Sheehan and Taylor Named SAC AstroTurf Football Players of the Week


ROCK HILL, S.C. ( -- Catawba College claimed two of the three South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf  Football Players of the Week honors for games played the third week of the season which was announced on Monday.  Catawba quarterback Mike Sheehan was tabbed the Offensive Player of the Week, while Catawba Indian linebacker Jason Taylor was named the Defensive Player of the Week.  Carson-Newman returner Lonnie Williams picked up Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

Sheehan, a sophomore from Wilmington, N.C., passed for a pair of scores and ran for another to lead the Catawba Indians to a 37-34 double-overtime win over Conference foe Newberry on Sept. 20.  He connected on 15-of-26 attempts, including an 11-yard strike to Carlos Tarrats in the second overtime to finish with 241 yards through the air.  On the ground, Sheehan went for 26 yards on 15 carries.  His longest run of the game came on a 23 yard score in the third quarter.  He finished the week with a 57.7 completion percentage and 9.3 yards per pass.  The honor marks his second Offensive Player of the Week nod this season.

Taylor, a senior from Bahama, N.C., posted a career-high 16 tackles in Catawba’s win over Newberry.  He amassed 14 solo tackles, including a pair of tackles for loss for seven yards.  Three of his tackles came in the overtime periods.  The honor is his first Defensive Player of the Week plaudit this season.

Williams, a redshirt-freshman from Philadelphia, Pa., took the opening kickoff back 100 yards for a score and set a pair of Carson-Newman records in the Eagles’ 55-42 win over League foe Brevard on Sept. 20.  The 100 yard return marked Carson-Newman’s first 100 yard return for a score since 1992, the fourth such return in school history.  He posted five returns for a school-record 215 yards.  His 43 yard average per return in the contest currently ranks him seventh on the Carson-Newman single game list.  He is first among players with five returns in a single game.  The honor is his first Special Team Player of the Week selection this season.

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 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

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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