September 5, 2017
Kitchens Picked as SAC Defensive Player of Week
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf SAC Football Players of the Week for games the first week of the season. Catawba linebacker Kyle Kitchens was named the Defensive Player of the Week, while Mars Hill quarterback David Salmon was tabbed the Offensive Player of the Week. Wingate return man BJ Muckelvene picked up Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Kitchens, a senior from Decatur, Ga., recorded three sacks in Catawba’s 49-0 win over St. Augustine’s on Aug. 31. The preseason All-American also added four tackles for loss in the contest. His three sacks put St. Augustine’s in a 19-yard hole, while his four tackles for loss backed the Falcons up 20 yards. The award marks his first Defensive Player of the Week selection this season.
Salmon, a senior from Raleigh, N.C., threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Lions to a 40-14 win over Shorter on Sept. 2. He connected on 17-of-24 passes to finish the contest with a completion percentage of 70.8 percent and an efficiency rating of 202. Salmon also posted an average of 10.7 yards per completion, including a connection of 61 yards. The honor marks his first Offensive Player of the Week nod this season.
Muckelvene, a sophomore from Waxhaw, N.C., returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown to help the Bulldogs to a 38-18 win over Johnson C. Smith on Sept. 2. Muckelvene compiled 137 all-purpose yards for Wingate as he added 55 rushing yards and nine receiving yards. The pick marks his first Special Teams Player of the Week plaudit this season.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd
Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn.
Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3
Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0
Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede
Soccer (W) @ Coker 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.
Football vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Coker 7 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 2 (Old South GC)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 6 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5 p.m.
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Football @ Carson-Newman 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.
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