a 3-0 shutout of Kenyon on Friday.
First-year runner Josh Hannon (Edgewood, Ky./St. Henry) was named the PAC Men's Cross Country Rookie of the Week. Hannon helped lead the Saints to a seventh-place finish at Saturday's Saint Vincent Invitational. He finished 33rd in the 179-runner field with a time of 28 minutes, 31 seconds.
The football team returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Carnegie Mellon at 12 p.m., the men's soccer team is at the University of Cincinnati on Tuesday at 7 p.m., while he volleyball team hosts Hanover on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the women's soccer team hosts Transylvania on Tuesday at 5 p.m.