Photo of Brandon Jordan by Russell Marwitz/True To The Cru
It is Wednesday, and now time to announce True To The Cru’s Players of the Week, presented by the Crusader Football Alumni Association.
Wide receiver Brandon Jordan earned True To The Cru’s Offensive Player of the Week honor, after tallying three receptions in the playoff win over Birmingham-Southern for a team-high 101 yards. His performance was highlighted by a 63-yard touchdown reception with 13:30 in the fourth quarter, giving UMHB a 35-7 advantage. Jordan leads the Cru in receiving yardage, with 671 yards, and 11 touchdowns. Jordan tallied 47 percent of the vote.
The Defensive Player of the Week is safety Jefferson Fritz, who led the Crusader defense with seven tackles in the victory. Six of those tackles were solo, and he tallied his first interception of the season, adding a 17-yard return which resulted in a Kenneth Cormier rushing touchdown less than a minute later. The UMHB defense did not allow a BSC touchdown in the contest, as the Panthers scored their only touchdown on a 89-yard kick return from DJ Albright. Fritz earned 50 percent of the vote.
Fritz also took the honor of Special Teams Player of the Week, for his role as UMHB’s punter and one of the primary punt returners. The senior punted five times for an average of 42.0 yards per punt, with three of his punts downed inside the 20-yard line. He also returned a punt for 12 yards in the victory. Fritz received 74 percent of the vote.
Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Ty Prince
Prince nearly recorded a triple-double in UMHB’s 110-91 win over Arlington Baptist on Saturday, tallying 20 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in the victory. The senior shot 9-of-16 from the field, 1-for-3 from beyond the arc, and scored seven straight points late in the first half to give the Cru a 66-30 advantage.
Women’s Basketball Player of the Week: Cheyanne Bonilla
Bonilla was stellar in UMHB’s two games at the Rocky Mountain Thanksgiving Classic, playing a total of 54 minutes. The sophomore guard scored 17 points over the two games, including a team-high 10 points on Friday against Colorado College. She was 3-for-9 from three-point range on the weekend, and also tallied 11 rebounds, eight assists, and two steals.