(GREENVILLE, Pa.) – Thomas More College had four student-athletes earn weekly honors from the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) on Monday.
First-year kicker Cole Mathias (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) was named the PAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week. He led the Saints' special teams in Saturday's win at Waynesburg. He averaged 42.0 yards on three punts, dropping two inside the 20-yard line. Mathias also connected on a 34-yard field goal to end the first quarter and went five-for-five in extra-point attempts. He averaged 64.0 yards on six kickoffs, including one touchback.
First-year forward Olivia Nienaber (Alexandria, Ky./Bishop Brossart) was named the PAC Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week. Nienaber helped lead the fourth-ranked Saints to a 2-0 record last week, tallying six points on two goals and two assists in 87 minutes of action.
First-year runner Josh Hannon (Edgewood, Ky./St. Henry) was named the PAC Men's Cross Country Rookie of the Week. He helped lead the Saints to a 13th-place finish in the 38-team field at Friday's #JennaStrong Fall Classic, hosted by Wilmington. Hannon placed 40th out of 395 runners with a time of 26 minutes, 13.3 seconds on the eight-kilometer course.
First-year Brooke Warden (Edgewood, Ky./Dixie Heights) was named the PAC Women's Tennis Rookie of the Week. She went a combined 5-1 for Thomas More last week, going 3-0 at No. 1 singles to finish the regular season with a perfect 8-0 record in PAC play. Warden also posted a 2-1 record at No. 1 doubles where she teamed with Maryann Meadows.
The 13th-ranked football team is back in action on Saturday (October 22) as it travels to Latrobe, Pennsylvania to play Saint Vincent at 1 p.m. The fourth-ranked women's soccer team hosts Grove City College at 4 p.m. on Thursday (October 20) at BB&T Field. The cross country teams are idle until October 29 when they compete at the PAC Championships at Saint Vincent. The women's tennis team is in Erie, Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday (October 21-22) competing at the PAC Championship at the Pennbriar Athletic Club.