BELTON, Texas- It is Wednesday, and time to announce True To The Cru’s Players of the Week, presented by Montgomery Chiropractic.
Running back Aphonso Thomas was voted as the Offensive Player of the Week, as he tallied 85 percent of the vote. That was for good reason, as the junior accounted for two touchdowns, both in the second half, that helped the Crusaders earn a 29-0 victory over Belhaven. Thomas also carried the ball 11 times for 61 yards, an average of 5.5 yards/carry.
Earning the Defensive Player of the Week was safety Jefferson Fritz. As UMHB head coach Pete Fredenburg said on Monday, Fritz “was all over the field”, leading the Cru in tackles, with 10. Eight of those were solo tackles, and he also tallied 1.0 tackle for loss. Additionally, Fritz broke up one pass. Fritz earned 79 percent of the vote.
For the second straight week, KJ Miller was named the Special Teams Player of the Week, with 69 percent of the vote. Miller returned six punts for 144 yards, his longest return going for 45 yards. His returns set the Cru up with solid field position on multiple drives.
Volleyball Player of the Week: Hannah Frasca
In UMHB’s regular season finale, a 3-1 win at Concordia, Frasca tallied a team-high 12 kills. The sophomore hitter was the only Crusader with double-digits kills, and she added two service aces. Also, Frasca posted 12 digs.
Men’s Soccer Player of the Week: Dalton Lloyd
Lloyd played all 90 minutes at goalkeeper in last Friday’s regular season finale, a 2-0 win over Concordia in Belton. It marked his second straight clean sheet, as he recorded a season-high five saves. Lloyd has allowed just two goals in the Cru’s last six matches of the regular season and was named the ASC’s Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 1, for his performance against Concordia.
Women’s Soccer Player of the Week: Maren Fields
Fields contributed to UMHB’s scoring in the regular season finale against Concordia, as she found the back of the net for a goal in the 85th minute of the 4-1 victory. It was a monumental moment for Fields, a sophomore defender, who tallied her first collegiate goal. She played all 90 minutes, helping keep Concordia outside of striking distance as part of UMHB’s defense. The Tornadoes were limited to a mere two shots on goal.