Hamric Named Athlete of the Week

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  • By Brian Kuppelweiser
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  • October 01, 2012 02:13 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Redshirt junior Jordan Hamric has been named West Virginia University Student-Athlete of the Week for her performance in the Blue Race at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic last Saturday.

Hamric came in third place out of 337 runners and ran a personal-best time of 17:57.60 in the 5k race at the E.P ‘Tom’ Saywer State Park.

The Morgantown, W.Va., native helped lead WVU to a season-best mark of 41 points for the team’s first top-finish of the season.

WVU will return to the same course in Louisville, Ky. on Oct. 13 for Pre-Nationals at 10:15 a.m.

WVU Student Athletes of the Week
Week 1: Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer
Week 2: Frances Silva, Women’s Soccer
Week 3: Evyn McCoy, Volleyball
Week 4: Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer
Week 5: Kate Schwindel, Women’s Soccer
Week 6: Frances Silva, Women’s Soccer
Week 7: Jordan Hamric, Cross Country

Women's Soccer
- This Week in Women’s Soccer
The Mountaineers resume Big 12 action with road trips to Kansas and Iowa State on Oct. 5 and 7, respectively.

- Last Week in Women’s Soccer
No. 21 WVU scored two unanswered goals at TCU to win its first Big 12 road match, 2-1, on Sept. 28 in front of 2,057 fans at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium … with the scored tied 1-1 after 45 minutes, senior Bri Rodriguez scored her first goal of the season in the 52nd minute … the Mountaineer defense would limit the Horned Frogs to four second-half shots to secure the win and improve to 3-0-0 in conference play … WVU finished with a 23-9 edge in shots, paced by forward Kate Schwindel’s four attempts … TCU, who moved to 5-5-1 overall and 0-1-0 in the Big 12, allowed 10 Mountaineer corner kicks – a season high for its opponents … after a goal from TCU’s Makenzie Koch, West Virginia evened the match at the 40:33 mark when Schwindel was taken down on the left side by a hard tackle near the sideline … freshman Amanda Hill volleyed a shot into the far corner from the left side of the box to make it 1-1 … West Virginia extended its winning streak to five matches.

- Notes & Quotes
WVU has outscored its opponents 17-3 over the last five games … Amanda Hill’s goal marked only the second first-half score allowed by TCU this season … Hill became the sixth different Mountaineer to record their first career goal this season … the Mountaineers scored two goals against TCU’s Vittoria Arnold, who entered the weekend ranked second in the Big 12 in goals allowed with six … West Virginia has lost only once since knocking off top-ranked Stanford on Aug. 26 … WVU and Texas are now the only two undefeated teams in league play … WVU’s five-match win streak is the longest current streak in the Big 12.

“It wasn’t pretty at times, but the most important thing is we won. And winning on the road is tough to do.” – senior captain Bri Rodriguez.

Men's Soccer
- This Week in Men’s Soccer
The WVU men’s soccer team will host two games at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium this week … Elon will come to Morgantown on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., for a non-conference match, then WVU will host Mid-American Conference opponent Buffalo on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m.

- Last Week in Men’s Soccer
The Mountaineers extended their unbeaten streak to six games with a 3-1 win over Iona last Wednesday at home and a 1-1 tie on the road at Western Michigan last Saturday.

- Notes & Quotes
Senior Eric Schoenle and freshmen Majed Osman and Zak Leedom scored goals against Iona, the first career goals for Osman and Leedom … WVU dominated the pace of play throughout the game and took a season-high 22 shots against the Gaels … senior keeper Yale Tiley started his first career game in place of injured senior Pat Eavenson … freshman Ryan Cain scored the game-tying goal in the 53rd minute to help WVU to a draw with Western Michigan … WVU held the edge in shots at 14-12.

“An early mistake cost us a goal, but we came back and found numerous opportunities to win it. We’ll take the result on the road and we are now unbeaten in our last six.” – Coach Marlon LeBlanc

- This Week in Volleyball
The West Virginia University volleyball team will host a mid-week match-up against Kansas on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum … the Mountaineers will continue the homestand with its last non-conference match of the 2012 season against Duquesne on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m.

- Last Week in Volleyball
WVU went on its first Big 12 road trip with matches against No. 15 Kansas State and Oklahoma … the Mountaineers dropped both matches to the Wildcats (0-3) and Sooners (1-3) and fell to 0-4 in Big 12 Conference play.

- Notes & Quotes
Freshman Nikki Attea led WVU in kills against Kansas State and Oklahoma … Attea had six kills against the Wildcats and registered 11 against the Sooners … for the weekend, Attea led the team with 17 kills and 2.43 kills per set … freshman setter Brittany Sample recorded her ninth double-double of the season against Oklahoma … Sample had 34 assists and 12 digs against the Sooners and is currently tied for first in the Big 12 in double-doubles … freshman libero Anna Panagiotakopoulos led the team defensively this past weekend with 30 digs and 4.29 digs per set … the Phoenix, Ariz., native is currently ranked No. 2 in digs in Big 12 conference play with 51 and No. 7 in digs per set with 3.40.

