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CU's Hagewood shares TSWA honor with MTSU's Parker
Nov 08, 2012 12:00 am
Middle Tennessee’s Jordan Parker and Cumberland University’s Michael Hagewood were named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association offensive and defensive football players of the week, respectively, for their efforts on Nov. 3.
Parker helped the Blue Raiders to a 34-29 victory at Western Kentucky, posting a career-high 149 yards on 32 carries and one touchdown. The Lawrenceville, Ga., native recorded a 58-yard scoring run in the first quarter and registered 136 yards on 19 carries in the first half, as Middle Tennessee built a 17-7 advantage.
The true freshman has totaled 483 yards and two touchdowns in nine contests this season. The Blue Raiders play again Nov. 17 at South Alabama.
Hagewood picked off two passes, one in the end zone, as Cumberland held Bluefield College to just 113 yards of total offense in a 49-0 victory. The Navarre, Fla., native’s first interception came near midfield in the final two minutes of the first half, setting up a 34-yard touchdown pass to BJ Stewart before the break.
The redshirt senior’s second pick of the game came in the third quarter at the goal line and he returned it 28 yards. Hagewood now has four interceptions this season, two-thirds of the team total (6) for the year, and seven career interceptions from his strong safety position. The Bulldogs end the regular season this Saturday at Lindsey Wilson.
Cumberland’s Parsons named TSWA soccer award winner
Cumberland University’s Rhianne Parsons earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors after scoring four goals in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships.
The Tavistock, England, native netted a career-best four goals versus Shawnee State, sending the Bulldogs into a semifinal match versus Campbellsville University on Wednesday in Columbia, Ky. Parsons scored unassisted on the 10th minute from the top of the box and then flicked in a cross at the near post after a cross from Shauna Gilpin in the 12th minute.
She added a goal at the 34-minute mark, again from distance, on an assist from Taylor Nay, and put away a penalty kick in the 48th minute. Parsons is tied for second on the club with 14 goals this season, which ranks tied for fourth in the Mid-South Conference.