After a phenomenal week in UMHB athletics, it is now time to recognize True To The Cru’s Players of the Week presented by Sacrifice Training.
Taking our Offensive Player of the Week honor for the first time this season was quarterback Ryan Redding, who played the majority of the second half in Saturday’s win at Sul Ross State. Moved up on the depth chart to the backup quarterback position, Redding was 10-for-13 passing for 201 yards and three touchdowns. He added 24 rushing yards on two carries, one of which resulted in a touchdown. Redding tallied 50 percent of the vote.
The Defensive Player of the Week goes to Durand Hill, a freshman linebacker from Austin. Hill led the Cru in tackles with four on Saturday, two of which were solo tackles. One of those tackles was also for a two-yard loss, his first collegiate tackle for loss. The Hays High School product also forced a fumble in the 72-14 victory. Hill earned 51 percent of the vote.
KJ Miller won by a whopping 89 percent in the voting for Special Teams Player of the Week. Miller, a punt and kick returner, as well as a receiver, tallied two punt returns for 123 yards in the victory at Sul Ross. The second of those returns put UMHB up 14-0, as he raced 88 yards into the end zone.
Volleyball Player of the Week: Hannah Frasca
The sophomore hitter led the Crusaders in kills in three of their four matches last week, as UMHB improved to 22-1 on the season and captured the ASC regular season title. The Spring, Texas native tallied 60 kills over the four matches, an average of 15 kills per match. She now ranks sixth in the ASC in total kills, averaging 3.29 per set. Frasca added 63 digs last week, including a season-high 22 against UT-Dallas on Oct. 22.
Mens Soccer Player of the Week: Ethan Dacaret
Dacaret, a freshman, entered the week with four goals this season, but nearly doubled that in victories over McMurry and Hardin-Simmons. He found the back of the net twice in Thursday’s 5-1 win over McMurry on four shots. The Austin native followed that up by scoring UMHB’s second goal of the match on Saturday against Hardin-Simmons, a 3-0 victory. For his efforts, he was named the ASC’s Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 25, the first such honor of his collegiate career.
Women’s Soccer Player of the Week: Kristen Burdick
Burdick helped UMHB to its 11th victory of the year on Thursday, a 2-0 shutout of McMurry. The senior scored in the 11th minute of the contest on a penalty kick, which marked the go-ahead goal in the win. She played a total of 196 minutes over two matches, including 106 minutes in the 1-0 double-overtime loss to Hardin-Simmons.