Cross Country
- This Week in Cross Country
The Mountaineers are idle.

- Last Week in Cross Country
WVU won the Blue Race at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic in Louisville, Ky., on Sept. 29 … the Mountaineers had all five scoring runners place in the top 12 to finish the meet with a season-best 41 points.

- Notes & Quotes
Redshirt junior Jordan Hamric led WVU with a third-place finish at the classic … Hamric ran a personal-best time of 17:57.60 … redshirt junior Sarah Martinelli and sophomore Savanna Plombon were the next to finish for the Mountaineers in sixth and ninth place, respectively … sophomore Kelly Williams finished in 11th place and redshirt senior Aubrey Moskal in 12th place to be the last scoring runners for WVU … Hamric, Martinelli and Moskal ran 5k personal-best times … Martinelli ran the 5k in 18:00.34, while Moskal crossed the line at 18:14.88 … redshirt senior Hallie Portner, freshman Megan Yuan and redshirt junior Chelsea Jarvis also competed at the race … Portner ran a personal-best time of 18:43.63 for a 36th-place finish while Yuan and Jarvis crossed the line in 18:54.66 and 20:27.48, respectively.

Women's Tennis
- This Week in Women’s Tennis
West Virginia will travel to Wake Forest, N.C., for the Wake Forest Invitational on Oct. 5-7.

- Last Week in Women’s Tennis
The Mountaineers were idle.

- Notes & Quotes
This will be the second-consecutive season that WVU has traveled to the Wake Forest Invitational … teams competing at the Wake Forest Invitational with the Mountaineers will be Winthrop, Radford, Richmond, Davidson, Louisville, Elon, Wake Forest, UNCG, ETSU, Stetson, Charlotte, Appalachian State, College of Charleston, Navy and Campbell ... senior Emily Mathis leads the Mountaineers with four singles victories this season and is tied for the team lead with six combined victories … freshman Vivian Tsui is also tied for the team lead in combined wins at six … in doubles play, the combo of Tsui and fellow freshman Irinka Toidze lead the way with three victories … overall, the Mountaineers sport a 20-25 record in all matches played during the fall season.

“We are excited about what we have going on within our program. Each of our young players has demonstrated the ability to compete against high-caliber opponents.” - Coach Tina Samara

- This Week in Rowing
The West Virginia University rowing team has its first regatta of the 2012 fall season on Oct. 6 ... the Mountaineers will compete at the Head of the Ohio in Pittsburgh, Pa.

- Last Week in Rowing
WVU was idle last week.

- Notes & Quotes
In total, 25 student-athletes return to the 2012-13 squad ... eight were named to the list of CRCA National Scholar Athletes, after finishing seventh at the 2012 Big East Championships... junior Courtney Schrand, is one of the returners... Schrand earned a spot on the All-Big East First Team for the second year in a row.... Schrand also became the second rower in WVU history to be named to the CRCA All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team and was named a CRCA National Scholar Athlete ... returning team captain Rachelle Purych earned three first-place finishes in the 2012 season and was named to the list of CRCA National Scholar-Athletes ... Karen Verwey, a returning junior and Te Puke, New Zealand, native had two first-place finishes in the Varsity 8+ crew ... Verwey was named a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... Hilary Meale is a returning senior and a member of the Varsity 8+ crew ... the Morgantown, W.Va., native was awarded the Iron Mountaineer, as well as being named a member to the CRCA Scholar Athlete list for the second year in a row ... The Varsity 8+ crew crossed the finish line at the Big East Championship in 6:59.36, giving them a second place finish ... this coming season the Mountaineers will be introduced to four new schools, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Texas, as they enter their inaugural season in the Big 12.

- This Week in Rifle
The West Virginia University rifle team opens its season and has its first GARC match of the 2012-13 season on Oct. 7 … the Mountaineers will compete against Army in West Point, N.Y.

- Last Season in Rifle
The Mountaineers finished with a record of 12-2 in the 2011-12 season. The team won its third straight GARC Championships with a combined score of 4681 as well as placing sixth at the 2012 NCAA Championships

- Notes & Quotes
In total, six student-athletes will return to the No. 3 ranked Mountaineers … senior Petra Zublasing, who is a three-time National Rifle Association First Team All-American and competed in the 2012 London Olympics, is one of the returners … Zublasing is also the defending NCAA air rifle champion … also returning this season is sophomore Taylor Ciotola … the Pasadena, Md., native was named NRA All-America Honorable Mention Smallbore and All-GARC Honorable Mention Smallbore … sophomore Meelis Kisk will return this season, after he earned NRA All-America Second Team Air Rifle honors and All-GARC Honorable Mention Combined Score … Army enters the match ranked No. 5 in the nation … last season, WVU defeated the Black Knights, 4693-4637 … in individual competition, Zublasing shot a collegiate record 600 in the air rifle and a 586 in the smallbore.